7 dance classes for beginners

Looking to dance in Chiang Mai? We review the best 7 beginners dance classes - swing, hip hop, street, K-pop, tang it's all here. Get your dancin' shoes on.

By | Fri 1 Jun 2018

Whether you want to up your dance game or just spend a fun night dancing with friends, these seven low-cost or free classes for the casual learner are a perfect introduction to many diverse dance styles.

Kizomba @ Sheryle’s
This dance, originating from Angola, is the perfect party dance, probably because the name itself means party. If you’ve been looking for a new date night activity, Sheryle’s is the place to go. Perfect for couples.

Thursdays 7.30 — 9pm
Sheryle’s Restaurant and Bar, 25 5/6, Ratwhitthi Road
Facebook: KizChiangMai
100 baht for dance class and party

Chiang Mai Swing Dance
If you’ve walked down Nimman Road it’s hard to miss signs for this free class on Street Swing. The venue and easy-going atmosphere of the class makes it a perfect introduction to this jazzy dance.

Saturday 8 — 9pm
One Nimman, Nimmanhaemin Road
Facebook: chiangmaiswingdance

Latin Dance Night @ Warmup Café
This combo class which encompasses a variety of Latin-inspired dance styles is appropriately hosted at one of the most popular clubs in Chiang Mai. It is a great way to begin a fun and unique night out.

Tuesday 8 — 9pm
Warm Up Cafe on Nimmanhaemin Road
Facebook: warmupcafe1999

Street Dance Studio Chiang Mai
This studio offers dance classes in a more structured setting and has a wide variety of hip hop, Street and K-pop dance classes to choose from. The variety of instructors give each class a distinctive personality and is a great place to gain some new skills for a weekend out.

Open Tuesdays — Sundays
Street Dance Studio Chiang Mai
Facebook: Street Dance Studio Chiang Mai
200-300 baht


Beginners Blues and Fusion Group
This new class is an offshoot of the Swing Dance group of Chiang Mai and celebrates the unstructured and laid-back Blues style dance. The focus on music makes it a perfect activity for music lovers.

Mondays or Tuesdays 7pm
Typically CMU Main Canteen or Suan Buak Had Park in Old City
Facebook: Event typically found under ‘Beginners Blues and Fusion Group’
Donation appreciated but not expected


Argentine Tango @ Salon do Tango
Led by passionate instructor Noriko Yabata, this Argentine Tango class and practice is only hosted during the high season. With enough interest, unscheduled classes are also available for those looking to try out this energetic dance style.

Wednesdays (during high season)
Salon de Tango, 55 Ratchawong Soi 3
Facebook: Tango Chiang Mai
Encouraged donation of 100 baht


Salsa @ One Nimman
Like Swing nights, this open level class is hosted at One Nimman. DJs keep the energy levels up until late making for a perfect end to the weekend.

Sunday 8 — 9pm
One Nimman, Nimmanhaemin Road
Facebook: onenimman