Based in the heart of downtown Halifax, House of Eights Dance Studio is Atlantic Canada’s leading centre for drop-in dance. With over 30 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.


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.


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.


“After hearing so many good things about this studio through the dance community, I decided to give a class a try. The atmosphere is so welcoming and friendly, and every teacher I’ve taken a class from has been so talented and so inviting! Classes are so fun, and I love the aspect of having videos to look back on to better myself! I recommend to anyone, whether you have years of dance experience or are just starting out!”

Amynte E.

“My experience this month with House of Eights has been AWESOME! As a former dancer, I was nervous about trying a drop-in class after a 10 year break from dancing. The instructors are very helpful, and there are courses catered to dancers of all skill levels.”

Kat D.

“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.”

Kristyn G.

“House of Eights is a great place to learn dance in a fun, open, environment where, as someone who never took a dance class before, I felt welcomed from the first class. The instructors pay close attention to each attendees’ level of understanding and pace the classes accordingly. The classes vary in structure so with each different style of class you can expect to be uniquely challenged”

Robert M.

I love House of Eights! The drop-in model makes it super accessible for people with shifting schedules and learning a new choreography in every class keeps me on my toes (pun intended). The space is beautiful and the instructors are wonderful; highly recommend!

Alix T.


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.

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