Art, Dance & Music Classes

Mountain Yoga
Organises and hosts yoga retreats in the mountain areas of Beijing. Guest teachers also offer tuition in art, photography, cooking and Bollywood dancing. At 6 Gongzhufen Cun, Fragrant Hills, Haidian District, Beijing.
Dings Ballet
Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) certified mentor and teacher, with RAD certified teachers, registered as an RAD accredited exam centre.
Beijing Youth Palace
Music lessons and dance classes, as well as a multilingual cinema. At Xizhimen, 68 Xizhimen Nanxiaojie, Xicheng District, Beijing.
China National Childrens Centre
Arts and cultural centre which provides music, art and drama classes for children. Lessons in Chinese only. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30-16:30. At 43 Pinganli Xidajie, Xicheng District, Beijing.
Ao Yue Piano Center
Pianos for sale or rent, piano tuition and practice space. All tutors qualified at the Central Conservatory of Music. Open daily from 09:00-19:30. At Northeast corner of Jianxiang Qiao, Beisihuan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel
Hostel which serves free dinners three times a week, free breakfast, games and guidebooks. Weekly tea ceremonies and calligraphy classes at weekends. At 52 Xi Si Bei 2 Tiao Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing.
Visual, literary and performing arts school which offers courses for children, teenagers and adults. Classes are taught in English and French. At Sanlitun, Rm 202, Building C, Jinxiu Yuan, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Art classes for children, teenagers and adults including drawing, painting, clay modeling, needlework, Chinese calligraphy, knot making and paper cutting. At 1/F, Bldg 3, Shidai Zhiguang Xiaoqu, 45 Xizhimen Beidajie, Haidian District, Beijing.
Chinese National Theatre for Children
Four storey theatre which presents plays and musicals in Chinese specifically for children. Has an adjoining theatre which offers acting, recitation and dance classes for children. At 64 Donganmen Dajie, west of Wangfujing, Dongcheng District, Beijing.
Bollywood Dance Classes
Twice weekly dance classes for adults on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14:30-15:30 at the River Garden Clubhouse Studio, Shunyi District, Beijing.
CD Jazz Cafe
Renowned jazz club which regularly hosts international artists. Also swing dance classes for beginners and intermediate levels. At South of the Agricultural Exhibition Hall main gate, Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Chinese language school which also offers accupuncture and music lessons. At 3rd Floor, Building 30, Dong Zhong Street Dongzhimenwai, Dongcheng District, Beijing.
Beijing Improv
Bilingual improvisational fun workshops held weekly for all levels from beginner. See website for details of current locations.
Ballet Pro Dance Studio
Ballet classes for children age 4.5 to 18 years offered by well-known international ballet syllabi. At Qijiayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound Clubhouse, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Expat Learning Center
Huge variety of classes offered for expats including Chinese language, photography, art, web design, Chinese medicine, computer skills, Chinese history and culture, coaching and pyschology.
Africa Gate
Group which promotes African culture and organises cultural exchanges and events including music and dance performances, African drums and dance courses.
Art centre with classes for children age 2-12 years old including sculpture, photography, drawing, speech and drama and performing arts. At Rm 753, Tower A, Chaowai SOHO (north of Central Park), 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Academy of Performing Art
Theatre camps covering all facets of theatre, including acting, music, dance, costume design, prop making and set painting. Operated by the Beijing Playhouse for children age 6-14 years old and students age 15-17 years old.
CAAD Childrens Academy of Artistic Dance
Dance school for children age 3-12. Courses in ballet, Chinese folk dance, Latin dance and musical theatre. Open Monday to Friday from 09:00-18:00. At Office Bldg 1, 10/F, Greenlake Place, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Sunshine Dance Studios
European dance school which offers classes in English led by US and European dance professionals. See website for current class information.
Yilun Piano Centre
Pianos for sale or rent as well as in-house lessons for students age 4 and above. Open daily from 09:00-19:00. At 48-1 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District, Beijing.