Many girls (and boys too!) pick up ballet and dance from a young age. Not only does dance train dancing skills, but also teaches flexibility, discipline and endurance. If you’re wondering where to sign your kid up at, check out this list of the best ballet classes and dance studios in Singapore. This guide will cover you by type (ballet classes, Jazz and hip-hop classes, k-pop classes, lyrical, and tap dance too in Singapore), by area, and even inspire you to try something new!
Here is the guide to the best ballet and dance classes in Singapore for toddlers, kids, and teens. Happy dancing!
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Metropolitan YMCA (MYMCA) offers various dance classes for children aged 3 to 10, including Ballet, which follows the RAD Syllabus certified by the Royal Academy of Dance.
Dance instructors at MYMCA are highly qualified and have excellent instructor-children engagement. Instructors typically begin lessons with mini-games, which act as a warm-up and help elevate interest. This is followed by dance choreography, which is taught in a fun and enjoyable manner to keep children engaged throughout the lesson. The lesson then ends with a cool down session.
MADDspace provides their students with multiple performing opportunities. They base their dance syllabus off CSTD Australia, a prestigious organisation well respected globally. Their Dance Crews take part in regular competitions and have won multiple awards in international competitions held in the US, China, Malaysia and more. Choose from a wide range of dance genres under one roof – Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, K-Pop and more! They even have classes at MADDspace that combine singing and dancing! Located in Orchard and Chevrons (West), MADDspace is one of the top performing arts studio in Singapore. Their dance classes are kept small and focused. And most importantly, they provide quality classes for children as young as 3 years old.
MADDspace, Orchard and Chevrons, +65 6802 4072, www.maddspace.com.sg
With 2 locations under their belt in the North and East, you can pick which Academy Of Dance outlet is more convenient for you and your budding dancer. To start them young, there is a Baby Gems class catered for 3 to 4 year olds to help them shape their creativity and learn about movement, all synchronized to nursery rhymes and Disney songs. Besides ballet, they also have jazz, tap and hip-hop classes. For older students - they cater to advanced and intermediate levels with their their RAD classes (Grade 1-Grade 8) on up to competition level and even adult classes too!
The Academy Of Dance, Tampines and Yishun, +65 9837 2670, theacademyofdance.sg
Established in 1977 under Crestar Education Group, Crestar School of Dance caters to toddlers, kids, teens and adults through its full range of ballet and dance programs in Singapore. For little tots below 4 years old, undergoing the Bebe Ballet course at Crestar School Of Dance will be the perfect chance to hone their dance skills to coincide with their formative years. They’ll do so in a fun way too, since lessons will incorporate nursery rhymes that kids are familiar with. Once they’ve progressed, they can move on to Classical Ballet training, and eventually perform in their annual Crestar School Of Dance concert! Other dance forms here include: Contemporary, Hip Hop, And Rhythmic Gymnastics in Singapore.
Crestar School Of Dance, multiple locations, crestardance.com.sg
Following the syllabus from The Royal Academy of Dance, Dance Runway promises enriching and exciting ballet classes for both young and old. Kids between 2.5 to 3 years old can also get an introduction to ballet first, with a specialized program, so that they can improve step by step, and understand how to convey emotion through their art. Who knows, you just might proudly see your kid perform at competitions someday! They also have kids and adult K-Pop And Hip-Hop Classes, Contemporary Dance Classes, and more!
Dance Runway, 750 Chai Chee Road, #01-04 Viva Business Park, Singapore 469000, +65 6980 5728, dancerunway.sg
With over 35 years in Singapore, this gorgeous dance studio in the heart of Bugis offers it all. Dance Arts Singapore has a 100% passing rate for all students, which is a testament to their quality classes! Ranging from beginner to advanced level, they also cater to adults and teens without any formal training from young – so you can get the whole family involved alongside your child. If you’re uncertain if your little one will enjoy ballet, let them experience a Pre-Ballet or Pre-Primary free trial session first. For Ballet they offer RAD Syllabus ballet (Royal Academy of Dance) and CSTD Syllabus ballet (Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing) and Freestyle Ballet (Non Syllabus). For Tap Dance, they offer Al Gilbert Syllabus. For Jazz Dance, they offer Broadway, Lyrical, Contemporary, & Open Jazz in Singapore for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults. Getting married? They offer wedding dance lessons too.
Dance Arts, 520 North Bridge Road, Wisma Alsagoff, Level 4, Singapore 188742, +65 6338 2124, www.dancearts.com.sg
Ballet classes can be intimidating and competitive in a group, which is why Viva Ballet offers private coaching classes curated to each individual student’s capabilities and learning speed. Otherwise, usual group classes will cater to different age groups, with grades 1 to 8. For those that prefer practising at home, virtual ballet classes are also available! Viva Ballet Academy offers classical ballet lessons, with certification by Royal Academy of Dance, the most prestigious dance organization in United Kingdom.
Viva Ballet, 60 Paya Lebar Road, #01-16, Singapore 409051, +65 8869 0511, vivaballet.com.sg
Dancepointe Academy offers certified dance courses for Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, K-Pop, and Contemporary. Their focus is on dance education and has 12 locations islandwide. Under the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Dancepointe features a comprehensive classical ballet training program through a progressive curriculum designed for kids aged 3 all the way to adults.
Dancepointe Academy, various locations islandwide, http://dancepointe.com.sg/
Rhythm In Me, Depot Heights Shopping Centre 108, Depot Road, #02-01 Singapore 100108, +65-6377 1106, www.rhythminme.com
Linked with prestigious Singapore Dance Theatre, little ballerinas as young as 4 train to develop their strength, flexibility and discipline demanded by ballet. Ballerinas with potential are chosen for focused training to prepare them for a career as a professional dancer. The train classical ballet from Pre-Primary to Advanced levels using the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Syllabus. Note, they also have a unique Boys Dance Training Program too - first of it's kind in Singapore!
Singapore Ballet Academy, 51 Waterloo Street #04-01/02/03, Singapore 187969, +65 6337 9125, www.singaporeballetacademy.com.sg
The Ballet School offers a well-rounded dance curriculum that includes specialised classical ballet training with qualifications and supporting dance curriculum like Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Dancesport, Pilates and Yoga. Students of The Ballet School are not just normal dancers but thinking dancers. They also offer summer programs so your little ones can perfect their pirouettes. Classes start from age 2.5 and go up to their intensive Elite Programme. They also offer Overseas Dance Immersion Programmes in countries such as Taiwan, Korea, China and Australia as well as International Ballet Competitions.
The Ballet School, Jurong East, WestGate, 3 Gateway Drive #04-10, Singapore 608532, +65 6465 9338, www.theballetschool.com.sg
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