Salsa

L.A Style Salsa is danced in linear movements on a line.

Bachata

Bachata is a social dance from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean.

Kizomba

Kizomba originating from Angola, Africa. It is a derivative of semba.

Welcome to Social Dance Academy BelfasT

“Social Dance Academy Belfast” is an Afro-Latin dance school in Belfast, offering a dynamic and inclusive atmosphere for dancers of all levels. Our academy is dedicated to providing high-quality dance instruction, including a wide range of styles such as salsa, bachata, and kizomba. With experienced instructors and a spacious dance floor, we create an environment where students can hone their skills, build their confidence, and connect with fellow dancers. It’s the perfect place to embrace your passion for dance.

Beginners & New Starts

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Improvers & Intermediate

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Latest OFFERS

First Class Free

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Voucher to try your first classes free, choose from any class.

Intro Offer

Get x5 Classes for only £20 too attend any of our classes.

Free Online Course

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Sign up to access our Free Online Beginners Bachata Course.

For a full list of available offers, check out the offers from the menu, including gift vouchers and private lessons.

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Professional Dance instructors

"We Aim to Raise the Standard of Dance in the Country"

Phil Hunter & Meredith - Founders

No partner, no worries. Most people just come on their own. We rotate partners in class to learn faster so you will make friends quickly as everyone is very supportive.

The great thing about partner dancing is that you will make friends very quickly, and you will meet people from all over the world, from many different cultures. It’s like one big family. Dancing is a great way to meet new people.

A dance social is where dancers meet up and dance together in a fun, friendly atmosphere. We focus on getting you up to a decent level as quickly as possible so you can enjoy the regular socials that happen in Belfast and beyond. They are fun, if you have never been to one, you need to!

There are 3 main partner dances that are danced socially all over the country. These are salsa, bachata and kizomba. There are socials in almost every major city in the world! You too will become part of that world-wide dance community! 

Testimonials

  • I had great fun while I spent time time learning with Phil and Danielle. They were patient and encouraging. My confidence soared! Thanks guys! Looking forward to more classes at SDAB!

    Emma White

  • If you want a break from the routine and to try something new for yourself, then the Academy is the place for you. They have a passion for dance. They build trust, empathy and they motivate you to push yourself, not just in dancing, but every area of life as well. They help you to overcome your weaknesses and embrace who you are as a dancer and also as a person.

    Marta Stachowicz

  • Phil is amazing! It’s just what I was looking for in a social dance. A mix of technique and fun, in a very approachable manner. I will continue to go to classes and definitely recommend it!

    Mayte Segura

  • I would highly recommend the Academy to everyone who loves to dance, and to those wanting to try it. Phil, Meredith and Danielle will show you that ANYONE can dance! Thank you so much for all the support, advice, and tips. I’m glad I can be apart of your dancing family!

    Kamila Wozniak

  • At 60 years of age, I love going to dance lessons with Phil. A great teacher, very patient and friendly. I have made many new friends at the Academy and I highly recommend it to anyone of any age.

    Debbie Quinn

  • Dancing has brought so much joy into my life. It has helped me be able to express myself and it has helped grow my confidence so much! Phil has been an inspiration, with his knowledge of teaching dance with his fun unique style and humour he brings to each class. It really makes the experience so enjoyable!

    Danielle Woodside

  • Classes with Phil, Meredith and Danielle are amazing. You get to meet like-minded people, learn about music and dance. It’s a perfect place to learn and enjoy dancing. They are very understanding, encouraging and always having your back. Their classes leave you with an extra boost of endorphins, confidence and awesome energy. I recommend their classes with my whole heart. Try and you won’t regret it! You will probably get addicted to the most amazing dance experience!

    Katarzyna Adela

  • I was absolute beginner, I wasn’t even sure I would be able to dance at all!!! The Academy helped me to achieve that finally I was able to dance and actually have fun. There are always great tips for lead techniques, which help me improve really quickly.

    Artur Kwiatkowski

  • Emma White
  • Marta Stachowicz
  • Mayte Segura
  • Kamila Wozniak
  • Debbie Quinn
  • Danielle Woodside
  • Katarzyna Adela
  • Artur Kwiatkowski

No Partner Required

No partner, no worries. Most people just come on their own. We rotate partners in class to learn faster so you will make friends quickly as everyone is very supportive.

Friendly Environment

The great thing about partner dancing is you will make friends quickly, and meet people from all over the world, from different cultures. It’s one big family.

We Focus on Socials

We focus on getting you up to an good level quickly, so you can enjoy the socials that happen in and around Belfast. We are the only dance school that teaches all 3 social dances!

Fastest Growing Community

There are 3 main dances that are danced socially across the country; salsa, bachata and kizomba. There are socials in every major city in the world! You will become part of that world-wide dance community!

OUR CLASSES

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Our aim is to get you dancing and to enjoy the freedom of movement while having fun. Dance is our passion. Social dancing gives you so much enjoyment and it’s a way to meet people from all cultures. Have the courage to start something new, because if you believe you can, you’re halfway there.

Phil Hunter, Owner

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