Discover Tanglin
Arts Studio

Tanglin Arts Studio is one of the leading dance institutions for children in Singapore. At our Studio, we aim to encourage a widespread love of dance welcoming children and adults into our inclusive environment.

Established in 2007 by former prima ballerina Kathleen Quinn from Atlanta Ballet and now run by owner/director Katja Paus for more than 10 years, we aim to create a positive environment for all.

About Tanglin Arts Studio

Located at the Hollandse Club in Singapore, Tanglin Arts Studio is an international community of local and expat dancers.

We follow Leap ‘N Learn, ATOD (Australian Teachers of Dancing) and Acrobatic Arts syllabus.

At our annual end-of-year show in December, students get the chance to show their families and friends what they have learned and accomplished. This is always a fantastic event enjoyed by both students and teachers.

Besides teaching the correct techniques of dance, we focus on the development of creativity and artistry with our students. Our aim is to instil a passion for dance and performing arts that will assist students in their everyday lives. Many skills that we teach the students benefit them within their school classrooms.

Tanglin Arts Studio has students and teachers of many nationalities from all around the world, forming their own unique melting pot within Singapore. We love making our global students feel at home so they will have happy memories of their time here.

Enrol in a trial class to get to know our students, studios and teachers.

Parents, take advantage of our Hollandse Club location. Coriander Leaf Restaurant and Bar is open for members and non-members. Children are allowed to use the playground free of charge while their sibling is at their dance lesson. There is also a playroom available for use for a small fee.

Certified Staff


Weekly Classes

International Schools

Dance is the Hidden Language of the Soul

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a school where everyone can access the magic of dance, no matter where they are from.

We have witnessed first-hand how dance can build character, confidence and friendships. This beautiful, enriching sport is an incredible tool to teach body awareness, self-discipline and teamwork. Through our service of teaching dance, we strive to provide exceptional coaching and leadership to our students. While striving to instil the importance of etiquette and manners, we also focus on good self-esteem and positive body image.

Our Mission

At Tanglin Arts Studio, our mission is to foster a life-long love of dance. When teaching any style or age group, we focus on to providing exceptional leadership to our students, building talent and developing life skills such as discipline and respect.

As we believe a person never stops learning, we work hard to ensure our approach extends to all our students, from children to adults. We’d love you to be a part of our studio and join our mission to positively reach our dynamic and supportive expat community through dance.

Our Values

At Tanglin Arts Studio, we believe in:

  • Support & Friendshipevery child should be straight away made to feel like part of the team and part of the TAS family.
  • Passion & Fun – the more excitement and passion you put into your training, the faster your dancing will improve.
  • Personal Mastery – discipline and self-motivation are critical ingredients of high achieving dance students.
  • Exceptional Experiences – All our students deserve an exceptional experience every time they participate in a dance class
  • Teamwork – We’re stronger together and can achieve so much more when we work as part of a passionate community.
  • Belief In Oneself – Having a big picture goal for life sets the trajectory of your potential, so set yours as high as you can.

Our Team

Transcend your dancing skills to new heights with the variety of dance classes here at Tanglin Arts Studio. Our holistic approach guides your child to unlock their full potential in the art of movement.

Katja Paus


From a parent in 2010 to the owner of the studio, Katja created a community out of passion for dance.

Rebecca Shanhun

Artistic Director

Whether it’s classical ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary or acrobatics, Rebecca can do it all.

Sarah Ah-Sam

Senior Teacher

Teaching more than 12 dance styles, Sarah has devoted her career to enhancing students’ potential in movement.

Liza Makarevich


As a contemporary artist and a dance teacher, Liza continues to expand her knowledge through the art of teaching.

Abbie May Willox


The successes in her dance career are credited to the passionate guidance of dedicated teachers and mentors.