Whether it’s ballet or belly dancing, Latin rhythms or line dancing, a two-step or a tempestuous tango, dancing is a great way to get fit, have fun and make new friends.

Most of the time you’ll be so busy trying to avoid treading on your own toes that it doesn’t even feel like exercising. Plus, when it comes to weddings, nights out and parties, you’ll be able to hit the dancefloor without looking like you’re hearing completely different music to everyone else!

There are classes to suit all ages and abilities all over the North-east. If you’d like to learn some jigs and reels, the Aberdeen branch of Royal Scottish Country Dance Association offers adult beginners classes and ceilidh classes.

The Northern Dance Club has been teaching ballroom and Latin dance skills to complete beginners and improvers for over seventy years. Most classes are held in Dyce and run from August to April. You can try it out before signing up for a season.

Latindance Aberdeen offers great Latin dance classes around the city! Try bachata and kizomba at The Shack or salsa at Revolución de Cuba. Even if you can’t tell your right foot from your left, you’ll soon get caught up in the beat.

For something less hectic, DansCentre has adult classes in the city centre, Westhill, Kingswells, Peterculter and Cults that combine exercise and dance. Give ballet a go, try Tap Attack, or tackle their dance workout.

CityMoves offers classes in many dance styles. The new season’s schedule will start in April, but typically, you’ll find everything from Scottish country dancing, jazz, ballet and belly dancing for over 16s. Over 50s can also take part in FitSteps and QuickSilver performance group classes.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to put on your dancing shoes!

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