Ballet Classes

Since our ballet school’s establishment in 1989 at Crown Centre along Bukit Timah Road, we have built a good reputation and an excellent track record. We are proud of our comprehensive curriculum that includes a unique Beginner Ballet programme for children aged 4 to 6+, the RAD Ballet Grades, RAD Higher Grades, RAD Discovering Repertoire, & RAD Vocational Grades syllabus classes, high-calibre coaching towards RAD Ballet Exams, and mentored teaching-practice for trainee-teachers.

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Beginner & Pre-Primary Ballet Classes for Children

Our unique Beginner Ballet programme for younger children was devised by our Principal, Ms. Tan, to cater to the needs & interests of kids in nursery & kindergarten who love to dance. Development of self-confidence, postural awareness, gross and fine motor skills, response to music, creative expression, and introduction of basic ballet steps are key features of our pre-school ballet & dance curriculum. We provide an enjoyable and semi-structured learning environment, where boys & girls shall grow & thrive. Our Beginner Ballet lessons are 45 minutes in duration, and are conducted once-a-week. This early learning programme provides a secure foundation in the basics of dance & movement aesthetics, at an impressionable age, so that the students may confidently progress to the RAD Grades Ballet syllabus at Pre-Primary in Dance (PPID) level, at the completion of Beginner Ballet Year 2.

BEGINNER BALLET YEAR 1 (2021/22) NEW CLASS: A Beginner Ballet Year 1 new class has started on 3rd April 2021. Boys & Girls age 4 & above as of 31st Dec 2021 are age-eligible & welcome. Lesson schedule is Saturday at 12.15 to 1.00 p.m.. Class size is capped during Phase 3. Contact us asap to arrange for a trial lesson.

BEGINNER BALLET YEAR 1 (2020/21) CLASS: Very limited vacancies are available in this on-going ballet class, for kids age 5 & above who have some ballet/dance experience. Lesson schedule is Wednesday at 5.00 to 5.45 p.m. Class size is capped during Phase 3.

We recommend that all interested & age-eligible kids start with us when a new class commences, so as to benefit from the full range of learning experience of the curriculum. Use the ‘Contact Us’ web form or call us at 6467 7788 to find out more. In view of enhanced safety precautions, an appointment should be made for a visit, a trial lesson, for enrolment + measurement of ballet class uniform etc

PRE-PRIMARY BALLET CLASS: this level of kids ballet class is currently on hiatus during post-Circuit Breaker Phase 3. We would like for it to restart, by offering a weekday afternoon class if there is demand. Children age 6 & up in calendar year 2021, with prior ballet/dance learning experience, may be eligible. Use the Contact Us webform to find out more.

BALLET PROGRESSION: Building on the foundation established in our Beginner Ballet Years 1 & 2 and RAD Pre-Primary Ballet curriculum, students then move up to the RAD PRIMARY IN DANCE (PID) ballet syllabus class. This on-going ballet class is scheduled on Saturday at 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. A trial lesson is only available via appointment, for children age 7 & above in calendar year 2021, with prior ballet/dance learning experience. Our RAD Primary students have the option of working towards the external RAD PID Examination. Welcome to Call or Email us for more information.

Do take a look at Palais Dance Studio’s official Facebook Page & Instagram where there are photos of our students & school activities

RAD Grades Ballet Syllabus Classes

Royal Academy of Dance promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally. We seek to accomplish our mission through promoting dance, educating and training students and teachers and providing examinations to reward achievement. (Courtesy of the Royal Academy of Dance)

Our school offers RAD Grades & RAD Higher Grades ballet syllabus classes and training towards the RAD suite of examinations. Our students are encouraged to stretch their potential, develop their talents, and work towards success via the RAD Class Awards, Solo Performance Awards, and the formal Examinations. Some of our top candidates have been awarded perfect scores in the RAD exams. We are delighted for our students’ annual passing rate of 100% Distinction & Merit. The education through dance that we offer includes the RAD PPID (Pre-Primary in Dance), RAD PID (Primary in Dance), and the RAD Grades 1 to 8 Ballet syllabus classes. The PPID and PID syllabi build on younger children’s interest to move & dance, and follow on from our Beginner Ballet entry-level curriculum. The RAD Grades Ballet syllabus through to the Grade 8 Award incorporates Free Movement and Character Dance. Learning the styles & nuances of other dance genres allow our students to enrich & expand their dance horizons.
Private Ballet Lessons may be arranged for students who wish to personalise their learning, and benefit from one-to-one individual coaching. Private lessons are tailored to each student’s personal goals, and may be useful as value-added preparation for examinations, coaching towards auditions, and training towards competitions.

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RAD Vocational & Discovering Repertoire Ballet Classes

Students of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Vocational Grades & Discovering Repertoire ballet examination syllabus classes are pre-professional dancers with substantial prior training in classical ballet. A high-level of instruction & commitment are required for success at these RAD levels, and this may pave the way towards careers in dance & the performing arts.

We offer RAD Vocational ballet lessons at Intermediate Foundation to RAD Advanced 2 levels. Subject to response, we shall also offer the new RAD Discovering Repertoire ballet syllabus, as an alternative pathway for ballet learning & achievement. Private Lessons are available for students who wish to tailor learning to their individual goals & timelines, to support training towards an examination, audition or competition. 

For female dancers, the Vocational & Repertoire syllabi place emphasis on elegant virtuosity & pointe work, while pirouettes and allegro (turns and jumps) are a distinctive focal point of training for male dancers. Contact Us with details of your prior ballet learning, and to arrange for a trial lesson prior to enrollment.

Our Principal Ms. Tan initiated & organised for a group of our Vocational-level ballet students to attend events of the RAD Genee International Dance Competition in Sydney Australia, in December 2016. The students’ learning experience included a mini summer intensive at the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy, inclusive of Ballet, Progressing Ballet Technique, Contemporary Dance and Russian Character Dance.

Welcome to visit Palais Dance Studio’s official Facebook Page & Instagram for photos including highlights from the trip to Sydney, and for more images of our students & events.

Professional Projects

In September 2004, our Vice-Principal, Miss Teo, was joined by three of our senior female dancers and four guest male artistes to perform in the operatta, “The Merry Widow” at the University Cultural Centre. This professional production by the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) was graced by the presence of the late His Excellency, President S R Nathan, as the Guest of Honor. The SLO is Singapore’s only professional western opera company. Miss Teo had also worked as Choreographer and Principal Dancer in the SLO productions of Bizet’s “Carmen” in 1998 and 2002.

Miss Teo has some behind-the-scenes experience on a movie production. She was invited to coach Fann Wong (MediaCorp international artiste) on 01 September 2007, on set of the movie, “Dance of the Dragon”, for the star’s ballet scene. In 2007, Miss Teo also coached the Top 3 finalists, Melvin and Sharon, towards the MediaCorp Channel 5 Reality TV dance competition, “The Dance Floor.” In 2013, Miss Teo was invited to Malaysia to adjudicate at the inaugural JBBA Star Ballet Competition. 

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