Have you got a Billy Elliot in the making, a budding breakdancer trying to spin on his head, or a toe-tapping future Fred Astaire at home? From urban dance to modern moves and smooth ballroom, we've found cool dance classes for boys...
Kids love music and dance and if your boy’s got the rhythm, or is a natural performer, then why not check out a dance class in Singapore for him? In fact, it was the HoneyKids’ mums own need to find dance classes for boys that led us to discovering a heap of cool lessons around the island, from beginners sessions for dancing toddlers to hip-hop for active boys, and even classes for jiving teens. Dance needs more boys, we say!
Amy’s School of Dance and the Arts
Parents can enrol children as young as 26 months in the pre-school dance classes at this Serangoon dance studio. Kiddos learn to explore the fun of miming and music, as well as hip hop, tap, ballet, and jazz dance in fun lessons. Have a little boy who wants to dance? We LOVE that Amy’s has a class just for boys age three and up, designed to channel that natural boy-energy into creative movement using props and superhero characters!
Amy’s School of Dance and the Arts, Blk 265 Serangoon Central Drive #03-267, Singapore 550265, p. 8322 0996; www.amydancearts.com
For boys who love to dance, but do not have aspirations for pirouetting at a ballet barre, the oh-so-cool O School has classes for boys age five through to 19. Reggae Dancehall, Hip Hop and Street Jazz are just three of the body-popping type choices available, and the programmes introduce basic techniques in Old School and New Style urban dance genres. The Junior Urban Dance Course is perfect for boys who fancy learning how to spin on their heads. Literally.
O School, *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link #04 – 04, Singapore 237978, p. 6509 0016; www.oschool.com.sg
Boys from three years and up will definitely find a class they love at one of Dancepointe Academy’s three different types of schools: Dancepointe (ballet), Dance Factory (hip hop and K-pop) and dAcademy (Contemporary). Located at 10 branches across Singapore, boys of all ages will easily find a groove to suit! Besides regular classes (which are suitable from beginners level), students with extra flair will be chosen to join the Dance Factory Crews, where training is free! The Crews will get the chance to train in all things hip hop and K-pop, plus get opportunities to represent the school in competitions and performances. The aim of the game is to teach kids to not only love and perform dance, but also to encourage students to eventually become dance instructors themselves.
Dancepointe Academy, various locations, p. 6886 1314; www.dancepointe.com.sg
Dance at the Difference
Our own small dude recently had a spin around the dance floor trying out a high energy hip hop class with Mr Jon. Kids – boys and girls – can join in the fun age up to seven years, and if it’s tap dancing you’re after, that’s on the menu too. We love the passion the teachers at this studio have for all things dance, and that definitely inspires the kiddos all the more. Psst: there are also dance fitness classes for grown ups if you’re looking for a fun way to keep fit!
Dance at the Difference, 203A Thomson Road, Goldhill Centre, Singapore 307638; www.danceatthedifference.com
Stepping Out Studios
Do you have a toe-tapping future Fred Astaire at home? Well send him to tap-dancing classes over at Stepping Out Studios where he will learn not only traditional tap moves, but also modern styles such as tap dog and stomp. Beginners are welcome to join the CSTD (Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing) curriculum, and kids can increase their knowledge of steps and choreography as classes progress. Indian dance, ballet, jazz, hip hop and character dance are also available.
Stepping Out Studios, #08-05, City Square Mall, Singapore 208539, p. 6509 4300; www.steppingoutstudios.com.sg
John & Josephine Dance Creative
Ballroom dancing needs more boys! And why not introduce your son to the waltz and foxtrot? John & Josephine Dance Creative offers a whole host of fun classes for kids age four and up where your boys can take up traditional styles such as tango, rumba, jive and quickstep to keep him on his toes!
John & Josephine Dance Creative, 1 Sophia Road, #06-27/28, Peace Centre, Singapore 228149, p. 6334 6230; www.johnjosephinedance.com.sg
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