From October 8 to 24, 41 dance groups and practitioners are hosting a series of workshops across the island. Here are a few of our favourite dance styles you can get a taste of – go on, they’re all free!
Led by the Country Line Dance Association (Singapore), this mass dancing workshop is not just open to uncles and aunties - anyone can join the line and get in on the action. The one-off session can accommodate 150 participants (hey, we did say it was a mass dance) – cowboy hats and boots not included.
Register your participation at the website. Marine Parade CC MPH 278 Marine Parade Rd. 5-10pm.
All about Bollywood!
Oct 10, 11, 17 & 18
You’ve seen them do it in the movies, now give the glamorous Bollywood dancing a go yourself. The workshop is open to participants of all ages and abilities, and there’s more than feet-stamping going on – it gives participants the chance to learn about the heritage and culture behind the colourful style as well.
Dance Bollywood International #03-29 Golden Landmark, 390 Victoria St. First weekend: 4-6pm; Second weekend: noon-2pm.
K-Pop x Fitness
Various dates from Oct 8-20
Boogie along to your favourite K-Pop tunes while getting a workout in. Two activities for the price of free – what’s not to love about that?
Each class can accommodate up to 20 people, and a total of 18 classes are taking place across Dan-Z Fitness’s 11 studios.
Various venues and times. More information here.
Got to Pole
Oct 11 & 18
Always admired the strength and grace of pole dancers? This beginner’s class – which combines cardio workouts, strength training, dance routines and acrobatics – covers the basics. Each of the two sessions can take on 25 participants. Email Jasmine to register.
SLAP Dance Studio 155A/157 Telok Ayer St. 8-9am.
Jazz dance workshop
Hosted by All That Jazz Academy, this workshop is a great launch pad for those who are intrigued by syncopated beats and the element of improvisation. The three classes can accommodate 50 participants in total. Email for more information.
Dance on Us #01-03/04/05, 8 on Claymore, 8 Claymore Hill Rd. 4-5pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm.
Got the Moves, Get the Groove!
Get street (dancing) smart in these two workshops: Shanice Kwok teaches the art of locking – a style that involves the dancer freezing in certain positions – while Lester Chee focuses on breakdancing. The two classes can accommodate 50 participants in total. Register here.
NUS Utown Dance Atelier 2 Level 3, 2 College Ave West. Locking: 9.30-11.30am; B-boy: noon-2pm.
Head to this one-day-only party and be immersed in the world of dance. From catching a flash mob and a dance-inspired fashion show by local online fashion portal styleXstyle, to trying on – or even decorating – a dance outfit, there’s plenty for the whole family.
The Promontory @ Marina Bay 11 Marina Blvd. 4-10.30pm.
The Singapore Ballroom Dance Teachers’ Association is offering a class that gives participants a chance to try out two types of ballroom dancing – the waltz and the tango – so you can learn to show off your happy feet at your next soirée. The two sessions are limited to the first 50 participants.
A & J Creative Danceworld #02-04/05 China Square Central, 18 Cross St. 4.30-5.30pm, 5.30-6.30pm.
Oct 10 & 11
Hips don’t lie – so join the Alhambra Bellydance school and find out how you can move your body like Shakira. Currently, there is no limit on the number of participants at the four classes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org three days before the event.
Alhambra Mid-East Bellydance and Events Cuppage Terrace, 37A Cuppage Rd. 10.30- 11.30am, noon-1pm.