Dance Studios in London for Hire
Whether you’re a choreographer, part of a dance group, or a dancer preparing for a big audition, you understand the difference a dedicated rehearsal space makes to the quality of your practice. You need good floors, plenty of space, nice lighting, and likely a mirror or two. But where can you find the ideal dance studio that will suit all your needs? London offers a wide variety of studio options, from professional dance studios with sprung wooden floors to school dance facilities and fitness studio gyms.
Whatever your budget, Tutti will help you find the perfect dance studio in London to take your dance rehearsals to the next level.
Why hire a London dance studio?
London is home to the most prestigious dance schools and studios in the country, so it’s no mystery why choreographers and dancers flock here. Pineapple Dance Studios in Soho is perhaps the most well-known of the bunch. It has been a fixture in the dance world since the 1970s and has been used by numerous famous dancers and choreographers over the years with dance styles including ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and salsa.
The Place is another high-profile central city dance studio and performance venue that has been a hub for contemporary dance in London since the 1960s. It offers a range of classes and workshops and is home to the London Contemporary Dance School, one of the most prestigious dance schools in the UK.
Studio Wayne McGregor is the east London home of the renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE, and is used for rehearsals and creative development by his own dance company. It's a state-of-the-art facility that's designed specifically for dance, with a large studio space and advanced lighting and sound equipment.
Checklist before hiring dance studios in London
Choose a location
Dance studios are scattered across north, south, east and west London - making it easy to find a convenient location for you or your dance group. Consider whether you’ll be driving there or travelling by public transport because some studios are located close to bus stops and tube stations, while others have access to off-street parking. When searching on Tutti you can use the advanced search tool to filter on parking options, plus each listing page shows the nearest bus routes and stations.
Know your space requirements
Space is one of the most important considerations when hiring a dance studio, so make sure to check the floor space dimensions before you book. If you're part of a dance group or if you're rehearsing for a performance, you'll need a studio that can accommodate multiple dancers and that has enough space for the routines you'll be practising. Fortunately, London offers studio sizes to suit everyone - from this modest 42m² laminate floor rehearsal space in Hackney, East London, to this large 597m² school sports hall in Bexley, Kent.
Check the facilities and equipment provided
Dance studios are often equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, music systems and other equipment that can be very helpful during dance practice. Mirrors allow you to see your form and technique, while ballet bars can help you with balance and posture. If you require a studio for ballet, there are specifically designed studios to choose from like this rehearsal studio at Mulrayan Centre for Dance in Canning Town, which features mirrors and barres along three walls.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to hire a dance studio in London?
The cost of dance studio hire in London can vary widely depending on the size and facilities of the studio, as well as the length of time you need to rent it for. Prices can range from around £20 per hour for a small independent studio to £100 per hour for a large, fully-equipped facility.
Do I need to bring my own equipment to a dance studio?
Most London dance studios provide basic equipment like mirrors, ballet barres, and sound systems. However, if you have specialised equipment or props that you need for your routine, you should check with the studio to make sure they can accommodate your needs. Feel free to message the hosts using the ‘start enquiry’ button on the space’s listing page.
What amenities can I expect at a London dance studio?
London dance studios often provide changing rooms, showers, and refreshment areas to make your rehearsal experience more comfortable, but these will vary from studio to studio. You can generally find them listed under ‘General Information’ and it’s a good idea to review these to make sure you have access to what you need before you book.
Can I hire a dance studio for private lessons?
Yes, many dance studios in London offer private lessons, which can be a great way to improve your skills more quickly. Private lessons will be more expensive than group classes, but they can be a good investment if you want to improve your technique or learn a new routine in a short space of time.
Can I view the space before booking it?
Yes, sometimes it can be a good idea to view the dance studio before you hire it to make sure it's suitable for your needs. Most dance studios in London will allow you to book a viewing appointment, so you can check out the facilities and ask any questions you might have. During the viewing, you can also get a sense of the size of the studio, the quality of the equipment, and the overall vibe of the space.