There are a number of Ballet Academies in Kuching. The International Music House on Rock Road has one and there is another Hiro Ballet Studio in Tabuan Jaya. The studio with the best reputation however is LayNa Ballet Academy. Lay Na recently had 125 students take part in the Ballet Graded Examination organised the the Royal Academy of London across all grades. All students passed with at least a merit, and 92% achieved Distinction with many of them scoring high Distinctions. This academy has fun, young teachers and their recent Charity Performance was something that Kuching should be very, very proud of.
Contact details are: Lay Na Ballet Academy, 2nd Floor, No. 182, Hui Sing Garden Commercial Centre, Jalan Hui Sing, Kuching, Ph: 016-8886506/016-8600408.
Studio 23 at Bormill Estate has just started kids street dance classes. Check out their website for contact information Studio23
Line Dance is very popular in Kuching. Karar Line dance offers classes for kids aged 7-17. They do lines dances to different genres of music including hip hop, pop etc. The current class started in July 2010 so their level is a bit higher than beginners. The class is held every Sunday from 12.45-1.45 at Good News Fellowships’ community centre in the Green Heights shoplots. The fee is RM25 for 10 classes. Contact information can be found through Karar’s website here. Check out a video of the classes latest performance here.
There is a Maha Yoga Studio behind Precint 88 on Jalan Song that has just started offering Yoga for children. Classes are on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10-11am. The cost is RM50 per month (for one class a week) or RM120 for three months. Contact Alvin 014-6998880, Yikru 016-8592912, or Valerie 012-8958998 for details.
Music classes are readily available in Kuching. The International Music House on Rock Road has a large variety of lessons available from instruments to vocal training. Contact details are: No. 1753, Ground Floor, Jln Rock, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak. 082-42 4658.
The Classic Music Conservatory in Stutong Baru also has a variety of lessons. They also sell string and other instruments. Contact details are: No. 467, Ground Floor, Heights Drive Commercial Centre Lorong Stutong 9, Jln Stutong, Phone: 012 8890589 \ Fax: 082 368862.
Lepo Musical Centre is located at No. 3148, Ground Floor, Jln Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, Kuching, Phone: 082-42 6497.
There are also many other centres around Kuching, as well as a lot of people teaching from their homes. Find someone who is recommended by someone you trust and give them a try.