Learn how to dance or improve, if you can dance already
At ElStudio it is the joy of dancing, that is the main focus. We have classes every week for children, teens, young and adults. You can show up in whatever clothes and shoes you want to. The atmosphere at the school is very relaxed, and everybody feels welcome.
We are one of the cheapest dancing schools in Copenhagen, we have some incredibly talented instructors and a nice and relaxed atmosphere in all classes. We have dance classes in many styles. If you have any wishes about classes and the times of them, which isn't in the program, please feel free to write to us. It is also possible to book private lessons, either alone or as a couple as well as private group lessons. We also offer bachelor/bachelorette parties, children events and company events.
You can start whenever you want, even if the period is in progress. You only pay for the remaining weeks during the active period. You decide for yourself when you want to start.
At ElStudio, you don’t have to have a dancing partner to sign up for couple dancing classes, usually, it will end up equally between men and women. If you don’t come with a partner, you will change the dancing partner a lot of times, so you will end up dancing with many every time. If you show up with a partner, you will dance together throughout the whole course. Everybody can participate in our dancing classes regardless of age. There are both youngsters and elderly in the classes. Remember your soft shoes and loose clothes.
Why you should start dancing
Dancing gives you new found energy!
"Everybody can be a part.....invest in an unforgettable and intoxicating experience, which will get you in shape and a big smile on the lip. The fun and serious is mixed with technic, strength, courage and humour."
If you need some life and movement in the body, we offer dance classes to everybody who loves dancing: Women, men, singles, couples, children, youngsters and elderly. In dance, there is so much cheerfulness and socializing in dance, and we have focused on having a nice atmosphere at the school.
We have examples of singles who have found a relationship with others they have met at our couple dancing classes, including Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Tango, Standard-Latin etc. We also have a lot of girls/women, who have lost weight and got in shape from our classes of Salsa Lady Style, LatinMix, Twerk, Dancehall, Hip Hop, House, Funk, House, Street dance, Afrobeat, Jazz, Modern Ballet, Samba, Bellydance, Bollywood, Burlesque, Reggaetón and Salsa Moves. We have had children who have become better at concentrating in institutions and at school, by using their body and a lot of energy. We have had parents and kids who have spent a lot of quality time together on joint teams as well.
Events with ElStudio
Every year we participate in a lot of activities, including Kulturhavn, Carnival in Copenhagen, Festival 48 hour, activists' days and local events. This gives our members the opportunity to get out and perform and socialize with members from other clubs and alike. We also regularly host club nights in cooperation with Støberiet, for our members, for them to meet each other and others interested in dance. Once a year we are in charge of a big dancing camp, and we organize dancing courses in Cuba as well. We are also in charge of small festivals and concerts in Denmark, where we invite guest instructors from other countries, to have workshops during the day and perform at night. We have two ends of the season parties, one at Christmas and one before summer vacation. At this party, all the teams will show what they have learned recently, so family and friends can come and watch (it's voluntary to participate).
In 2017 ElStudio started a new dance festival. The festival is called the Copenhagen Dance Festival and offers dance workshops, dance competition, dance shows with big international dancers and much more.
Keep an eye on the workshop calendar and event calendar on the front page. There will be ongoing updates with new events.
About the association
Our Dance Schools is an association at the official name is Dansende Dynamisk Verden Skole at ElStudio. The school started in the year 2000 and has changed the name a couple of times since then.
The association was named Cuban Culture Club before and were one of the first Dancing Schools in Denmark to teach Latin dance and music and arrange events and concerts in Copenhagen and other parts of the country. Cuban Culture Club has also organized Salsa courses in Cuba, for both Danes and the internationals from the rest of the world. Stine Ortvad is the daily manager of ElStudio and is often on the trips herself as a guide, as she has a deep understanding of the music and cultural live in Havanna. She speaks fluent Cuban (Spanish) and has a broad network in Havanna.
"A trip to Cuba is an unforgettable experience," says Stine Ortvad "This is a place where music, dance and cheerfulness thrive!" You can read more about our trips to Cuba here og go visit our other homepage www.cubacultur.dk.
Alberthe Stinne Ortvad is the initiator of the association. Stine is a professional dancer, who studied at the national dance school in Cuba, where she lived and studied modern and Cuban dance for 5 years. Stine is the one, Vild Med Dans (Dancing with the Stars) calls when the dancers need inspiration. Together with 20 other educated dancers, she teaches at the dance school. All of the instructors manage to inspire and pass on their skills, in a very inspiring and cheerful way.