Crucial Must-Have Components in a Dance Studio

Ever wondered what goes into making the perfect dance studio? A large empty room may suffice casual dancers who like to practice their alone, away from prying eyes. However, as a dance studio has to welcome more than one dancer, there are a number of things to consider in making the venture look considerably more professional and aesthetically appeasing to students and teachers alike.

This factors pertaining to pure aesthetics and mandatory requirements combine to breathe life into a dance studio.  A great dance studio will create the atmosphere needed to make the art of dancing both fun and incredibly rewarding at the same time.

In this article, we will be looking at some of the most crucial components needed to create an impeccable dance studio.

The components we are about to discuss are mandatory requirements for any competent dance studio in Singapore to function. 

So without much further ado, let’s jump right in

Must Have Components for a Dance Studio in Singapore

1 – Space

Starting with the most obvious, dance is a physical form of art that requires intense movement and mobility to be performed accurately. As such, dance studios need to afford dancers with ample space to move, shake and lift freely from one place to another.

A wide rectangular space that can accommodate enough dancers is something dance academies must consider before renting out, or building a dance studio. It is specifically advised that dance studios for children should be 150 square meters large whereas adult spaces should at least be a minimum of 10×9 meters.

2 – Safe Floors

Floors should be of the utmost important when opening up a dance studio. Wrong types of floor can severely damage dancers and cause serious knee and leg injuries. Therefore, it is extremely important to have adequately padded floor that provide ample support to dancers.

It is highly recommended to have wooden sprung floors to offer students with a comfortable learning experience. Harlequin floors, in particular, are a great addition to your dance studio to ensure guaranteed safety to both adult and child dancers.

3 – Mirrors

You simply cannot open a dance studio without having mirrors covering its walls. What may first seem as a purely aesthetic component is crucial in perfecting a variety of dance technique and forms. Mirrors should be implemented in such a way that dancers are able to see their entire body, right down to their feet.

Mirrors can help dancers find out flaws in their technique, and mimic the style of their tutor while still in the process of completing the dance session. Needless to say, a studio must have at least one wall with a mirror attached to it.

4 – Lighting

Lighting is another key component of a dance studio, and should be installed to seamlessly compliment the colors and mirrors employed in it. The lighting shouldn’t be too bright or too dim. The lighting on the ceiling should be soft and fluorescent so as to spread evenly across the dance floor.

You can also let in natural light by having windows strategically placed higher up on the walls. This can help prevent any sort of distractions to the dancers. 

The Bottom Line 

All of the above mentioned components are crucial to the success of any dance studio. Dancers, in particular, must make sure there are enough space, proper lighting and safe floors available for them to practice their lessons without a hassle.

Dancepointe Academy just happens to be the premier Dance Studio in Singapore that provides all of the above necessary components, and much more in order to offer dance aspirants with a floor and space to learn or master an array of dance styles they desire. 

Fundamental Ballet Terms Every Ballet Aspirant Should Learn

Ever wondered what those French ballet terms you frequently heard in your Ballet class actually mean? Well, you are not alone. If you’ve ever been to a Singapore ballet academy, chances are you’ve heard all of them and have been curious enough to know what they actually mean.

 Ballet as you know is a dance form that was performed for the aristocrats in France at the height of the renaissance era. 

So what might float around as simple movement labels to many, are actually verbs in French that denote several key actions taken while performing ballet. In this article, we will look into some of these fundamental ballet terms, and make you privy to their accurate meanings in the process.

Fundamental Ballet Terms

Adagio

Adagio refers to a series of fluid and focused exercises that require dancers to move slowly and gracefully. Adagio does translate to ‘slow tempo’, and defines a tempo that demands deliberately mellow movements from ballet dancers.

Allegro

Allegro is quite the opposite of Adagio, and roughly translates to ‘Brisk Tempo’. It refers to a series of exercises that demand fast and excited movement from ballet dancers.

Arabesque

Arabesque refers to a pose in ballet where a dancer is required to stand straight or in a semi plié position on one leg while stretching out the other leg behind at a right angle. The shoulders are supposed to be square with arms held in such a way, they form a considerably long line from fingers to toe.

Battement Degage

Battement Degage roughly translates to disengaged battlement and refers to a brisk back and forth movement of the toes with the non-supporting leg while the toes are hovering just enough off the ground.

Brise

Translating to ‘Broken’, Brise refers to a step where the legs move right one after the other. The movement is simultaneous rather than concurrent. Brise is often paired with ‘brise vole’ to complete the form.

Cabriole

Translating to ‘Caper’, Cabriole refers to the jump that dancers execute in which they extend their legs outwards from the body, and hit their calves together before landing on the floor.

Chaines

Chaines is a very popular ballet movement wherein the dancer turns with support from both his feet while bringing both feet up and down in quick succession. This gives the impression of quick movement to the watching audience.

Chasse

Chasse roughly translate ‘To Chase’ and refers to a three step pattern wherein the dancers glides their feet together step-by-step.

Derriere

Derriere means ‘Back’ or more typically ‘Behind’. It usually refers to a pose or movement which signals backward movement.

Ecarte

Ecarte translates to ‘Seperated’ and refers to a position wherein the dancer faces one of the two corners in a room. The leg close to the audience is lifted in the second position in the air with the arms being raised in the same way as the leg; the dancer looks up towards the palm of the hand while the other arm remains frozen in a demi-seconde position.

Pirouette 

Pirouette refers to a complete turn of the body with just one foot. The body remains focused entirely on the supporting leg, the arms push forward for the turn, but remain still while turning. The eyes appear aloof while the head turns.

Tendu

Basically translating to ‘Stretch’, Tendu refers to the position which requires dancers to slide one foot across the floor while keeping their toes fixated on the floor. Both legs should remain straight as one leg extends and returns back to its original position.

The Bottom Line

These are just some of the many fundamental Ballet terms you will hear in a ballet class. There are many more terms you will become privy of, as your lessons progress. The above poses and movements are crucial staples of any Singapore ballet academy you may decide to enroll in. Knowing some of them in advance will not only help you better prepare for your imminent sessions but also arm you with the knowledge required to learn ballet in a competent manner.

Asian Grand Prix 2020

Congratulations to our 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗/𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐬!

Amongst hundreds of competitors, here we present our 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐱 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 – 𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 achievements:

𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗲 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝗸 𝗪𝗼𝗼 𝗡𝗶𝗺

 Best Performance Award

 Classical Performance – Gold Medal

 Contemporary Performance – Gold Medal

 AGP Finalist

 50% BIP Scholarship 

𝗠𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝘂𝗶 𝗘𝘂𝗻

 Classical Performance – Silver Medal

 Contemporary Performance – Silver Medal

 AGP Finalist

 25% BIP Scholarship

𝗞𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗭𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗻

 Classical Performance – Silver Medal

 Contemporary Performance – Silver Medal

 AGP Finalist

 25% BIP Scholarship

𝗡𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗧𝗮𝗻

 Classical Performance – Silver Medal

 Contemporary Performance – Silver Medal

 AGP Finalist

 25% BIP Scholarship

𝗠𝗮𝗴𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗲 𝗢𝗻𝗴

 Contemporary Performance – Silver Medal

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗖𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗮

 Classical Performance – Silver Medal

 Contemporary Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗢𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗴 𝗤𝗶𝗻 𝗬𝗶

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

10% BIP Scholarship

𝗢𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘆𝗮 𝗞𝗼𝗲

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗞𝗮𝘆𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗲 𝗝𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘅𝘂𝗮𝗻

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗟𝗶𝗻 𝗭𝗶𝗵𝗮𝗻

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗚𝗼𝗵 𝗬𝘂𝗻𝘅𝗶

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗝𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗞𝗼𝗵

Classical Performance – Merit

𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗝𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴

Classical Performance – Merit

𝗝𝗲𝘄𝗲𝗹 𝗟𝗶𝗺

Classical Performance – Merit

The Presence Project Workshop

Join us for a part workshop, part audition experience featuring 3 HIGH IMPACT sessions

15th Jan 2021, Fri
07:00pm – 09:00pm
Contemporary Dance by Stacie Leong22nd Jan 2021, Fri
07:00pm – 09:00pm
Contemporary Dance by Kavitha Krishnan & Subastian Tan29th Jan 2021, Fri
07:00pm – 09:00pm
Contemporarised Lock-Pop by Michael Sim
$10/pax for 3 workshops
Dancepointe Academy @ Alexandra Retail Centre
Open only to dancers aged 16 to 21 years old

GTB Singapore Online Competition 2020

Despite the circumstances, Get The Beat presented all dancers with an opportunity to compete through virtual means. Our TeamDPA and The Apprentice Company dancers put on their dancing shoes and costumes and put up their best performances for the videoing of which were judged online by the GTB judges.

Congratulations to our 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗/𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌𝐝𝐩𝐚 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐬!

Amongst hundreds of competitors,



𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐄𝐀𝐓 𝐎𝐍𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐄 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎


𝐃𝐈𝐀𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐃

Raphael Leo Kay Yih


𝐉𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐎𝐏 𝟏𝟎

JUNIOR SOLO (11&U OPEN)- 1ST POSITION

JUNIOR SOLO (11&U STUDENT CHOREO) – 1ST POSITION

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰𝘬 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)


Lee Hao En



𝐏𝐄𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐓𝐎𝐏 𝟏𝟎

PETITE SOLO (8&U BALLET) – 1ST POSITION

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘺 𝘠𝘦𝘰)


Charlene Quek Woo Nim



𝐏𝐑𝐄 𝐉𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐎𝐏 𝟏𝟎

PRE-JUNIORS SOLO (10&U OPEN) – 2ND POSITION

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰k 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)



Marilynn Nathania Budiarto + Ignacia Tan Zi Yao DUO/TRIO

PETITE LYRICAL/CONTEMP (7-8) – 1ST POSITION

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘈𝘴𝘩𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘛𝘢𝘯)

Raphael Leo Kay Yih

JUNIORS SOLO (11&U BALLET) – 2nd POSITION

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰𝘬 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)

Lee Hao En

PETITE SOLO (8&U OPEN) – 3RD POSITION

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘺 𝘠𝘦𝘰)


Vivienne Crystalynne Elle Lie



𝐏𝐄𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐓𝐎𝐏 𝟏𝟎

PETITE SOLO (8&U BALLET)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰𝘬 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)


Teo Kaydes JUNIORS SOLO (11&U LYRICAL)

JUNIORS SOLO (11&U BALLET)

JUNIORS SOLO (11&U OPEN)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰𝘬 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)


Jovell Chia Qiao Xuan

PETITE SOLO (8&U BALLET)

PETITE SOLO (8&U LYRICAL)

PETITE SOLO (8&U OPEN)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰𝘬 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)


Goh Yun Xi

JUNIORS SOLO (12&U BALLET)

JUNIORS SOLO (12&U OPEN)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰𝘬 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)


Lin Zi HanPRE- JUNIORS SOLO (10&U BALLET)

PRE- JUNIORS SOLO (10&U OPEN)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘺 𝘠𝘦𝘰)


Olivia Cheng Qin YiJUNIORS SOLO (11&U OPEN)

JUNIORS SOLO (11&U BALLET)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘓𝘦𝘯𝘢 𝘍𝘰𝘰)


Kayleen Lee Jingxuan

JUNIORS SOLO (11&U BALLET)

JUNIORS SOLO (11&U OPEN)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘊𝘳𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘓𝘶𝘮)


Koh Si Min Sara + Teo Kaydia

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘔𝘦𝘭𝘺𝘯𝘥𝘢 𝘛𝘦𝘯𝘨)


Tan Zhi Yu + Emma Yeo Han Yu

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘛𝘴𝘻 𝘘𝘪𝘯𝘨)

DUO/TRIO PRE JUNIOR LYRICAL/CONTEMP (9-10)


Clarisse Lee Jie Ning PETITE SOLO (8&U BALLET)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘊𝘳𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘓𝘦𝘦)


Charlene Quek Woo Nim

PRE- JUNIORS SOLO (10&U BALLET)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰𝘬 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)


Koh Mei Xuan EvisPRE- JUNIORS SOLO (10&U LYRICAL)

(𝘙𝘦𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘐𝘷𝘺 𝘕𝘨)


Nicole Loh Ziting

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘐𝘷𝘺 𝘕𝘨)


Lim Xuan Yi Cady

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘌𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘒𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯)


JUNIORS SOLO (12&U LYRICAL)

Heelori Rawat


JUNIORS SOLO (13&U BALLET)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰𝘬 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)



𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐦

Athena Clare Tham Yun Kay + Wee Ting Xuan, Giselle DUO/TRIO

JUNIOR CLASSICAL (11-12) – 1ST POSITION

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘺 𝘠𝘦𝘰)


He Jia Xuan Elliora + Phebe Pang Kai Xin + Charlotte

ChiangDUO/TRIO PETITE CLASSICAL (7-8) – 2nd POSITION

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘓𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘕𝘨)


Clarisse Lee Jie Ning

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘊𝘳𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘓𝘦𝘦)


Vivienne Crystalynne Elle Lie

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰𝘬 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)


PETITE SOLO (8&U OPEN)

Nabiha Imani Abdul Malik

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘓𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘕𝘨)


Seraphine Lim Jie Yi

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘺 𝘠𝘦𝘰)


Yuna Tan Yi Xuan

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘖𝘯𝘨 𝘠𝘢𝘯 𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘨)


MY FIRST SOLO PETITE (7-8)

Valerie Elaine Mcfarlane

MY FIRST SOLO PRE JUNIOR (9-10)

(𝘙𝘦𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘒𝘰𝘬 𝘏𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪)


Wang JiayuanJUNIOR SOLO (11&U BALLET)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘺 𝘛𝘢𝘯)


Corrine Chiang Jia En

My First Solo Teen (13-14)TEENS SOLO (13&U OPEN)

(𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘴 𝘐𝘷𝘺 𝘕𝘨)


Sherise Tan Qin Lin

SENIORS SOLO (15-19YRS LYRICAL)

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2020 Intensive Trainings

This December, we have planned various intensive trainings led by professionals of the different dance genres. We were honoured to have the following professionals train our TeamDPA and The Apprentice Company (TAC) dancers, giving them an experience of a lifetime!

Classical Ballet by Leanne (Dancer at Singapore Dance Theatre), Bryan (NAFA, NYC)

Jazz by Rachel (ATOD Jazz Honours)

Contemporary by Xian Cui (BA Hons in Dance Choreography – Falmouth University UK)

Best Dancing Classes for Kids in Singapore

A Vast majority of kids simply love to move and wriggle to a beat they adore the most. Parents can capitalize on this habit and turn it into a skill that can prove fruitful in their child’s growing years. There is simply an array of benefits in having your kid learn to dance at an early age.

Learning dance can help young children develop their motor skills, it can boost their confidence and also help them better communicate in society. Don’t just take our word for it. In fact you will find ample research on the matter to back our claims.

Depending on your child’s passion and preference, you can enroll him or her in any style of dance class such as Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemprary or Ballet they like. However, with so many dance classes in Singapore to choose from, finding the right dancing classes for kids can be a rather overwhelming endeavor for parents.

So to make matters a tad bit easier, we decided to put in a little work into researching ourselves and were able to come up with some of the very best dancing classes for kids in Singapore today. These are some of the most prestigious dance studios in all of Singapore, with classes spearheaded by the best dance instructors in the world.

So without much further ado, let’s get started.

The Best Dancing Classes for Kids in Singapore

1 – Dancepointe Academy.

With 16 state-of-the-art dance studios spread across Singapore, Dancepointe Academy offers a safe and fun environment for kids to learn any style of dance they prefer.  Dancepointe Academy accept students as young as 3 years old and offers lessons that are tailor-made to be compatible with the child’s level of comprehension and skill. 

You can sign up your kid to their ballet, hip hop, jazz, contemporary or salsa classes at fees that don’t burn through your pocket. Also the fact that the school also offers RATD and CSTD examinations makes it one of the finest dance academies in Singapore for kids who are serious about taking up dance as a hobby, and a potential career.

2 – Attitude Performing Arts

Attitude Performing Arts has been around since 15 years, and has built enough of a raved about reputation to make it to this list. Although the school primarily focuses on offering  Classical Ballet classes through CSTD and RAD syllabi, they also provide Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop classes to children as young as 3. 

3 – All That Jazz Dance Academy

Contrary to its much revered title, All That Jazz Academy engages in offering a vast variety of popular dance lessons in Hip Hop, Tap, Musical theatre and Contemporary art-forms to kids of all ages. The classes offered here are preferably more suitable for recreational students and youngsters who want to venture into a more formal aspect of the art. Rest assured, All That Jazz Academy excels in the department of providing high standards of artistic dance lessons to kids aspiring to sharpen their grooving skills.

4 – Dancer’s Dream Studio

Dancer’s Dream Studio began in 2017 with the aim of offering a safe and holistic environment for kids and adults who wanted to learn Latin Ballroom Dance. Fast forward to the present, and DDS has already succeeded in providing fun and effective lessons to kids as young as 2 years old. DDS focuses on teaching techniques to 5 major dance styles in Latin Ballroom Dancing such as Cha Cha Cha, Jive, Rumba, Samba and Paso Doble.

5 – Elevate Dance Academie

When it comes to dancing classes for kids in Singapore, Elevate Dance Academie is in a league of its own. The school accepts students as young as 3 years old and puts them through a program that complies with international dance syllabi. Students can expect to develop their skills as performers with the help of the stage exposure, international immersion programs and local excursions that the school provides during the course of their classes. 

Jazz Dance Classes in Singapore – What to Expect.

Contrary to the meticulous technique of ballet or the free-spirited nature of Hip-Hop, Jazz is a different beast all together.  A Jazz class can both comply with your expectations as well as surprise you on different occasions.

Needless to say, no two days will be the same when you are taking a Jazz dance class. It is this uncanny novelty that makes the prospect of enrolling in a jazz class exciting and fascinating in equal measure.

So if you are someone who’s fiddling with the idea of experiencing a Jazz dance class in Singapore, we can help you better prepare for the same on both a mental and physical level.

So without much further ado, here’s what you can expect from your Jazz Dance Classes in Singapore as a beginner.

What to Expect from Your Initial Jazz Dance Classes in Singapore

1 – Grooving to Popular Music

The fact that music is integral to any form of Dance, let alone Jazz, is a no brainer. The mood of an entire dance session will strongly depend on the choice of songs playing in the class. Bland choice of music can really sour the atmosphere of a class, which otherwise demands an energy fueled by infectious excitement. Dance instructors understand and thus often pair their dance sessions with popular music that is probably topping the billboard charts worldwide. 

2 – Style Mastering

Jazz relies strongly on mastering an array of styles that give the dance form its distinct definition. In retrospect, you will find the same steps and style choices in most Jazz dance classes around the globe. These steps include jazz square, ball-change, turns and leaps, just to name a few. The steps you perform will largely depend on the kind of music playing or the type of Jazz class you have opted to undertake. For e.g. A musical theatre style jazz class will offer a chasse lesson which is more of ‘lifting’ and ‘airy’ as compared to a chasse lesson thought in a Hip Hop class.

3 – Dress Code

Most jazz dance classes have a very flexible approach to dress codes. It isn’t nearly as strict as a ballet class that makes it mandatory to wear costumes complimentary to the aesthetic of ballet. While some Jazz dance classes may ask you to wear a leotard, a majority of classes will still give you the freedom to choose clothes that make you more comfortable. As far as dance footwear go, you will see jazz dancers normally wear sneakers or split-sole jazz shoes. You can enquire with your dance studio regarding your style and dress code before your first class.

4 – Intensity

One thing you can most definitely expect from a jazz dance class is the fact that it will always be bold and energetic. You will be required to ‘give it your all’ when performing in a jazz dance class. Whether you are warming up, crossing the floor or learning your steps, your trainer will require you to exhibit peak energy every time. 

The Bottom Line

What you do in jazz class will vary in nature depending on the teacher instructing you. So people’s experience is bound to be different across different studios. So we can ultimately only speak with confidence in favor of the dance classes we offer our students. 

At Dancepointe Academy’s dance classes in Singapore you can always expect to learn while having the best time of your life. It doesn’t matter what music you are tapping your feet to, or what shoes you are hitting the dance floor with. In the end we guarantee to offer a dance class bound to keep you sweating and smiling while you master the groovy dance style of jazz.

Canaan Dance Online Ballet Competition 2020

A big congratulations to all award winners of the 2020 Canaan Dance Online Ballet Competition. Your hard work and dedication has paid off, keep it up and we’ll see you at the next one!

Award Winners

Valerie Sun Yutong – 6th Place

Lee Hao En – 13th Place

Lim Yu Han – Silver

Nicole Tan – 13th Place

Clarisse Lee Jie Ning – 7th Place

Rosa Park Workshop

On 1st Dec we were honoured to have special guest Rosa Park, 2009-2016 Principal Dancer of Singapore Dance Theatre hold a masterclass specially for our TAC dancers. Our dancers turned up, “turned out” (ballet terminology) and gave their absolute best during the session. It was such great fun and we would like to thank Rosa Park once again for the fruitful and unforgettable masterclass!