Currently obsessing over Strictly Come Dancing? Or perhaps you’re more into shaking it on a club dance floor every Saturday night? Either way, dance is a great way to burn calories, tone up and have a lot of fun whilst you sweat. We’ve taken a look at five awesome dance concepts in London to get you moving…
Promising a workout “from a dancer’s perspective”, POPfit – close to London Fields station creates equipment free music-led workouts. Founded by former Royal Ballet School student Stephanie Burrows alongside actress Kate Hudson, the studio offers three types of classes: Signature – a full body conditioning class borrowing techniques from pilates, yoga, plyometrics and dance, PlyoJam – using principles of plyometrics and blending dance moves with HIIT exercises, and Core – a low-impact workout choreographed to music and designed to work your core muscles.
London favourite Frame now boasts studios in Shoreditch, Kings Cross, Victoria and Queens Park with new locations in Hammersmith and Fitzrovia opening soon. Alongside its other classes, Frame offers four types of dance classes. From traditional ballet to dance cardio, raves and their legendary music video classes. Who doesn’t want to spend an afternoon channeling their inner Sasha Fierce?
Seen on Screen Fitness
The studio claims to be “the UK’s sassiest exercise option” and they’re not wrong, with classes such as Diva and Hip-Pop on the menu. However Seen on Screen really comes into its own with its pop video-themed classes – from Christina Aguilera to P!nk and everything in between. With locations across London, it also offers exclusive sessions for Hen parties as well as online classes you can try in the comfort of your own living room.
Off The Rails
Found in Clapham Junction, Off The Rails boasts no fewer than eight different dance class concepts with a twist. Try a classic swing dancing class, or experience Glow Motion – a music-led class lit by your own glow sticks, or even have a stab at Scottish Highland dancing set to modern beats…
At Your Beat
At Your Beat believes that anyone can dance – you just have to find your own beat. There are four different concepts that let you do just that, from StrutBEAT – which promises to help you find your “inner siren” (heels are welcome), to UrbanBEAT – set to tracks from Drake, Missy Elliot and more. From Elephant and Castle to Clapton, At Your Beat now has four studios across London.
Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.