There are many aspects to consider when living abroad and the local facilities and activities on offer are a major factor. Can you continue to fulfil your life goals in another country? Well, when it comes to Marbella, thanks to its multinational communities, you can find just about anything you need!
Article by Victoria Wood
If it is dance schools or classes you are looking for, here are the top studios in the region with a wide range of genres and a client base from beginners to advanced levels, children to adult.
This is not your average dance class, this is pole fitness at its finest. If you’re looking for something a little different, a little wild, and a high level of athleticism, this could be for you. The studio is located in the industrial estate (poligono) of San Pedro, which has the benefit of high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows offering a light-filled, open-plan centre. Fly Pole Spain invite you to “join the pole fitness revolution” and work the whole body, improving muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, posture as well as upper body and core strength at their pole fitness, aerial pole, and swing yoga classes, all with certified instructors.
Tel: 687 101 730
Calle Santa Ana S/N, 29670 Marbella
If you want to find a something-for-everyone-professional-dance-school then Marbella Dance School is the one. With a huge range of classes from Monday to Saturday you can opt for ballet for all levels (including baby and children), musical, modern, lyrical, street, and funky Jazz dance classes, Contemporary dance, Ballet workout & Progressing Ballet Technique, children’s Musical Theatre and Singing class, a mix of Modern dance styles for children, Urban Dance and Hip Hop as well as a Latino-style workout class. The teachers at the school are all highly skilled dancers stemming from professional backgrounds.
The studio also has many other classes such as Pilates and Yoga, and plenty of workshops with some incredible visiting instructors.
Tel: 607 474 946 (Cati) / 628 25 76 46 (Sara)
Calle Pirita Nr.10, 29603 Marbella
For all the latest trends in dance, with all the trendiest instructors, in a funky urban setting, Rooftop is the place to head for. Here you can experience Hip hop, Urban Dance, Contemporary, Reggaeton, Twerk-Queen, Heels, Pole Sport, Exotic Pole, Dancehall, and Group Formation, all choreographed by a young, upbeat team of professional dancers. Master classes are on offer on Saturdays, so check the website or Facebook for details.
Tel: 644 52 70 73
Calle Zinc, 8 local 30C, 29603 Marbella
For the more discerning dancers, this studio has been up and running for over 10 years and offers many traditional plus alternative classes as well as examinations to help climb the professional dance ladder. Providing classes in Classical ballet, Funky Hip-hop, Jazz, Flamenco, Spanish Dance, Salsa, Contemporary Dance, Ballroom Dancing, Tap, Acrobatics, Contortionist, Oriental Dance, Pilates and Yoga, there are plenty of interesting choices available. The Dance With Freedom ethos is the they are “more than a simple dance academy, apart from learning to dance and what that entails, how to improve health, enhance self-esteem, make new friends, get fit, and enjoy yourself”.
Tel: 951 495 775
Centro Comercial El Zoco 137 /138, Sitio de Calahonda, 29649 Mijas Costa
For a professional approach to Latin and Ballroom, the Dance Marbella studio, part of the World Dance Sport Federation, takes their international styles seriously, with showcases and championship competitions for all ages. Latin consists of the Samba, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Pasodoble and Jive, whereas Ballroom is Waltz, Tango, Viennese, Foxtrot, and Quickstep.
Check the website for more information on timetables and pricing: dancemarbella.com
Tel: 661 06 44 68
Calle Eslovaquia, 29670 Marbella