Best places for dancing in Paris

Dance is both a sport and a hobby, something that helps you release any bad energy and makes you instantly happier. Whether you are more into hip-hop with popping, locking, voguing and breakdance or more into ballet, contemporary or even ballroom dancing you'll find what you need in Paris, beginners and professionals  alike!  There are many events where you can dance to all kinds of music, witness amazing hip-hop battles, watch moving ballets and take part in impromptu dance offs. Discover the best places to dance in the North East of  Paris and Seine-Saint-Denis.

Dance Shows in Nord-East Paris

If you want to watch a ballet, a hip-hop battle or even a contemporary dance show, several venues offers a rich and varied programme. Find details of all your favorites dance events in the North East of Paris.

Centre National de la Danse for dance training

The Centre National de la Danse in Pantin organizes workshops, dance classes and dance shows. This center for creation and choreographic distribution trains dance professionals, preserves choreographic cultural heritage, distributes and supports choreographic creation. Discover the dance show programme of the CND on their website.

La Villette: festivals, contemporary dance and hip-hop shows

La Villette offers a rich programme of shows and notably dance. Many shows, bootstrap and urban dance contests are held there. As for example the festival 100% which dedicates part of its eclectic program to dance. Grande Halle houses the Let’s dance show since 2015.

Le 104 - Paris 19th arrondissement

The Cent-quatre in Paris is a multidisciplinary cultural venue which hosts, among others, dance shows. The real show is also in the hall 104: every day emerging young artists come to practice here. Contemporary dancers, street and ballroom dancers perform all day long to the delight of all.

Dance festivals in Seine-Saint-Denis

Several dance festivals promote dance and dancers. Hip-hop festivals and contemporary dance festivals are organized each year.

Les rencontres chorégraphiques in Seine-Saint-Denis are held in different venues in the department, national theatres and cultural centers. Kalypso Festival is dedicated to Hip-Hop dance.

Open air dancing in Paris

Free dancing all summer along the Canal de l'Ourcq

Every summer, the Été du Canal festival offers free open air dancing. Accordion music dance, world music, hip-hop, expert dancers and novices will twirl around on the wooden floors set up for the dance balls in the different towns that reside along this Parisian canal.

Free dancing during Paris Plages at Bassin de La Villette

Paris Plages at the Bassin de La Villette offers a great variety of dances all summer long. Each day, a different dance ball is proposed (musette, rock, salsa...) as well as dance parties for children.

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