Promoting an active lifestyle holds immense benefits, regardless of age. For children, engaging in enjoyable and active activities not only bestows health advantages but also does so without them realizing they’re actually participating in “exercise.

This is the case for dancing as well. Enrolling kids in dance classes not only provides a platform for unleashing creativity and having a blast but also offers cardiovascular workouts, enhances lung capacity, fosters muscle development, and contributes to mental well-being by serving as an outlet for emotions and thoughts. Dance classes are also a great way to make new friends, as are most after-school activities.

San Antonio is home to a wide variety of dance schools and studios for kids, where they will learn the fundamentals of specific dance styles while also having a blast!

Take a look at Kid City Guide’s picks for the top kids’ dance classes in and around San Antonio:

Trilogy Dance Center offers a wide variety of dance classes for kids, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, and lyrical dance.

Little dancers ages 18 months–6 years can be enrolled in classes such as Wee & Me for toddlers up to 2 years old; Tippy Toe Tots for 2-3 year-olds; Basic Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Techniques; and Hip Hop classes.

Trilogy Dance Center also offers kids’ classes for those ages 7 and up.

North San Antonio, TX2602 N Loop 1604 W #111, San Antonio, TX 78248

The Jewel of Art Dance Studio offers a wide range of classes for children of all experience levels.

Among the dance classes for children, little dancers can be enrolled in Mommy & Me Dance Class for 18 months to 3 years old, a unique way to bond with your toddler; Combo Dance Class I for 4-5-year-olds, which offers young dancers the opportunity to try a variety of dance styles like ballet, tap, creative dancing, and singing; Combo Dance Class II for 6-7-year-olds, which includes introductions to ballet, jazz dance, and tumbling; other options include Tap Dance Class for 6–10 year-olds; Jazz for different ability levels; Ballet for 8–10 years old; Hip Hop for ages 8–13; and Tap Dance Class for kids ages 11 and older.

1909 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX

The Dance Center of San Antonio offers its students incredible performance opportunities through its partnership with the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio.

The Dance Center of San Antonio offers programs that are suitable for every age and level of training. Programs include pre-professional ballet, contemporary and musical theater training programs, recreational dance, and a teen and adult dance division. In addition, DCSA provides connections to nationally and internationally recognized dance personalities, a summer and winter intensive program, dance camps for dancers and performers age 3+, and opportunities to perform through our partnership with the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio and CBSA 2.

126 W Rector, Suite 120, San Antonio, TX 78216

SMASH is a boutique dance fitness studio for kids and adults of all levels in a caring and fun environment.

SMASH’s community outreach program, “Project SMASH,” provides dance and fitness classes for shelters and children’s homes and gives underprivileged kids dance scholarships.

Class offerings for kids include hip-hop, K-pop, Tiny Ballerinas, Pom Dance Acro, Dance Pop, and more!

6883 Bandera Rd, San Antonio TX 78238

Cynergy Dance Company offers top-notch dance education in San Antonio, catering to both recreational dancers and those seeking a highly competitive experience.

Their skilled and seasoned instructors collaborate closely with students of all levels, nurturing their love for dance while honing their talents.

In addition to recreational classes, Cynergy Dance also provides a range of supplementary services, such as one-on-one dance instruction, support for solo and group choreography, and opportunities to audition for their competitive studio teams and performance groups.

Dance class offerings include jazz, ballet, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, contemporary modern, Folklorico dance, leaps and turns techniques, and musical theater

2250 Thousand Oaks, Ste 110, San Antonio, TX 78232

San Antonio Youth Ballet is an arm of the San Antonio Ballet School and provides young dancers, ages 10-18 with unique opportunities to train and perform in a professional environment and to represent the San Antonio community at events and dance competitions throughout the state of Texas and beyond.

Class offerings for kids at the SABS include children’s programs, preprofessional programs, and recreational programs.

2106 NW Military Hwy. San Antonio, TX 78213

Kathy Marfin’s Dance School offers recreational and pre-professional dance programs for students ages 2–adult.

Pre-school classes are designed for kids ages 2–6 and focus on pre-ballet foundations to improve motor skills. There are 5 ballet levels for students ages 7 and older, 3 levels of modern dance, 5 levels of jazz, 4 levels of tap and hip-hop, musical theater, and tumbling programs for ages 7 and older.

3147 Nacogdoches Rd. San Antonio, TX 78217

This school of dance provides a fun, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment for dance classes.

Heather Stolle’s School of Dance offers classes in Pre-School Combination, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Drill Team, Dance Team, Contemporary, Musical Theater, ACRO, PBT, Pilates, and Lyrical.

20818 Gathering Oak, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78260

Image Dance Company & Academy teaches dancers not only to reach their full potential in dance through learning and training but also to put that training to use on the stage.

Stage appearances include recitals, community and city-wide performances, and parades.
Class offerings include ballet folklorico, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, Spanish dance and flamenco, ballroom, social dance, and dance exercise.

4105 Avenida Prima, San Antonio, TX 78217

AABCD offers multiple classes for kids ages 4 and older. AABCD has grown into a successful company with multiple dance choreographers and a lot of different opportunities.

Class offerings include ballet/technique, hip-hop, acrobatics/tumbling, modeling/Folklorico, and competition teams.

5419 Bandera Rd Suite 709, San Antonio, TX 78238, USA

Sarita’s Dance Studio, Inc. was founded in 1980. The studio has been providing safe and effective dance programs for over 40 years.

Class offerings include ballet/tap, ballet folklorico, and jazz.

3739 Commercial Ave, San Antonio, TX,

Dorothy Keck Dancers’ priority is to give children the best experience possible.

The school offers a wide variety of dance classes for all ages, including ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap, acro, contemporary, and more!

The expert instructors will teach kids in a fun, exciting, and welcoming environment.

1532 Austin Hwy San Antonio, TX 78218

Dance Plus San Antonio offers classes in tap, ballet, and jazz for all levels, and ages 212 through adults are available, along with hip-hop and dance team prep.

A free class is always offered to prospective students!

2235 Thousand Oaks #126, San Antonio, Texas 78232

Grace Dance Studio offers a wide variety of dance classes, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tumbling, progressive ballet technique, freestyle hip hop, Folklorico, and flamenco.

Dancers can expect to learn terminology and techniques based on their level of experience.

9902 Potranco Rd. San Antonio, TX 78251

The YMCA serves as a great stepping stone into youth activities, as it is the nation’s leader in youth development.

Classes are taught by highly-trained instructors in a fun and encouraging environment. Students will learn the fundamentals of dance, how to control their body movements, and have a greater awareness of rhythm and music.

The Y offers dance classes for various ages and skill levels, so whether a beginner or a pro, your kid can learn it all!

San Antonio, TX

Earle Cobb Dance Studio has fostered a love of dance in San Antonio for three generations.

The studio offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, leaps and turns, acro dance, and hip-hop for students ages 2–adult.

4278 Lockhill Selma Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249