Kids Ballet

Dance Classes Singapore - Kids BalletKids Ballet is a foundation class that is great to train kids to get the poise, grace and lines of a dancer.  One of the most popular dance classes for kids in Singapore, Ballet is an important class to train the techniques of potential dancers in Actfa Dance School Singapore.  From the basics of Ballet, students will learn to apply these techniques to other dances, giving them the ‘feel’ and grace of a professional dancer.

Ballet goes way back to the early seventeenth century where dancers performed as a form of entertainment to a crowd during intermissions of operas. Soon ballet grew popular and had more impact on the crowd. Gradually, the ballet structure was formed defined by a style of its own.

In 1661, King Louis XIV of France founded the Académie Royale de Musique et de Danse, establishing Paris as the center of academic ballet. Over time, Russia became the international center of ballet, combining the strength and passion of Italian style with the softness and fluidity of the French school.

Today ballet is one of the top three most popular dances that people will pick up. It has a rigid syllabus for dancers to follow and get their way to the top. Ballet is divided into the grades as well as the majors. The grades are just for leisure dancers while the majors are for the more serious dancers who aspire to be instructors or professional dancers.

In ballet, there are two segments namely the barre work and the center work. The barre work is always done first as a warm up. Students will do plies and all the leg exercise to stretch and strength the leg muscles. After that shall they proceed on to the center to do short dance exercises. In the more advanced level, the duration of these pieces get longer as more techniques are being added to one piece of music.

Furthermore, when girls proceed on to the majors, they will be dancing on pointe. Special pointe shoes are worn so the girls can dance on their toes. For guys, they still remain in their soft shoes but they have to do more technical stuff compared to girls (e.g. jump higher, spin greater number of rounds).

Apart from ballet itself, another aspect that this genre expects of the dancers is to do character dance where they adapt the traditional dance from various countries like Hungary, Russia.

Related Classes: Kids HipHop, Kids Salsa, Ballet, Jazz
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Starlinn Actfa DanceSTARLINN CHOO YANQING joined the SFDF program in 2004 while studying in NUS, training 12 hours a day; she completed her SFDF, Diploma & IHDC courses in 3 years, using her teaching income to finance her classes in Diploma & IHDC. In 2008 she pursued her IMDC Dance Business & is now doing her 3 years IPHDC Dance Product Research. While pursuing her IHDC she was already traveling around the world for assignments. more


Bianca Actfa DanceBIANCA enrolled in the SFDF course after A-levels. Within 6 months she was dancing as a backup dancer for MTV. She has also traveled to many countries like Germany, UK, Taiwan & Hong Kong to teach & perform, & was offered a position to dance in a few Musical plays. 


 Libin Actfa DanceLB, a masters degree holder working for a MNC, decided to do a career switch after he completed his SFDF. He then worked as an International Sales Manager in dance products, an international artist & dance instructor. He is the Singapore Bachata Champion 2008 and the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship behind Serge and Polina from Russia in 2010. more


manfred Actfa DanceMANGGOH was one of the elite few selected for the Mediacorp Dance Academy in 2000. He graduated from NTU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and used to work as a Project Manager in the IT Industry. He passed his examination & evaluation for SFDF and is currently doing his Diploma & IHDC. more


maricel Actfa DanceMARICEL, a professional dancer from the Philippines, joined SFDF in 2009. In less than a year, she has performed at the Esplanade Da:ns Festival 2009, Salsa Cruise Asia 2009, & has also been to China to teach & perform. In 2010 she was offered a full time dance instructor job in Singapore. She has since gone on to set up a dance studio in the Philippines and comes back periodically to upgrade her skills.


rachel Actfa DanceRACHEL an undergraduate in NTU joined the SFDF in 2010 and was offered to open a dance studio in China.  She has taught and performed in Guang Zhou, Shen Zhen, Hong Kong, Singapore.


 derrick actfa danceDERRICK has over 20 years of dance instructor experience with more than 30 types of dance. He was granted an exemption from SFDF after taking an examination & evaluation and signed up for the diploma & IHDC simultaneously.


tamil actfa danceTAMIL, a professional dancer & teacher actively involved in competitions & performances for Hip Hop, Bollywood, Indian Dance. He was teaching dance in secondary school and choreographing for SYF. He joined the IHDC program to further his training as a dancer & teacher in 2009.  Since joining the IHDC, he has taught, performed & competed in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan.


brenda actfa danceBRENDA joined the SFDF when she was 13 years old and was hired to teach and perform both locally and overseas after 6 months. She was also financing her own dance study while teaching private dance classes.  Under the SFDF, she was the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship 2010 and Singapore Bachata Champion 2009.  She was given opportunities to teach in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China.

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