Classes and workshops are available for almost any kind of dance you can name, from ballet, tap, or flamenco to hip hop, belly and Egyptian dance. There are often annual registration fees. Many classes are offered on a semi annual or annual basis, but can be found à la carte.
de Danse du Marais is a good place to start looking. It is frequently
featured in movies set in Paris, as its courtyard setting is magical, with strains
of Oriental, classical and salsa music filtering out through the windows, behind
which one can glimpse the forms of dancers. Over 50 classes are offered weekly,
including some in English or by anglophone instructors. Annual membership costs
between 380 and 480 euros.
41, rue du Temple, 75004, M° Rambuteau, tel: 01.42.77.58.19
de dance de Clichy also features a smorgasbord of choices, including
a good power yoga (ashtanga) class.
54, ave rue de Clichy, 75009, M° Place de Clichy, tel: 01.53.32.75.00
des Arts Vivants offers a good choice of dance and musical theatre classes,
with a children's programme, in the Bastille area.
4 rue Bréguet, 75011e, tel: 01.55.28.84.00.
Salle de Pleyel offers classical
ballet classes for all levels, in French.
252 rue du Faubourg St. Honoré, 75008, tel: 01.45.3.32.90, M° Etoile or Ternes
& Rosy, ballroom dance school founded by the eponymous world
20, rue de Varennes, 75007, M° Sevres-Babylone, tel: 01.45.48. 66.76
Sign up for traditional Irish dance classes offered by Sarah Clark, lead dancer for Lord of the Dance for six years, and professional competitor for 20 years. She also offers personal training! Contact her at email@example.com or tel: 06.80.56.18.78.
Jose Gomez Marques, professional dancer just in from Spain, offers private classes of salsa, contemporary or jazz dance. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 06.65.66.11.43.
Salsa, tango, capoeira, merengue - Lessons at the Ecole des Danses Latines et Tropicales, 164 rue du Faubourg st. Antoine, 75012, M° Faidherbe Chaligny or Reuilly Diderot, tel: 01.43.72.26.26, or check the website at www.salsadanse.com.
Rock & Roll Dance Center
6 impasse de Lévis, 75017, M° Villiers, tel: 01.43.80.90.23
Centre de danse Momboye, specializes
in African dance.
25 rue Boyer, 75020, M° Gambetta, tel: 01.43.58.85.01
Rock and salsa classes offered in French every Wednesday at 7pm, at the Faculte de Medecine Necker, 156 rue de Vaugirard, 15e, Metro Pasteur, 2nd floor salle de sport. Information, tel: 06.0902.0546 or email email@example.com.
West Coast Swing beginners classes offered in French, Wed nights 17h30-18h30, at Studio Rey, 13 rue Simon Lefrance, 4e, tel: 01.4274.5379.
L'Académie Américaine de Danse à Paris, started by American Brooke Desnoues, offers classical and jazz dance classes, plus professional training, competitions and performances, children and adults. 5, rue Rousselet, 75007, tel: 01.47.34.36.22, M°Vaneau, Duroc