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‘Toe to Toe Learning’: Where to Enrol Your Kids for Ballet Classes in Bangkok
by: The Beat Asia
Ballet is regarded as one of the most important foundations for all dances, including but not limited to jazz, hip-hop, and tap. It gracefully and elegantly trains the dancer’s mental strength, physical posture, social skills, and self-confidence.
If you want to introduce your child to the world of dance, having them take ballet lessons is an excellent way to foster their creativity while also providing them with toe-to-toe training (literally!). If you need any more convincing, check out these classes and courses for future ballerinos and ballerinas in Bangkok.
Dance Centre School of Performing Arts
Founded in 1985, Dance Centre School of Performing Arts believes that “if you can move, you can dance.” Approved and licenced by the Royal Thai Government’s Ministry of Education, this dance studio is one of the kingdom’s “premiere dance [academies]” in ballet, contemporary dance, creative dance, hip-hop, Latin and ballroom.
Led by professional teachers-slash-performers, they teach different kinds of dance and movements or styles to kids, teenagers, adult beginners, and even professional dancers.
For those with children aged four years old and below, you can enrol your child in the pre-ballet courses. In this course, they are expected to develop awareness of their own body and learn to control their movements and creative presence in every session. This course serves as a preparation for kids to understand basic ballet exercises and vocabulary. The Classical ballet (based on British and Russian styles) course, on the other hand, is suitable for students in grades one to five.
In this class, they will be taught ballet techniques by studying stylised movements and positions until they build a solid foundation to whip up their ballet dancing skills.
For children aged four to six –years old, they are required to attend once a week. Six- to nine-year-olds must practice twice a week, and those 10 to 12 years old should be training three times a week.
Dancewear is available at the Dance Centre for both boys and girls.
Location: 53, 3 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Klong ton nua, Khet Watthana
Bangkok City Ballet
Bangkok City Ballet, registered under the Ministry of Education, has been grooming graceful ballerinas since 1996. They are committed to improving their students’ confidence, sense of responsibility, and elegance in a friendly and well-rounded atmosphere.
This ballet training school in Bangkok accepts students aged three years and older. They pride themselves on collaborating with world-renowned ballet companies and have participated in various recital performances, including “Don Quixote” with Paris Opera Ballet (2007), “Romeo and Juliet” with Asami Maki Ballet (2008), Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, “The Nutcracker” with l’Opéra de Paris (2012), and “La Sylphide” with English National Ballet (2013).
To get more information about the ballet classes they offer, you may send an email to [email protected] or call 02-261-5224.
Location: 3rd F. Jasmine City Building, Sukhumvit Rd., Soi 23, Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana
Rising Star Dance Studio
Rising Star Dance Studio is a ballet dance studio in Bangkok that specialises in classical ballet based on the American style blended with different methods in movement, expressiveness, and theatricality.
Everyone is welcome to Rising Star Dance Studio, regardless of race and age. They train ballet students for as young as three years old. They also have instructors who can speak English, Thai, and Japanese.
The ballet classes they offer for kids include rhythmic gymnastics beginner (6-10 years old), pre-ballet (3-4 years old), ballet beginner 1 (5-7 years old), ballet intermediate 1+ pointe (10-15 years old), ballet advance/intermediate + pointe (10+), and ballet beginner 2 (7-9 years old).
You may visit the studio from Monday to Saturday, but opening hours may vary depending on the scheduled class.
Location: 90 Thong Lo Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana
The Artists Dance Studio
The Artists Dance Studio specialises in combining dance and yoga and is open to all regardless of age and gender because they are confident that “anyone can dance.”
This dance studio in Bangkok comprises a team of well-experienced professionals who teach ballet for kids.
Students as young as three years old are welcome to enrol in ballet classes at The Artists Dance Studio, where they are encouraged to express their individuality through song interpretation.
Aside from learning graceful movements, students are expected to develop good mental health, strengthen their muscles, manifest a good personality, and foster imagination. Aside from ballet, they can simultaneously learn all forms of dance, such as jazz dance, hip-hop, contemporary dance, ballroom, gymnastics, and ice skating.
Location: 36 Soi Punnawithi 12, Sukhumvit 101 Road, Bang Chak Subdistrict, Phra Khanong District
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