My mother and I were at lunch the other day and we got into a conversation about things we wanted to do; our bucket lists.  One of the things we both had on our lists was to take dancing lessons. My mom is a very energetic person, always on the go and both of us love music of all kinds.  She doesn’t look her age at all and you certainly wouldn’t know it by looking at her that she was in her 60s.  I went home from that lunch and looked for dance classes and found some great ones. I’m going to surprise her by getting her some dance lessons for her and dad.  I know he is game, he already told me he’d love to do that with her, so she will be so excited to cross this off her list!  I may even convince my husband to do it too and we can go together.

Learn Salsa and Bachata

Dance with Style offers beginning Salsa and Bachata classes that I think she would really enjoy. The classes are Saturday and Sundays so they will be able to attend the classes easily since neither of them work on the weekends.  

Class times are 5-6 and 6-7 for the beginning Salsa and Bachata class. They also offer intermediate and advanced classes for those who want to continue learning.  Each class is 4 weeks long and is taught by an international dance instructor.  One thing that sounds really fun is the socials that they have at the end of each month. These socials are where the students can come and practice their dance moves and socialize with the other students.  There is an additional HK$50 extra charge for attending this social each month.

For more information, you can just call them and they are happy to answer questions regarding the classes and availability.  Dance with Style, telephone: +852-6389-6213,

Beginning Adult Ballet

Another type of dance that my mother expressed an interest and love for is ballet. She was worried that she would be in a class with a slew of tiny little girls in pink tutus, and because of that has never even tried to pursue it. I found out that Twinkle Dance offers adult ballet classes!  She is going to be so surprised and happy.  She has wanted to take ballet for years.

Twinkle Dance offers packages of 10 classes for $HK1800 but they are advertising a special right now for the month of July-August that 10 classes will only cost HK$1000.  They have several time slots available and it is strictly an adult’s beginner class so no tiny tots surrounding her.  Classes are offered in two different studios and they have contemporary as well. You can call them to see about class schedules for the next few months. Twinkle Dance, telephone: 66086689 / 66086929, Lansing House, 41-47 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong,

A Variety of Styles

There are a lot of different styles that you can learn at Red Shoe Dance Studio. They Offer Contemporary, Ballet, Lyrical. Hip Hop and even an Acrodance class.  With so many kinds to choose from, the hard part becomes choosing one.  The summer session offers 10 lesson classes in any number of those styles and they offer many different time choices as well.  It’s definitely a great place for my mother to be able to learn some of the dances she has an interest in with other adults as well.

You can call them for more information.  Red Shoe Dance, Unit A&B, 3/F Arbuthnot House, 10 Arbuthnot Road, Central, telephone: +852 21179216. 

They have a 22/F Lee Fund Centre; 31 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen studio as well if that is more convenient.  I know she is going to be excited and this gift just may get her taking more classes on her own.


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