Social Dance tuition
Take a step into dance
We offer group classes and private dance lessons in Singapore; in a supportive atmosphere aimed at enjoyable social dancing. A dance class is a great way to meet people and gain a little exercise. We teach partner dances from complete beginner upwards, explaining and demonstrating the steps and technique from both the 'leader' and 'follower' perspective.
Group lessons are available at The British Club or The Swiss Club (enquire direct or via the respective sports department - If a course isn't currently running, but you have a number of people interested, talk to us about your requirements). Alternatively, try a private lesson; whether you want to dance for fun, or prepare for an event where you have to dance for the first time (e.g. Wedding first dance). A lesson can be tailored to suit, at a pace to match your needs. With our mobile dance lessons, we can even come to you and teach you to dance in the comfort of your own home. This is suitable for dances such as Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Jive, Rock n Roll and Social Foxtrot, as they don't travel around the floor as much as the ballroom dances (Waltz, Quickstep and Tango).
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What we do
Private Dance Tuition - By appointment, for 1 to 4 students.
Mobile Dance Lessons - The convenience of learning in your own home (space permitting)!
Group Dance Classes - With or without your own partner. Participants may change partner throughout the class, adding to the social atmosphere and helping with the learning process.
Corporate & One-off Events - Contact us with your requirements and we will create a customised proposal. E.g. An icebreaker activity for a teambuilding event, regular classes, or a social dance evening.
Male Dance Partner for Hire. Richard can be available as a gentleman dance partner for social events.
Dance Reflex is a dance teaching business, run by Richard Little, a UKA qualified instructor in the West of Singapore. Structured and progressive lessons are taught, to adults from all walks of life; from complete beginner to more experienced dancer.
Emphasis is placed on gaining the knowledge and confidence to enjoy social dance rather than formal grading and competition. Dance styles offered include:
Richard is also registered to teach courses for The People's Association and Sport Singapore.
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What should I wear to dance?
On the feet - A shoe with a smooth sole that will stay on your foot when raising your heel. Trainers should be avoided, as rubber soled shoes will give too much grip and put strain on the knees. A leather sole is good, but flip flops or sandals are not advisable. If you dance regularly, investing in a pair of proper dance shoes is definetely worthwhile, but starting off as a beginner, normal shoes are generally acceptable.
Clothes - Something comfortable that will allow freedom of movement.
Do I need a partner?
Private / personal lessons can be one-to-one tuition with the instructor, a couple, or up to four persons. For group classes it is always helpful to come with friends or a partner, but we do encourage rotation of partners during a class. This makes a more social atmosphere and generally helps the learning process. If you wish to stay with your own partner, please let the teacher know at the start of the class to avoid confusion later on.
Are there any age restrictions?
Our classes are aimed at adults, 18 years and upwards. There is no upper limit, but bear in mind that dance is an aerobic exercise, so please seek appropriate guidance beforehand if you have any medical concerns, existing conditions or injuries.
When and where do you teach your private dance lessons?
Private lessons are arranged by appointment (daytime slots are available) at a location convenient for you. This could be your home, a function room, or anywhere that space is available (open air lessons are also possible as long as the ground surface is suitable). For members of The British Club or The Swiss Club, lessons can be arranged via the respective sports department.
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