So you are a newbie in the city and are looking for dance schools in Durban to kick off your dance career or maybe just continue dancing.
Rest assured because I have you covered here.
Having been a professional dancer myself for a decade and a half, in Durban and South Africa, I have all the information you are looking for.
I know how hard it can be to find a great dancing school to fulfil your needs so that is why I wrote this article to help you.
I have compiled for you the best dance schools around Durban that are reputable and offer the best service.
All these schools can help you become a professional dancer. Let’s start.
Dance Direction International
Are you looking for a dance schools in Durban which has many genres well Dance Direction International could be a good fit for you.
This dance school has been operational since the 90s and developed by Des Van der Spuy and Debby Tomlinson
What is more Debby was sparked by opening a branch in London for Dance Direction International.
This is what lead to the Dance Directional International being international.
What they offer
They offer the following dance genres:
What is more is that they offer gym classes.
So if you are looking for classes which merely involve fitness or perhaps you want to add more fitness for your dance career than you could be benefit from this.
Remember on my article I did talk about the importance of dance workouts as a dancer.
Below are the gym classes they offer
- Stretch and posture
- Cardio work
- Body conditioning
Dance Direction International has branches in two countries (South Africa and London)
I will list the locations of Places where they are located.
- Durban, Glenwood
The main location is the one that is in Durban, Glenwood.
Below are the things I liked about this dance company:
- Fully operational online
Dance Direction International has a very operational website which looks very presentable.
This makes it easier to gain trust since you can contact them easily.
You can find them on there website: dancedirection.co.za
- Has been in the market for long time
As I mentioned before this company has been in operation for more than a decade.
This shows how much of a reputation this company has in the dancing industry.
- Has many genres
The company has many dance styles as I mentioned above.
The great thing about this company is affiliated with many such as the SA Society for the Advancement of Dance in Durban (SASAD)
It is also affliated with The Durban DDI branch is affiliated to IAAASA (Acrobatic Society based in Pretoria)
These were the disadvantages I derived from this company.
- No Ballroom and Latin American classes
For people looking for ballroom and Latin American dancing this company does not specialize in it.
- No krump dance
For all the Krump enthuist this company does not offer these classes as well so you are better off checking out other studios.
Looking for dance schools in Durban which offer Salsa?
Well look no further because I have you covered with a school I recommend called Dance Salsa which is also known as HotSalsa
Again this is a company with more than a decade of experience in the dance industry, especially more specifically in Salsa.
What they offer
Hotsalsa offers merely salsa lessons as I have mentioned above.
HotSalsa is located in Musgrave, Durban and as far as my knowledge goes they do not have any branches elsewhere.
They do however have a restaurant which they operate so if you do not feel like doing the Salsa you can go to their restaurant and order yourself pizza and perhaps ask for some salsa lessons.
- They have a restaurant
In combination of salsa lessons you can have yourself a pizza..ha ha jokes.
- Specialize in Salsa
The great thing about HotSalsa being focused on salsa is that they can give you a very specialized and best service.
- Fully operation online
You can find this company online as well on: dancesalsa.co.za
- One genre
To people looking for different styles such as tap, hip hop or ballroom they will not benefit.
- One location
There is only one location in and around Durban and they do not have branches internationally.
- Owners or founders not mentioned
Owners of this company are not mentioned on the website which can be hard to get that trust element for a customer.
Sherherzade Belly Dance Studio
What they offer
As you might have guessed they mostly offer belly dancing and which is modern and also accommodates old styles.
This dance studio is located in Berea, Durban and the address is The Breathing Space, Glenwood, Durban, 4083.
- Specialist in Belly dancing for all ages.
- Has a lot of good or positive reviews from customers.
- No presence online
Unfortunately this dance company does not have a website to go to. There is only a telephone number.
This is their current telephone: 031 201 8004