If your little one loves to dance, check out these lessons in Singapore for kids under four years…
If you’re looking for a dance class for your toddlers and small kiddos here in Singapore, you’re in luck! Yep, we’ve already covered the best playgroups for your toddler to join, and we know where the best classes for babies are, but how about getting your little one into a dance and movement class? Here’s the good news: we’ve found the best dance schools in Singapore all over the island for toddlers and preschoolers! We’ve found fab drop-off options and even fun classes where mummy or daddy can learn a dance move too!
Best dance classes for toddlers and preschoolers in Singapore
1. Centre Stage School of the Arts
We’re totally up for taking tutu-wearing littlies to the Ballet Tots parent participation class with the folks from Centre Stage. Here, toddlers from 2.5 years will be introduced to basic dance and movement using imaginative stories and props – and mum or dad can join too! Classes have been designed to improve your bub’s confidence and develop their coordination and rhythm.
Centre Stage School of the Arts, Block 15 Woking Road, Singapore 138694 and Laguna Park, 5000G Marine Parade Road, #01-32 Singapore 449290
2. Evolve Arts
Situated between Pasir Panjang and Labrador Park MRT, Evolve Arts is a great option for kids in this neck of the woods (although families come far and wide to try out the classes here!). Littlies aged two to six can sign up to Ballet–Teddy Tu-Tu’s. We can vouch for this one, and our mini reporter would love to attend every day. The class is fun, full of Disney classics (Elsa fans will be pleased), and covers ballet basics. There’s an end-of-term performance too that will definitely bring a tear to parents’ eyes. Psst, it also offers acting classes as well as a super-fun playgroup from 18 months and above.
Evolve Arts, 44 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118504
3. Dance At The Difference
When it comes to finding dance lessons for little ones where class sizes are not too daunting, and a low teacher-to-child ratio is the name of the game, we’ve found just the place… Dance At The Difference! We checked it out for ourselves and crowned this super-duper boutique dance studio as our Find of the Week! It runs fun-packed parent-and-child classes for tiny tots from eighteen months to five years and then some pretty cool drop-off picks for older kids aged five to seven years. Classes include tap dancing, ballet and hip-hop. Psst: it also runs some pretty cool classes for grownups which are not only great for getting fit but are a great way to meet new friends while having a ton of fun. Win-win!
Dance At The Difference, Goldhill Centre, 203A Thomson Road, Singapore 307638
4. Tahiti Dance
These classes at Tahiti Dance are all about empowering girls through dance and Tahitian style movement classes. The best part? There are classes available for little ones from age three and up. Grace, focus, self-confidence and coordination are the name of the game here, with Tahitian dance combining moves from ballet, jazz, Zumba and belly dancing for a fun workout.
Tahiti Dance, 46 South Bridge Road, #02-02, Singapore 058679
5. Stepping Out Studios
The Melody Bear dance movement, created by Jill Bridger, has arrived in Singapore at Stepping Out Studios! Kiddos aged two to four years will love learning rhythm and moves in a class that introduces them to ballet, tap and music. Little ones will be delighted to dance alongside the super cute Melody Bear, who’s used to help ignite a love for dance in the tiniest of tots.
Stepping Out Studios, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, #08-05, Singapore 208539
6. Tanglin Arts Studio
Tanglin Arts Studio offers dance classes for little ones from age two and up. Its Babyballet Tinies class is a great parent participation option covering an intro to all forms of dance for the very youngest dancers, from one to two years old. Plus, mummy gets to learn how to do a pirouette! From three years old, the Babyballet Movers drop-off class carries on the solid foundation of all things dance, and then from age four, kiddos can get to grips with ballet or jazz-focused lessons.
Tanglin Arts Studio, Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814
7. Amy’s School of Dance and the Arts
Parents can enrol children from three years old in preschool 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.
Amy’s School of Dance & The Arts, Blk 265 Serangoon Central Drive, #03-267, Singapore 550265
8. Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre
Interested in learning one of Singapore’s cultural dances? Then sign up for lessons at the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre, which aims to promote Chinese dance to the masses. Parents and their kiddos at age three can partake in the parent-child class, with simple and fun themed activities that’ll ignite imaginations and creativity. Those between four and six can join the First Step classes, where they can learn the basics of Chinese dance. From there, your tiny dancer can move on to the class that they want to excel in. There’s even a class that combines both Chinese dance and kung-fu!
Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre, Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Cultural Academy, 5 Sennett Road, Block A, Unit 202, Singapore 466781
9. Dancer’s Dream Studio
Here’s another dance technique to pick up: this studio offers Latin ballroom dance classes for all ages and experience levels. Choose from cha cha, samba, Paso doble, jive, and rumba. In the Twinkle Tots group, littlies between 2.5 and 4.5 years old will pick up simplified Latin dance concepts and Latin music rhythm using musical instruments within 10 weeks per term. From there, the kiddos can progress to the Ruby & Saphire class, where they’ll learn all 5 Latin dances. That will culminate in an end of term choreography performance. How fun! Parents, there are adult classes where you can participate in. How does a couple date class sound?
Dancer’s Dream Studio, 8D Dempsey Road, #03-06, Singapore 249672
Maddspace runs all kinds of dance classes that your kid can move and groove in. Register your toddler in the preschool and toddler dance classes (for three and a half years and above), where they can improve their speech, develop motor and social skills, and build up their concentration and self-confidence. They can then progress to the other classes, depending on where their interest/s lie. Besides ballet, there are also classes to learn K-pop choreographies, modern jazz, and contemporary dance.
MADDSpace, GR.ID, 1 Selegie Rd, #02-12, Singapore 188306 and The Chevrons, 48 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 609961
11. Dancematazz Studios
Wanna have fun as you pick up some groovy dance moves? Dancematazz is where you should sign up. Learn different forms of dance such as Bollywood and BollyJazz from a national level dancer with over ten years of experience. Your little groove machines will definitely enjoy themselves and discover their own rhythm throughout the lessons.
Dancematazz Studios, Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Arena, Sports Hub Fitness Studio, Level 2, 5 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397691
12. The Ballet School Singapore
If you’re looking for the best dance institution for your child, look no further than The Ballet School Singapore. Little ones from two and a half years can enrol for Tots Ballet, where they’ll learn the basic elements of ballet and creative movement. From there, they can progress through the other programmes. All students can even take part in the annual school performance, overseas dance immersion programme, and even international masterclasses. Wow!
The Ballet School Singapore, several locations across Singapore
13. Kavanagh Dance
One of the oldest dance establishments in Singapore, this dance school provides classes in ballet, modern jazz, tap, and contemporary dances. Kavanagh Dance firmly believes in the mantra of dancing both in the feet and the heart, which correlates with its philosophy of education, enjoyment, encouragement, and expression. Children as young as 2.5 years can take up the Tiny Tots programme, where they’ll learn the rudiments of music and movement.
Kavanagh Dance, classes at Toa Payoh, Orchard Cineleisure, and CHIJ Our Lady of Nativity (only for students of CHIJ OLN Primary School)
14. The Academy of Dance
Three- and four-year-olds are welcome to Baby Gems, a one-year dance programme written by the academy’s founder. It comprises a series of exercises that are choreographed to popular nursery rhymes and Disney classics. Tots will have a ball of a time being introduced to classical ballet training. Once they’re done with the programme, they can move on to pre-ballet or pre-primary classes.
The Academy of Dance, branches in Tampines and Yishun
15. All That Jazz
Build up your bubba’s burgeoning interest in music and movement by enrolling in this dance academy. The school places emphasis on classical ballet training as a foundation for all dance classes. Kids between two and three years old can go for the Mommy and Me ballet and jazz combo classes. It’s a great participation class that nurtures the bonds between parent and child. Slightly older kids have a wider variety of dance classes to choose from, such as acro dance, which focuses on fundamental acrobatic moves and floor work. Don’t worry, there are no gymnastics bars or beams involved.
All That Jazz, lessons held at Winstedt Road, Claymore Hill, Forum the Shopping Mall, and i12 Katong
16. Emerge Arts & Media Academy
One for the older kids (from four and above), Emerge Arts & Media Academy offers a whole host of dance class options. Twinkle Tots Ballet & Jazz classes are the best bet for younger kids, catering for four to six-year-olds. With its convenient location in Marina Square, plus professionally trained instructors – this dance school ticks all the boxes. Don’t just take our word for it either; check out the video performances on the website too!
Emerge Arts & Media, Marina Square, Ziggy Feet, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #B1-01/02/03, Singapore, 039594 and Marina Square, School of Music and the Arts (SOMA), 6 Raffles Blvd, #03-142/143/144, Singapore 03959