Ballet and dance classes have traditionally been a girl’s sport. However, there are an increasing number of parents that are sending their kids, both girls and boys, to such classes! After all, there are plenty of benefits associated with ballet and dance classes. Aside from the health benefits, there is also the aspect of helping them build confidence in terms of performing in front of large audiences as well as teamwork. Here are some of the best ballet and dance classes and studios to send your kids to!
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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.
There is nothing like starting the little ones early when it comes to dance classes! Over at Rhythm In Me, they offer dance classes for kids as young as 6 months. This includes incorporating music and simply getting them to move to the beat and find their sense of rhythm. Each class is catered to different age groups, ensuring that kids are able to progress accordingly based on their developmental milestones as well.
Rhythm In Me, 108 Depot Heights Shopping Centre, Depot Rd, #01-16,Singapore 100108, www.rhythminme.com
Unsure of which dance genre to expose the little one to? Why not check our MADDspace! Dubbed as the school of music, art, drama and dance, their classes cater to preschool kids all the way to teens and even adults. Dance classes that they offer include ballet, hip hop and even just a broad dance class for toddlers and kids who simply love to move and groove to the beat!
MADDspace, 1 Selegie Rd, Singapore 188306, #02-12,www.maddspace.com.sg
The upside about Crestar School of Dance is that they have multiple locations islandwide, making it extremely convenient to send your kids for their dance lessons. This dance studio caters to toddlers, kids, teens and even adults through its full range of ballet and dance programs in Singapore. Their dance and learning curriculum is well-planned to coincide with the kids' formative years, making it easy for kids to progress to the next level of dance training. Other dance forms that this dance studio teaches include contemporary, hip hop and rhythmic gymnastics.
Crestar School Of Dance, 202 Hougang Street 21 #03-00, Singapore 530202, www.crestardance.com.sg
Dance Runway is known for its ballet dance classes, which follows the syllabus from The Royal Academy of Dance. Its ballet classes cater to both kids as well as adults! Dance Runway also offers specialized introductory ballet classes to kids between 2.5 to 3 years old, which enables them to learn and improve step by step before progressing to full-fledged ballet training. Other dance classes offered by Dance Runway include K-Pop, hip hop and contemporary dance.
Dance Runway, 750 Chai Chee Road, #01-04 Viva Business Park, Singapore 469000, www.dancerunway.sg
Established in 1983, Dance Arts has been providing a wide and exciting range of classes for children and adults - all of which are taught by professional teachers! With over 35 years of history, their studio aims to not only be a place of learning, but also functions as the second home of passion, enjoyment, and love of dance for many students. Classes offered here at Dance Arts include ballet, tap dance, jazz dance, k-pop, latin fitness and pilates.
Dance Arts, 520 North Bridge Rd Level 4 Singapore 188742, www.dancearts.com.sg
Step Studio has set itself up to be a dance studio that caters to the youth. This dance space caters to all new and even experienced dancers, essentially a space for all to express their dance creativity! There are two types of dance classes offered here: open classes that focus on choreography as well as dedicated courses that focus on specific dance forms such as contemporary, hip hop, and street jazz. There are varying levels for the dance courses, ranging from beginner and intermediate to advanced, allowing kids to to sign up for the respective courses depending on their proficiency and confidence level.
Step Studio, Mountbatten Centre Block G #01-05 231 Mountbatten Road Singapore 397999, www.step.sg
The unique selling point about Tanglin Arts Studio is that it offers both local and international dance flavors! Aside from imparting the correct techniques of dance to its students, Tanglin Arts Studio also aims to instill a passion for dance and performing arts as well as soft skills that will help their students benefit them in their everyday lives. This dance studio also organizes and annual end-of-year show in December for the students to show their families and friends what they have learned and accomplished throughout the year. Their variety of dance classes caters to tiny tots and beginners to older students, and dance genres include classical ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical contemporary, hip hop, and even acrobatics.
Tanglin Arts Studio, 22 Camden Park, Hollandse Club, Singapore 299814, www.tanglinartsstudio.com
Linked with prestigious Singapore Dance Theatre, Singapore Ballet Academy is one of the few ballet studios that offer Boys Dance Training Program! They also train young ballerinas starting from as young as 4. Their ballet training starts from the pre-primary to advanced levels and follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. This ballet studio also offers workshops, seminars and masterclasses for aspiring ballerinas who are keen to enhance their dance training!
Singapore Ballet Academy, 5 Stadium Walk, #04-01, Singapore 397693, www.singaporeballetacademy.com.sg
This neighborhood dance studio offers dance classes of multiple genres to kids from preschool age and above! Classes include hip hop, classical ballet, jazz moves, hip hop, k-pop, and contemporary dance. They also offer specialized dance training for parents and kids who are hoping to gain dance qualifications and be certified under the Australian Teacher of Dancing (ATOD) Syllabus.
Amy’s School Of Dance, Blk 265 Serangoon Central Drive #03-267 Singapore 550265, www.amydancearts.com
Prefer to have your child learn ballet techniques at their own pace? Viva Ballet offers private coaching ballet lessons that cater to each student's capabilities and learning speed. They even offer virtual ballet lessons for those who prefer to learn in the comfort of their home! Viva Ballet offers classical ballet lessons, with certification by Royal Academy of Dance, the most prestigious dance organization in the United Kingdom for grades 1 to 8.
Viva Ballet, 60 Paya Lebar Road, #01-16, Singapore 409051, www.vivaballet.com.sg
Dancepointe Academy is one of those dance studios that offers certified dance courses for multiple dance forms, including Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, K-Pop, and Contemporary. They have over 12 locations islandwide, making it extremely convenient for your little one to pick up some dance skills regardless of where you stay!
Dancepointe Academy, 180 Kitchener Road, #08-02/03 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539, www.dancepointe.com.sg
Dance For Life! was established in 2009 with the vision of nurturing an appreciation and love of ballet in everyone.they strongly believe that anyone can learn this art form, at any stage of their life! At Dance for Life, they offer the UK's Royal Academy of Dance (RAD UK) syllabus for both children and adults, and also their own proprietary Adult Ballet Syllabus for adult learners. What better way to inspire your little ones than learning alongside them!
Dance For Life, 200 Bedok North Avenue 1, Singapore 469752, www.danceforlifesg.wixsite.com/danceforlifesg
Charlotte Marn School of Dance undertakes a unique approach when it comes to their dance lessons. They believe that dance is a form of expression & freedom of movement, where one moves more efficiently, balanced and pain-free, and they hope to share the joy of dance with their students while dancing safely and healthily. Their team of professional and passionate teachers teach team of trained, passionate dance teachers teach classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Acro Dance and Progressive Ballet Technique/Dance Conditioning.
Charlotte Marn School Of Dance, 1 Coleman Street #B1-19 The Adelphi Singapore 179803, www.charlottemarn.com
DF Academy is a funky school that offers k-pop and hip hop classes for kids, teens and adults! Not sure if that is a dance form that your child may enjoy? Simply sign up for their trial class for them to get that initial experience. They also organize performances from time to time to let the kids showcase what they have learnt while building their confidence!
DF Academy, Westgate Mall, 3 Gateway Drive #04-13, Singapore 608532, www.dfacademy.com.sg
Ritz Dance Studios is highly suitable for toddlers and beginners. They offer multiple dance forms including jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, k-pop and contemporary. In addition to dance examinations, Ritz Dance Studios also offers workshops, stage performances and competition opportunities for students to further enhance their dance moves and learning!
Ritz Dance Studios, #06-01, 1 Marine Parade Central, Parkway Centre, Singapore 449408, www.ritzdance.com.sg
Keen to explore other dance forms aside from hip hop and ballet? Perhaps check out Stepping Out Studios for their tap dance classes! They offer preschool dance classes for kids aged 2 years and above. Their little stars programme offers kids ages 4 to 5 a choice of learning a mix of jazz and tap or ballet and jazz.
Stepping Out Studios, 180 Kitchener Road, #08-05 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539, www.steppingoutstudios.com.sg
Introduce your child to the wonders of ballroom dancing at John & Josephine Dance Creative! Established in 1999, they have been professionally conducting dancing classes such as Ballroom & Latin dances, wedding dances, children dances and more! Their weekend group classes and private lessons catered to kids aim to create a fun, productive and rewarding experience which allows each child to develop and grow individually!
John & Josephine Dance Creative, 231 Bain Street #04-03/05, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231, www.johnjosephinedance.com.sg
O School aims to identify and develop youth dance talents as well as the Singapore dance market. Their junior classes, which are suitable for kids aged 5 to 13, focus on building dance foundations such as fitness development, confidence building and dance skills development. Their open courses include various dance forms such as hip hop, street jazz, girls' style and whacking!
L5 by O School, 1 Selegie Road, #05-01/02, Singapore 188306, www.oschool.com.sg
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