Here's where to find the top dance studios in New York City

Here's where to find the top dance studios in New York City
Photo: Ballet Academy East/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 27, 2019.

Want to know where to go when it comes to dance in New York City?

As luck would have it, the city boasts lots of high-caliber dance options.

To find the top dance studios in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Steps on Broadway

2121 Broadway, Upper West Side

Steps on Broadway | Photo: ClassPass

Open since 1979, Steps on Broadway is New York City's favorite dance studio by the numbers, with 4.7 stars out of thousands of reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of 72 reviews on Yelp and 96,203 fans on Facebook. It's the top dance studio in the entire New York Metro metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"Steps on Broadway, founded in 1979, is more than just a dance studio," states the business's profile on ClassPass. "It is an internationally recognized community of artists committed to the cultivation of individuality and talent, to the joy, the work, the focus and the abandon of dance. Classes are offered seven days a week at all levels in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, theater dance, hip hop, ethnic and body conditioning."

Check out reviews of the offerings at Steps on Broadway on ClassPass here.

Joffrey Ballet School

434 Ave. of the Americas, Floor 5, Greenwich Village

Photo: Joffrey Ballet School/Yelp

Also among New York City's favorites is Joffrey Ballet School, with 4.8 stars on ClassPass, 3.5 stars out of 73 reviews on Yelp and 131,656 fans on Facebook.

"The Joffrey Ballet School transforms passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society," states the business's profile on ClassPass. "Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino founded the Joffrey Ballet School in 1953. The Adult Program classes are designed for adult students of all levels of training, from former dancers/professionals to adults who are looking to start their formal dance training for the first time."

See what people are saying about the different classes at Joffrey Ballet School on ClassPass here.

Ballet Academy East

1651 Third Ave., Upper East Side

Photo: Ballet Academy East/Yelp

With 4.6 stars on ClassPass, four stars out of 36 reviews on Yelp and 38,586 fans on Facebook, Ballet Academy East has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Since 1979, Ballet Academy East has been a vibrant center for dance on Manhattan’s Upper East Side," states the business's ClassPass profile. "Today, the school has five spacious studios, a world-renowned faculty and continues to flourish."

Learn more about the selection of classes at Ballet Academy East on ClassPass here.

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

519 Eighth Ave., Floor 12, Hell's Kitchen

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of eight reviews on ClassPass, 2.5 stars out of 29 reviews on Yelp and 34,140 fans on Facebook, H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 1990.

"The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory is a multi-platformed, non-governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 2017, with the mission to preserve, evolve and proliferate the art form of hip-hop dance in the United States," explains the business's profile on ClassPass.

Read reviews of the offerings at H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory on ClassPass here.


22 W. 19th St., Flatiron District

BOLLYX | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.6 stars out of more than a thousand reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of three reviews on Yelp and 88,304 fans on Facebook, BollyX is another popular local pick. Please note, though, that the Facebook fans are spread across the business's multiple locations.

"BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography and intensive workouts with the hottest music from around the world," per the business's profile on ClassPass. "Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between high- and low-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating and, most importantly, motivated all at the same time. At the very core of a BollyX workout is the inspiration it draws from the music and dance of Bollywood, the film industry of India."

Read reviews of the different classes at BollyX on ClassPass here.

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