Our Adult Dance Classes are designed for adults of all ages and abilities. Whether you have absolutely no prior training, or have years of dance experience, we have the perfect class for you. Rekindle your love for dance with various class levels to choose from: Beginners 1 – 3, Level 1 – 2, and Contemporary! Learn from Singapore Ballet’s artists (former and present), and experience dancing in our state-of-the-arts studios where we rehearse for our annual performance seasons. 

You’re three steps away from beginning your Adult Dance Class adventure:

  1. Purchase either a Single Card/10 Class Card/20 Class Card from our front counter
  2. Drop your physical class card at our front counter on the day of your class
  3. Get dressed in your favourite ballet/workout attire, and get dancing!

Please click on “Class Schedule” below for the full schedule, and explore the tabs below for more information. We look forward to welcoming you to Singapore Ballet!

Adult Dance Classes Schedule 2024

DayTimeLevelInstructorLocation
Mondays7.00pm - 8.30pmLevel 1Shan Del VecchioChoo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmLevel 2Zachary HealyCommunity Studio
Tuesdays7.00pm - 8.30pmLevel 1Leane LimChoo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmBeginners 3Tamana WatanabeCommunity Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmBeginners 1 (Not an open class)Akira NakahamaStudio One
Wednesdays7.00pm - 8.30pmLevel 1Jessica GarsideChoo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmLevel 2Shan Del VecchioCommunity Studio
Thursdays7.00pm - 8.30pmLevel 2/3Chen WeiChoo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmLevel 1Timothy NgCommunity Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmBeginners 2Sayaka YamauchiStudio One
Fridays7.00pm - 8.30pmLevel 1Chen WeiChoo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmBeginners 3Jason CarterCommunity Studio
Saturdays10.00am - 11.30amBeginners 1 (Not an open class)Tamana WatanabeChoo San Goh Studio
10.00am - 11.30amBeginners 3Timothy NgCommunity Studio
12.00pm - 1.30pmBeginners 2Zachary HealyChoo San Goh Studio
12.00pm - 1.30pmBeginners 1 (Not an open class)Chen WeiStudio One
2.00pm - 3.30pmContemporary MaxStudio One
2.30pm - 4.00pmLevel 2Chen WeiChoo San Goh Studio
Sundays10.00am - 11.30amLevel 1Justin ZeeChoo San Goh Studio
12.00pm - 1.30pmBeginners 1 (Not an open class)Jessica GarsideChoo San Goh Studio
12.00pm - 1.30pmLevel 2Shu IgarashiCommunity Studio
12.30pm - 2.00pmBeginners 3Chen WeiStudio One
2.00pm - 3.30pmBeginners 2Shu IgarashiChoo San Goh Studio

Beginners 1

An 8-week course dedicated towards teaching the very basics of ballet, this level is suited for those who have no prior experience in ballet. You will learn the foundational positions (1st to 5th) in ballet, and how to move through each position at the barre and centre through pliés (to bend), dégagés (to extend), jetés (to jump), etc. Steps will be explained simply, and the pace of the lessons will be suited to the overall class.

Beginners 2 and 3

These two levels are intended for students who have completed Beginners 1 or have at least 6-12 months of previous ballet experience. These non-syllabus classes build upon the Beginners 1’s basics of ballet at the barre and centre, developing previous knowledge as well as introduce more steps, new positions and movement vocabulary. The difference in Beginners 2 and Beginners 3 would be the pace and expanse of ballet vocabulary of the lesson. Students who have just completed Beginners 1 are encouraged to attend Beginners 2, and then move to Beginners 3 when you’re more confident.

Level 1

Suitable for those with prior ballet experience, Level 1 will go beyond the foundational teachings of ballet and introduce combinations of movements at the barre and centre. Students are expected to know basic ballet vocabulary, and should be able to follow through with the exercises given.

Level 2

Suited for advanced ballet students, Level 2 dancers will learn more detailed and complex combinations at the barre and centre. Students will expand their repertoire of jumps and pirouettes, and centre work will consist of combining three or more steps. Corner work will combine two or more steps which travel across the floor.

The difference between the classes are based on the details offered by the instructor in regards to executing proper ballet technique.  The higher the level, the more serious and structured the class will be.

1) Please note that due to Singapore Ballet’s performance schedule, instructors for ADC classes may be replaced/cancelled for a particular session.

2) A $30 Single Class card can be purchased at our customer service counter before a class should you wish to go for a one-time class.

2) Students to drop off their Single Class Card, 10 Lessons Card or 20 Lessons Card at the reception before the class commences. Once the class ends, students can collect their cards from the customer service counter.

3) Please note that students who arrive more than 10 minutes late will not be allowed into the studios due to safety reasons.

4) Registration is required only for Beginners 1 classes.  Beginners 1 classes are scheduled in a fixed 8-week term (not including public holidays) to allow the beginner adult ballet dancer to understand the technicality and fundamentals of classical ballet. Should you miss any class during the 8-week term, Singapore Ballet will not be able to refund the missed classes, nor allow any makeup class. Please click HERE for more information.

5) The 10 and 20 lessons class card is NOT valid for Beginners 1. It can only be used for Beginners 2 – Level 2 and Contemporary classes only.

6) Refunds are not allowed. However, should there be a valid medical, legal, or work place advisory, you may write in to classes@singaporeballet.org to request for a consideration.

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1) HOW DO I GET TO YOUR PREMISES?

We are located at 201 Victoria Street, Bugis+, #07-02/03, Singapore 188067

Nearest MRT is Bugis Station (EW & DT Line)

From the MRT station:

  • Take the Bugis Junction Exit
  • Take the escalator up to level 2 of Bugis Junction
  • Follow signs to Bugis+ Mall, there will be a linkway between the 2 malls
  • Take the lift to level 7 of Bugis+ Mall (there are 2 lift lobbies on each side of the mall)

2) WHAT EXACTLY IS BALLET?

A classical dance form demanding highly developed technique. Ballet is best known for its virtuoso techniques such as multiple pirouettes and grand allegro, grand pas de deux, and high leg extensions. Ballet aims to improve posture, flexibility and grace through barre and centre work.

3) AM I TOO OLD TO START LEARNING BALLET?

Definitely not! Especially if you are physically able to and willing to try. Our classes cater to adults and working professionals with an age range of students from 20s to 40s. Students below the age of 16 are NOT PERMITTED to take Adult Dance Classes as the classes are catered to adults and working professionals only.

4) WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I ATTEND?

Adult dance classes are suitable for those with or without prior ballet training. As classes are progressive and non-syllabus based, you may wish to purchase a single class card and decide if the level of the class is suitable for you. Progression would be advised by the respective instructors subsequently. However, students could also opt to join in other classes (higher or lower level), should they feel that they are over-qualified / under-qualified in the current level.

5) WHAT ATTIRE SHOULD I COME IN?

Simple and comfortable. A simple leotard and a pair of tights or leggings / tight sweat pants or shorts paired with a tank top or t-shirt (men) with ballet slippers would best be recommended.

6) HOW CAN WE REGISTER AND MAKE PAYMENT?

Please approach our customer service officers to purchase a single class card, 10-lessons card or 20-lessons card.

Only Beginner 1 students will need to register and have paid for before the start of term.

7) HOW MUCH ARE THE CLASSES?

  • Single class card: $30 (Valid for Beginners 2 to Level 3 only)
  • 10-lessons card: $240 (Valid for Beginners 2 to Level 3 only)
  • 20-lessons card: $440 (Valid for Beginners 2 to Level 3 only)
  • Beginners 1: $160 per term (8 weeks) – No card needed

Please note that the classes are deducted when you attend the class and the cards are valid for 6 months.

8) HOW LONG IS EACH CLASS?

90 minutes only.

9) DO YOU HAVE ANY CLASSES IN THE DAY?

We have daytime classes on weekends and evening weekday classes.

10) ARE THERE ANY EXAMS OR IS THERE A SYLLABUS?

No. Classes are progressive and non-syllabus based.

11) DO I NEED TO BE IN FULL ATTIRE IF I AM COMING FOR A TRIAL CLASS?

We advise that you come in recommended attire – refer to Q6 but if you are unable to do so, you can come in anything you are comfortable in and can stretch in e.g. track pants and a tank top.

12) HOW MANY LESSONS ARE THERE IN A TERM?

Beginners 1 has 8 lessons in a term throughout an 8-week period. Please note that no make-up classes or refunds are allowed for Beginners 1 once enrolled. For other levels from Beginner 2 to Level 3, there are no definite number of lessons for each level as classes are progressive and non-syllabus based.

13) WHO DO I CONTACT TO CANCEL CLASS?

Call the office at 6338 0611 or email classes@singaporeballet.org.