411 White Studios, Templeton on the Green, Glasgow, G40 1DA hello @ dancehq.co.uk
+44 (0)141 556 0039
We have ways of making you move!
Many ways, in fact. Choose from our regular weekly classes for adults or children, special events throughout the year, including social dances and master classes, and for those of you looking for something a little bit different we have private parties and a range of wedding dance packages to suit any budget.
You can start our classes at any time with our flexible Class Cards or Drop In and try it out commitment-free. A few of our classes are available to book in Blocks, which really help you get the most from them. Check out the FAQ page for price details.

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Try something new in one of our regular workshops.
Workshops are a great way of trying out something new or getting more out of a style you already love.
Previous workshops have included Rhythm Tap with Kane D. Ricca, Vogueing & Waacking with Emma Jayne Park, a Streetcar Named Desire intensive with Scottish Ballet and Dancehall with Karoliina Hassi.
No more sharing a class with 9 year olds!
Our unique range of graded classes, specifically for adults, allow you to progress through the BATD syllabus without having to join a children's class.
For those looking to start a career in dance or add to their current qualifications, we have Associate courses in Ballet & Tap and can add others by request.
It's not just about us!
Dance HQ is proud to host a selection of fantastic classes by some carefully selected Guest Tutors, inlcuding Glasgow Lindy Hoppers and YogaBellies range of yoga classes.
Please contact each tutor directly for more class information and to book your space.

ADULT CLASSES

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BEGINNERS BALLET


A class where no experience is required and is great for those who may have done a little here and there. Beginners Ballet aims to provide a mix of learning the basic principles, technique and terminology as well as enjoying dancing!

8 week block begins 9th January

INTERMEDIATE BALLET


This is an intermediate class suitable for people with some experience in ballet. Participants will be able to develop knowledge and skills in class with an aim to improve strength, technique, flexibility and co-ordination all under the guidance of a professional dancer and teacher.

A knowledge of the basics of ballet is essential for this class.

BARRE & STRETCH


Want a dancer's body with long, lean limbs and a strong core? This is the class for you. Warming up with Barre exercises designed to create a streamlined physique, we will move on to stretches aimed at improving alignment and flexibility. You'll walk out of class feeling taller, stronger, and floating on air!

CONTEMPORARY


This dynamic class is influenced by Cunningham and Graham technique, and focuses on building core strength, stamina, flexibility and coordination. Class begins with technical exercises which build up to high energy phrases at the end, followed by a dynamic stretch and cool down to finish.

For those of you wishing to attend a fun class which will leave you feeling energised and worked out, then this is the class for you!

DIVERSE DANCE MIX


New for 2017!

Darcey Bussell (Strictly Come Dancing) and Nathan Clarke (commercial dance choreographer - X factor) have created DDMIX - Diverse Dance Mix - diversity for body and mind.

DDMIX is a full body aerobic workout based on a wide range of different dance styles and eras, with easy to follow steps. Suitable for all abilities and it's great fun to do!

HIP HOP FLOW


New for 2017!

Hip Hop Flow is the perfect combination of Hip Hop & Contemporary dance styles, ideal for anyone looking to add a new flavour to their movement repertoire.

Join us for a class combining Lyrical Contemporary & Hip Hop styles, using short sequences to explore different ways of moving & expressing to music. With a focus on dynamics, floor work, flow, musicality & performance skills, this class is a safe space to develop your versatility & expression through movement.

This is an intermediate level class for people with some dance experience, however everyone is welcome, so come along and find your Hip Hop Flow!

MTV


New for 2017!

This class involves various commercial styles and is inspired by music videos of the top artists on MTV such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, J-Lo, Little Mix plus many more.

The choreography will be sexy, vibrant, fierce and will make you feel positive when you leave, it is a fun class and a great experience to take part in.

All levels of dance ability welcome and heels are optional.

POINTE


Pointe work takes skill & strength but most of all it takes blood, sweat & tears! This class will help you strengthen your feet and ankles specifically for pointe work as well as improving your general technique. Suitable for those new to pointe work as well as those already familiar with it. Ballet technique is essential.

BEGINNERS TAP


Master the basics of tap or give yourself a quick refresher course in shuffles, beats, taps, digs, cramp rolls and timesteps. Don't worry if all that seems like a foreign language - it's much easier than you think. And you don't even need Tap shoes to begin with, any hard-soled shoe will be fine.

8 week block begins 10th January

INTERMEDIATE TAP


Tap is a great workout for body and mind. This class aims to challenge the more experienced tap dancer with complex rhythms and combinations. You must be confident with the basics to take this class.

ADULT GRADED CLASSES

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ADULT GRADED BALLET


Finally a ballet class for adults that enables you to progress through graded exams without having to join a children's class.

This class will follow the BATD ballet syllabus and cover a maximum of 2 grades appropriate for the group - this will be assessed by the tutor once the group is established.

This course requires a commitment to attend from all participants and must be booked in advance.

ADULT GRADED TAP


Finally a tap class for adults that enables you to progress through graded exams without having to join a children's class.

This class will follow the BATD tap syllabus and cover a maximum of 2 grades appropriate for the group - this will be assessed by the tutor once the group is established.

This course requires a commitment to attend from all participants and must be booked in advance.

BATD ASSOCIATE


We are delighted to be able to offer courses covering the BATD Associate Ballet & Tap syllabi. These classes are suitable for anyone wishing to start a career in teaching dance or those looking to enhance their current qualifications. Please contact us to find out more.

PRE & POSTNATAL CLASSES

BUMP & GROOVE


So you've discovered you're pregnant and you want to keep active without losing your street cred. You need Bump & Groove. Taught by Susan Elena, our Pre & Postnatal Specialist, Bump & Groove is aimed at mums-to-be who want to keep fit during their pregancy without sacrificing their cool. Expect all the latest tunes and a great mix of gentle cardio, strengthening & toning exercises aimed at preparing your body for the biggest & best job of your life.

MAMA GROOVE


Mama Groove is the perfect total body dance workout class for new mums. Opt to either carry your baby in a sling or let the baby hang out in their pram while you dance your way back into your skinny jeans. We also include a section specifically for babies to get dancing too which will develop their motor skills, co-ordination and balance in a fun, creative way.

BABY GROOVE


Baby Groove completes our set of Pre & Postnatal dance classes at Dance HQ. It is a babywearing dance class, perfect for little ones who love music and moving.

With a variety of dance styles, including Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Charleston, Salsa, Baby Groove is the perfect introduction to the world of dance, developing their motor skills, co-ordination, balance and creativity.

GUEST CLASSES

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BEGINNERS LINDY HOP

The original swing dance, Lindy Hop is a fun and energetic partner dance that came from America and was very popular in the 30's and 40's when big band jazz was at it's peak. This class is for absolute beginners yet we will progress through several moves in each class. We will go over the basic footwork at the start of every class so you can turn up to any class if it's your first time.

Fridays 7pm-8pm

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COLLEGIATE SHAG

Often called "the cartoon dance" due to the energetic legs and still upper body. This swing dance was made popular by college kids in the 30's and 40's. It is an energetic, partner dance that is great to learn alongside Lindy Hop.

This class is for absolute beginners yet we will progress through several moves in each class. We will go over the basic footwork at the start of every class so you can turn up to any class if it's your first time.

Fridays 8pm-9pm

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IMPROVER/INTERMEDIATE LINDY HOP

We recommend that people should be Lindy Hopping regularly for 18 months+ before coming to this class. By regularly we mean at least one weekly class, regular social dancing on a weekly basis and it will be helpful if you've had at least three Lindy Hop dance camps or weekenders before attending this class.

We will focus on a mixture of technique and more advanced moves with more one-to-one time between students & teachers.

Fridays 9pm-10pm

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JITTERBUG FITNESS

Jitterbug Fitness is a fitness class with a vintage twist. Covering jazz, charleston and swing steps from the 1920's-1940's set to the music from that era.

No previous dance experience required. Please wear normal workout attire.

Tuesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm

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YOGABELLIES FOR PREGNANCY


YogaBellies prenatal sessions incorporate traditional yoga asanas (postures); self-hypnosis and deep relaxation; soothing comfort techniques for birthing and unique YogaBellies® touch therapies for mum and baby. These classes are open to all women and 86% of our students have never set foot in a yoga class before. We have a whole host of studio and water based therapies that have been custom made for pregnant mummies…

Thursdays 6pm-7.15pm

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YOGABELLIES FOR MUM & BABY


YogaBellies offer relaxing and rejuvenating sessions especially designed for post partum mummies and their new babies. We use our proven YogaBellies therapies, with a unique twist on authentic yogic techiques, to guide you help you adjust and grow as a mother. Each of our sessions are for mum AND baby, baby is never left to one side and is integral part of your sessions and your new life as a mother.

Sundays 10.30am-11.45am

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WORKSHOPS

Audition Techniques Workshop
With Charlotte Hudson

There's no doubt about it, making a great first impression at auditions is a skill, and one that's well worth mastering.

Auditions have the potential to turn even the most talented dancers into a nervous wreck who doesn't get selected so it's time to learn the art of making a great first impression when it matters most in this Audition Techniques Workshop.

- Learn how to stand out from the crowd during the Warm Up and Across the Floor sections
- Get tips on how to pick up choreography quickly and be able to perform it
- Q&A time with an experienced professional who has successfully auditioned for Qdos Productions, Headliners Theatre Co, Sapphire International, JAR Productions & many more.

Whether this is your first step into the professional world of dance or you're hoping to snap up that dance training space this workshop will give you all the skills you need to make your first impression count.

Sun 23 April 1pm-4pm £20

CLASS TIMETABLE

Top Tips

Timing is Key

Arrive a few minutes before your class starts to give yourself some time to chill out and get in the zone!

Fix Up, Look Sharp

Wear suitable clothing for dance. We don't mean leotard & tights, unless that's your thing, leggings & a top are fine but skinny jeans are a no-no.

Check the Level

Choose a class level to suit your ability. If you're not sure, just ask and your tutor will be happy to avise you.

Stay hydrated

Bottled water is available to buy at the studio, or bring your own. It's an essential.

Find your way

Dance HQ is situated in the stunning Templeton Building at Glasgow Green. Check out the on-site map for our location.

We don't bite!

If you have any questions just ask, we're here to help and we were all beginners once!