From binge watching romantic K-dramas that make us reach for tissues, to camping at Changi Airport just to catch a glimpse of our favourite Korean idols, the Hallyu wave has gotten some of us sucked in deep.
While we can’t all be K-pop superstars, achieving the dream of dancing like our idols is right within reach! With affordable prices and different levels available, these dance studios specialising in K-pop dance classes are definitely worth checking out.
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Boasting over 10 outlets scattered across the island, DF Academy is a hip hop and K-pop performing dance school that has nearly 1,000 students and a hundred classes per week. With classes conducted by dance instructors that have rich experiences in competitions and concerts, you know you’re in good hands!
Classes are capped at 15 people each, so you can comfortably seek guidance on any unfamiliar dance steps. Those completely new to the K-pop dance game and dip their toes into K-pop dance with their K-pop Intro and K-pop Beginner classes, while those with prior dance experience can dive straight into their intermediate classes to match your learning pace.
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Unlike its name, Beatfactory Fitness offers more than just fitness classes like Zumba and Yoga – and this includes fun K-pop dance lessons. They’ve also hosted corporate events for companies, so gather your colleagues and consider learning some moves together during your next.
Through classes like K-pop MV, you’ll get to learn the choreography of the trendiest K-pop music videos and execute it step by step in an hour-long dance class. Alternatively, sign up for K-Street Jazz if you prefer a variation of hip hop and original choreography from your instructor.
Their studio is merely a stone’s throw from Orchard MRT, so you can easily drop by with your friends when you’re in town.
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Fun fact: STEP Studio was named after their founder and artistic director, Stephanie Loh. She hopes to inspire new dancers with her love for dance, hence establishing this dance school as a welcoming community and a safe space without judgement – perfect for all first-timers.
Held every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm, KPop MV is taught by STEP Youth Crew, a bunch of talented young dancers out to spread their passion in every lesson.
Price: $10 per class
Address: Peace Centre #04-13, 1 Sophia Road, 228149
Class schedule: Every Wednesday 7PM to 8PM
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With 4 different difficulty levels weaved into Danz People’s curriculum, you’ll never have to worry about lagging behind others as you can sign up for whichever best suits your current ability and work your way up. Beyond K-pop dance moves, each session also explores fundamentals of hip hop to help you improve your dance techniques.
With a customised mural that screams creative expression, their studio will definitely have you feeling the vibes as you bust your newfound moves.
Made up of a team of talented international and local dance instructors, Recognize! Studios is an urban arts dance studio to get your groove on. Get to improve on your techniques while learning new routines in classes like K-pop & Urban Choreography.
Frequently organising local dance competitions, camps, and workshops to groom aspiring dancers, Recognize! Studios will certainly help you take your moves to the next level.
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More than just about dancing, Legacy Dance Co. is much like every K-pop fandom – a family. Founded by 3 alumni of Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s New Revolving Age (NRA), a hip hop dance club, this dance school brings people together through a shared love for dancing.
Join the fam every Monday or Thursday for their KPOP MV class, where you’ll be exposed to new choreography and bops.
If you’re still on the fence about joining a class, register here for a free trial that takes place every Monday, where you’ll get to familiarise yourself with the flow of a typical lesson.
Price: $15 per class, $40 for 3 classes, $60 for 5 classes | $12 per class or $50 for 5 classes for students
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-03 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Class schedule: Every Wednesday 7PM to 8PM
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Promising to help you develop your dance techniques, muscle memory and improve your performance, O School is the place to be with K-pop open classes for numerous dance covers to various chart toppers.
With 4 main components allocated to each K-pop dance lesson, you’ll be able to make the most of every second. After completing a quick warm-up, you’ll move on to important technique drills that’ll help you ease into an exciting dance routine. At the end of the class, you’ll also get to take turns performing in mini teams, where you can pretend to be part of your favourite K-pop group!
Price: $14 per class, $50 for 4 classes
Address: 2 Orchard Link, #04-04 *SCAPE, Singapore 237978
Class schedule: Every Thursday 7.30PM to 8.30PM
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Training top-notch dancers that have emerged as champions of large dance competitions in Singapore, EV Dance is undoubtedly one of the leading studios to learn some hot K-pop moves from.
Move your body to tunes like DALLA DALLA by ITZY in their brightly lit studio at SCAPE to end every Tuesday night on a high note!
Price: $18 per class | $60 for 5 classes for students
Address: 73a Jalan Besar, Singapore 208817
Class schedule: Every Tuesday 9PM to 10PM
Located in the CBD, Converge Studio serves as a hideaway for busy office workers in the area. Catering to both newcomers and seasoned dancers, their K-pop dance class invites you to jam out to choreography by their passionate K-pop faculty instructors, regardless of your dance background or experience.
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They also organise yearly dance battles and student recitals to provide platforms for all dancers to showcase their K-pop moves and ride the Hallyu wave together!
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K-Street, K-Urban, K-Girly – these are just some K-pop dance styles you can try out at Dance Factory. Established in 2008, they transformed from a general dance school to a pure K-pop dance studio 2 years ago. Their highly qualified instructors have made waves in the K-pop dance scene – one of them was even a trainer for BTS Show in Singapore this year!
Other unique dance styles taught here include K-Waack, which focuses on incorporating elements of posing, footwork and control of your body along with K-pop beats. P.S. No whacking is involved, so there’s nothing to fear!
All you need to dance like a K-pop idol is to take the first step into one of these 10 dance studios. You’ll get to rely on experienced, professional instructors to guide you through each lesson, instead of playing the latest K-pop music videos at home at 0.5 speed while waving your limbs around like an octopus.
By stepping out of your comfort zone and into these K-pop dance studios, you’ll be one step closer to achieving your K-pop dance dreams. And who knows, you might just find yourself signing up for the next idol trainee audition!
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