About us

London Dance Academy is a dance and alternative fitness studio in London, pioneering innovative dance and fitness classes since 2005.

An unconventional dance school with traditional values. We cater for all levels from complete beginners to professional dancers, artists, teachers and instructors.

Trendsetters in the fitness and dance market, we were the first to introduce pole fitness to gyms like LA Fitness and David Lloyd and likewise the first studio in London to offer AntiGravity® Yoga. We have exciting classes every day like Twerk and Grind, Splits Therapy and Vertical Ballet Barre. Through our classes London Dance Academy's aim has always been to challenge the way people view fitness.

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Our culture and ethos

Crucial to our culture at London Dance Academy is the principle of inclusivity. We welcome students from all walks of life with their own unique reasons to dance. No matter your age, size, background or style, we are certain that you will feel relaxed and motivated as you learn. London Dance Academy is a warm safe space where you can discover yourself, because everyone is unique.

We strive to promote a healthy and authentic lifestyle. And we work to support and enrich the independent dance and performance community by ensuring an inspiring, space for artists, dancers and anyone wishing to become part of this incredible world.

You will have the freedom to be you -  just better.

We provide a professional framework for efficient learning, so you can progress at your own pace. With clear instruction and honest encouragement, we want to motivate you to surpass your own expectations. Step-by-step, move-by-move we will support you without ever feeling out of your depth or incurring injury.

If you need a confidence boost or are suffering from a past injury, read more about our therapeutic classes in our blog.

Keeping Dance Independent

We started as your naughty little secret back in 2005. Since we opened our doors as London Academy of Pole Dancing (LAP) we have taught over 25,000 students. By constantly exploring and evolving as a dance academy, we kicked open the doors to all the respectable gyms and dance schools in London. Now you don’t have to look through the keyhole anymore. We opened those doors wide, and everyone is welcome.

We are striving to keep dance independent, so that you can come and discover who you truly want to be, through therapeutic classes, aerial, acrobatics or any of the many pole fitness classes we offer every day.

Encouraging confidence, fun and body positivity.

Our teachers

Having been one of the first schools to introduce so many new styles, we have naturally attracted the best and brightest teachers in the industry.

From taking numerous titles at national and international competitions to being the most highly accredited instructors and performers in their fields, our teaching methods are motivating  and traditional. We also encourage talks and workshops always supporting our independent teachers in their careers.

As a result we are so proud of the London Dance Academy teachers competing, winning championship titles and judging in prestigious events such as: UK Professional Pole Championship (UKPPC), Pole Art France, Pole Art Spain, UK Aerial Championships, Heir to the Chrome, Dance Filthy, IPAAT, Lucy Pole Cup, Miss Pole Dance UK, Pole Art UK, The Authentic Pole Dance, Capital Fitness Pole Dance Championships, British Polestars, Polenastics, and Exotic Generation.

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London Dance Academy offer classes 7 days a week

Above all we run over 200 classes per week, we also cater for all manner of corporate group events, private tuition and extraordinary hen or birthday parties.

Because of this we can take you through every step of your pole journey. Starting with ‘Discover Pole’ for complete beginners through our 5 levels from Foundation to Elite. We offer many complementary classes which assist your progression, so whether you are looking to strengthen and condition to advance your tricks, to master the key transitions when putting combos together or to add an exotic layer of sensuality to your ‘classic’ choreography, we can help you become the dancer you wish to be.

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The classes we offer

In addition to our signature pole classes, we offer an array of other unique fusion classes and workshops.

Our teachers are also happy to teach one-to-one classes if you have more specific goals such as Professional Artists, competition prep or those looking for a crash course in a particular discipline.

Watch the pole performers we've had the honour to host on our youtube channel.

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Gorgeous central studio location in London

London Dance Academy is designed and maintained to accommodate a multitude of performance requirements. Clean uncluttered space available 7 days a week. Two large 65sqm studios and one 20sqm, more intimate, room. All with floor to ceiling mirrors. We are also conveniently located 7 minutes from both Old Street and the Barbican in Central London.

We offer studio hire and pole or aerial hire everyday.

Introductory Offers

We have discounted Discover classes several times a week, for new students. Just contact bookings@londondanceacademy.co.uk or 020 3490 1018 for more information.

Book all our classes through the timetable and choose your class package, membership or any drop-in class.

Read more about our prices, offers, membership and class packages on our prices page.

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