HOME OF HALIFAX’S DANCE COMMUNITY
Based in the heart of downtown Halifax, House of Eights Dance Studio is Atlantic Canada’s leading centre for drop-in dance. With over 25 drop-in dance classes a week in over a dozen different styles, we make it easy for you to add more dance into your life.
DROP-IN CLASSES FOR EVERY STEP OF YOUR DANCE JOURNEY
Whether you are a former dancer longing to reconnect with your body, a professional dancer, or a beginner ready for a new creative outlet, drop-in classes give you the freedom to choose your own schedule. No commitments. No judgement. Just dance.
INTRO TO DANCE
New to dance? Introducing our Intro to Dance Course for absolute beginners! Each class in this 4-week course focuses on what you need to know to prepare you for ANY drop-in choreography class, regardless of style.
WANT TO PERFORM?
Are you an experienced dancer who misses performing? Or maybe you’ve been taking drop-in classes and want to learn what it’s like to be a part of an entire piece? If you want the specialized training, comradery, and social aspect of a performance group, without the long term commitment, our Performance Programs might be for you!
Birthdays, bachelorette, or staff parties -we’ve got you covered. Bring your friends together to your own private dance class for an unforgettable experience!
We are a community dance space with the mission to empower all we serve through dance education, community engagement, and artist development. We strive to create a safe and supportive space where people from all walks of life feel celebrated and equipped to achieve their goals through dance.
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WHAT OUR COMMUNITY HAS TO SAY
House of Eights is such a great studio. The classes are welcoming, not intimidating and easy to navigate. Their booking style is perfect for anyone who runs on a less consistent schedule and there is endless amounts of variety in style and difficulty. I have enjoyed taking a wide range of their classes and recommend to any level of dancer. In addition, they celebrate successes and allow for videotaping of your class if you are interested.
House of Eights has been a fantastic experience! I have been taking beginner classes as a way to fit more physical activity into my week and House of Eight’s drop-in classes are perfect for that. With a different bit of choreography every class, you don’t have to worry about missing one. Options for purchasing classes are just as flexible, with single drop-ins, multi-class passes and different memberships. The instructors are wonderful and make you feel comfortable and confident no matter the class size. I highly recommend trying it out– the classes are a lot of fun, even if you’ve never taken dance before!
As a beginner dancer I was nervous about trying lessons at a studio but my experience so far has been amazing! The class sizes allow you to be more personal with the instructor and the instructors are able to focus on you to offer advice/directions. Always lots of fun and easy to pick up styles you’ve never tried
I stopped dancing for years because I felt too intimidated and self-conscious to go to drop-ins. When House of Eights first opened I read that they were “inclusive and open to everyone” and decided to give it a try. From the very first class I’ve taken I have felt welcomed, encouraged, challenged, and supported. Every instructor is friendly, talented, and pushes you to be your best. Every time I take a class I make new friends. Every time I take a class I feel more confident. Thank you House of Eights for creating the perfect nurturing environment for me to get back in touch with my creativity. Thank you for helping me fall in love with dance again.
YOUR DANCE JOURNEY STARTS HERE
Not sure where to start? Book a free intro with one of our team members: we’ll give you a tour of our space, answer any questions you might have, and help you get started on the right foot.