T.H.E Dance Company’s AEP program is crafted to introduce accessibility to contemporary dance for young learners. Using friendly and uncomplicated themes and ideas, the two programmes are catered to engage secondary school and pre-university students. We believe that creating a positive first impression of the arts is essential to cultivating a deeper appreciation amongst students.
Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost; up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2019/2020 until 31 December 2020. For more information, visit these links: Dance Performance by Main Company (Programme ID: AEP0119265) and Dance Performance by Second Company (Programme ID: AEP0119269).
Instructors: Tan Sen Cai
Level: Intermediate - Advance
Mondays and Wednesdays; 7.30 – 9 pm
Dates: 20, 27 Nov, 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 Dec (8 Classes)
BONUS FREE SESSION on 19 Dec, where dancers can go outdoor and dance with Sencai. (Optional)
Course fee: $144 ($18x8) with additional one-time registration fee of $20 only for first-time students to T.H.E Dance Company or just $25 per trial class.
Sen Cai started his dance training with Jesper Tan at Ang Mo Kio Secondary before his formal training with the Singapore Ballet Academy. His artistry was further honed when he joined T.H.E Second Company from 2010 to 2015. Sen Cai is a recipient of the National Arts Council Scholarship (Undergraduate) for his BFA in dance at Taipei National University of the Arts from 2015 to 2019. He has worked with international choreographers such as Bryan Arias, Leigh Warren, Zhang Xiao-Xiong, Dong I-Fen, Jeong Yun Lee and Naoko Ito.
Dance Bootcamp Intensive is a structured training programme of 8 sessions for students to explore different techniques of contemporary dance and increase their ability as a performer. The course will focus on one aspect of contemporary dance technique for 2-3 sessions before moving on to the next, examples are floorworks, techniques with usage of lines and extension, and Taiji Daoying. Students will also learn improvisation and be part of a choreography of a short excerpt. Last but not least, there will be conditioning workouts to ensure students develop the stamina needed as dancers. Interested students should be prepared for a good workout whilst discovering their potentials.
Instructor: Ng Zu You
Mondays; 7.30 – 9 pm
New Class Dates: 18, 25 Nov (Term 5)
Course fee: $36 ($18x2) with additional one-time registration fee of $20 only for first-time students to T.H.E Dance Company or just $25 per trial class.
Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.
Zu You started dance at the age of 13, training in classical Chinese and folk dance with the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Dance Troupe (now known as SCDT), under the tutelage of Lim Moi Kim. He holds a Diploma in Dance from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, and in 2017 graduated from the Taipei National University of Arts (TNUA) with a Degree in Dance. He has worked with choreographers such as Lim Moi Kim, Neo Jenny, Albert Tiong, Jeffrey Tan, Cheng Hsienfa and Zhang Xiao-Xiong. Zu You joined T.H.E Dance Company as an apprentice dancer in July 2017.
Having basic technique and control of the body is essential to progressing towards more advanced movements. With a focus on strength and flexibility training, this will be a contemporary dance class with a blend of Chinese dance elements, introducing jumps and basic acrobatic movements.
Starting from 1 July 2016, all the courses require the students to participate in all the classes, full course fee applies. Special exception for first-time students, who join after the commencement of the course, pro-rated charges will apply.
$18 x number of classes left, with additional one-time registration fee of $20 only for first-time students to T.H.E Dance Company. Alternately, one-time Trial Class Fee is $25 (Need not pay registration fee)
For new attendees, please arrive 5 - 10 mins before class commences to register with the instructor and make payment. A minimum of 8 students are required for classes to commence.
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Classes will commence when there is a minimum registration of 8 students per class, so please signup with us or check with us to confirm class availability.
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Course commencement dates can be found on Facebook – www.facebook.com/THEDanceCo
At T.H.E, we realise the importance of bringing art closer to the people. Our outreach projects aim to bring contemporary dance closer to the community. Dance as an art form is an integral part of any community. It serves as a reflection of the community’s culture; it entertains and brings people together. Projects initiated have included performances of excerpts of our repertoire at various community venues and public spaces such as libraries, and using dance to promote social messages.
It is our hope that these projects will raise the community’s awareness and interest in dance and art. Our mission is to promote dance and art as an essential part of everyone’s lifestyle, an activity that is positive, healthy and engaging for people from all walks of life. Do check this space frequently to find out more about our latest outreach projects and how you can be a part of them.
To engage and work with us on community outreach programmes, email email@example.com
We like to give our thanks and acknowledgement to
Matthew G. Johnson
Robin P.E. Chee
Tan Ngiap Heng
Board of Directors:
Jobina Tan (Board Chairman)