Dance classes not only get the kids moving and grooving, but they also teach important skills like team building and perseverance whilst improving flexibility. Whether they are dancing ballet or hip hop, jazz or K-pop, there are dance studios offering dance classes for kids in Hong Kong.
Honing your little ones’ talents through extracurricular activities is key, from drama lessons to sports, arts and dancing, these classes give plenty of room for growth whilst teaching kids important skills. If you have a pair of happy feet at home (or two!) and are thinking of enrolling them in a dance school or academy, Hong Kong has plenty of dance studios offering ballet, tap dance, Latin dance, K-pop and even Bollywood styles of dancing. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve rounded up the best kids’ dance classes that Hong Kong has to offer.
Move For Life – Multi-dance class that teaches confidence, teamwork and expression
Co-founded by Dancing With The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing’s Joshua Keefe, Move For Life helps children realise their potential in an environment that encourages them to stand out, be themselves and shine bright! It has great teacher-student dynamics where kids will learn confidence, self-awareness and teamwork and find their strength through performing. Revolutionising the way children enter the dance world, it offers an all-in-one class that covers Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Ballroom and K-pop, allowing kids to develop a variety of dance skills and naturally gravitate towards their preferred style.
Ages: 2 to 12 years
Dance Classes: Multi-dance
BallroomBees – Getting kids to love ballroom dancing
Founded by “Strictly Come Dancing” star Katya Virshilas and her world Champion husband Klaus Kongsdal Jensen, BallroomBees focuses on teaching young kids ballroom dancing. Starting from BabyBees and moving right up to MightyBees, the classes teach dancing with its strong fundamentals of etiquette and movement with a partner.
Ages: 18 months to 11 years
Dance Classes: Ballroom dancing
City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) – Dance classes and studio for kids based in the New Territories
One of Hong Kong’s oldest leading dance companies, CCDC works with youngsters, adults and professionals, and puts on top-notch performances every year. Dance classes cater to those of all ages with plenty of opportunities for kids to develop and continue their dance passions and skills as they grow up.
Age: 3 to 13 years
Dance Classes: Baby ballet, hip hop, jazz and much more
Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy – Ballet dance classes for budding ballerinas and ballerinos
If you and your kid are serious about ballet then check out the elite ballet school at the Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy. The academy aims to inspire the next generation of ballet dancers, with classes taught by professional instructors, paying special attention to this dance form’s prestigious heritage.
Age: 3 and up
Infinity Dance – Contemporary jazz dance classes In Kowloon
Infinity Dance Studio offers classes for kids as young as 4 years old (K2 onwards) with class options from hip-hop, to jazz and jazz-funk. The energetic classes are sure to draw out even the shyest kids!
Age: 3 to 16 years
Dance Classes: Hip hop, jazz-funk, jazz, urban dance, Popping
Island Dance – Dance class provider with locations all across Hong Kong (including outlying islands)
With plenty of locations across Hong Kong, you are sure to find a location near you (even if you live in one of the outlying islands). Children as young as 18 months can participate in dance classes including freestyle, tap, ballet, acro and hip-hop. There are also dance classes for children with special needs.
Age: 18 months and up
Classes: Freestyle, ballet, hip-hop, tap and acro
Jean M. Wong School of Ballet – Well-reputed ballet school with multiple locations in Hong Kong
Recognised as one of the most prestigious ballet schools in Asia, Jean M. Wong School of Ballet has been on the dancing scene in Hong Kong since 1960. The school’s main priority is classical ballet that starts training kids from the age of two and upwards and uses the RAD system for classes and examinations.
Age: 2 and up
Dance Classes: Ballet
Red Shoe Dance – Dance classes for children who are keen on pursuing a career in dance
This dance studio specialises in a wide variety of dance styles to suit whatever your kid might be interested in, with the aim of providing the best dance training and learning to create career dancers. If if you have a Judy Garland, Gene Kelly or even an Emma Stone at home who’s passionate about acting, singing and dancing, do make sure to sign up for Red Shoe Dance!
Ages: 3 years and up for most classes, 5 to 16 years for the Urdang Musical Theatre
Dance Classes: Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre
Red Shoe Dance, Unit 3A, 3/F Arbuthnot House, 10 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2217 9126
StudioDanz Academy – Multi-level dance classes for kids interested in street dance and jazz dance
Expect child-specific programmes that aim to nurture children through the love of dance. The dance studio offers a multi-level approach (beginner, intermediate and advanced) so that children are dancing with other kids with similar skills as them, as well as encouraging children to improve through performances and competitions.
Age: 3 to 11
Classes: Jazz and Street dance
Twinkle Dance Company – Popular dance studio in Hong Kong for kids of all ages
Twinkle Dance Company believes in getting those dancing shoes on early! It also offers dance classes for kids as young as 18 months all the way up to adulthood. With four studio locations across Hong Kong and dance classes conducted at schools and clubs across the city, you’re sure to find a class near you.
Age: 18 months and up
Dance Classes: Ballet, K-pop, jazz and more
Other Dance Classes For Kids In Hong Kong
- Academy of Dance – Ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance classes for kids, www.academyofdance.com.hk
- Agnes Huang School of Ballet – Classical ballet, www.agnesballet.com
- Dance for Joy HK – Jazz, hip-hop, funky and gymnastricks classes, www.danceforjoyhk.com
- DMR School of Ballet – Ballet, tap and modern dance, www.dmr-hk.com
- Ek2Three – Private Bollywood dance classes for kids and teens, www.ek2three.com
- Ivy Chung School of Ballet – Classical ballet training for kids, www.facebook.com/IvyChungBalletSchool
- Neverland Dance House – Hip hop, jazz-funk, Popping, Waacking, K-Pop dance classes for kids, www.neverland.com.hk
- Rhythm Studio – Private swing dancing classes for kids and teens starting soon, www.rhythmstudiohk.com
Editor’s Note: “Dance Classes For Kids In Hong Kong: Ballet, Jazz, K-Pop, Hip-Hop And More” was most recently updated in December 2022 by Team Sassy Mama. Special thanks to Danielle Roberts for her contribution.