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By Sharon Tan
- January 10, 2021

Dance Away in Singapore: 4 Unique Dance Studios That Will Turn You Into the Next Superstar

Art and Culture . Singapore

Contrary to popular belief, the dance scene in Singapore is very robust and has always been a major part of Singaporeans’ lives. From mass-dances to showcases and competitions, most Singaporeans would have learnt how to dance at one point or another while growing up. 

Even today, many fail to realise that dance is actually an artistic sport that allows you to showcase your graceful figure while exercising your body muscle. Yes, this means that you can lose weight while having fun. 

Whether you are serious about mastering the complicated footwork or someone who just wants to have fun and relax, this tiny city has got you covered with plenty of dance classes to get you started. Check out our top 4 picks for unique dance studios and start your journey to stardom now!

Converge Studios

Converge Studios | © converge.studios

Are you sick of lifting weights or doing the same work out routine every week? Why not consider switching it up with some Waacking or Hip Hop? 

Best known for its powerful contemporary dances such as Dancehall, Urban Fusion, Streetjazz and Popping, Converge Studio offers a variety of dance genres that will definitely have you working up a sweat. This popular dance studio also provides personalised teaching for each of its dance classes. Yes, this means that you can learn the craft of dancing at your own pace.  

No time to head down to the studio? No worries, Converge Studios provides virtual open classes for you to learn dancing from the comfort of your own home. They also have a series of short-term and one-off exposure workshops customised to suit your needs. 

Address: 137 Cecil Street, #02-01, Singapore, 069537

Opening hours: 5 p.m.–10.30 p.m. (Mon–Fri),12 p.m.–4.30 p.m. (Sat), 11 a.m.–3.30 p.m. (​Sun)

Contact: +65 6221 7980

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Aquilia Dance Academy 

The principal of Aquilia Dance Academy, Rosario Privitera and his dance partner, Mary 
The principal of Aquilia Dance Academy, Rosario Privitera and his dance partner, Mary | © aquiliadanceacademysg

If you are someone who is into social or competitive dancing, Aquilia Dance Academy is the perfect dance studio to realise your dream of becoming the star of a ballroom party.

Ranging from Jive, Salsa to Waltz and Tango, Aquilia Dance Academy offers extensive dancesport classes catering to both beginners and experts. Aquilia Dance Academy also features a team of professional and award-winning instructors that can transform you from someone who has two left feet into a graceful swan. 

According to student feedback, this reputable dance school is best for their comprehensive teaching method. If you are serious about becoming a competitive dancer, you can consider starting your journey with Aquilia Dance Academy.

Address: 803 King George's Avenue, #02-146 & #02-230, Singapore, 200803

Opening hours: 12 p.m.–9.30 p.m. (Mon–Fri), 2 p.m.–6 p.m. (Sat–Sun)

Contact: +65 96171175 / 86168490

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Dance Factory

Dance Factory | © dancefactorysingapore

Attention all Kpop fans! Do you wish to learn the choreography of your favourite idol group? Do you dream of becoming the next Kpop idol? If so, your dream might come true with Dance Factory. 

Established in 2008, Dance Factory prides themselves on being one of the top dancing schools that specialises in all things Korean Pop (let me hear your scream, Kpop maniacs!). Their team of highly qualified instructors have been making waves in the Kpop dance scene for many years. One of them was even a trainer for the 2020 BTS Show in Singapore!

Ranging from K-Girly, K-Street, K-Waack to K-MV, this pure Kpop dance studio offers unique dance styles that you will not find anywhere else. It even caters dance classes for children who love the Kpop scene. The best part? Dance Factory offers $100 off term fees for the first 100 K-Kidz students, aged between 3 –12 years old, who sign up at their Alexandra & Khatib branches now!

Address: Dance Factory has more than 10 branches in Singapore. Find their full list of outlets here.

Opening hours: Open daily

Contact: +65 6565 6368

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SLAP Dance Studio

SLAP Dance Studio | © slapdancestudio

Pole dancing is arguably the most effective dance genre to give that amazing workout body you have always dreamed of. If you are looking for an alternative work out routine, you can consider signing up for the pole dancing classes with SLAP Dance Studio.

Founded by Miss Pole Dance Southeast Asia 2012, Naoko Enomoto, this premier pole and lap dance studio features all-round cardiovascular workouts that creatively blends the athleticism of pole dancing with the artistry and grace of dance movements. You will be happy to know that you will experience some soreness from the upper and lower body muscle by the end of each session.

Catering to all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced dancers, SLAP Dance Studio has a team of professionally trained instructors that provide unique workouts for specific audiences, namely busy office workers and first-timers. 

Interested? You can now sign up for its eight-week course at $250. If you are still sceptical about this dance workout, you can opt for its $15 one-hour trial class instead.

Address: 144 Robinson Rd, #17-02, Singapore 068908

Opening hours: 12.15 p.m.–2.15 p.m., 6 p.m.–9.30 p.m. (Mon–Fri); 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Sat–Sun) 

Contact: +65 6636 4622

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