Best Beginner Dance Classes for Adults in Denver 2023 Guide
So you want to dance? It can be challenging to find beginner dance classes for adults in Denver. And even more challenging to sort through the different studios, class options, and prices! We’re here to make things easier for you and we continually update this guide!
In this guide you will only find information for beginner dance classes for adults in Denver! These recommended studios all have intermediate+ classes as well, but we only cover beginner options. This guide also only showcases studios in Denver, with 1 honorable mention outside of Denver for being exceptionally adult friendly. We’ll also note the age of participants that classes allow. Sometimes a class is marketed as adult but also allows teens. Whatever your preferences are, this guide has helpful infographics to allow you to easily compare prices and options between studios.
Non-Traditional Dance Classes for Adults in Denver
We start off the guide with a small collection of unique dance classes!
Comparison Infographic for Non-Traditional Denver Dance Classes
Aerial Cirque Over Denver
4605 Quebec St. Central Park Neighborhood, Denver.
Perhaps the most unique of all the featured adult dance classes in Denver is Aerial Cirque Over Denver! ACOD offers multiple adult basics classes per week. At the time of this writing there is a Monday 5pm, Wednesday 530pm, Thursday 730pm, and Saturday 1030am class. Notably, they run their classes in 8-week session blocks to allow students to learn a progressive curriculum on aerial silks, trapeze, hoop, and hammock! You don’t need any prior experience or level of fitness to participate. The adult beginner classes are all 18+ so you won’t be subject to sharing with teens in these classes! The 8 week session is $225 ($28/class).
2553 S Colorado Blvd #109LL, Denver.
Another unique dance option, get your pole on at Studio 3sixT. Learn pole fundamentals in the Intro to Pole classes including spins! You don’t need any prior experience or level of fitness to participate. There are multiple day/time options per week. You can purchase single drop ins for $25, or class packs ($80 for 4 classes or $148 for 8 classes). Classes are ages 18+.
Bella Diva World Dance
4309 E Mississippi Ave, Glendale.
Bella Diva World Dance is an international dance company. While technically “not Denver” Glendale is within the greater Denver area. They offer a wide variety of classes including Belly dance, Bollywood, Hula dance, Tahitian dance, Ginga Vibe (Afro-Caribbean inspired), Samba, and Persian dance – WOW! They market classes as ages 13+ but say most classes are adults between 20s and 50s. You can purchase single drop ins for $18, or monthly ($60 for 4 weeks in a month or $75 for 5 weeks in a month).
Traditional Dance Classes for Adults in Denver
Calling all ballet lovers, this one’s for you! Our traditional dance classes category includes ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, and hip hop.
Comparison Infographic for Traditional Denver Dance Classes
1917 Market St, Denver.
Wow – a traditional dance studio JUST for adults! Out of all the dance schools mentioned in this section, Dance2B has the most comprehensive program based on variety and schedule. Their beginner dance classes are offered all days the studio has group classes. Dance2B offers adult beginner classes in many different disciplines including ballet, tap, contemporary, hip hop, jazz pop, and heels! You can purchase single drop ins for $28, or class packs ($100 for 4 classes or $190 for 8 classes). Classes are ages 18+.
Colorado Ballet Academy
1075 Santa Fe Dr, Denver.
Colorado Ballet Academy is a Denver icon for ballet training. They offer absolute beginning ballet for those with no previous experience, and beginner ballet for those with minimal experience. These classes are for ages 16+. You can purchase single drop ins for $25, or class packs ($110 for 5 classes or $210 for 10 classes).
Tap Dance Denver (Classes held at Flamenco Denver)
1934 South Broadway. Denver.
If you’re just interested in learning tap, Tap Dance Denver is your place! Learn and practice the basics of tap vocabulary like shuffles, flaps, digs, timesteps in simple rhythm combinations, and “across the floor” traveling steps. They only offer one beginner class per week – at the time of this writing, Wednesday evening. This class is perfect for students brand new to tap, or with some limited experience. Classes are $15 for a drop in or $120 for a 10 class pack. Classes are age 18+.
Denver Dance Center
2496 W 2nd Ave #3, Denver.
Denver Dance Center is another space reserved entirely for adult dancers! It should be noted that they specialize in ballet training, but only have ballet classes for Intermediate+ level dancers. They do have some beginner classes in other disciplines though, including African Brazilian Samba, hip hop, heels, and Flamenco. They note their dance classes are run by different instructors who charge differently. Classes range in price but all are $15+. Classes are ages 18+.
EVQ Elite Dance Studio
336 S Broadway, Denver.
EVQ Elite Dance Studio offers a variety of different adult dance classes including hip hop, contemporary, heels, and jazz burlesque. You can purchase single drop ins for $20, or class packs ($155/10 classes). They also offer an unlimited class membership ($180/month). Classes are mixed teen and adult.
Colorado Conservatory of Dance
3001 Industrial Ln #12, Broomfield.
Although not located in Denver, Colorado Conservatory of Dance gets an honorable mention for their comprehensive adult program. They even have (though not for beginners, of course, adult pointe and pre-pointe!). We haven’t seen any other Colorado dance studios that offer adult pointe. All adult classes at CCD are 18+. They offer weekly classes in beginner ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. Classes are priced by the time duration (60 minute, $14. 75 minute, $17.50. 90 minute, $21). They also offer an unlimited membership for $192/month.
Social Dance Classes for Adults in Denver
In this section we compare the best dance studios in Denver for social dancing, including Ballroom and Latin.
Comparison Infographic for Social Dance Classes in Denver
Strides Ballroom (held at Denver Turnverein)
1570 N. Clarkson St, Denver.
Strides Ballroom teaches their program out of the Denver Turnverein. Their level 1 class is for new dancers and offers a compete introduction to the fundamental patterns, dance holds, and timings used for the ballroom dance being taught. The dances taught rotate each month (with 2 dances per month). So, for example, at the time of this publication: Jan (Waltz & Rumba), Feb (Tango & Cha Cha), March (Foxtrot & Swing), April (Hustle & Foxxy), May (Waltz & Rumba), June (Tango & Cha Cha). Pricing is $15 if you pay at the door, or $10/class if you sign up ahead of time. They also offer a 4 pack for $40. Classes are open to teens, but they note it’s mainly adults.
6830 Broadway Unit D. Denver.
Colorado Dancesport offers a variety of beginner social dance classes including beginning ballroom, level 1 west coast swing, heels, level 1 salsa, and level 1 country swing. It should be noted that they have a north (address listed above) and south (Littleton) locations and the classes may vary in location. They only offer monthly memberships. 5 classes/month is $59, 10 classes/month is $99, unlimited classes/month is $169. Classes are open to teens, but they note it’s mainly adults.
Colorado New Style Dance Center
1339 Osage St, Denver.
Colorado New Style Offers Latin dance classes for ages 13 and up. At the time of this writing beginner class offerings include beginner Salsa and Intro to Bachata, and Intro to Merengue. You can purchase single drop ins for $22, or monthly packages ($80, 1 class/week. $140, 2 classes/week. $195, 3 classes/week. $350/month for an unlimited membership).
We hope this guide offers some helpful comparison information for the best beginner dance classes for adults in Denver! If you end up participating in any of these awesome classes, or find the information needs to be updated, please let us know!