Dance in Brighton
Brighton has a number of theatres that showcase some of the country’s
top dance acts, as well as plenty of dance schools so you can learn
the steps too.
The city’s premier dance school is Brighton Dancecenter
on Eastern Road, where you can take part in classes, workshops or
even study for a national qualification, if you’re hoping to
make a career out of dancing. You can learn ballet, jazz, hip hop,
street dance, tap, modern, contemporary, salsa, Egyptian Hilal and
5 Rhythms, to name but a few. There are classes for beginners and
those just dancing for fun, along with more intense workshops led
by professional artists, such as Zak Nemorin from the West End Queen
musical, We Will Rock You.
Other dance schools also worth checking out include Aldrington
Scottish Dancers [map]
for those who want to don a kilt, Adele Academy Of Dancing [map]
for ballroom, ballet and tap, Popdance UK [map]
to practice being the next Britney Spears, and Salsa Party [map]
for a bit of Latin fun.
If you would rather watch someone else do all the hard work then Brighton’s
number one venue for touring dance companies is the Theatre Royal
This grand theatre has seating for 1,000 people and tends to be where
the West End musicals and dance shows are staged when they come to
For a lively array of music and dance from around the globe head to
the Ray Tindle Centre [map]
in the North Laine district, which plays host to more exotic theatrical
performances. It’s certainly the place to be for a truly colourful
night out as many acts from Africa and the Tropics find their way
to this daring arts centre.
The Gardner Arts Centre [map]
on the University of Sussex campus is good for experimental dance
and music performances, along with children’s shows and international
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