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Dance Classes in Singapore for students of all ages.

Most of the dance companies featured in our articles offer dance classes. Many of our writers also offer contemporary dance classes. Read on to find out more!

Contemporary dance classes in Singapore, from the ages of 6 years up to youth and pre- professional dance classes, adult beginners contemporary dance lessons and masterclasses for undergraduates as well as professional dance companies, are available. Find out more about specific companies and individuals via their websites and social media channels.

One option is to take weekly dance classes in Singapore held at 10 Raeburn Park at Sigma Collective Space. These dance classes taught by Bernice Lee are with and for people that have a real passion for dancing and being creative, inventive and imaginative. Catering to a variety of students from beginners to professionals, children to adults, pre-professionals to professionals.

Open Level Contemporary Dance Class | Monday 5.15-6.45 PM

If you’re looking for a contemporary dance experience in a supportive environment that will challenge you at your own pace, a love for kinesthetic flow and physical creativity – this will be the right class for you.

Our contemporary dance classes get you moving, going upside down, falling off balance, and back in control again. Designed to get you in touch with your own groove, you will strengthen your body awareness by understanding movement patterns, challenging coordination skills and musicality, and getting to move more freely.

These contemporary dance classes will challenge you, your body’s dynamic alignment, and increase the articulation of your spine, hands, and feet. Besides increasing your movement range, dancing increases your expressivity through honing physical precision, mental focus and spatial/collective awareness. It is also, fundamentally, great fun!

The contemporary dance classes are held at an open level, developing strength, mind-body connection and energy efficiency for people and dancers at every stage.

Limited slots with special rates for professional performing artists. Please email to enquire. berniceleelly@gmail.com

Junior Dance Company Class | Friday 4.30-6 PM

Junior Dance – a creative contemporary kids dance class for boys and girls, an environment for young people who have shown an interest in dance, movement or acrobatics.

Each week the children and young dancers will, in this nurturing environment, experience the endless creative possibilities of contemporary dance – floorwork, leaps and turns, gestures, going upside down. Through learning and making choreography, the dance classes will be working towards studio-based performances.

The session is two hours long and includes a warm-up, creative dance games, development of dance material with the input of the students, rehearsal and preparation for performances.

Performances are optional, according to the schedule of students. The main focus is to nurture the young students into contemporary dance, allowing one and all to have input in the choreography material, thus encouraging their creative confidence, enabling their own dance to be shown and shared. In this class we also use acrobatic and partnering material, teaching different handstands, cartwheels and movement material that excite children.

Open ability for ages 6 to 10 years

  • 1.5-hour session once a week
  • Contemporary dance technique – 1 hour
  • Development and rehearsal of a new piece of choreography – 1/2 hour

To resgister and enquire, please email Bernice Lee berniceleelly@gmail.com

Bernice Lee is a dance artist from and in Singapore. She started writing for FiveLines in 2017 and is in the midst of taking over its running.

As a professional dancer, she has danced for local companies Maya Dance Theatre (2014-2017) and Frontier Danceland (2012-2014). As part of Maya Dance Theatre’s main creative team, performed and collaborated in dance theatre works directed by Kavitha Krishnan and guests including Danang Pamungkas (Indonesia), Janis Brenner (USA), Olivier Tarpaga (Burkina Faso/USA), Rachel Ogle (Australia) and Rianto (Indonesia/Japan). With Maya, she traveled widely while training intensively in Bharathanatyam, Taichi, Indonesian and contemporary dance forms. Amongst other roles, she danced as Joan of Arc in PANCHA. At Frontier Danceland, she danced in repertoire by local and guest choreographers, including Matej Kejzar (Belgium/Slovenia), Noa Zuk (Israel), Ole Khamchanla (France/Laos), and Christina Chan (Singapore). 

A choreographer, an associate member at Dance Nucleus (2017-2020), and a part-time lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts, she has worked as dramaturgy assistant for Shahar Binyamini in his creation for Frontier Danceland (PARADISO , 2018). Bernice has recently shown her work at M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival and The Esplanade’s Dans Festival.

Bernice is the co-director of Derring-Do Dance, with longtime collaborator Faye Lim. Derring-Do Dance was founded upon the belief in contemporary dance as a radical way for every person to experience the creative, emotional and social capacities of their bodies. We are well-known for Rolypoly Family and Body Smarts Through Movement Arts. 

Bernice holds a B.F.A. from The Ohio State University (2010), during which she studied on exchange at the Laban Centre (UK). She was supported by National Arts Council and the International Buckeye Scholarship. For more information, visit bernicelee.xyz