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The best dance studios and classes in Singapore

Salsa, ballet, Indian dance, pole and belly dancing – throw incredible shapes at these dance studios and classes

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By Cam Khalid, Eliza Juliet Tay and Dewi Nurjuwita |
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if you're looking to master that complicated footwork, pirouette like a pro, loosen up those hips and bust a breakdance on the dancefloor, the city's got plenty of classes to get you started. From ballet to Bollywood numbers, salsa to tango, K-Pop to hip-hop, these studios will have you dancing like no one's watching. And once you're ready to dance up a storm, hit Singapore's hottest clubs and show off your best moves.

RECOMMENDED: The best pole studios in Singapore and interview: Sandhya Suresh takes on the traditional dance of Odissi

For hip-hop, street jazz and contemporary

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Danz People

icon-location-pin City Hall

Founded in 2008, Danz People is one of Singapore’s premier dance studios and home to United Groovers, Junior Groovers, and Mini Groovers. The studio provides a wide range of dance class across genres: hip-hop, freestyle, contemporary, jazz, and street jazz. It caters to both seasoned and novice dancers and offers courses for dancers of all ages. Don’t worry about not catching the steps – its introductory courses are tailored for beginners to learn the foundations and basic techniques. Classes start from $16, and $24 for single contemporary classes.

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Recognize! Studios

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

Recognize! Studios opened in 2010 and provides a creative outlet for dance enthusiasts to experience different dance genres across various levels. Recognize! offers a range of open classes like urban choreography, street jazz, grooves, waacking, hip-hop, and more. Suitable for dancers of all levels, the classes are designed to teach choreography progressively. Classes start at $10 for first-timers, $13 for members, and $17 for non-members. It also offers basic courses for people looking to improve on their fundamental steps, techniques, and routines. Courses start at $150 for an eight-week course for members.

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O School

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With classes like dancehall, lyrical jazz and Kpop, there's always something to move to at O School. Its courses focus on fitness development, skills development, choreography, and interactions, making you an all-rounded dancer no matter the style. With varying levels of difficulty, the classes help build a strong foundation or challenge dancers looking to up the ante. Classes start at $14, $50 for four classes and $115 for ten classes. 

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STEP Studio

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Put one foot into STEP Studio for a variety of dance classes – think old-school hip-hop, waacking and popping. The studio offers the chance to learn and experience dance in a fun and encouraging way in a cosy studio at Peace Centre. Whether you are an experienced dancer or a first-time mover, you can find your groove at its open classes. Classes start at $15 for Intro, Level 1, and Level 2.

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EV Dance

icon-location-pin City Hall

Deemed as one of the city's leading dance studios, EV Dance is one for the energetic body shakers. If you prefer burning calories vigorous movements, check out its K-Kardio class that combines fitness and dance elements such as aerobics, kickboxing, hip-hop, Pilates, HIIT and more to the tunes of K-Pop. Alternatively, you can bust a move or two at its hip-hop and b-boy courses where you learn to pop, lock and breakdance. Single dance classes start as low as $16 and go up to $220 for a 20-class package.

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Converge Studios

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

With more than fifty open classes a week to choose from and an assembly of professional instructors, Converge Studios serves as a sanctuary for dance enthusiasts. Located in the Central Business District of Singapore, the studio offers jazz-funk, house and urban fusion classes among others. Classes start at $15, with a 5 class package at $60 (valid for two months), 10 class package at $120 (valid for five months), 20 class package at $220 (valid for six months). 

For pole dancing

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The Brass Barre

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Learn how to pole dance at Singapore’s premier pole dance studio – The Brass Barre. Whether you are a beginner or a highly advanced dancer, try your hand at a pole dance class or a flexibility class for all levels. Regardless of age or body type, The Brass Barre believes that pole dancing is a sport that not only trains strength and discipline but also celebrates the lyrical beauty of the human form.

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Studio Sands

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Embark on a dance journey with Studio Sands to escape from everyday routines. Its classes are perfect for pole dancers who are looking to grow in a more holistic way through this art form. It promises to train your arm and grip strength so you can ascend to greater heights on its 40mm stainless steel poles (easier for small hands!) and 45mm (international competition standards) stainless steel poles.

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SLAP Dance Studio

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

Not as easy as it looks, gyrating around the pole while maintaining svelte frames requires you to work on your upper and lower body strength. Founded by Miss Pole Dance Southeast Asia 2012, Naoko Enomoto, and is crewed by a team of professionally trained instructors who have tailored unique workouts for the busy office worker, SLAP offers various levels of classes for first-timers seeking the basics through experienced dancers looking to polish their acrobatic techniques and learn new tricks. Its eight-week course starts at $250, but for a taster, opt for the one-hour trial class at $15.

Groove Dance School
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Groove Dance School

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This innovative females-only dance school offers unique classes like aerial art, pole and burlesque dances, Pussycat Dolls choreography, Korean Pop Saranghae, exotic dances and more. Founded in 2005, Groove Dance School encourages ladies to get in touch with their sensual and fitness self. Ranging from beginner to advanced levels, you can easily fit into a category you're comfortable with and start getting your groove on.

For ballet

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Singapore Dance Theatre

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Unleash your inner Anna Pavlova and Misty Copeland with the Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT). Besides gracing a variety of stages in Singapore with its captivating ballet performances such as the annual Ballet Under the Stars, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and the Nutcracker, SDT also offers 90-minute ballet classes for adults. No matter where you stand – beginner or advanced – ignite your passion and practise your footwork with six class levels to choose from, starting with the Beginner 1 classes which are scheduled in a fixed eight-week term to allow amateur dancers to familiarise themselves with the technicality and basics of classical ballet. These classes are led by SDT's own pool of talented ballerinas and ballerinos as well as trained dance teachers. Classes start from $25 for a trial, $170 for eight classes and $320 for 16 classes.    

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Wings to Wings

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

Not limited to one style of dance, this CBD dance studio offers a plethora of forms from ballet and jazz to hip-hop and K-Pop for everyone from adult enthusiasts to energetic little tots. Combining fitness and dance, it also offers classes on Zumba, Pilates, barre, yoga and more. Make some space in your work schedule to squeeze in a lunchtime or after-work fitness fix with its stretching and toning class.  

For classical Indian dance

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Chowk

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This classical dance company founded in 2007 by Raka Maitra is based in a beautiful studio in Emily Hill. CHOWK offers classes in Odissi for all levels, as well as periodic workshops on other Asian traditional somatic practices. If you're interested but unsure of where to start, sign up for one of their free trial classes. 

Apsaras Arts
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Apsaras Arts

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Apsaras Arts has an international track record of over 40 decades of creating and showcasing innovative Indian dance. Founded as a teaching institution in Singapore in 1977, the company provides dance training in Indian classical dance genres – Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam – for all ages.

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Parampara

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

Interested in learning classical Indian performance art, especially dance? Parampara is one of the first institutions in Singapore. The company strives to promote and strengthen the aesthetics and values of Indian classical music and dance in Singapore by organising musical concerts, ensembles, workshops, and master-classes. You can learn both Odissi and Indian contemporary dance here. 

For belly dancing and Bollywood dancing

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Bolly Dancing Studio

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Always wish you could move like your favourite Bollywood stars? Say no more – Bolly Dancing Studio is the go-to spot to learn authentic Bollywood numbers, as well as fusion choreography that mixes elements of Indian dance along with Zumba, jazz, hip-hop, salsa and more. The classes cater to various levels, equipped with easy-to-follow techniques that will have you shimmy and shake in no time. Class packages range from $159 for eight sessions to $595 for 48 sessions. If you can't get enough, sign up for its unlimited membership.

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Bellydance Haven

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If your hips don't lie, unleash your inner Shakira at Bellydance Haven where you get to shimmy and shake through its energetic belly dance classes. Whether you're just starting out or in need of a refresher, check out its BellyFit Class and Bellydance Beginner Class where you'll be school on the basics of loosening up those hips, improving body coordination and flexibility. You'll not only master the body roll by the end of the classes, but you'll also enhance your poise and sense of rhythm. Trial classes are available at $18.  

Don't stop dancing

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