If you’re fed up with the spasmodic jolts and jiggles that pass for dancing in today’s clubs, perhaps some much needed class and sophistication is in order? Well, look no further that Obby’s Top 10 Best Ballroom Dancing Classes!


The Top 10 Best Ballroom Dancing Classes in Manchester are:

  1. Beginner Classes at Stockport Dance Centre
  2. 1-day Ballroom Dancing Lessons at Donaheys
  3. Absolute Beginners Classes at Manchester Dance
  4. Ballroom Dance Classes at Gibbons Prima Dance
  5. Absolute Beginners - 6 Week Course at Topaz Dance
  6. Ballroom Weekly Workshops at 180 Dance & Fitness Centre
  7. Absolute Beginners Ballroom Course at Rachel Almond Dance Academy
  8. Ballroom Classes at Jager's Dance
  9. 6 Week Beginner Course in Ballroom & Latin Dancing at Cadmans Dance Centre
  10. Ballroom Dance Classes at Danceland

1. Beginner Classes at Stockport Dance Centre

Location: Bramhall (Cheshire)

Stockport Dance Centre opened in 2004, and has since established itself as one of the best ballroom dance centres in the Manchester area. They offer a wide range of different classes – Adult Ballroom & Latin classes, Argentine Tango, Children and Young Adult classes, weekly Practice nights, Dancing Cinema nights, social events away from school – so there’s bound to be something that takes your fancy.

Their popular Beginner Classes are perfect for those new to ballroom dancing who are looking to learn a variety of different styles. You will be taught one dance for three weeks, then move on to the next one, meaning that, if you stick with it, you'll have quite the impressive repertoire!

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2. 1-Day Ballroom Dancing Lessons at Donaheys

Location: Dukinfield, Cheshire

Help combat those 2 left feet with Donaheys' expert teaching 

For over 50 years, Donaheys have been teaching ballroom dancing, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about this 400 year old art! Their 1-day Ballroom Dancing lessons will teach you how to dance the Foxtrot, Jive, Argentina and more, all in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere!

In this 4 hour daytime workshop you’ll receive expert tuition in some of the world’s most popular Ballroom dances as seen on hit TV show Strictly Come dancing!

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3. Absolute Beginners Classes at Manchester Dance

Location: Denton (Manchester)

Manchester Dance has been teaching Ballroom and Latin Dancing for over 25 years, so they must be doing something right!

Their Absolute Beginner Classes will help to dispel the misbelief that you have two left feet! At 7pm on Tuesdays, you will be guided by experienced teachers to build the confidence to cut quite the figure on the dancefloor.

For an incredibly reasonable price of £6pp, Manchester Dance was an easy pick for our top ballroom classes in Manchester.

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4. Ballroom Dance Classes at Gibbons Prima Dance

Location: Rochdale (Greater Manchester)

Whether dancing is an alien concept to you, or you would like to brush up on steps or even dance at a higher competitive level, Gibbons Prima Dance has something to suit everyone.

Join their initial Ballroom Dance Classes to learn a variety of dance moves in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Perfect for beginners or improvers, the class starts at 1 p.m. and refreshments are also available.

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5. Absolute Beginners - 6 Week Course at Topaz Dance

Location: Stretford (Manchester)

Whether you’re interested in trying Ballroom, Latin American, or Modern Sequence, Topaz Dance offers tuition for all ages and abilities. Whatever your dancing ambitions are, they are happy to help and provide classes that are the perfect way to have fun, keep fit, and make friends.

Well suited to those who are totally new to ballroom dancing, Topaz Dance’s 6 week Beginner Course (on Tuesday or Wednesday at 7 p.m) will cover the Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha and jive, so you’re guaranteed to build up quite dancing arsenal by the end of the course!

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6. Ballroom Weekly Workshops at 180 Dance & Fitness Centre

Location: Tyldesley (Manchester)

Way back in 1977, 180 Dance and Fitness Centre began teaching dance classes to people of all ages and abilities. Since then, they have built up an impressive portfolio that includes a welter of traditional styles as well as more modern iterations like Disco and Freestyle Dance.

They have a wide array of different classes to choose from depending on your specific needs, and we’ve opted for their Ballroom Weekly Workshops. Set to be a fun learning experience, these workshops cover a different topic each week, and start at 7.15 p.m on Tuesdays.

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7. Absolute Beginners Ballroom Course at Rachel Almond Dance Academy

Location: New Moston (Manchester)

After taking her first professional examination at the age of 17, Rachel Almond went from strength to strength, accruing a range of qualifications and going on to found the celebrated Dance Academy that bears her name.

One of her chief aims is to provide a safe and supportive environment for people of all ages and abilities to develop their dance skills, and potentially compete on a professional level.

Their Absolute Beginners Ballroom Course is a 16 week rolling course that will teach a new dance on the first monday of each month (the Waltz, CHa Cha Cha, Rumba and Quickstep). To receive such excellent tutorship at the competitive price of £4.50pp, it’s no wonder Rachel Almond Dance Academy secured a spot in our best Ballroom Dance Classes in Manchester.

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8. Ballroom Classes at Jager's Dance

Location: Oldham (Greater Manchester)

In 1999, the founder of Jager’s Dance, Ronald Jager, relocated from the Netherlands to the UK with an idea – to establish one of the best dance & events venues in Manchester.  His dream was to “not only create a dance studio for all ages, all abilities and all styles but to also create an events venue where I could share my other love for catering and hosting parties and events”. And, if the sterling testimonials are anything to go by, he more than succeeded!

Jager’s Dance believes that good dancing requires firm foundations, and their beginner ballroom dance classes ensure you start off on the right foot. This is a 6 week course that is stress-free, informative and taught by patient and experienced teachers. Not only this, the first introductory session is free! That seems too good an opportunity to pass up!

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9. 6 Week Beginner Course in Ballroom & Latin Dancing at Cadmans Dance Centre

Location: Sale (Manchester)

Coming in at number 9 in our list of the top ballroom dance classes in Manchester, is the oldest established dance school in the area, Cadmans Dance Centre.  With over a century’s worth of experience in the art of dance, you can be sure that their ballroom classes are some of the best in the country.

If you want to dance just like the stars on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, look no further than Cadmans Dance Centre! If you’re a beginner their veteran tutors will guide you step by step through the basics, and if you’re an intermediate or advanced dancer, they will help you brush up on your technique.  

Considering their prestige and experience, Cadman’s 6 week beginner course in Ballroom & Latin Dancing is guaranteed to be a cut above most other dance courses. If you and your partner want to really dazzle on the dancefloor, this course is an obvious choice!

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10. Ballroom Dance Classes at Danceland

Location: Halton (Manchester)

Danceland believes that “Dance is an expressive art form that anyone - of any age -can take pleasure in''. Whatever your level, Danceland assures that it’s never too late to start learning. With a knack for shaping raw talent into something refined and spectacular, they take pride in watching their students grow in skill and confidence.

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, a child or an adult, their Ballroom Dance Classes carry the potential of making you the envy of others on the dance floor!

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There’s nothing quite like growing from a guache gozzling into a graceful swan, and, hopefully, our Top 10 Best Ballroom Dancing Classes in Manchester will be a catalyst for that transition! Then, who knows, you and your partner could be the next Peter Eggelton and Brenda Winslale in no time!

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