Mon / 9.11 / 6:00 pm EDT

Dance Church at Human Movement Lab

Free Pop UpBoston

Human Movement Lab

98 Business St, Hyde Park, Boston, MA 02136

Kick off your week with movement and join a free Dance Church pop up class at the Human Movement Lab, capping off a weekend of launch activities to mark the grand opening! This brand new space was designed to hold any and all movement. Whether training artistically or physically this space is for you.

Dance Church is also offered in Cambridge at The Dance Complex. You can see the full schedule and register here.

What to know

Dance Church® is an all-levels movement class taught by professional dance artists that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for people who want to move their bodies.

The teacher leads this 70ish minute class in a series of movement cues, accompanied by a curated playlist of multi-genre pop music. The format is open but guided throughout. No prior dance experience necessary, but open mindedness is a prerequisite.

Dance Church classes are offered in dance spaces across the country. Our mission is to bring the joy and release of dance to every body, while supporting dance artists and partner organizations, and making connections between class takers and the dance world.

Dance Floor Tips

  • Arrive 5-15 minutes before class, no late entry permitted
  • Teachers lead classes from the center of the space and we change our facing often
  • We like our music loud, and the tempo is upbeat and energetic
  • When you cannot hear or see the teacher, let other class takers be your guide
  • No talking allowed, but singing is highly encouraged
  • We move through various actions and coordinations throughout class, there is no learning choreography
  • At times we move around the space, we go down to the floor and we hold hands briefly
  • You can always modify as you need — go bigger, smaller, faster, slower as you please
  • When in doubt, just dance.

What should I bring?

  • Clothing that you’re comfortable moving and sweating in
  • We recommend taking class barefoot or in socks
  • Clean studio sneakers allowed if you have a personal need, please be mindful.
  • Water bottle
  • Face mask (optional)
  • Earplugs (optional, available upon request)


Space itself is physically accessible. Ramp w appropriate grade to get in the front door, studio itself is ground floor, there’s a rubber ramp to get up onto the dance floor which is 2” off the gym floor.


Street parking and some spots available in front of the space.

Local Favorites

  • Roundhead Brewing
  • Canvas Studio Boston
  • Hyde Park Branch of the BPL
  • The Switch Co-Op
  • Las Delicias Colombianas
  • Ron’s Ice Cream

Shout out to Hyde Park Main Streets for doing some great community programming & work though it’s not a place to visit!

Safer Space Policy

Dance Church is a space for every body. We have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind.

Late Entry Policy

Check-in begins 15 minutes before your scheduled class time and we recommend arriving at least 5 minutes prior to the start of class to ensure a smooth check-in. After class has started, Dance Church will deny entry to new entrants.

Subsidized Membership

We want every body to be able to experience Dance Church! If you or anyone you know are facing any financial hurdles to joining our classes please check out our two special offerings for our Dance Church community! Please note that this class is free of charge.

Dance Artist Memberships

Subsidized Membership

Supporter Membership

Consider becoming a Supporter to help fund the subsidized memberships, as well as other Dance Church programming!

Supporter Membership