Looking to keep fit or learn new moves? Check out these Bangkok dance studios to sharpen your skills in everything from hip-hop, waacking, and K-pop cover dance to ballet.
Credit: Studio Zoom
Studio Zoom has made its mark in Bangkok’s dancing community withclasses, workshops, and competitions. While all genres are taught here, the studio is recommended for their hip-hop, street jazz, and contemporary jazz classes, which are taught at beginner and advanced levels. If you just want to sweat it out, there are also Zumba dance classes. Go for a drop-in class (B650) or get a four-class pass (B2,000). if you’ve found your jam. Online classes are also available via Zoom starting from B800.
1/F Bio House, Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-260-0728. Open daily 9am-8pm.
Credit: Rumpuree World Dance Studio
Founded in 2006, and now boasting branches in Asok and at Samyan Mitrtown, Rumpuree offers loads of different styles: ballet, contemporary, bellydance and Bollywood, salsa and Argentinian tango, hip-hop, broadway jazz, and more. If you’re keen to learn contemporary dance, try pole dancing, or experiment with some belly moves or K-pop dance covers, you’re in the right place. All levels are offered here, from beginner to advanced, so you can learn the foundations first or jump into the tricks, too. Try the one-and-a-half-hour class (B600) or a six-hour package (B3,000).
3/F Samyan Mitrtown, 944 Rama IV Rd., 092-204-9655. Open daily 1am-10pm.
Credit: Urban Dance Studio
It’s rare to find urban classes in Bangkok, so if you’re all about krumping and tutting, look here first. This studio specializes in urban styles like old-school hip-hop, street jazz, locking, and more across classes like open choreography, beginner level, and foundations. It’s B350 per class or B1,000 for three classes, and if you’re committed to learning a particular style or two, grab the unlimited class pass (B5,500).
Prasarnmit Plaza (rooftop floor), 45 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 02-664-4464. Open Mon-Fri 1pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-8pm.
Credit: Bangkok City Ballet
If you’re serious about ballet, the program at Bangkok City Ballet truly shines at turning aspiring pros into rising stars. Established in 1996, this place offers a foundation for dedicated students who are looking to perfect their tourners and pliers. The school offers competitions regularly, and local and international opportunities to perform on stage.
3/F Jasmine City, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 02-261-5224. Open Mon 8:30am-5pm, Tue-Fri 8:30am-7pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 8:30am-12:30pm.
Credit: D Maniac Studio
A favorite in RCA, D Maniac is led by expert local and international instructors who have participated in world hip-hop championships and battles. It’s the ideal place to start sharpening your waacking, hip-hop, b-boy, and popping skills. Grab a three-class package (B690) or splurge with the 10-classes pass (B1,690) via ClassPass.
Block D, RCA, Rama 9 Rd., 063-796-4133. Open daily 12pm-12am.
Credit: Groove Studio
If you’re really into Blackpink, then you’ve found the right place. Here, it’s all about channeling your inner K-pop superstar and learning popular covers of local and international dance hits. Groove is also recommended if you want to learn the foundations of jazz-funk and hip-hop. You can get a five-class package (B1,850) or try it out with walk-in classes (B450).
3/F Asia Building (BTS Ratchathewi Exit 3), 02-611-1598. Open Mon-Fri 2pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm