Welcome to Social Dance Academy Belfast

Learn to dance socially, meet new people and become a great dancer, while having some fun!

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No Partner Required


No partner, no worries. Most people just come on their own and you will be rotating partners to learn faster. We all start somewhere, don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you trying something new.

Friendly Environment


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

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We Focus On Socials


At Social Dance Academy Belfast, we focus on getting you up to an advanced level as quickly as possible so you can enjoy the regular socials that happen in and around Belfast. They are fun! If you have never been to one, you need to!

Fastest Growing Community


Join the fastest growing partner dance community in the country! Learn the 3 main partner dances, to allow you to dance socially all over the country, including salsa, bachata and kizomba.

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By Phil and Meredith Kizomba is a genre of dance and music originating from Angola, Africa. It is a…


By Phil and Meredith Bachata is a social dance from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. The basic dance sequence is performed in…


By Phil and Meredith Cross Body (LA & NY Salsa) is danced in linear movements, i.e. dance on a…

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    Phil Hunter


    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. My mission is to help other people achieve confidence and happiness through dance.

    Phil Hunter, Owner


    • 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

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