Dance in Liverpool
If you fancy being entertained by some of the best dancers
in the business or want to learn a few steps for yourself,
then visit one of the many dance theatres and workshops
For everything from classical ballet to contemporary dance
get along to the city’s main Empire Theatre [map],
a regular tour stop for the English National Ballet.
The Unity Theatre [map] on Hope Place is also another favourite for dance performances,
hosting shows by local, national and international dance
But if you’d rather put on your dancing shoes and
have a go yourself than watch someone else strut their
stuff, fear not Liverpool has an array of dance schools
to choose from.
If it’s a bit of hip-swinging salsa you’re
after then head straight to Havana [map] on North John Street, which hosts authentic Cuban salsa
lessons downstairs. Salsaroja Cuban Salsa is pure
Cuban style salsa and La Rueda taught by The Latin Experience
team, and it’s fun for all whether you’re
a first timer or a pro.
Liverpool also offers you the chance to attempt at bit
of belly dancing thanks to classes run
by renowned dancer Ishtar. The professional performance
artist, who has worked with famous dancers, musicians
and filmmakers, holds classes throughout the North West,
including the New Brighton area of Merseyside.
For a bit of Morris Dancing – to either to
watch or take part – the Mersey Morris Men perform
throughout the county, including at festivals in Liverpool
city centre. Just as tradition dictates, the dances are
performed exclusively by men and their costume consists
of white shirts and black breeches with flower-decked
If you fancy trying a bit of traditional dancing from
over the border in Scotland, then the Royal Scottish
Country Dance Society is your best bet. Adult classes
are held weekly in the Wavertree Garden suburb of the
city and are split into two categories, 'Basics' and 'General'.
There is also plenty of opportunity to have a go at Line
Dancing in Liverpool, with lessons in the Wirral,
Hoylake and Moreton areas of the city.
To try your hand at ballet, tap, ballroom, Latin or jazz,
try the Loretta Legge School of Theatre, Dance and
Drama [map], Martins Dance Centre [map] or the Liverpool Theatre School [map].
Liverpool now also plays host to the Merseyside Dance
Initiative [map] (MDI), which is a partner of Dance Northwest, a
recognised national dance agency. MDI aims to develop
dance throughout Merseyside by working with local artists,
promoters, venues, schools and other dance agencies to
create, deliver and support dance.
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