FFTC’s Guide to Dance Studios in the Twin Cities

"Twin Cities Dance Studios" Background: Instructor helping young ballet dancers at the barre

Dance studios fill the Twin Cities and offer just about anything you could imagine. From Irish to Hip-Hop, from Ballet to African, from Latin to Tap. Whatever you are looking for in the world of dance, you will most likely find in a studio in the Twin Cities. Dance is a fantastically fun way to stay in shape, move your body, and make friends. These studios offer dance classes starting with the absolute beginner. Browse these listings for the best dance studio for your family.

Did we miss your favorite family-friendly dance studio? Leave us a comment and let us know what dance instructor you love.

Twin Cities Dance Schools

Arabesque School of Dance

Location: 10130 Davenport St. NE Suite 170 Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: 763-780-6075
Focus: Tap, Ballet, Jazz
Age Range: Age 2 – Adult

Ballet Co.Laboratory

Location: 276 E Lafayette Frontage Rd, St Paul, MN 55107
Phone: 651-313-5967
Focus: Personal, hands-on instruction in an inclusive environment.
Age Range: Age 3-Adult

Ballet Royale

Location: 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: 952-898-3163
Focus: Beginner Ballet through Professional, Modern & Free Boys Program
Age Range: Infant – Adult

Ballroom & Latin Dance Club

Location: 1103 W Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55337
Text: 952-292-0524
Focus: Ballroom Dance Lessons, Latin Dance, Salsa, Bachata, Wedding Day, includes Tuesday drop-in group classes and private lessons.
Age Range: Kids 7+ are welcome (and 50% off)

Briana Lyn Studios

Location: 1041 Grand Ave #121, St Paul, MN 55105
Text: (612) 205-8090
Focus: Briana Lyn Studios offers personalized and convenient, in-home music lessons throughout the Twin Cities.
Age Range: All Ages.

Dance-Twirl Minnesota

Location: Classes available in Eagan, Lakeville & Minneapolis
Phone: 651-705-6631
Focus: Baton Twirling, Ballet, Jazz
Age Range: Ages 2-18

Midwest Youth Dance Theatre

Location: 1667 County Road B2 West, Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-644-2438
Focus: Inclusion, age-appropriateness and providing dance classes for all levels.
Age Range: Preschool and up

Moore Than Dance

Location: 1220 East Moore Lake Drive, Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763-432-0950
Focus: To provide wholesome and professional performing arts training in a family-friendly environment. Classes include musical theater, recreational classes, preschool dance and competitive and team dance.
Age Range: 18 months – Adult

O’Shea Irish Dance

Location: The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave. North, St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: (612) 722-7000
Focus: Irish Dance
Age Range: Ages 3+

Pas De Deux Dance Studio

Location: 1899 Larpenteur Ave W., Falcon Heights, MN 55113
Phone: 651-731-2966
Focus: Ballet, Pointe
Age Range: Age 3 – Adult • Cost: $50-$90/trimester

Platinum Dance Center

Locations: 5300 Edina Industrial Blvd, Suite 300 Edina, MN 55439
3311 County Rd. 101, Suite 100, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: Edina: (952) 236-7509; Wayzata: (952) 204-3271
Focus: Innovative and practical approach to dance with program that includes performance, competitive and technique classes. Dance floor equipped with sprung marley floors.
Ages: Beginners 18 months through competitive

Rhythm & Shoes

Location: 1907 S Robert St, St Paul, MN 55118
Phone: 651-554-1142
Focus: Non-competitive dance featuring tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, KICK!, hip-hop and all-boy classes.
Age Range: 2 and up

Rince na Chroi

Location: 1282 Concordia Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
Phone(651) 645-4292
Focus: Performance based Irish dance.
Age Range: Preschool through Adult

Spectrum Dance

Location: 975-C Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-224-8951
Focus: The art, skill, and discipline of dance in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere
Age Range: All ages and levels

Straightline Dance Fitness

Location: 34 13th Avenue NE, Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-385-4218
Focus: Recreational, non-performance based Hip Hop, Ballet and Jazz.
Age Range: Kids & Adults (Affordable childcare offered during some adult classes)

Summit Dance Shoppe

Location: 2800 Fernbrook Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55447
Phone: 763-553-1870
Focus: Low dancer/instructor rations, helping students reach full potential.
Age Range: 3 years through teenagers and competitive

Threads Dance Nexus – Nex/Gen/YDP

Location: Threads Dance Nexus, 2213 Snelling Ave. #100, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-354-3978
Focus: Dance and movement classes including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Yoga, and Social Dance.
Age Range: Ages 8+

TranscenDance Xperience

Location: 6885 Washington Ave S, Edina, MN 55439
(Classes offered in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, Savage, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Chaska, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Lakeville, Eagan and Burnsville)
Phone
: 612-567-3323
Focus: Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop
Age Range: Ages 2-18

Tu Dance Center

Location: 2121 University Ave West, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 612-605-1925
Focus: Intermediate and Advanced Training
Age Range: Ages 3-Adult

Young Dance

Location: 55 Fairview Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 612-423-3065
Focus: Afro-Modern, All Abilities Dancing, Ballet, Breakdancing, Creative Movement, Choreography, Dance Together, Hip Hop, Jazz and Modern.
Age Range: Ages 1 through Adult

Zenon Dance

Location: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 430, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-338-1101
Focus: Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Jazz and Modern. Offered in a drop-in, pay-per class style or enroll for the whole session to save.
Age Range: Ages 3 through Adult


Dance is a great form of exercise. It helps with poise, flexibility and strength and can be a good cardiovascular exercise. If you are looking for more ways to get moving together as a family, check out FFTC’s Family Sports Calendar.


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4 thoughts on “FFTC’s Guide to Dance Studios in the Twin Cities”

  1. Im surprised Larkin Dance Studio isnt on the list. They offer recreation classes, adult classes and the competition lines are some of the best. Winning Studio of the year at Nationals a few years back.They have had their dancers on shows like SYTYCD and World of dance with JLo.

    1. Hi Lindsay, I believe all the other studios submitted their own information. As I see that you are the contact person for Larkin Dance Studio, feel free to do the same.

      We would prefer enough information that we can write a 200-word directory article regarding the studios family-friendly aspects to go along with the article, but that just makes the information appear in searches easier, so the amount of information you provide for us to consider for the directory is up to you.

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