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T.H.E Arts Education Programme (AEP)

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 until 31 December 2022. For more information, visit these links: Dance Performance by Main Company (Programme ID: AEP0119265) and Dance Performance by Second Company (Programme ID: AEP0119269).



PUBLIC STUDIO CLASSES

T.H.E Public Studio Class with Ng Zu You

Instructor: Ng Zu You
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Mondays; 8.30 – 9.45 pm
Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.

About the instructor:

Ng Zu You started dancing 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 with a Degree in Dance. Zu You joined T.H.E Dance Company in July 2017.

T.H.E Public Studio Class with Klievert Jon Junia Mendoza

Instructor: Klievert Jon Junia Mendoza
Level: Intermediate

Mondays; 7 – 8.15 pm
Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks, ballet slippers or barefoot as you prefer.

About the Instructor

A graduate of the Philippines High School for the Arts where he received the Outstanding Student Artist Award in 2015, Klievert joined the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ (NAFA) on the NAFA and MOE Discovery Scholarship. Graduating in 2018 with a Diploma in Dance (Distinction), he was also named ‘Best Graduate’ and received the ‘NAFA President Award’. Klievert was the first Filipino to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix 2018, the world’s largest international student dance competition. At age 17, he was awarded the Gold Medal in the pre-professional category of the 2014 Concours International De Danse Classique De Grasse in Paris, France. He was part of NAFA’s dance performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th ASEAN Para Games in Singapore. Klievert joined T.H.E Dance Company in 2018.

T.H.E Public Studio Class with Brandon Khoo

Instructor: Brandon Khoo
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesdays; 7 – 8.15 pm
Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.

About the instructor:

Brandon Khoo began his training in Chinese dance at Soka Gakkai Malaysia Association at age 13. He joined the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ (NAFA) Diploma in Dance Programme in 2012, and is a recipient of the NAFA scholarship for 2014 and 2015. As a student dancer he participated in a work choreographed by Viv Phua Mui Ling, which won the Gold Medal at the Asia Youth Dance Festival 2013 in Hong Kong. Brandon was awarded Best Dancer at the 6th edition of Sprouts, a platform organized by National Arts Council, Singapore and Frontier Danceland. He graduated from NAFA in 2015 and joined T.H.E Dance Company in July 2015.

T.H.E Public Studio Class with Zhuo Zihao

Instructor: Zhuo Zihao
Level: Beginner

Wednesdays; 8.30 – 9.45 pm
Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.

About the instructor:

Since turning into an independent artist in 2016, Zihao’s continued exploration of how movements can enhance performance has widened the spectrum of his craft. He has got to work with not only people within the dance scene but also others including the disabled community, children, inmates and theatre practitioners. Zihao’s practice covers a broad range of relating subjects like dance filmmaking, photography, set design, production management and even composing music for his own works. Felt Sense (2013) is a work that illustrates his ability to merge 3D projection with live performance. The 2012 Young Artist Award recipient co-produced Dance in Situ in 2015 with the aim of bringing dance to non-dance goers through site-specific creations. In the following year, his creation Being was proudly selected by The Straits Times as one of the best works in 2016. Zihao studied contemporary dance at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, both under scholarships. He started his professional practice as resident artist with Odyssey Dance Theatre from 2000 - 2004, and subsequently as a founding member with T.H.E Dance Company from 2008 - 2016. Through two decades of practice, Zihao is a known name in the scene and has worked with many renowned artists from all over the world. He is currently also an Associate Artist with T.H.E Dance Company

Special 'Pop-Up' T.H.E Public Studio Class with Lynette Lim

Instructor: Lynette Lim
Level: Beginner

Saturdays; 2 – 3.15 pm
Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.

About the instructor:

Lynette Lim started ballet at a young age, completing the RAD grades examinations. Trained under Zaki Ahmad and Zaini Tahir at St. Andrews Junior College and NUS Dance Ensemble respectively, she has participated in productions and competitions with the Ensemble both locally and overseas. A member of T.H.E Second Company since 2010, Lynette has performed in its annual liTHE showcases, and the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival. Prior to joining T.H.E Dance Company as an apprentice in July 2017, Lynette was based in Taiwan and worked with HORSE Dance Theatre, as well as completed her training as a certified Pilates instructor.

Open Course Fees & Payment

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES

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 education@the-dancecompany.com