5 DANCE STUDIOS TO GO TO WHEN YOU’RE IN TAIPEI
by Little Kay-Cee
Week 3, January
Lately, many of us have been going abroad to meet dancers overseas, attend events and take classes. Especially for the younger dancers, it’s not that there are not already enough talented dancers/teachers in Singapore, but they are curious to learn more and to experience the differences in the dance culture elsewhere.
Dance Meets will be sharing a little about the different dance studios you can visit in different cities/countries.
*DISCLAIMER* There are many studios around so we will just be introducing some which are probably more accessible, with many instructors that you might be interested in, or with a certain specialty, etc.
1 Dance Soul
No. 425-1, Section 4, Ren’ai Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 116
They have classes for Hip Hop, Girl Style, Entertainment, Street Jazz, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Locking, House, Top Rock and more.
When you think of Dance Soul, some of you will probably think of DaMove (大目). Here’s a video of Lyle Beniga’s collaboration with Dance Soul and DaMove.
2 HRC Dance Academy
No. 299, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
No. 120, Section 1, Wenhua Rd, Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 220
They have classes for Hip Hop, Girl Style, Entertainment, Locking, House, Breaking, Waacking, Voguing, Dancehall, Jazz, LA/Freestyle, and more.
How to get to HRC Dance Academy in Banqiao:
3 IP DANCE SKOOL
No. 8, Hanzhong St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
(Just slightly outside of Ximending)
They have classes for Basic Rhythm, Locking, MV Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, Girl Style, Popping, Voguing, Punking, Krump, Soul Dance, House, LA Style, Breaking, Hip Hop and more.
The IP Lockers probably don’t need an introduction for the lockers in Singapore. Have you heard? They will be one of the guest showcase for RF JAM this year! Event page for RF JAM: https://www.facebook.com/events/203175830022260/
Here’s an IP Lockers showcase video from last year’s Asian Battleground in Malaysia!
4 Merry Monarc
No. 26, Lane 116, Guangfu S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
They have classes for Basic Rhythm, Hip Hop, Freestyle, Voguing, Waacking, Popping, House, Girl Style, House, Jazz, Dancehall and more!
One of their instructors have came down to our sunny island quite a few times. She’s none other than waacker Chrissy Chou!
And you’ve probably seen him representing Taiwan in the Dance@Live World Finals held here in Singapore, in year 2013. Way, also known as 小黑老师 also teaches at Merry Monarc!
5 THE BEST CREW Dance Studio (TBC)
No. 66, Nanjing W Rd, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103
They have classes for Basic Rhythm, Hip Hop, Freestyle, Locking, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Girl Style, Breaking, Waacking, Dancehall, Popping and more.
Which other dance studios in Taipei have you visited?
Who are your favourite instructors?
Do drop your comments below! 😀
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