While we know it’s irresistibly cute to watch your daughter tip-toe around in her little pink tutu, ballet actually has many benefits to offer such as learning poise, good posture and building confidence. In fact, classical ballet is the foundation of all dance genres – this is where proper posture, placement and control are developed.

Here’s a curated list of the best ballet classes for kids in Singapore.


1. Taneo Dance Academy

Searching for a top-notch dance academy? Check out Taneo Dance Academy. Equip your kids with multi-genre mastery to place them as leaders of the dance community. Their passionate teaching team is committed to creating a positive learning environment that continually inspires students.

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The students enjoy lots of performing opportunities such as NDP video productions, musical concerts and Chingay parade. They also nurture students to acquire the essential skills of teaching, choreography and leadership. Thanks to their impeccable curriculum and learning environment, many of their students have enjoyed Direct-School Admission (DSA) success and won countless dance awards.

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2. Elevate Dance Academie

Elevate Dance Academie is an award-winning boutique dance school that inculcates highly versatile and disciplined young children through the vibrant nurturing of dance.

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Accepting students aged 3 and up, our primary focus is to provide quality dance education and coaching in three main genres of dance, namely the Classical Ballet (RAD), Modern Theatre (ISTD) and Jazz. Students get a truly holistic dance education through stage exposure, local & overseas immersion programmes, pre-professional and competitive training, all the while developing a great sense of discipline, artistic appreciation and resilience!

“Take It Beyond The Stage” – versatility in dance, versatility in life.

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3. Crestar School of Dance

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Established since 1977, Crestar School of Dance have grown to become one of the largest private dance schools in Singapore and Beijing. The school offers a diverse range of dance programmes such as our core Classical Ballet to Jazz, Contemporary, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Hip / K-pop and more.

Our dance curriculum is developed by an international team of professionals in dance and music and proprietary aligned to examination boards such as the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD).

Sign up for a trial class here.


4. Jitterbugs Swingapore®

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Committed to providing excellence in dance education, in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, Jitterbugs Swingapore® encourages students to achieve their own personal potential, while experiencing the joy of dance. It offers a holistic dance education that encourages students to study multiple dance genres, from Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap to Contemporary Dance.

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5. City Ballet Academy

City Ballet Academy (CBA) was founded by Xia Haiying – award-winning Principal dancer of international repute, and Koh Kai Mui. CBA seeks to provide a well-rounded and balanced array of training programs catering to the unique needs, abilities, and learning goals of every student.

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For students seeking a professional future in ballet, their Elite Program provides accelerated pre-professional training. Through this program, CBA students have received full scholarships and entry into international vocational ballet schools across many shores, such as the English National Ballet School, John Cranko Schule (Germany), Elmhurst Ballet School, and New Zealand School of Dance.

They offer a range of classes and cater to different age groups such as pre and primary school. For more information, visit here.


6. Dance Arts Singapore

Dance Arts Singapore, established in 1983, offers a variety of dance classes for children and adults, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, K-Pop, kickboxing, and wedding dances. Their ballet classes emphasize self-discipline, physical control, ballet theory, and aesthetic appreciation.

The school follows the Royal Academy of Dance and Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing syllabi, with annual examinations conducted by external examiners.

Impressively, Dance Arts boasts a 100% pass rate for all candidates. They offer ballet classes for children and teens, with teen classes specifically designed for those new to ballet.

For more information, visit here.


7. Dancepointe Academy

Established in 2005, Dancepointe™, School of Classical Ballet, specialises mainly in Classical Ballet and expose their students to different dance genres with certifications in Jazz and Contemporary. Under the Royal Academy of Dance & Commonwealth Society of Teachers in Dancing (CSTD) syllabi, they offer comprehensive classical ballet training through a progressive curriculum designed for children ages 3 and above.

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For children from ages 3 – 4, Dancepointe’s Creative Pre School Ballet is an enjoyable way for them to channel their energy, develop physical skills, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. You’ll also see props and toys being used in the classroom to cultivate the children’s creativity and interest in the course!

For children aged 5 – 6, Pre Primary Foundation ballet course is a one-year of learning, ending with a CSTD “Come Dance With Me” (Level 2) Assessment and Class Performance Day.

For children aged 7 and above, they would be able to learn and perfect the ballet techniques necessary not only in the development of professional dance but also immensely beneficial for the general physique and coordination of the human body.

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8. One Dance Asia

One Dance Asia offers a range of ballet & contemporary dance classes for various age groups. We aim to create confident and happy dancers, while instilling correct technique and nurturing a passion for dance from a young age.

Kickstart your child’s dance journey with our Baby Ballet for ages 2.5 – 4! Watch your child interact with others, learn to take instruction, make new friends and discover new ways to communicate and create.

We are also launching a new Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) course for ages 9-12! PBT helps strengthen dancers’ technique using simple equipment, at the same time helping with injury prevention and rehabilitation.

For more information, WhatsApp us at +65 8051 3772.


9. Stepping Out Studios (Closed)

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Opened in 2014, Stepping Out Studios has quickly established themselves as the school of choice for those with a love for dancing.

Conveniently located in City Square Mall, Stepping Out Studios’ ability to develop their students’ passion, creativity and technical skills have helped them to establish a loyal following. There are nearly 100 children’s classes every week covering everything from Ballet to Acrobatics!

If you are looking for a high-quality dance school where your child can learn ballet, jazz or tap, Stepping Out Studios is the school to go to.

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