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Forget the gym and sweat it out at these ethnic dance studios.

Tahitian dancers from Lotus Music & Dance

Alvin Ailey Dance Center
This established dance company has performed in 71 countries and offers over 80 modern dance classes, including ZUMBA, Horton (lateral stretches, leg and release swings, coccyx balance) and Afro Brazilian. Kids and teens can jump in on the fun with hip-hop and tiny steps. DETAILS 405 W. 55th St., 212.405.9500, alvinailey.org

Djoniba Dance Center
Djoniba focuses on African dancing and drumming. It’s a one-of-a-kind rhythmic experience, mixed with lots of jumps, angular movements and the ethnic dances of Haiti, Senegal and more. DETAILS 126 E. 13th St., 212.470.5929, djoniba.com

Lotus Music & Dance
The world is in your hands—once you dance with instructors from around the world. Lotus Music & Dance is a multicultural experience, offering dance classes from Bulgarian folk to Kathak (an Indian classical dance) and Polynesian. DETAILS 109 W. 27th St., 212.675.1076, lotusmusicanddance.org

NY Chinese Cultural Center
Learn about the aesthetics of Chinese culture through traditional dances, from technique training (Chinese dance synthesized with ballet) to Chinese classical dance (elegant ritual dances of the Imperial Palace using flowing silk sleeves and feather fans). DETAILS 390 Broadway, 2nd Floor, 212.334.3764, chinesedance.org

Argentine Tango Academy
The Argentine Tango is sure to impress on any ballroom dancefloor. Argentine Tango Academy teaches the grace and challenges of the tango to anyone willing to add more Lation flavor to their lives. DETAILS 1261 Broadway, 732.648.1006, argentine-tango-academy.com