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Ninth Street Dance


1920 Perry St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-6011
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Photo of Katherine Davis Katherine Davis
Mar 22, 2021 5

The best dance school in the REGION.

Photo of Jasmine Pflepsen Jasmine Pflepsen
Jun 10, 2021 5

So happy to be back in the studio! Super cute, great staff, and overall amazing experience.

Photo of Congruence Learning Congruence Learning
Feb 2, 2022 5

It's awesome. Take a class, have fun, meet others who enjoy dance and be mentored by great teachers!

Photo of Christine Veit Christine Veit
Jan 3, 2021 5

I love Ninth Street's virtual classes! They are engaging and fun, and each teacher has a great environment for us to learn. You can leave your camera off if you feel uncomfortable, which can be great for new learners. I particularly like their ballet and afro-caribbean classes!

Photo of A H A H
Jan 3, 2021 5

I LOVE ninth street dance!!!! Their classes are so fun! I did Samba and couple classes of Bollywood - it is an incredibly joyful time! I encourage everyone to try it out!

Photo of Shely Wright Shely Wright
Jan 3, 2021 5

Ninth Street Dance is so amazing! The atmosphere is supportive and encouraging! They're offering online classes to the community during these trying times and it's been so important for me to have people I look forward to seeing each week. If you haven't yet, take a class and see for yourself.

Photo of alycia w alycia w
Oct 19, 2020 5

Great place for adult dance classes, in person or online.

Photo of Lisa Fouladbash Lisa Fouladbash
Oct 19, 2020 5

Ninth street dance is my favorite local studio! Unlike other, stuffier dance studios, ninth street seems to celebrate the joy, artistry and exploration in movement, welcoming all bodies and experience levels! Ninth Street hosts a diverse range of dance styles, including contemporary, modern, hip hop, broadway, and classes from cultures around the world. You've got to try Jose's hip hop for a challenging workout and creative choreography. Or Nicki's contemporary dance for a soulful, lyrical experience! The flexibility of their make-up classes takes the stress out of scheduling, (while allowing exploration of other classes), which I truly appreciate. I also love their location downtown. The exposed brick, large open studios and colorful hallway graffiti give it an artistic, urban vibe. Currently, they are offering a full selection of zoom classes, for a safe and interactive experience.

Photo of Jennie Saia Jennie Saia
Jun 29, 2020 5

I adore this studio. My daughter and I have each taken two classes here. For her (a 2-year-old), she got joyful movement and physical connection with me, plus a teacher with the BEST attitude, props, and even gift bags (!!!) at the end of the semester. For me, the improv-style and hip-hop classes I took were what finally made me feel comfortable in my body and soul again after having my first kid — plus the instructors are SO high-quality and bring a beautiful balance of skill-building, solid workouts, and sheer enjoyment. I can't recommend Ninth Street Dance enough.

Photo of Lauren Binanay Lauren Binanay
Oct 19, 2020 5

My kid loves her online dance class! I was worried that a virtual dance experience would fall flat, but signed her up anyway because who can wait for COVID to end? She looks forward to it each week and thinks Ms. Emy is a superstar. It’s pretty fast paced and new to my kid, but I’m impressed with how much she’s learning. Highly recommend! We’ve already registered for the next session to make sure she doesn’t lose her spot.

Photo of sophie klahr sophie klahr
Jun 26, 2020 5

welcoming environment with excellent instructors - good for beginning or advanced dancers!

Photo of Sarah Sanford Sarah Sanford
Jun 29, 2020 5

Very affordable classes and such a wonderful community of both teachers and students. The virtual classes offered during the pandemic have been such bright spots in my time at home!

Photo of Lauren Proctor Lauren Proctor
Jun 26, 2020 5

Ninth Street Dance is SUCH a wonderful community. The classes are truly welcoming of everyone and make movement available to all. The teachers are fun, supportive, and outgoing and the students are some of the BEST people I’ve ever met. My 3yo also thoroughly enjoys their children’s classes. Highly recommend this local gem!

Photo of Leigh Allen Leigh Allen
Dec 6, 2019 5

Ninth Street Dance is not only a neighborhood gem and huge community asset but it's also a national treasure. I've moved throughout several different states/major cities all with "strong" dance communities and none of them have what Ninth Street does. Every time I come home to NC, dropping into a class is like medicine for my soul. I talk about it constantly to other adult dancers/movers who lament not having a venue for non-professional, fun, relaxed (but still challenging!) dance classes for all ages and bodies.

Photo of Dana Stone Dana Stone
Aug 15, 2019 5

I had a great experience here with ShaLeigh Fairbanks, a superb, professional and caring teacher. The front desk person was exceptional. The only beef I have is that the studio is up a steep flight of stairs and can be a little touch to navigate for someone who has had knee issues. The studios are in a lively area near the 9th street "strip".

Photo of Galactal General Galactal General
Oct 10, 2015 5

Great workout, nice people, fun dancing. Only problem is the area. Not safe.

Photo of Jeff MacIver Jeff MacIver
Dec 26, 2015 4

Great experience for two of our young children. The dance classes for youngsters are low-pressure, and more concerned with getting the kids to have fun moving their bodies than prepare them for recitals.

Photo of Carla Rodriguez Carla Rodriguez
Jul 31, 2012 5

Ninth Street Dance is great for anyone who is looking to get back into dance, try a new style, or even start dancing for the first time. The teachers create a very welcoming atmosphere where students feel comfortable learning. As a person who works full time, their schedule is extremely convenient and they have a variety of classes. Also, if you ever have to miss a class, you can make it up in any other style which is a great chance to try something new. Their studios are also air conditioned which is nice, especially in the summer. There are dancers of all ages and experience levels which creates a vibrant community.

Photo of Apryl Lamb Apryl Lamb
May 31, 2018 5

I love 9th Street Dance! I'm 48 years old and have taken tap and hip hop here and am now taking ballet. The teachers are fabulous, and so is the staff, and we have so much fun in class! We learn a lot, and it's a great workout! There are also lots of classes for kids. Very happy place!!

Photo of Brandy Stewart Brandy Stewart
Feb 19, 2021 5

Jose is a great hip hop and break dance instructor.

Photo of Kisha S Kisha S
Jul 18, 2022 5

Best adult dance classes in Durham.

Photo of Kalei Porter Kalei Porter
Aug 14, 2022 5

Just took a stretching class for the first time. I was impressed by the friendly staff and I'll be back to try some other classes!

Photo of Amanda Bernal Amanda Bernal
Sep 7, 2022 5

Have been coming since the beginning of the year and have really enjoyed it. Everyone is friendly and the classes feel very comfortable and for people of any dance experience. Such a way to de-stress, get exercise, and have fun!