From East To West: Shake It Out At Cairo’s Top Dance Studios

Ever got that deep urge to get up and bust a move and look good doing it? With dancing, you can take it a step further by following the lead of a professional dancer and learning steps to hone your skills and slay it whenever you hit the dance floor. When it comes to Cairo, you have plenty of options as all across the city are all kinds of studios offering a wide collection of dance classes.

Each one offers something different with some specialized only in one type of style while others offering a collection of styles from contemporary to hip hop. Some are purely western styles of dance while others dip into everything from belly dancing to Egyptian folklore. With that, we’ve put together this special guide for you to start your dancing journey.

Adams Dance Studio

Since opening its doors several years back, with a passion for the art of movement, Adams Dance Studio has been helping dancers hone into their inner talent, whether its early beginners or full-fledged professionals. Their specialty has always been hip hop but they do incorporate many other genres of dance in their roster including salsa, bachata, swing, Afro, bellydance and even K-pop. When it comes to their prices they offer several packages with 4 classes in any style costing 1000 EGP while 8 classes cost 1800 EGP.

Today, with two branches in New Cairo and one in Sheikh Zayed, it has become one of Cairo’s go-to destinations for dance fuelled classes. Beyond simple classes, they also offer intensive programs that cater to dancers who want to become professional. When it comes to the community, for several years now the studio was able to take dancers out of its four walls and off to cool retreats across Egypt including a trip to Ras Sudr that included four dancing sessions as well as beach activities. If you are ready to bust a move, you can head to their Instagram page or website to check out their January schedule.

Brass Monkeys Studios

Combining dance and fitness, Brass Monkey Studios brings a fresh take to the world of dance and choreography as it offers an extensive range of both dance and fitness classes. They are all about promoting a healthy lifestyle while making sure everyone is having fun. All their classes fall under three main umbrellas dubbed Brass Fit, Pole & Flex as well as Dance where each one offers a broad range of programs. These classes are usually taken in-house at their two New Cairo branches at Lake Dusit and Maxim Country Club but they do offer online fitness courses. When it comes to their Dance category, they offer 6 types that include salsa, afro, contemporary, bachata, hip hop and adults ballet.

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You can check out their January dance schedule through their website and that is where you can also book a class. They have two types of packages, either the brass dance or super dance package with the first one offering 5 types of options ranging from 4 classes costing 950 EGP to 24 classes costing 3500 EGP while the second package either the 50 classes option that costs 6800 EGP and the 100 classes option that costs 10,000 EGP.

Cairo Contemporary Dance Center

Situated in the heart of the capital at Mohandseen is the Cairo Contemporary Dance Center that began its journey back in 2012 as the very first full-time contemporary dance school in all of Africa as well as the Arab world. Passionate dancers can undertake its 3-year full-time professional training program to turn the craft of dance as a full-fledged career. Beyond that, any lover of dance can hit up the center as it offers everything from open classes, walk-ins as well as workshops for a wide range of dance styles that include contemporary, ballet and hip hop.

When it comes to their courses they offer ballet, swing, afro jazz and contemporary dance and depending on which course you choose, packages, timings and prices will differ. With swing, afro jazz and contemporary, four classes are offered ranging from 1000 to 1500 EGP while their ballet courses are provided in 22 classes and cost 4000 EGP. To get a better idea of their prices, you can check out their full schedule available on their website.

Danzone Art & Dance Studio

Starting its journey back in 2010, Danzone Dance Studio had steadily established itself as one of the few leading studios in the Heliopolis area. Offering everything from contemporary, hip hop and break dance to ballet and tap dance, they make sure to cater to different age groups and proficiency levels while also providing different styles of classes including private and group sessions. They also cater to events as they offer wedding packages as well as choreography for any event of your choosing.

To book a class at the studio, you can head to their website or their Facebook page or you can give them a call on this number: 00201091063963

Dansation Egypt

For that dose of Latin spice, Dansation Egypt situated at Mohandseen is the place to go, offering a free welcome session to introduce any dancer to the variety of styles and classes they offer including tango, salsa, rumba, samba, jive, milonga, hip hop and more. Unlike other studios, it gives the feel of a dance community rather than a school and specializes in all types of ballroom styles.

To try out their classes, you can head to their official Facebook page and contact them to book your first free class as well as learn about the packages they have on offer.

Whether its a spicy tango or an adrenaline-packed break dance number, whichever studio you head to, you will get to hone the craft and the art of dance, make new friends and join a community all about free expression, music and soul. What’s great is that many of the studios will also give you the tools to take dancing to a more professional level and turn it into a career. So with that, time to kickstart a new dance-fueled journey.

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