Instead of going for your usual yoga or spin class, how about trying something new this weekend? Here are some fun lifestyle classes you never knew you could take in Singapore.
Address: Alternate Tone Music Studio, 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk #01-14, Singapore 058416 | Tel: 6802 1363 | Opening Hours: 1pm – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri), 10am – 3pm (Sat) | Price: From $120 for 4 lessons
Thinking of picking up an instrument? The ukulele just might be your best bet. Not only is it one of the easiest instruments to learn, but it’s also lighter than a guitar so you can easily bring it with you on the go. Plus…Lilo and Stitch. #nuffsaid
Even if you don’t have any musical background, you can still sign up for a crash course at Alternate Tone Music Studio. The experienced instructors there will take you through the basics of playing the ukulele – such as basic chords and tuning your instrument – and have you strumming out tunes in no time.
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Address: Bolly Dancing Studio, 261 Waterloo Street, #01-12 Waterloo Centre, Singapore 180261 | Tel: 9062 1412 | Opening Hours: 12.15pm – 9.35pm (Mon), 11.30am – 9pm (Tue), 12pm – 9pm (Wed to Fri), 10.30am – 4pm (Sat), 10am – 3pm (Sun) | Price: From $10 for a trial class.
You’ve probably heard of (or even tried) Pilates, Boxing and Zumba, but are you game to try a class which combines all three? Needless to say, Piloxing is a pretty intense cardio workout that burns plenty of calories. That’s not to say that Piloxing is no fun though – the fast-paced class involves a mix of exercises and dance moves, so it will probably be over before you even know it.
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Address: Check out the various training locations here. | Tel: 8511 5110 | Opening Hours: 10 – 8pm (Mon to Fri), 11-6pm (Sat & Sun) | Price: From $10 for a trial class.
Ever had a fantasy about being Spiderman? Well, you won’t be leaping across skyscrapers anytime soon, but Parkour will have you navigating obstacles and scaling walls just like your favourite superhero.
Even if you’re not the most physically fit person around, the pros at Parkour Club Superfly Monkey Dragons will work with you to develop your athletic abilities. Classes are designed to accommodate people of all ages and fitness levels, so don’t worry about falling behind the pack. Parkour is no doubt a challenging sport, but hey, nobody said that being Spiderman was easy right?
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4. Magic School
Address: School of Magic Singapore, 150 Orchard Road, #04-35 Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841 | Tel: 6735 6349 | Opening Hours: Contact 6735 6349 or email them for class schedules | Price: From $199 per lesson
Want to impress your friends with some cool party tricks? Or are you just a die-hard Harry Potter fan? #nerd
Well, we may not have Hogwarts here in Singapore, but you can enrol in magic school to learn everything from card tricks to coin magic. The School of Magic Singapore also has an Art of Attraction Course which, believe it or not, will teach you effective magic tricks to impress the ladies. Guess being the next David Blaine may not be that far-fetched after all.
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5. DJ Workshop
Address: E-TracX DJ Skool & Studios, 411A Jalan Besar, Level 2, Singapore 209014 | Tel: 6224 4600 | Price: Contact 6224 4600 for prices
If you’ve ever wanted to be a DJ, E-TracX DJ Skool & Studios has got you covered. Newbies can sign up for the studio’s DJ Workshop, which will give students a basic introduction to DJ equipment, music genres, mixing and beat matching. Who knows, you just might be the next Avicii.
Address: Make Your Own, Blk 4 Upper Aljunied Lane, #01-06, Singapore 360004 | Contact: By appointment only, email them for details. | Opening Hours: 11 – 5pm (Mon – Wed), 11 – 7pm (Fri), 11-5pm (Sat) | Price: From $60 per lesson
There’s something quite satisfying about DIY projects, especially if they actually turn out nice. The creative folks at DIY-centric organisation Make Your Own hold regular workshops for those who want to get crafty, including one where you get to build your own classic copper lamp from scratch.
The workshop will go through the building process step-by-step, and shed light on how to handle power tools for cutting wood, electrical wiring and bending metal pipes. The hour-long workshop also includes all the necessary materials, so you don’t have to worry about bringing or buying anything.
(Source: Make Your Own)