Whether your child is into ballet, hip hop, K-pop dance or jazz, unleash their talent with our guide to all the different dance classes for kids in Singapore!
If your little one loves grooving to the beat, then odds are they’ll thrive in a dance class in Singapore. And whether it’s pirouetting in a ballet class, bouncing around in a hip hop class or dancing to their favourite K-pop songs, you’re sure to find a dance class that your little one will love. Check out our list of dance classes for kids in Singapore – some even offer dance classes for toddlers as young as 18 months!
Tip: Two acronyms to keep an eye out for: RAD (The Royal Academy of Dance, from the UK) and CSTD (The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing, from Australia). These two prestigious systems are known and respected around the world, and many of Singapore’s top dance schools offer one or both of their dance curricula.
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M.A BALLET is an international ballet school providing dance classes for all levels and ages – from as young as 3 years old! The studio is conveniently located in the heart of Singapore’s Orchard Road and is specially designed for ballet lessons with a sky-view studio, fully-equipped space and a sprung dance floor to prevent injuries. M.A BALLET curates two distinct tracks of curricula for children and adults according to their age and level respectively. Opportunities range from recreational dancing to performance on the big stage, as well as the recent shift towards competitive and vocational training for aspiring ballerinas who seek to transform their passion into a potentially illustrious career. The ballet school also gives aspiring dancers the chance to undergo private training to polish their technical and performative skills individually with their ballet instructors. With a personalised curriculum crafted by experienced ballet teachers with master’s degrees from Europe and extensive years of professional dance expertise under their belts, young dancers are in good hands here. Trial classes available!
The Dance Place
Dance classes on offer: Ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, hip-hop, K-pop dance classes, musical theatre, Song & Dance, Performance Skills, street dance, tap & more.
The Dance Place offers dance classes for kids aged 1.5 and above that will surely make them fall in love with dance! And while they offer an impressive range of dance lessons, what this dance school is really known for is their amazing dance teachers. Two of their founders, Emma Hudson and Emmanuelle Grizo, have extensive international teaching and performing experience, and parents often rave about the team of teachers on social media. What your child gets from lessons at The Dance Place isn’t just a world-class dance education. They are also given a warm, comfortable and nurturing space to expand their talents, master the right techniques and develop their passion, all while finding joy in movement. Their teachers understand that each child learns differently, which is why they use different teaching approaches to adapt to each child’s learning style, level and development. This attention allows students to thrive and grow into accomplished dancers. The studio space is also beautifully and professionally designed, and each year, there’s an annual dance recital held to showcase students’ progress.
Centre Stage School of the Arts
Dance classes on offer: Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, contemporary & musical theatre dance
Centre Stage is Singapore’s leading performing and creative arts school offering high standards of artistic dance education for children of all ages – parents all over the island rave about their dance classes! With dance classes for toddlers all the way up to teens, you won’t have trouble finding a suitable dance class for your kids. Centre Stage was founded in 1999 on a simple concept that creativity in children is essential and the performing arts are of value to all. Centre Stage aims to teach dance so children gain imperative skills to help them through life. Dance helps to mould children into creative thinkers and problem solvers. It can help build resilience, discipline and a strong work ethic by overcoming challenges! Centre Stage offers the RAD ballet syllabus. Ballet dance classes for toddlers are open to kids from 2.5 years old.
Tanglin Arts Studio
Dance classes on offer: baby ballet, classical ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre & more
Tanglin Arts Studio is known for its inclusive dance classes for kids aged 18 months and above. Their main focus in each dance class is to instil a passion and love for dance through expression, creativity and technique. All the teachers are fully qualified, have long-term experience teaching students of all ages and continue training in their respective fields. Kiddos learn to be respectful, to dance with confidence, the importance of commitment and organisation, and above all else develop a lifelong love of dance. Teamwork and self-confidence are the names of the game, and the dynamic, international atmosphere creates a welcoming space for Singaporean and expat dancers alike. An annual dance how is organised to showcase the students’ progress and hard work over the year, too. Tanglin Arts Studio also offers dance classes for adults.
The Charlotte Marn School of Dance
Dance classes on offer: Ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, acro dance & progressive ballet technique/dance conditioning
The Charlotte Marn School of Dance (CMSD) was founded in 2016 by dance teacher Charlotte Marn, a trained Pilates instructor whose training has shaped how dance conditioning is incorporated into all dance schools’ programmes. Little dancers as young as age 3.5 years can start with the ultra-fun Dance Tots introduction to a multi-genre dance programme. Charlotte Marn students are strong, healthy dancers with good dance foundations and technique – all of which are put on display at the yearly recital and dance competitions. Their dance classes in Singapore are suitable for kids up to age 16, and they are one of the first schools on the red dot to offer the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum and Examinations. CMSD also offers CSTD, RAD and Acrobatic Arts syllabus and examinations, with ample stage performance opportunities at the yearly recital and dance competitions.
All That Jazz Dance Academy
Dance classes on offer: Ballet, jazz, tap, street dance, lyrical, modern contemporary & musical theatre
All That Jazz Dance Academy is one of Singapore’s top dance schools dedicated to providing students with a high standard of artistic dance education to inspire and foster excellence in the arts. They run a wide variety of popular dance classes for kids of all ages and their classes are suitable for both recreational students as well as those pursuing more comprehensive formal dance training and performance opportunities.
Dancer’s Dream Studio
Dance classes on offer: Latin American ballroom dancing (Cha Cha Cha, Jive, Rumba, Samba & Paso Doble)
Dancer’s Dream Studio focuses on a balance between skills and play-based learning. In addition to syllabus figures that dancers have to learn, dance-related games and creative ideation is encouraged and introduced within dance routines. Dancer’s Dream Studio offers all dancers multiple platforms to showcase their talent even if they have no prior experience performing in front of an audience. They are very active in participating in public and private performances, and take part in local and international competitions, both physical and online, and media exposure. Dance classes for kids here include the DDS Latin Dance for Kids Programme, which has a 10-week per term progressive syllabus, and by-invitation-only exam classes where students sit for the prestigious United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) Medal tests in the Latin American Ballroom Dancing genre.
Elevate Dance Academie
Dance classes on offer: Classical ballet (RAD), modern theatre (ISTD) & jazz (in-house + CSTD)
Established in 2017, Elevate Dance Academie is an award-winning boutique dance school in Singapore that inculcates highly versatile and disciplined young children in an impartial and positive environment. Their primary focus is to provide quality dance education and coaching in three main genres of dance, and instil versatility with a comprehensive and interesting mix of dance classes for kids. Students get a truly holistic dance education through stage exposure, local excursions, and overseas immersion programmes, all the while developing a great sense of discipline, artistic appreciation and resilience. It’s no surprise then that Elevate counts many former students among its success stories, with some who’ve gone on to dance professionally, be accepted into prestigious dance programmes, or even become dance educators themselves!
Elevate Dance Academie, 27 West Coast Highway, #02-01/24 Westway Mall, Singapore 117867, Tel: (+65) 8111 3601, www.elevatedance.com.sg
MADDspace – School of Music, Art, Drama & Dance
Dance classes on offer: Hip hop, K-pop, ballet, jazz, contemporary dance & more
Dance classes in MADDspace are best known for being fun, combining crazy concepts and outstanding choreography. The dance school’s Crews have clinched top 3 positions in international dance competitions, such as Get The Beat, Born To Perform, and B-Dazzled. They offer recreational classes for those who are just starting off and more serious exam- or performance-based classes focused on the CSTD (Australia) syllabus for those who want to take it a notch up. Rated highly by parents and students on Google, they split their classes according to age groups and ability, which helps to maximise learning amongst their students. Parents also get weekly video updates via WhatsApp, and students often get performing opportunities to film music videos and perform at events.
Dance classes on offer: M.Y Dance, M.Y Budding Actors, M.Y Musicians and M.Y Keyboard
Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association of Singapore (MYMCA) leads positive community transformation with a special focus on children and youths. Activities on offer at this dance school include various dance classes for children aged 3 to 10 such as Hip-Hop, ballet and Jazz. Its ballet lessons follow 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.
One Dance Asia
Dance classes on offer: Baby Ballet, RAD Ballet, CSTD Jazz, Teens Contemporary Dance, Private Coaching (DSA & Competition)
Kickstart your child’s dance journey with One Dance Asia’s Baby Ballet for tots aged 2.5 – 4 yrs old! Let your little ones dress up in tutus and transform into fairies, princesses and everything magical while doing ballet. One Dance Asia is all about creating confident and happy dancers, while instilling correct technique and nurturing a passion for dance from the start. These baby ballet classes are designed to be effective for little ones’ cognitive and physical development and will help your child develop their creativity, expressiveness, listening skills and musicality awareness. Watch your child interact with others, learn to take instruction, make new friends and discover new ways to communicate and create. The team at One Dance Asia can’t wait to welcome you to their magical world of ballet! Baby ballet starts at $250/term (before discount).
Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre
Dance classes on offer: Parent-child Dance, First Step, Chinese Folk Dance Graded Examination Syllabus & Kung Fu Dance
Let your child experience Chinese ethnic traditional arts at the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT), a proponent of Chinese dance training since 1989. The kids’ dance classes are suitable for children as young as age 3 – they can enrol in the Parent-child dance classes, where tots and parents bond over simple, themed activities that ignite imagination and creativity. Little ones will learn basic dance steps and terminology through songs, stories and play. The First Step class (ages 4.5 to 6) is a where children learn the rudiments of Chinese dance through stories, songs and dance props, improving their musicality, flexibility, posture and developing social skills. For students aged 6 to 18 who are serious about pursuing Chinese Folk Dance, they can sign up for the Chinese Folk Dance Graded Examination Syllabus. The syllabus has 12 examinable grades, and qualified students will be recommended to participate in the annual dance accreditation by CFDGE Centre, China. Alternatively, sign up your martial arts-loving kid for the Kung-fu Dance programme. Suitable for kids aged 6 to 12, this class combines Chinese dance and martial arts, and teaches the basic aspects of Chinese martial arts (basic punches, kicks, jumps and somersaults). Students will learn to strike formidable poses and move with the rhythm of the music.
Attitude Performing Arts Studio
Dance classes on offer: Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop & contemporary
Attitude Performing Arts has been around for over 15 years, with a primary focus on classical ballet through the RAD and CSTD syllabi. Dance classes for kids at this dance school start from age 3 and takes place at their impressive facility in Bukit Timah. While the mini-me is at dance class, you can join in on their fitness classes or sit down with a book and coffee at the in-house cafe.
Artistry En Pointe
Dance classes on offer: Ballet
Artistry En Pointe offers ballet classes for kids with expert coaching by Ms. Ching Ching Teo, the first Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examiner in Singapore. Ms. Teo is known for her pedagogical approach that includes an eye for detail and a sense of humour; her students have achieved 100% passes with many awarded Distinctions, for the RAD Ballet examinations, too! Private dance classes, holiday courses and mock exams are available at this dance school for beginners through to pre-professional dancers and trainee ballet teachers.
The Ballet School Singapore
Dance classes on offer: Ballet
The Ballet School Singapore has four locations around the island and offers specialised classical Ballet class training including full qualifications and RAD exams. Their 100sqm main dance studio on the West Coast is one of the largest ballet studios in Singapore.
Cheng Ballet Academy
Dance classes on offer: Ballet
Cheng Ballet Academy offers ballet training from as young as 3 years of age, with fun-filled baby ballet classes that teach the basics of dance in a supportive environment. There are also plenty of dance classes for older ballerinas looking for a well-balanced ballet programme with a prestigious competition record, as well as dance training for adults too!
City Ballet Academy
Dance classes on offer: Ballet, Chinese dance, jazz, contemporary & tap dance
City Ballet Academy offers a wide range of classical ballet classes for kids, teens and even adults, all taught by highly trained professionals in a fun and safe environment.
Dance classes on offer: Bollywood, jazz, Music & Movement and more
Dancematazz is a dance school in Singapore that’s all about fun and learning some groovy dance moves! Catering to kiddos from 2.5 up to 12 (as well as teens), Dancematazz offers a wide range of dance classes for kids, and even does private group classes and dance-themed birthday parties!
Dance classes on offer: Classical Ballet, jazz, street dance, hip hop, K-pop & contemporary
Calling all K-pop lovers! Dancepointe Academy offers K-pop dance classes for kids, alongside an array of exciting dance programmes for little ones. Suitable for kids aged 3 and above, your child will get to build a proper foundation in their dance of choice. This dance school also offers both RAD and CSTD examinations.
Dance classes on offer: Hip-hop & K-pop dance
DF Academy is best known for their hip-hop and K-pop dance classes for kids and adults. They have almost a thousand students of various ages with dance classes offered at three dance studio locations in Singapore Jurong East, Ang Mo Kio and Tampines.
Dance classes on offer: Tiny Tots Theatrical, pre-classical ballet, classical ballet, modern jazz,
Perhaps Singapore’s most longstanding dance school (they’ve been around since 1972!), Kavanagh Dance creates a safe environment for littlies with a Tiny Tots program that focuses on enjoyment, encouragement, education and expression. Of course, this dance school also covers all the main dance curricula, allowing more advanced students the opportunity to take part in exams, summer programmes and various competitions.
Dance classes on offer: Contemporary dance
This inclusive dance company is a registered charity offering dance classes cultivated for children with diverse abilities. Their classes encourage kids to explore their creativity and imagination through the practice of creative movement. They offer two groups of classes under the A Little RAW Programme – A Little RAW Junior, for ages 5 to 10 and A Little RAW Company, for 10 years and above. RAW Moves strives to adapt their teaching styles to match their students’ learning abilities, to enable all students the same access to learning opportunities. Kids can register for a trial class at this dance school before committing to a term.
Singapore Ballet Academy
Dance classes on offer: Ballet
Singapore Ballet Academy has more than 50 years of experience under their highly qualified belts, so you can expect a rigorous dance education for your little ones here. The ballet class programme starts at age 4 and students are taught within the widely recognized RAD syllabus.
Dance classes on offer: Musical theatre
At Sing’theatre Academy, kiddos aged 4 to 18 are taught singing, dancing and acting skills by musical theatre professionals. Along the way they also develop important life skills such as creativity, self-confidence, empathy and interpersonal communication while having tons of fun. Students have a chance to showcase their skills at the end-of-semester performance in June, which is always a huge hit with children and parents alike.
Stepping Out Studios
Dance classes on offer: Ballet, jazz, acrobatics, contemporary, hip hop & more
Stepping Out Studios has been providing dance classes for kids in Singapore since 2010, with just the right balance of fun and quality education. Classes at this dance school are taught by a talented team of internationally experienced, highly qualified and friendly teachers. We particularly love their Melody Bear Preschool Class for toddlers 18 months to 4 years of age (so cute!), which provides an excellent introduction to the concepts of ballet, tap, music and movement.
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