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

We make it easy for you to add more dance to your life. 

We are open 7 days a week with different classes each day, for adults 16 years old and up. With over 25 classes a week in more than a dozen different styles, you’ll easily find a class you’ll love. 

Drop-In classes give you the freedom to choose when you want to dance and what classes you want to take. 

With drop-ins, you don’t have to commit to taking the same class every week or worry when you’ve missed a class. Try hip hop and contemporary one week, then heels and jazz funk the next.

Our Mission

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. 

Our Studio

Our historic studio space is in the heart of downtown Halifax, on Canada’s East Coast. With 1,400 square feet of beautifully renovated space, our studio boasts high ornate ceilings, sprung floors, a full wall of mirrors, and professional lighting and sound systems. Conveniently located on Barrington Street, we are steps away from everything the city has to offer, as well as across the street from a major bus stop and a parkade.

Come in, get to know our dance community, and make yourself at home.

How it all started

Established in 2019 by Abady Alzahrani, House of Eights Dance Studio soon became the hub of Halifax and Atlantic Canada’s dance scene. The original location was in a small shared space above a diner on Barrington Street, which we quickly outgrew within a few months to a larger space just a block away. After just over year since opening, we closed our studio due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, through the incredible support of our community, we were able to reopen again in June 2020 in a newly renovated heritage location at 1533 Barrington Street.

Whatever your goals, our faculty will enrich your dance experience whether you’re an adult beginner or a seasoned professional. We are committed to providing a safe, professional, and fun space for dancers to develop, create, and inspire. We are always happy to see new students excited for this untapped resource of fitness, fun, and community.

This studio has been a labour of love, created by the community, for the community. We can’t wait to meet you!

Land Acknowledgement

We live, move, and create here on Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. As artists, we are grateful for the chance to pursue our passions here, and we commit to upholding values of community and inclusivity in all that we do.