New class – Teen Hip Hop

Your kids are gonna love this teen hip hop class! Hard beats, cool moves and a class full of energy!

Ilenia teaches LA Style hip hop which is a mix of movement originating from contemporary, modern, lyrical and mixed with the Hip Hop “New School” style.

It’s based on a “fast and slow” technique, which results in fast changes between very slow and smooth movement to very fast, powerful and rigid movement. The essence is to make the choreography match the lyrics, and tell the story that represents the meaning of the song.

The class is held on Sundays at 6pm – 7pm, AED 65 per class.

Suitable for ages 12 to 16 years.

View our full kids’ schedule here.

Contemporary Dance – New Timings and New Courses

You spoke and we listened! For those of you who’ve been wanting to take our beginner contemporary dance classes, we’ve moved the class to a 7pm start time.

Beginner drop-in class: Tuesday 7 – 8pm, 65 AED per class

We’ve also got a new set of 5-week courses starting 17th November, 2013. Spaces are limited so pre-registration is highly recommended.

*** Contemporary Courses, start date: 17th November, 2013 ***
Beginner Course: Sunday 7 – 8pm, AED 350
Improver/Intermediate Course: Sunday 8 – 930pm, AED 475

Intermediate / Advanced Course: Tuesday 8 – 930pm, AED 475

For further details on our contemporary classes click here

Free Class Week

THANK YOU!!! We’ve received an overwhelming response to our Free Class Week!

***Please note that we’ve added a few more classes to the schedule: Contemporary on Tuesday at 7.30pm – 8.30pm, Ballet on Wednesday at 7pm – 8pm, and Hip Hop on Thursday at 8pm – 9.30pm***

You’ve been wanting to try out that particular dance class for awhile and now you can… at no risk! For a whole week (20 – 26th Oct), James & Alex Dance Studios will be offering a variety of dance classes FREE OF CHARGE.

Choose from ballet, hip hop, contemporary, tango, salsa, salsa body movement, bachata and Zumba. Spaces are limited so pre-book now! Pre-booking can be done easily online here. Please note that when booking online, ONLY the classes labelled “FREE CLASS” are part of the Free Class Week.

We’ve even added some extra classes that week so check out our Free Class Week schedule below. Don’t be shy… try out any of our free classes but don’t blame us if you get hooked. 😉

Free Week Schedule

**New** – Contemporary Dance Classes

Starting this fall, James & Alex Dance Studios will be offering contemporary dance courses and drop-in classes to suit everyone’s schedule. Aimee Despres, an experienced contemporary / ballet dancer and instructor, can take any aspiring dancer to the next level. Contact us today for further details or to book your place in one of our contemporary classes.

*** The next course starts Sunday 6th October 2013. Please contact us for more details***

(No pre-registration required. Please arrive early to pay / sign-in before the start of class.)
Beginners: Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30pm
Improvers / Intermediates: Thursday 6:30 – 7:30pm

(Limited spaces available and pre-registration is highly recommended. Students must sign up for the full 6 weeks.)
Beginners: Sunday 6:30 – 7:30pm
Improvers / Intermediates: Sunday 7:30 – 9pm
Intermediates / Advanced: Tuesday 7:30 – 9pm

For those who wish to improve their technique, Aimee also teaches ballet classes, a must for any contemporary dancer!

(No pre-registration required. Please arrive early to pay / sign-in before the start of class.)
Beginners / Improvers: Wednesday 6 – 7pm
Beginners / Improvers: Saturday 11am – 12pm

Drop-in classes = AED 65 per class
Courses (Beginners) = AED 420
Courses (Improvers / Intermediates / Advanced) = AED 570

Introducing drop-in class packages that can be used for Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop

Packages for drop-in classes:
12 hours of classes = AED 720 (*expires 5 months from activation date)
24 hours of classes = AED 1,375 (*expires 10 months from activation date)

Musical Theatre Summer Camps with Hayley’s Comet

Give your kids an unforgettable summer by enrolling them in one of our Musical Theatre summer camps! Enrol early as spaces are limited.

Musical Theatre Summer Camp: Acting, singing, dancing, games and a showcase at the end of each week! These unique summer camps focus on a different theme every week.

Week 1: 30th June – 4th July
Week 2: 7th July – 11th July
Week 3: 14th July – 18th July
Week 4: 21st July – 25th July
Week 5: 28th July – 31st July
Week 6: 18th August – 22nd August

Timings: 9am – 3pm. Open to ages 6 – 14 years. Cost: AED 650 per week plus a one-time AED 80 admin fee for new students which includes a uniform t-shirt.

Contact us on 04 4470773 or email us on for further details or to enrol your child.

Children’s Ballet Summer Camp

Give your kids an unforgettable summer by enrolling them in one of our ballet summer camps! Enroll early as spaces are limited.

Ballet Summer Camp: Ballet fundamentals, stage set management, costume design and a performance for friends and family!

Week 1: 30th June – 4th July
Week 2: 7th July – 11th July

Timings: 9am – 3pm. Open to ages: 3 – 13 years. Cost: AED 650 per week.
Timings: 9am – 1pm. Ages 3 – 5. Cost: AED 400 per week

Come and watch your kids perform on the Thursday 1pm on last day of each camp. Contact us on 04 4470773 or email us on for further details or to enrol your child.

NEW monthly Tango Milonga – La Baldosa

It’s finally here… Tango dancing in a relaxed, friendly, casual atmosphere!

Come join us for our MILONGA PARTY held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 9pm – 12am at James and Alex Dance Studios. The Milongas are hosted by tango instructor Gustavo Arboleda.

FREE ENTRY to the Milonga but feel free to also join Gustavo’s Wednesday tango class from 8-9pm (cost 50 dhs) before the Milonga.

***Please note that the beginner/improver class on Wednesday 6th November is cancelled but the Milonga is still ON.***

Kids Ballet on Saturdays

As the result of several requests to offer children’s classes on Saturdays, we are now launching Ballet classes on Saturdays starting this this week 26th January 2013.

The Ballet class for 3 to 6yrs will be at 12.30pm to 1.30pm and the class for 7 to 11yrs will be at 1.30pm until 2.30pm. The term will run for 10 weeks starting the 26th January until the end of March, rates are AED 550 for the full term.

Email us at or call us on 04 4470773 for further details or to register your child for the classes.

*NEW* Children’s Dance Program

Right on time for the ‘Back to School’ season, the James & Alex Dance Studios are launching a brand new kids program. Composed of mainly Ballet, Jazz and Salsa, kids of all ages will now have the opportunity to aspire to be the next Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers.

Split between 4 age groups, catering to the little ones as young as 3 years old to teenagers up to 16 years old, classes will address all of their dancing needs. Classes will be held over 3 month terms, following the school year calendar.

For all information regarding this program and pricing, contact the studio directly on 04-4470773 or send an email to

Cancelled Classes – Starting Tonight

Ladies styling has been cancelled for tonight, we will bring you more details on this class moving forward.

Yoga has been removed from our timetable from tonight onwards.

For the uptodate class timings please check the class schedule on our website.