25 dance schools in Singapore that can help you impress an audience even if you have two left feet

With the local dance scene becoming more vibrant over the years, you might very well find yourself captivated by the various dance styles… and wistfully wishing that you’ve picked up some skills in your younger years. Well, what if we told you that it’s not too late for you to get caught up – yes, even if you have two left feet!

No matter your age or ability, we have found 25 schools, varying across different genres, that will equip you with skills that will impress a crowd. Before long, you’ll find yourself popping moves you’d never thought you could do.

Psst…. even if you don’t care about performing, dancing is still a fun way to get in shape and improve your overall body condition!

1. ACTFA School of Dance and Performing Arts

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Lost in the sea of dance schools in Singapore? Your best bet to getting a little direction is to head to ACTFA School of Dance and Performing Arts. Offering one of the widest range of courses from classical ballet to hip hop to ballroom dance, this school is the safest bet to finding a course of your choice and excelling in it. Furthermore, you’d have the opportunity to perform and participate in dance competitions – the perfect chance to showcase your abilities!

Fees: ACTFA has a whole range of packages to suit your needs and economic situation. Check out their website for more information.

Location: 47A Chander Road Singapore 219546

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2. All That Jazz Dance Academy

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With an emphasis on developing the “complete dancer”, All That Jazz Dance Academy offers a variety of dance programs such as Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary Dance. Those who enroll in the school can expect a well-rounded training that prepares them for the mastery of any type of dance, beginning with Classical Ballet as the first building block for their dance journey. If you are interested in a more comprehensive dance training, definitely check out the academy!

Fees: SGD30++ for a trial lesson

Location: #02-05/06/07 Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884

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3. Angelina Tay School of Bellydance

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Bellydance is probably one of the most exquisite forms of performing arts that combines beauty and style with muscle control. Founded by most sought after belly dancer in Singapore, Angelina Tay School of Bellydance promises to captivate with its alluring and sensual dance moves while creating a safe environment for one to let loose and build confidence. Don’t be afraid to don on those sensual costumes and roll to the beat of Arabic music.

Fees: SGD120 for six lessons (Beginner’s Course),
SGD40 for a single session or SGD180 for six lessons (Techniques Course)

Location: 44C North Canal Road, Singapore 059300 or
#11-00 Pico Creative Centre, 20 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 33941

Check out their website here.

4. Aquilia Dance Academy

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If you’re a bit of a romantic with a secret yearning at the depths of your heart to do a waltz or foxtrot with your partner, it’s time to bring that yearning to light. Aquilia Dance Academy offers a variety of ballroom dancing classes from Waltz to Tango to Samba so you can definitely have your pick. They even have wedding dance lessons for couples waiting to tie the knot so you can impress your friends and make the night one to remember.

Fees: SGD138 to SGD 185 for eight lessons.

Location: 803 King George’s Avenue #02-230, Singapore 200803

Check out their website here.

5. Bolly Dancing Studio

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If shaking and popping out behind trees are what you think of when it comes to Bollywood Dancing, then you need to rethink that. The high-energy dance routine goes beyond some simple twists of the hip, requiring strong core muscles to perfect the moves. This is why Bolly Dance Studio aligns itself more as a fitness studio dedicated to the welfare of its students, welcoming all no matter their age or fitness level. That’s killing two birds with one stone – learning some authentic Bollywood dance while burning off fats in the intensive cardio sessions.

Fees: SGD159 for eight lessons
SGD199 for 12 lessons
SGD279 for 12 flexi lessons
SGD375 for 24 lessons
SGD595 for 48 lessons

Location: 261 Waterloo Street, #01-12 Waterloo Centre, Singapore 180261

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6. Caliente Dance

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One of the newer establishments in the Latin dance scene, Caliente Dance has made a name for itself as the only school in the country with a structured and progressive World Mastery syllabus from various world best dancers. Taught only by international champions, the school is for those who have a keen passion in Salsa or Bachata and want to push their own limits. Uncertain but have an exploding desire to experience this sensual dance style? You’re in for a treat because Caliente Dance offers free trial classes so you no longer have an excuse to say no.

Fees: SGD60 to SGD 90 for six hours of lessons

Location: #08-02 Realty Centre, 15 Enggor Street, Singapore 079716

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7. Celine Jessandra School of Performing Arts

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Interested in popping the moves of your favourite Korean group? At Celine Jessandra School of Performing Arts, you can consider yourself well on the way to mastering the dance routine of all your favourite MVs. Considered the pioneer of Hallyu Wave in Singapore, the school is definitely up to date on the latest techniques and trendy moves for you to showcase your potential. Currently, classes are offered on the most popular K-pop songs, Twice’s Yes or Yes and BTS’s Idol, but hey, if they don’t fit your groove, you can stay tuned for their upcoming classes!

Fees: Drop them an email here to find out their class fees.

Location: 177 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307625

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8. Dance Arts Singapore

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If age is testimony to experience, then Dance Arts Singapore should top your consideration list. With a history of close to 40 years, the school is one of the oldest in the country. You can therefore be sure that they have the right expertise to give a solid dance foundation, whether it is ballet, tap dance, or jazz. Classes are also offered from Beginner to Advanced level so whether you are an aspiring dancer or a seasoned one looking for professional guidance, the school can cater to your needs.

Fees: SGD25 for a single lesson or SGD250 for 12 lessons (exclude a SGD20 registration fee)

Location: 520 North Bridge Road, Wisma Alsagoff, Level 4, Singapore 188742

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9. Dancing With Friends

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Don’t we all want to dance with our friends? The fun and laughter are bonuses to the dance experience after all. And that is precisely what Dancing with Friends offer you with their social dance classes. Special arrangements can be made for you and your friends if you want to attend their Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba dance classes but find yourselves unable to make any of their time slots. Even if it’s just you and your partner, there’s no reason why you should be hindered.

Fees: SGD30 for a single lesson, SGD50 for two lessons, SGD100 to SGD150 for four lessons, SGD600 for 30 lessons

Location: #02-47 The Adelphi, 1 Coleman St, Singapore 179803

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10. En Motion Dance School

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En Motion is an award-winning Latin dance school that holds the Asia Bachata Championship in 2011, 2013, and 2014. Despite its prestige, the school has dedicated themselves to teaching and correcting fundamental grooves for smooth execution of dance moves – perfect for those who are new to Latin dance. If you are interested to pick up SalsaBachata or Brazilian Zouk, the school offers classes at a rate of SGD210 for 8 classes. So strap on those heels and get ready to salsa!

Fees: SGD189 to SGD219 for eight lessons

Location: #03-05/05A Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695

Check out their website here.

11. EV Dance

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As Singapore’s leading dance academy, EV Dance takes a holistic approach to their lessons – and that means they make dancing an enriching and nurturing part of their students’ lives. Starting with open and active communication and arriving at bold and experimental moves, EV Dance provides the best development for your dance journey. Those looking to pop some intense moves can look at their HipHop and BBoy courses while those with a keen interest in K-pop can check out their K-Kardio and K-pop cover classes.

Fees: SGD18 for a single lesson, SGD140 for 10 lessons, and SGD220 for 20 lessons.

Address: 51 Waterloo Street, #03-01, Singapore 187969

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12. FiveLines

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What is so lovely about dancing is the expression of oneself. Contemporary dance takes this one level further, turning dance into a poetic expression of one’s love, hope and dreams. If you want your body to write the language of a poem, then get yourself into classes at FiveLines. The school has spearheaded several projects of its own, including a response to Singapore’s haze condition in the past years. What’s more, you’d have plenty of opportunities for performances even if you are just a beginner.

Fees: Drop them an email here to find out their class fees.

Location: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

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13. J Dance Atelier

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Founded by award-winning belly dancer Joey Bay, J Dance Atelier is a studio influenced by the Egyptian art of belly dancing. With a structured programme that teaches both choreography and technique, the studio promises to take you from an absolute beginner to a professional belly dancer or even a belly dance instructor. For those who like a twist, you’d be pleased to discover that Joey Bay has ventured beyond the traditional Egyptian dance to incorporate Bollywood styles into her routine.

Fees: SGD110 to SGD180 for six lessons, SGD150 for 10 lessons (techniques course), SGD230 for 20 lessons (techniques course)

Location: 339B Beach Road, Singapore 199566

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14. Legacy Dance Co.

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If you want to be part of the urban dance experience, Legacy Dance Co. is the place to get yourself involved. They offer a variety of courses – an Urban Dance Foundation for those new to the scene as well as specialised classes on B-Boy, Jazz, Hip-hop and Locking. For those who see yourselves as professional dancers in the future, you might want to consider enrolling in The Legacy Experience, a 3.3 year programme that will groom you to your potential with structured classes. You’re never too old to start dancing after all.

Fees: SGD144 to SGD160 for eight lessons

Location: 896 Dunearn Road, Sime Darby Centre, #05-04, Singapore 589472

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15. Lindy Hop SG

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With a name like Lindy Hop SG, you can definitely tell that this dance crew was started by avid Lindy Hoppers who wanted to bring the 1920s American street dance to modern day Singapore. The crew even kick-started an annual festival – Singapore Lindy Revolution – to bring the joy of Lindy Hop and Balboa through social parties. Throw the classic ballroom dancing out of the window and groove instead to a funky rhythm that gives you room to inject a bit of eccentricity.

Fees: SGD380 for 12 lessons

Location: #02-47 The Adelphi, 1 Coleman St, Singapore 179803

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16. O School

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The fastest way to get yourself equipped with modern dance styles is to head down to O School, which houses Hip-hop, Dancehall, Street Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Urban dance and K-pop dance all under the same roof. The school not only offers open classes for those who want to have a mid-week de-stresser, it also offers foundation courses for those who wants to gain basic mastery of the different dance styles. Moreover, they are pretty transparent with you – you’d know what to expect from course outcomes right down to lesson outlines, so you can avoid all the disappointments from unfulfilled expectations.

Fees: SGD200 for 10 lessons

Location: #04-04 *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978

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17. Recognize! Studios

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Another reputable dance studio in the urban scene, Recognize! Studios have established themselves in international schools teaching the art of hip-hop. What’s great about the studio is that besides teaching techniques, you get to learn a choreography to a new song at each class! That’s perfect for those picking up dance as a hobby and want the thrill of dancing with little fuss.

Fees: SGD13 for a single lesson, SGD120 for 13 lessons and SGD240 for 27 lessons (members’ price)
SGD17 for a single lesson (non-members’ price), SGD10 for first time trial

Location: Downtown Gallery (OUE Downtown 2), 6A Shenton Way #02-25/26/27, Singapore 068815

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18. Shawn & Gladys Dance Academy

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For a bit of glitz and glam, head down to Shawn & Gladys Dance Academy to learn ballroom dancing. Taught by founders Shawn and Gladys Tay who have won a remarkable 20 prestigious international awards, the school provides numerous platforms for you to go further in your dancing, such as organising competitions and providing certificates for your dance achievements. If you have a serious passion for ballroom dancing, Shawn & Gladys Dance Academy is the ideal place for your development. But even if you are just dancing for leisure, they provide a fun-filled environment to nurture your passion as well!

Fees: SGD140 to SGD200 for eight hours of lessons

Location: #04-03 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street, Singapore 180231

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19. Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre

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Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre has contributed enormously to the Chinese performing arts scene in Singapore through annual festivals and school programmes. If you’ve grown up with a Chinese dance background and want to continue it after your school years, Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre is the best place to consider. Not only do they offer classical Chinese dance lessons, you can get more in touch with the Chinese heritage through their Ethnic Folk Line dance. Even if you’re a beginner with absolutely no experience, you can still stretch those joints and perform flexible moves.

Fees: SGD300 to SGD400 for 14 lessons

Location: 5 Sennett Rd, Singapore 466781

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20. Stepping Out Studios

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Stepping Out Studios pride themselves on being a community-centred dance school that bring people together through a common pursuit of dance. Whether you are doing it for leisure, for fitness or even as a dedicated performer, the school will find the right crowd for you. Moreover, Stepping Out Studios, as their name suggest, creates a platform for any and everyone to step out of their comfort zone and feel the beat with their body – yes that includes the elderly and those with disabilities.

Fees: SGD20 for a single lesson or SGD60 for four lessons.

Location: #08-05 City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539

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21. Studio Sands

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If you think “sexy”, pole dancing will surely crop into your mind. While it is a sexy sport, stigmas about it have long broken down and nowadays, women are welcomed to pole dance for fitness training (you are using every muscle to hang onto the pole after all!). For those who are conscious about their body size or shape, you will surely feel at ease in Studio Sands as they promote an inclusive and vibrant environment for personal growth. Step out of your comfort zone and embrace your body (and the pole)!

Fees: SGD20 for a single lesson or SGD240 for eight lessons

Location: 23 Kampong Bahru Road, #02-02, Singapore 169349

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22. PXD Pole Studio

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When we say stigmas about pole-dancing have broken down, we mean the gender barriers as well! PXD Pole Studio is one of the few studios that give a particular focus to male fitness in pole dancing with a dedicated team of male instructors. If you’re just curious about the sport but unsure if you want to pick it up as a hobby, drop by for a trial class – only SGD10 per pax – and decide later. Ladies are welcomed at the classes too.

Fees: SGD25 to SGD35 for a single lesson or SGD180 to SGD240 for eight lessons

Location: 140 Robinson Road, Crown at Robinsons #08-03, Singapore 068907

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23. Zouk Dance Academy

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Before you get confused with the nightclub, let us clarify that Zouk Dance Academy is dedicated to Brazilian Zouk – the art of couple-dancing to upbeat and funky music. For those who are slightly disappointed, don’t be; you and your partner can totally steal the limelight on the dance floor by dancing to the groovy rhythm in the club. In fact, Zouk Dance Academy has a record for winning first place at international competitions so you know that your moves will be absolutely spectacular.

Fees: SGD45 for a single lesson or SGD160 for four lessons

Location: Caliente Dance Studio, 15 Enggor St, #08-02 Realty Centre, Singapore 079716

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24. 1Fiesta

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Fancy a cardio workout but don’t like exercising? Why not bounce to upbeat music and rock dance moves that will make you forget the sweat! 1Fiesta’s Zumba lessons promise an energetic but fun-filled workout that is tailored to your age and fitness level (and that includes the elderly!). It’s all about YOU at this school, because 1Fiesta delivers more than 80 classes at various locations nationwide to suit your convenience. You don’t get a greater deal than that.

Fees: SGD15 for a single lesson, SGD130 for 10 lessons, SGD230 for 20 lessons

Location: 1Fiesta conducts its classes at multiple locations.

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25. 5th Avenue

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5th Avenue is all about street dancing. With a focus on Dance as Education, the school introduces a systematic and progressive syllabus to train students from level 0 to the top level. With their careful attention to students’ abilities and growth, it is no wonder that they won the Young Parents Enrichment Stars 2018. If you want a rigorous training to improve your dance skills, look no further!

Fees: Drop them an email here to find out their class fees.

Location: 5th Avenue conducts its classes at multiple locations.

Check out their website here.