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Concert Dance

Drop-in classes in ballet, modern, jazz and tap

Halifax Dance
Location: 1505 Barrington St, Halifax.
Phone: (902) 422-2006
Class schedules:


Leica Hardy School of Dance
Location: Leica Hardy School of Dance, Dartmouth
Contact: or 902-466-0101
Schedule/studio information:


Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
Location: 6199 Chebucto Rd, Halifax


Mocean Dance
Professional modern classes open to the public, Fall 2017
Dates: Thursday mornings Sept 21 to December 21, 2017
Location of classes: Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington St, Halifax. NS
Subject to change; for most recent schedule updates, see


Jazz Initiative Drop-In Classes
Location: Maritime Conservatory, 6199 Chebucto Rd, Halifax
Dates: Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, October to December
Mon – 9:30-10:30am: Pilates with Jana MacGregor, 10:45am-12:15pm: Jazz with Kathleen Doherty  (Room 12) 
Wed – 9:30-10:30am: Yoga with Jillana Burgess, 10:45am-12:15pm: Jazz with Kendra Armstrong (Concert Hall)
Fri – 10:30am-12pm – rotating workshops/classes: (Room 12)
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Traditional Dance

Drop-in classes in African dance, bellydance, flamenco, folk dancing, Irish set dancing, Scottish country dance


Serpentine Studios

(Bellydance, Hula Hoop, Fitness and Burlesque classes)
Location: 5527 Cogswell St., Halifax, NS
Contact: 902-406-1668 or
Class schedule:


Flamenco Dance School Maria Osende
Locations in Halifax and Bedford
Contact: 902-476-8482 or


Folkdancers’ Association of Nova Scotia 

(international folkdancing from South-Eastern Europe and the Near Eastl)
Folkdance on the dock, Alderney Landing, Parkside (Dartmouth) from June 15 – August 31, 2017, weather permitting. 
Contact: 902-464-1288 or


Scaip na Cleiti 

(Irish Set Dancing in Nova Scotia)
Classes every Monday evening in the fall, winter and spring, 6:30-8:00pm at Happy Soul Dance Studios, 3089 Oxford St, Halifax
Set dance sessions with live music at the Old Triangle Ale House every Sunday afternoon, 2-4pm
Contact: 902-454-3015 or 


Scottish Country Dancing
Locations: Halifax, Seaforth
Website for classes:


Playford English Country Dancers (English Country Dancing)
When: Alternate Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, September to December and January to June
The next date is October 4.
Where: North Woodside Community Centre, 230 Pleasant St, Dartmouth
Contact: Ron Richards, 902-469-8572 or


Halifax Ukrainian Dance
When: Saturday afternoons, 2-3pm, Winter/Spring 2018
Where: Happy Soul Dance Studios, 3089 Oxford Street, Halifax
Contact: Anne at

Social Dance

Drop-in classes in ballroom, swing, salsa, kizomba, tango


Dancing With Michel & Co 

(ballroom, traditional Latin, swing, salsa)
Locations in Bedford and Halifax
Contact: 902-422-1040 or


Free to Move
Salsa/Bachata/Kizomba Social with free class
Location: Happy Soul Studios, 3089 Oxford St, Halifax. NS
Day/time: Fridays, 9:00-12:30am (free class from 9:00-9:30pm) 
Contact: (902) 471-6154,,


Sunday Guided Practica – all levels
Location: 1313 Hollis Street, Halifax (subject to change)
Day/time: Sunday, 4-6pm
Contact: or phone Margaret at 902-229-8585 for location and class topics/availability


YouTwo CanTango
Classes in Argentine Tango – the first class of a series is open to pre-registered (only) drop-ins
Location: Various, Halifax, NS
Visit the website at, email Martina at or call 902-492-3903


Edgett Social Dance
Social & Line Dance
Location: 36 Brookshire Court, Bedford, NS
Day/Time: Wednesdays 10:30 am – Line Dance
                Wednesdays 1:00pm – Healthy Steps
Contact: 902-455-1024 or
More info:

Fitness and Urban Dance

Drop-in classes in hip hop, b-boy (breakdance), fitness


The Woods
Advanced hip hop class
Location: Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS
Contact: Jessica Curtis,, (902) 830-5115


Introduction to breaking followed by a jam/practice session
Time and Locations:
Sundays, 6-8pm at DANSpace, 3rd floor, 1531 Grafton St, Halifax, NS
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm at Halifax Central Library, 2nd floor, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS


Dartmouth Breakdance Practice
Drop-in breakdance, all ages
Time and Locations:
Tuesdays, 6-8pm at Dartmouth North Community Centre, 105 Highfield Park Dr, Dartmouth, NS
Wednesdays, 6-8pm at Dartmouth North Community Centre, 105 Highfield Park Dr, Dartmouth, NS
Saturdays, 12-3:30pm, Harbourview Elementary School, 25 Alfred St, Dartmouth, NS.

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