Dancing is both an art form and an exercise.  If you’re eager to find a new way to burn some calories and get in shape, or you’re a seasoned dancer looking to enhance your skills, we have some suggestions for you!  Check out these great studios for dance lessons in New York City!

Dance Manhattan

Do you want to show off in front of your wedding guests?  Take a ballroom dancing class at Dance Manhattan.  They have options for individuals and couples, and will teach you classics like the foxtrot and waltz.  If you’re an unconventional bride, how about learning to “do the hustle”?

39 W 19th St

5th Fl

New York, NY 10011

(212) 807-0802

Dance New Amsterdam

If you’re a fan of modern dance, Dance New Amsterdam is the place for you.  They occasionally offer free classes, and host guest modern dance teachers.  They also produce their own shows for true dance fans.


280 Broadway

2nd Fl

New York, NY 10007

(212) 625-8369


Piel Canela Dance Company

With a focus on Latin Dances, this non-profit organization boasts a healthy list of classes.  Kids classes are free of charge, while the adult classes can be a little steep.  No worries though, as they frequently offer great package deals.  Unlimited classes for $100 a month is an unbeatable offer.


Pearl Studios

500 8th Ave

12th Fl

New York, NY 10018

(212) 924-6160

The Ailey Extension

Alvin Ailey was a renowned choreographer who really put African dance on the map.  While his legacy lives on at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beginners can experience a bit of what makes Alvin Ailey and African dance so special at the Ailey Extension.  They offer traditional classes like ballet and tap, as well as Middle Eastern and African dancing.


405 W 55th St

New York, NY 10019

(212) 405-9500

We hope we’ve gotten you pumped up to dance your heart out!  Now go enroll in a dance class, and if you need any help getting there and home, prance or hustle to our Seastreak ferry.  You’re guaranteed the most relaxing ride home after an exhausting (yet exhilarating) workout.  What’s your favorite dance?  Let us know in the comments below, or send us a tweet to @SeastreakFerry!


Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

Filed Under: Dance Lessons, Destination Guides, New York City