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.

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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 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)

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

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

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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