The 5 Best Dance Studios in Cork
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The 8 Best Dance Studios in Cork

Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned talent, it’s always important to practice. This is why people flock to dance studios to hone their skills!

If you’re interested in learning a new skill or sharpening up your technique, we put together a list of the best dance studios in Cork to help you find your options.

Dance Studio Costs

Standard dance lessons in the area are offered at around €10 per class if you get a course/plan. At the time of writing, these are the rates of the top studios in Cork:

Studio Wolfe€165 for 16 weeks
Nicky’s Dance Studio€40 for 4 weeks
Latin Dance Studio€35 for 4 weeks
Cork City Ballet (Firkin Cane)€135 for 10 weeks
Cork Collective€50 for 5 weeks

Top Dance Studios

We evaluated each of these dance studios according to the following criteria:

Convenience: This includes the location of the studio as well as the policies they offer for refunds, schedules, et cetera.
Classes Offered: This refers to the range of styles they teach as well as the ages they accept for lessons.
Team: This is based on the studio’s experience and prestige, including how well-known their instructors are in the dance scene.
Student Satisfaction: And finally, this is based on how happy students are with their experiences, according to our surveys and research.

1. Studio Wolfe

Studio Wolfe Homepage
SERVICESBallet, modern jazz, acro dance, commercial hip hop, cheerleading
ADDRESSDosco Business Park, Unit 2a, S Douglas Rd, Douglas, Cork, T12 F6P3, Ireland
CONTACT INFORMATION0214367967 or 0214891249

[email protected]

OPENING HOURSMonday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Convenience★★★★☆ (4/5)
Classes Offered★★★★☆ (4/5)
Team★★★★★ (5/5)
Student Satisfaction★★★★☆ (4/5)

Studio Wolfe is a performing arts school that teaches dance, drama, and singing to children from three years of age.

Their dance classes include ballet, modern jazz, acrobatic dance, and commercial hip hop. They also offer classes for cheerleading.

While it isn’t the widest range of dance styles, we appreciate that they have some rarer classes like acrobatic dance and cheerleading.

Their 1-hour dance classes are offered at €165.00 per term, which will get you 16 weeks of classes. They have two terms per year: September-January and February-June.

We think this recommended plan is offered at great value at a little over €10 per week. More advanced classes are also offered at €200 per term.

They also offer family discounts for 2-4 children with the second child getting a 10% discount on their fees, the third a 15% discount, and the fourth a big 50% discount.

We love this because it ensures that parents of more than one child won’t have to shell out as much to get classes for all their children.

Studio Wolfe also has a Child Protection Policy in place. This means that all employees and volunteers have a code of behavior to follow and students have to comply with an anti-bullying policy.

We also love that there is detailed information about this on their website, because it can really help reassure parents that their children are in safe and loving hands. Anything that makes getting info easier for consumers gets a thumbs up from us, really.


  • Good value, especially compared to others
  • Family discounts offered
  • Child Protection Policy


  • Limited dance styles taught

Customer Reviews

Lifelong friends

The Wolfe Stage School has meant so much to me over the course of my 7 years there. It was a place to learn and develop, a safe haven from bullying, and a place where I made lifelong friends. I now work professionally in theatre and use the experience from Declan’s classes every day. His teacing instills an unwavering appreciation for the theatre. I cannot recommend this school enough. Declan, Careen, Clare, Laura, Tess, thank you. -Stephen O’Driscoll


Small one absolutely loves the dance classes they offer on Saturdays, fantastic 👏 -Ben Sreenan

2. Nicky’s Dance Studio

Nicky’s Dance Studio Homepage
SERVICESmodern ballet, tap, and street dance
ADDRESSNicky’s Dance Studio Donnybrook Commercial Centre Donnybrook Douglas Cork

[email protected]

Convenience★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Classes Offered★★★★☆ (4/5)
Team★★★★★ (5/5)
Student Satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Nicky’s Dance Studio offers both fitness and dance classes for children, teens, and adults.

We like that their classes are inclusive of all age groups, because we know anyone can want to learn how to dance.

On their Facebook page, they offer a step/tone class for €32 monthly, children’s/teens’ dance lessons for €40 monthly, aerial yoga classes for €90 for a 6-week course, and ASD children’s classes for €60 monthly.

This would put the dance lessons at €10 a week, which is pretty standard pricing according to our research. The aerial yoga classes are definitely more expensive, but that’s for those who are after fitness.

Their dance styles include modern ballet, tap, and street dance, which isn’t a great range for those looking to learn different techniques.

But we do like that they also offer private wedding dance classes for couples, which no other studio in this list offers.

The owner, Nicky, also provides dance outreach programmes to primary and secondary schools. She is also resident dance choreographer at Cork Association for Autism Co Action Bantry, Brook Centre.

This means that her dance classes are friendly to those on the spectrum. We love the inclusivity and attention to those who can often be overlooked in these classes!

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, their website seems to be down. Their Facebook page, while informative, is a little messy, making it confusing to navigate and understand.

On the bright side, contacting them is easy and staff at their studio are even more accommodating when you actually visit to ask questions. 


  • Great for children with special needs
  • Private wedding dance classes offered


  • Confusing webpage
  • Only three dance styles offered

Customer Reviews

Special Needs

Nicky is brilliant especially with small children. Will continue to take my daughter with special needs to her dance classes. Hope they resume soonest -Sindi Chambers

First Dance

Nicky thank you so much for teaching Finbarr & I how to dance to our first dance. Our lessons were filled with fun & laughter, often laughing at ourselves! You made it look and feel so easy. Thank you so much. We can’t recommend you highly enough! X Eilish & Finbarr. -Eilish Murphy

3. Latin Dance Studio

Latin Dance Studio Homepage
SERVICESSalsa and bachata
ADDRESSLatin Dance Studio,Tower Street, Ballyphehane, Cork City, Ireland

[email protected]

OPENING HOURSClasses usually between 7pm-10pm
Convenience★★★★☆ (4/5)
Classes Offered★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Team★★★★★ (5/5)
Student Satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Latin Dance Studio is a place to consider if you’re looking for salsa and bachata lessons in Cork.

Most Latin dance schools only offer these specific dances, so we understand that the range of dance styles isn’t particularly wide. 

One of our favorite things about this studio is that they offer trial lessons completely free of charge. We like that you get to see for yourself if you enjoy their teaching style and environment before committing to a plan.

Plans are €35 for 4 beginner classes and €55 for 8 pre-intermediate classes. They also offer a plan called Footwork On2 for €45, which is four classes and 1 extra course.

We love this value, because it’s quite affordable for what you get. The pre-intermediate classes are valued at a little under €7 per class.

We also like the shorter terms, because adults usually do not have as much free time to commit as younger students.

However, we’re not big fans of the website because there isn’t a lot of information on it. For that final plan, there isn’t any description about what it is and what makes it different.

This might make it more confusing for newbies who are interested to learn.

On the upside, they also hold events like Latin dance parties, which we’re willing to bet are loads of fun for students looking to mingle.

Students from our surveys all seem to agree that the community feels more like a family, with long-lasting friendships made in their classes and parties.


  • Affordably priced
  • Free trial classes
  • Parties offered
  • Shorter terms


  • Website lacks information
  • No children’s classes

Customer Reviews

Great fun

Teachers are outstanding and very professional, you learn a lot from them and great fun during the classes! Lots of opportunities to practice with socials and amazing parties! Best place to learn how to dance and have a great time in Cork! -Laura Martin-Tadeo Herrera

A community, a family

I started in Marco’s studio in January 2022 and I have learned a huge amount of salsa and bachata (and other dances too 😉) in only 3 months!

Marco is incredible at his craft and he is passionate about passing the love for dance onto others.

His classes are great because his English is superb, he breaks down the movements into easy to understand and easy to follow steps, and the people who go to the classes are some the nicest, friendliest, fun and funny I have ever met.

He has created more than just a dance school. It is a community, a family, full of wonderful, lovely, beautiful people and you are absolutely missing out by not being part of it 😁 -emmettmurphy15

4. Cork City Ballet (Firkin Cane)

Cork City Ballet (Firkin Cane) Homepage
SERVICESAdult beginner ballet classes
ADDRESSCork City Ballet Firkin Crane Theatre Shandon, Cork, Ireland

[email protected]


Sunday-Friday 10AM–10PM

Convenience★★★★☆ (4/5)
Classes Offered★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Team★★★★★ (5/5)
Student Satisfaction★★★★☆ (4/5)

Cork City Ballet is a renowned ballet company who blend classical and contemporary styles to make dance more accessible to the public.

They offer beginner classes for teenagers and adults in Firkin Cane, Cork’s home of dance in Shandon. This building houses a professional working theatre as well as 4 fully fitted dance studios.

We love this venue as it is a cultural crossroads for dancers all over Cork, making it a great place to make connections and foster community.

We’re also big fans of adults’ beginner classes, because some older students tend to feel like it’s too late for them to take up dance.

We think this fits in quite well with the company’s goal of making dance more accessible and enjoyable for the public.

However, it’s a little disappointing to see Cork City Ballet does not offer classes for children.

They also only offer ballet, which makes sense because they’re a ballet company. Still, it would have been nice to see some variety in their offers, such as classical and contemporary.

These classes cost €135 for a ten-week term. That would make it €13.50 per week, which is a little pricier than other options on our list. 

They are taught by a member of the company, Kevin Hayes. They last an hour and fifteen minutes every Wednesday, and are offered for both total beginners and beginners/improvers


  • Adult’s beginner classes available
  • Great venue if you want to enter the local dance community


  • No children’s classes
  • Only ballet offered

Customer Reviews

Home of Dance

Firkin Crane- Home of Dance does exactly as it states. grattitude to Ann and all the staff who make working there a joy. -Cabrini Cahill

Dance Performance

Nice performance venue for dancing and singing. Acoustics are good except a bit too loud (maybe sitting in fourth row near stage was the cause). Seats are reasonably comfortable, but very firm. You do not want to sit for more than 11/2 hours without an intermission. -Don H.

5. Collective Cork

Collective Cork Homepage
SERVICESContemporary, dance improvisation, flamenco
ADDRESS​Tobin St, Cork, Ireland
CONTACT INFORMATION[email protected]
OPENING HOURSOpen 24 hours
Convenience★★★★★ (5/5)
Classes Offered★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Team★★★★★ (5/5)
Student Satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Collective Cork is a yoga and dance studio that offers lessons in three styles of dance: contemporary, dance improvisation, and flamenco.

We don’t love that it’s a pretty small range of classes, which means less options to consider. We do love, however, that the classes are open to all levels, from beginners to more experienced students of all ages.

Standard drop-ins cost €12, but they offer an unwaged/student discount at €8.

They also offer class passes at €95 for ten classes, €50 for 5 classes. This puts each class at around €10, which is pretty standard pricing according to our research.

Also offered are Unlimited Memberships at €110 for a one-month unlimited class pass and a discounted €80 for unwaged/students. This means that for a month, you can access any number of classes from both the yoda and dance lessons offered.

Collective Cork says they offer true inclusivity with no elitism, and we think the discount for those who might not be as financially independent reflects that. 

It’s a great offer that we highly recommend for those who might have beens saving up for dance lessons or thought they’d never get to.

The studio is also available for rental, for those who might just want a place to practice by themselves.


  • Unwaged/student discounts offered
  • Studio available for rental


  • Only three dance styles offered

Customer Reviews

Communication, Professionalism, Quality

Beautiful studio in the heart of Cork City, though they host some brilliant classes and retreats outdoors or in other lovely locations too. The prices emphasise accessibility, this isn’t for the elite, this is for you and me and everyone else. That ethos carries through in their teachers and their teachings. They’re my favourite studio out there! -Brendan Petrassi

Kind, knowledgeable and affordable

Such a beautiful welcoming space, a kind and knowledgeable teaching staff and on top of that extremely affordable. I highly recommend and am very grateful to have found a place that feels like home. -Paolo Leidi

6. The Tribe Dance Academy

SERVICESAdult Lessons, Advanced Classes, Beginner’s Classes, Intermediate Classes, Private Lessons, Youth Classes, Group Classes, Salsa School, andTraining Program
ADDRESSGrattan St, Centre, Cork, T12 P2KC, Ireland
OPENING HOURSMonday: 6:30–10 PM
Tuesday: 6–10 PM
Wednesday: 6–10 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 7–11 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Edit Table 

Convenience★★★★☆ (4/5)
Classes Offered★★★★☆ (4/5)
Team★★★★ (5/5)
Student Satisfaction★★★★☆ (4/5)

We’ve just had the thrill of our lives at The Tribe Dance Academy, and let us tell you, this place is no ordinary dance studio.

When it comes to their services, The Tribe Dance Academy is like a masterclass on steroids. From ballet to hip-hop and everything in between, they’ve got all the moves covered.

Whether you’re a twinkle-toed prodigy or a two-left-feet rookie like us, their talented instructors will have you pirouetting and popping like a pro in no time.

Convenience is their middle name, and we can’t thank them enough for it. With flexible class schedules that cater to night owls and early birds alike, we never have to worry about fitting in our shimmy sessions.

Plus, their spacious and well-equipped studios make us feel like dancing royalty, minus the actual tiaras, of course.

Ah, the reputation of The Tribe Dance Academy precedes itself, and for good reason. They’re the talk of the town, and rightfully so.

Their impressive roster of award-winning choreographers and their students’ jaw-dropping performances have us saying, “Move over, Beyoncé, there’s a new dance diva in town!”

Now, let’s get down to business: the cost. And here’s the sweetest part: it won’t break the bank!

The Tribe Dance Academy offers competitive pricing that’s worth every penny. They’ve got the moves, the instructors, the facilities, and they manage to keep it affordable.

However, they’re closed on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, which kind of bummed us out. We recommend booking a slot ahead of time to avoid the groovy crowd of dancers waiting in line.


  • Diverse range of dance styles
  • Flexible class schedules
  • Renowned and talented instructors
  • Affordable pricing


  • Closed on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Customer Reviews

“The Tribe Dance Academy is a great place to start or continue your dancing journey. The salsa teacher Sam’s energy, joy and love of dancing is infectious! The classes have a very welcoming atmosphere while the teachers are encouraging, energetic and enthusiastic. The Tribe also offers a super free social event every Friday night where students of all levels are able to practice what they have learned in their classes in a friendly relaxed environment.” — Calie Smith Breen

“The Tribe Dance Academy is an amazing space, from the great quality of classes offered through to the people that shape this community. It is one of the most welcoming places I’ve found in Cork, especially as I joined them being very new to the city. The teachers and the whole team are so supportive and friendly – the salsa teacher, Sam, exudes such positive energy and instills it into everyone around! It is a great space to try out new dances you might be curious to learn or to practice and improve your existing skills, there is also a large variety of events and socials organised to facilitate that.” — Diana Claudia Stoica

7. Wriggletto

SERVICESMixed Age Classes, Classes for Babies, Classes for Toddlers, and Classes for Pre-Schoolers
CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: [email protected]
Phone: (021) 2011194
OPENING HOURSMonday – Friday 9:30am – 6pm
Convenience★★★★☆ (4/5)
Classes Offered★★★★ (5/5)
Team★★★★ (5/5)
Student Satisfaction★★★★☆ (4/5)

At Wriggletto Dance Studio, we are ecstatic to declare our resounding endorsement of their exceptional services. With a rhythmic blend of creativity and precision, Wriggletto elevates dance education to an art form, leaving our team in awe.

We believe convenience reigns supreme in our partnership with Wriggletto.

Their strategic location and flexible class schedules prove they’re committed to accommodating even the busiest of lives, which we love.

We found their online registration process as smooth as a pirouette, ensuring our dance journey began seamlessly.

Reputation is earned, and Wriggletto has carved an enviable niche in the dance community.

Their seasoned instructors possess the finesse of maestros, imparting wisdom and technique with a passion that’s palpable. Witnessing their students’ achievements speaks volumes about Wriggletto’s commitment to excellence.

As stewards of fiscal prudence, our experience with Wriggletto was a testament to their noteworthy value.

The cost of their classes is a symphony of affordability and quality, a harmonious balance that dances to the tune of financial sensibility.

The choreography of our partnership with Wriggletto culminated in an enriching dance odyssey.

Their services cater to all levels of expertise, from novices taking their first steps to seasoned dancers honing their craft.

We even marveled at how they seamlessly nurture growth in every participant, transcending mere movement to an exquisite expression of artistry.

Sadly, they don’t offer discounts for their services yet. We advise going through their website to find other affordable deals.


  • Expertly led dance classes
  • Flexible and well-timed sessions
  • Highly regarded in the dance community
  • Great quality at reasonable prices


  • No promos or discounts at the present

Customer Reviews

“Thrilled with Wriggletto’s guidance! Their instructors create magic on the dance floor.”

“Wriggletto made me fall in love with dance again. Top-notch studio!”

8. Pole Dance Therapy Cork

ADDRESSElite Fitness Centre Cork – G1 unit Marina Commercial Park, Centre Park Rd, Cork, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS+353874416753
[email protected]
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Saturday, 7:00 AM – 9 PM
Convenience★★★★★ (5/5)
Classes Offered★★★(4/5)
Team★★★★★ (5/5)
Student Satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)

Pole Dance Therapy is a unique dance workout studio that combines various techniques such as sensual pole dance, movement meditation, pilates, yoga, dance, and energy healing sessions to help individuals heal and strengthen their body and soul. The studio welcomes women of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels, who are looking to accept and love their body and themselves just the way they are. The workouts aim to awaken the inner goddess by building strength, femininity, and sexuality in all aspects of life, including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Pole Dance Therapy’s founder is a body-oriented psychotherapist and healer who combines several practices, including Core Energetics, Object Relations, Constellations, Energy Healing, and Core Cellular Healing. These practices help individuals to identify and address any deficits in their interpersonal functioning and transform their wrong life perceptions into life-sustaining flow, leading to satisfaction and fulfilling self-realization.

The studio also offers workshops on Family Constellations, Core Cellular Healing, and Spirituality. These workshops help individuals to dive deep into the family energy field and ancestral line, bringing to light anything that needs to be resolved and bringing healing to the whole family line. These workshops are very powerful energetic and transformational processes, which not only release and clear old behavior patterns, pains, emotional distress, traumas, and anxieties but also breathe new fresh pure energy, love, and light into the cells of the body, mind, and soul.


  • Unique dance workout studio
  • Emphasis on healing and strengthening
  • Offers workshops on energy healing and spirituality


  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

I can’t recommend Pole Dance Therapy enough.

“I can’t recommend Pole Dance Therapy enough. It has been helping me in the journey of self love and to be appreciative of my body and the power within. The classes are super fun, it’s amazing to have this time to unwind! Highly recommend ” – Mariana Almeida

It was very easy for me to step out of my comfort zone and try becoming the best version of myself.

“When you are kind to yourself, when you give yourself time to learn, time to make mistakes and start all over again, nothing can really stop you. At pole dance therapy I’ve found the most positive environment,  it was very easy for me to step out of my comfort zone and try becoming the best version of myself.”  -Giulia Denaro

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