Dance in Manchester
Manchester’s status as home to the Northern Ballet
School [map] has helped to ensure it is top of the league in the region
From classical ballet to salsa and ballroom dancing, the
city has venues to suit everyone‘s taste, whether
you just want to watch or take part yourself.
Based at the Dancetheatre on Oxford Road, the Northern
Ballet School has a choice of courses covering everything
from theatrical dance performance to dance teaching. It
is spread over five floors of the 1930's Art Deco building
and consists of six dance studios, a library, study facilities,
and a 430-seat theatre. Here you can see regular dance
performances and musicals, and take part in special workshops.
If ballroom dancing is more your style then you’ll
be pleased to know there are many dance schools and shows
to choose from.
The Flixton Dance Studio [map] offers classes in ballroom, Latin and classical dance,
while at the Atherton Dance Centre [map] you can learn the Cha Cha, Rock ‘n’ Roll,
slow dance and the Tango.
To try your hand at salsa dancing then head to the Cuba
Café [map] in the city centre, which is perhaps the most authentic
Latin club in the city. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
evening, you can enjoy salsa dancing lessons before showing
off your moves at the salsa nights on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you’re the sort of person who always likes to
get in on a new craze then head out of the city to the
neighbouring town of Hyde where you’ll find Ceroc
Manchester. Ceroc, a fusion of Jive and Salsa,
is the fastest growing dance phenomenon in the country
and is very easy to learn – even if you’ve
got two left feet!
If you’re more of a spectator than a participator
then Manchester’s many theatres should keep you
The Opera House [map] plays hosts to many of the world’s top touring ballets
while the Green Room [map] and The Lowry offer performances of contemporary
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