Adult Dance Classes

Central offers a range of adult dance classes for fun, fitness, wellbeing and to develop skills, at new studios located close to Waterloo, Blackfriars and Southwark stations. There’s a class to suit all abilities, open to all age groups (18+).

All adult dance classes cost £12 and are available on a drop-in basis.  You can book up to six days ahead online or via the app, see below.

Neighbourhood Classes

Central’s neighbourhood classes offer an opportunity for the local community to come together, try something new, and engage in the joys of dance. Southwark and Lambeth residents can access the discounted price of £6 by inputting the code CSBnh23 when booking a class. Participants will need to show a Southwark presents card or alternative proof of address when arriving at the class. For those joining from further afield, the regular £12 class price is available.

  • Beginners/General Contemporary African with Francis Angol – Thursdays 7PM – 8:30PM
  • Beginners Ballet with Lucy Bishop-Laggett – Fridays 6PM – 7PM

Booking opens 6 days before each class.


There is a range of ballet classes available to try at Central to suit all levels. Beginner’s classes are scheduled every week providing a supportive and welcoming environment to have fun and try something new. For those with a background in ballet who want to improve their technique and meet like-minded dancers, a range of intermediate and advanced classes are also available.

See the full timetable and book a class below


Cunningham-based contemporary focuses on the use of the spine and the space. The teacher plays with adding flow to the form in order to create more freedom of movement. Cunningham-based contemporary classes take place at Central every week offering those with previous dance experience the chance to improve their skills.

See the full timetable and book a class below


Jazz classes are available for those with a background in dance and ballet technique who want to improve further. Central’s adult jazz classes encourage you to experience the joys of dance and build your confidence.

See the full timetable and book a class below

African Contemporary

Learn the principles of Contemporary African dance in a fun and enjoyable dance class for adults that will leave you energised and connected from within. This is a fluid journey exploring dance art that is rooted in the teachings and practices of dance from the African Diaspora and Contemporary dance.

See the full timetable and book a class below

How to Book

Adult dance class bookings are made through Gymcatch. You will need to either download the Gymcatch mobile app from the App Store or the Play Store or register for an account on the Gymcatch website. Once you have created an account, you can book classes through the Central School of Ballet page on the Gymcatch website/app or using the booking system below. If the class is full, you can join the waiting list and will be informed if a place becomes available.


The planned Tube strike on Wednesday 4 October has now been cancelled. In light of this, many of our previously cancelled evening classes will now be available. Please check the timetable below for class availability.

Class Timetable and Bookings

Please note that class bookings are non-transferable, so please double check class details before booking.