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Learn and enjoy the art of dance

Learn and enjoy the art of danceImage Credit: Supplied

If it has been your long-cherished dream to master dance, not as a professional but as an art form, means of expression and enjoyment or a way to stay fit, or if you plan on getting your child into dancing, there's plenty on offer in various training establishments for you stop dreaming and start moving.

The Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC) in Mall of the Emirates holds classes in street jazz, tango, ballet, Indian classical, salsa and other forms of dance.

For teens and adults who want to familiarize themselves with the basic techniques of ballet, the Dubai Dance Academy offers such classes as well as rigorous training to take those who qualify to the next level.

Brooklyn Melodies Music Center offers ballet programs from age three onwards, including adult classes for neophytes in the art and those who are experienced dancers who may or may not have had previous training in ballet. Other dance enthusiasts can enroll in hip-hop, salsa, street jazz and contemporary dance lessons.

People into gymnastics aside from dance can attend classes at the Arabesque Dance School. Here, young and old students get world-class training in gymnastics as well as in various forms of dance like national dances (Oriental, Spanish, Italian, Russian, etc.), ballet, modern jazz and even sports choreography. They accept students aged five and up.

Honeyz Dance & Fitness features fitness and dance programs targeted towards children and teenagers. Separate classes for teens and children include Zumba, hip-hop, street dancing and cheerleading, and ballet.

Handy Hints:

• The Dubai Dance Academy specializes in ballet

• Arabesque Dance School has a gymnastics program

• Honeyz Dance & Fitness caters to kids and teenagers

Source: Lovely Claire CD, Special to Classifieds,

The writer is a freelancer