Got a little one that loves to shake their tail feather? Then look no further for suggestions on where to enroll your little Fred and Ginger in the best dance lessons in Jakarta. From Ballet to Hip Hop and Traditional Indonesian Dance, here are some of our favorite dance classes, instructors, and studios in Jakarta for the twinkle toes in the family. We’ve also included some of our favorite dance studios for adults too!
At Marlupi Dance Academy, your dancing kings and queens can enroll in a variety of classes, such as ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and fitness. The dance school has teaching faculty consisting of professionals. The ballet curriculum follows programs adapted from the Royal Academy of Dance in London and the Dance Academy in Beijing. Kids as young as 2 can start in the beginners class and lessons go up to children who wish to receive their grade 1-7 dance certifications.
Marlupi Dance Academy, Jl. Green Ville Maisonnette FB 8, Jakarta, +62215656303, www.marlupi.com
Forever Dance Center is located in Pulomas East Jakarta and offers a wide choice of options for kids as young as three. Founded by Monika Djauhari, they take pride in their international standard studio and faculty. The center is associated with Marlupi Dance Academy Jakarta for its ballet program. Aside from ballet, jazz, and hip hop, this school also has classes in the popular K-Pop dance.
Forever Dance Center, Pulomas Timur 2 No 116 Jakarta Timur, +622147866343, +6281914816167, foreverdancecenter.com
This lovely studio is run by Melissa Pratama, ARAD, RDTS who has more than ten years of experience in teaching ballet and is a registered ballet teacher at Royal Academy of Dance, London. Located at the socialite and expatriate hub of Kemang in the South Jakarta area, Kemang Dance Center offers dance classes not only for kids but adults as well! Choose from ballet, jazz and hip-hop, make sure your twinkle toes are ready to move. For the Jazz program, they use the ADAPT syllabus from Canada.
Kemang Dance Academy, Jl. Bangka Raya, RT.13/RW.1, Bangka, South Jakarta, +622171794726, kemangdancecenter.com
The Genecela Dance Center was founded in 1996, and this dance and performing arts school is where you should send your kids if they adore the stage. They specialize in tap, ballet, modern, hip-hop, salsa, and Latin American dance. Classes start from babies age all the way into teens. This is a great center if your kids want to perfect their technique and go on to bigger things.
Genecela Dance Center, Taman Kedoya Sport Club 2nd Floor, Jl. Kedoya Palma Raya Blok FC no. 1, Taman Kedoya Baru, West Jakarta, +62 8111 432 244, Instagram
This delightful school opened in 1956 and bases its classes on the curriculum from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Your kids can learn the very basics of ballet all the way up to the more advanced moves. There are regular assessments, so your little ones know exactly what they need to do to bring their strut to the next level!
Namarina Dance Academy, Jl. Halimun No. 43, Guntur, South Jakarta, +62218294777, +6221829 4778, www.namarina.org
Are you more of a purist? If you prefer your little ballerina to go to a ballet-only studio, head over to Ade Rayanti School of Ballet. Ade Rayanti started the school in 1967 and it’s been her passion ever since. At this wonderful studio, Ade specializes in classical ballet and the classes are suitable for children in grades 1-6, and they can work towards their professional grade.
Ade Rayanti School of Ballet, Jl. Delman Indah 8/20, Tanah Kusir, Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta, +62815 970 5878, aderayanti.com
Sumber Cipta Ballet is one of the oldest dance studios in Jakarta and their founder trained with the Bolshoi Ballet, making this studio the first ballet school in Jakarta that uses Russian training methods. Classes are available for babies to adults and cover all sorts of dance classes depending on your age and ability. Watch out for their ballet workshops featuring International teachers.
Sumber Cipta Ballet, Jl. Pondok Pinang Raya No.1 Pondok Pinang, South Jakarta, +62 21 765 9467, Instagram
Rockstar Gym is one of the most popular centers for kids in Jakarta and has countless locations scattered all over Jakarta, making it easy for dropping the kids off. Ballet classes are based on the Vaganova method from Russian ballet. Rockstar Gym is also a member of the CSTD Australia, an international dance society that has been around for over 80 years. Classes are available for kids aged 2 and over. Here, they can study from grade 1-8, and lessons are about 30 to 45 minutes long. Short, sweet and fun!
Rockstar Gym, several locations throughout Jakarta, rockstar-gym.com
Sanggar Tari Bulungan offers traditional Balinese dance classes for kids and adults. Girls as young as 4 years old can start learning the basics, and they have classes for teens and women too! Once a year, they have a student recital at Indonesia's famous Taman Mini Indonesia Indah.
Sanggar Tari Bali Bulungan, Gelanggang Remaja Jakarta Selatan, Jl. Bulungan Blok C No.1 South Jakarta, +62818128029, www.sanggartaribalibulungan.com
Strategically located in Permata Hijau, South Jakarta, Indonesian Dance Theatre stand by their slogan: Anyone Can Dance! Kids can choose to take academic classes like Ballet, Jazz, traditional Indonesian Dance, and Hip Hop, or non-academic classes like Urban Choreography, Jazz Funk, as well as Locking. The students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills at their year-end recital so moms and dads can see their progress every year.
Indonesian Dance Theatre, IDT the Attic, Jl. Arteri Permata Hijau Blok Diamond No. 21 Lv.3 (GlobalArt ITC Permata Hijau), +6281212794090, Instagram
If your child is interested in learning traditional Indonesian dances, Sekar Pandawa Studio, also known as Es Pe Studio has classes for children and adults. Not only they teach Balinese dances, but other dances from different parts of Indonesia can also be learned there. The students sometimes do performances and take part in dance competitions as well.
Sekar Pandawa Studio, Jl. Amil no. 2 Pejaten Barat Jakarta, +6281212741094, Instagram
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