Ben's Dance Studio

Servicing Pietermaritzburg
Based in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
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by Olivia
(23 Feb 17 @ 9:22 am)

Thanks to Ben for giving us a night to remember, we've always wanted to try dancing, but in PMB there's not much provision for entertainment and events. Totally worth it if you want to try a new hobby!

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At Ben's Dance Studio, we offer the very best in both beginner and competitive dancing training. From the absolute beginner, to the champion dancer, we offer it all with our qualified, and well trained teachers.

After being introduced to social Ballroom and Latin American dancing by a school friend, Ben quickly realised his passion for dancing. Ben, with his partner, soon went on to become a top competitor. Dancing through to Championship level in both; Ballroom and Latin American, winning numerous competitions along the way.

Ben then decided the next obvious step to take was to turn professional, and did his professional examinations for Ballroom, Latin American and Line Dancing. He has been actively involved in these fields of dance for over 10 years. Ben has participated as a professional, in Shall We Dance, a local dance show at the Durban Playhouse.


  • Principal: Ben's Dance Studio
  • Member of the South African Dance Foundation
  • Member of the World Dance Council
  • Associate member of South African Dance Teachers Association


We offer a wide variety of courses to suit your taste.

Courses offered:

Basics in social Ballroom & Latin American

In this course you will learn the basics in the most popular social dances; Salsa, Modern Jive, Rhythm Foxtrot, Rock 'n Roll, Waltz and Cha Cha Cha! At the end of the course you will receive a certificate and be eligible to continue to the Intermediate and Advanced courses where you will learn the Argentine Tango, International Jive, Rumba and Fast or Viennese Waltz!

Line/Solo Dancing

In these classes you will learn a wide variety of dance styles, including; Ballroom, Latin American, Funky and just about everything in-between! Gone are the days when Line Dancing was simply Country & Western. We still include a little bit of Country and Western, but Line Dancing has since evolved to encompass almost every style of dance! The best part is that you don't need a partner!

Modern Dancing

These are open classes, and every class is tailored to the classes individual needs. There are two main types of Modern Dancing; Jazz and Lyrical. Both of which are taught in our classes. We also include some floor work, flexibility exercises and warm ups to get and keep you fit and flexible, while having an absolute blast in the process!

Dance Fit

These classes are all about, fun, fitness and flexibility! The dances are loosely based on the Latin American rhythms of Samba, Salsa and Mambo, fused with some Line Dancing, as well as aerobics! These classes really are the best way to get some good exercise, meet new friends and get fit, all while having loads of fun!

Hobby Classes

In these four week long courses we focus on one specific dance, eg: Salsa, Argentine Tango and Rock 'n Roll or Jive. For those wanting to either; just learn a single dance, or for those looking to learn more in any specific dance. You don't need any previous dance experience to join one of these courses.

Competitor training:

  • After school sport & functions
  • Team building, staff functions & birthday parties
  • Wedding choreography & lessons

Private lessons:

  • Structured to individual's needs
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Personalised choreography
  • Flexible lesson times

Adult & Teen Classes:

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Latin American Dancing
  • Line Dancing
  • Dance Fit
  • Modern Dancing