For us, dance evokes indescribable feelings unlike any other. It is not just a form of expression but also a way to develop self-esteem and confidence. From ballet and tap to jazz and hip-hop, everyone involved in our studio works hard to instil an everlasting love of dance and fitness in everyone who walks through the doors. Whether it is appreciating music, developing creativity, excelling in social situations or exercising mutual respect for others, dance is an art form that enriches every aspect of life no matter where you’re from, how old you are or what your beliefs are. One of the primary goals of Tanglin Arts Studio is to offer our students the chance to experience dance, and it’s benefits that it has for the future.
Tanglin Arts Studio is truly a melting pot of nationalities, and we have instructors from Australia, France, Belarus, the US, Germany and Singapore. Our main goal is to offer our students a fun and supportive environment that focuses on positive reinforcement. When kids enjoy what they are doing, they are more likely to continue and reap the benefits dance has to offer.
All our teachers are certified dance instructors with university degrees in dance or dance education. They constantly further educate themselves in various areas, including achieving a Master of Education with the Royal Academy of Dance or becoming a Vocational Trainer and Assessor.
95% of our students are children from ex-pat families. We have young kids who are new to dance, and others have been dancing for years. Most of our students dance recreationally, which is why we want their experience to be personally fulfilling. We educate our students on the importance of a strong and healthy body in dance as it will prevent short-term and long-term injuries. All our instructors are trained in Pilates, Yoga and/or Progress Ballet Technique and teach regular classes during the week to strengthen the bodies of our students. We believe in a good and healthy lifestyle as well as in the mental stability of our students. We have a child psychologist on our team who helps us teach our students to become more resilient, gain body awareness and become more self-confident in themselves and their abilities.
We adhere to the Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) syllabus and thus conduct annual exams in May.
We have a big emphasis on performances and shows. We have an annual end-of-year show in December in a theatre and a smaller scaled showcase in June held in the Hollandse Club. Additionally, we will conduct an Open House in mid-August to introduce everyone to the new term.
Seeing our students performing on stage and watching them improve year by year is the only motivation we need to keep doing what we are most passionate about:
Teaching children to
LIVE LOVE CELEBRATE Dance.