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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 conducted by our youth wing, T.H.E Second Company, are catered primarily to engage secondary school and pre-university students at both a theoretical and hands-on level. We believe that creating a positive first impression of the arts is essential to cultivating a deeper appreciation amongst students.

T.H.E Arts Education Programme (AEP) -This programme is endorsed by the National Arts Council Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) and is eligible for the 60% Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy. For more information, visit these links for NAC-AEP Dance Performance and NAC-AEP Contemporary Dance Workshop



OPEN CLASS

:: N E W C O U R S E :: Discovering Dance Through Imagery

Registration Dateline: 11 March 2017
Instructor: Chia Poh Hian
Level: Open to children aged 5 - 8 years old

Saturdays: 10 to 10.45am
Dates: Mar 18, 25; Apr 8, 15, 22, 29
Course fee: $120. Or $25 for single trial class

Please email info@the-dancecompany.com to enquire

This course will allow children to explore movement and self-expression utilizing familiar children's movies as a starting point to discover dance.
Let your child get his or her creative juices flowing every Saturday morning! Our course promises to be stimulating and engaging for both the mind and body, and most importantly, a lot of fun!

About the Instructor:

Poh Hian Chia is a graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS), with a first class honours degree in contemporary dance. She has performed at international venues such as Buckingham Palace and Sadler's Wells (UK), Verona, Italy, and Paris, France, and collaborated across disciplines for events such as the Cloud Dance Festival, City of London Festival and BIG Dance Festival (UK). Poh Hian has worked with and been mentored by artists such as Anthony Van Laast, Chisato Ohno, Hofesh Shechter, Itamar Serussi, Richard Alston, and Kuik Swee Boon. She was trained at Singapore Ballet Academy, NAFA School of Young Talents, and SOTA Singapore. Poh Hian was a recipient of the Singapore National Arts Council Scholarship (Overseas) and the LCDS Peggy Hawkins Scholarship Fund Award for outstanding and technical ability and performance. She was part of T.H.E Second Company before joining the main company in June 2015.

:: C O U R S E :: Release and Efficiency (Contemporary Technique)

Instructor: Billy Keohavong
Level: Intermediate

Fridays; 7.30 – 9 pm
Dates: Jan 20; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 3 (6 classes)
Next Term: Mar 10, 17, 24, Apr 7, 21 & 28 (6 classes)
Register dateline: 6th Mar 2017
Course fee: $108, additional one-time registration fee of $20 only for first-time students to T.H.E Dance Company.

Description:
This class focuses on release, movement efficiency and off-centre work. Within this frame, Billy will be working on fluidity of the muscles and joints, and how the dancers can achieve great things with minimal effort whilst maintaining sensitivity in the ‘subtle’ moments. Most importantly, if you are into funky tunes and want to have a great time then this is the class for you.

About the instructor:

Born in Australia, Billy Keohavong graduated on scholarship from New Zealand School of dance in 2015, and Ev and Bow Full Time Training Centre in 2012. Starting out as a hip-hop dancer specialising in Dancehall and House, he majored in contemporary dance while at school. Billy recently joined T.H.E, The Human Expression Dance Company, Singapore, in February 2016 as an apprentice. He has also worked with companies like Legs on the Wall and Shaun Parker and Company. Credits include M1 CONTACT Festival 2015 Singapore, Dance Academy Season 3, Channel 7’s Today Show, Tempo Dance Festival Auckland, World of Wearable Art Wellington, Mercedes-Bens Fashion Festival Sydney and World Supremacy Battlegrounds. Artists he has worked with include Ross McCormack, Ursula Robb, Michael Parmenter, Doughlas Wright, Malia Johnston, Eden Muholland, Sarah Boulter, Sarah Foster, Kathyrn Puie and Victoria Colombus.

:: C O U R S E :: Contemporary Ballet for Beginners

Instructor: Wu Mi
Level: Beginner

Wednesdays; 7.30 – 9 pm
Dates: Jan 18, 25; Feb 8, 15, 22; Mar 1 (6 classes)
Next Term: Mar 8, 15, 22, Apr 5, 12, 19 & 26 (7 classes)
Register dateline: 6th Mar 2017
Course fee: $126, additional one-time registration fee of $20 only for first-time students to T.H.E Dance Company.

Description:
This class will aim to build fundamental strength through classical ballet exercises; small jumps, traveling across the floor, developing lines in the body, stretching, and learning how to increase control in the body. Besides conditioning the body, we will also incorporate contemporary style movements into our vocabulary and move to different types of popular music, finding self-confidence and elegance through this approach.

About the instructor

Wu Mi received his dance training at the LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He danced with the Singapore Dance Theatre for four years as a First Soloist, taking on principal roles in Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, amongst others. He has worked with renowned choreographers such as David Dawson, Jorma Elo, Stanton Welch, Nils Christe, Edwaard Liang and Xing Liang. Wu joined T.H.E Dance Company in August 2011, and has since danced and toured with T.H.E extensively. He has appointed Rehearsal Assistant to artistic director Kuik Swee Boon in 2015.

Open Course Fees & Payment

Enrollment Fee: $20 (For first-timer registration fee); or $72-$108 depending on the number of classes, additional $20 registration fee for first-time students to T.H.E

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.

One-time Trial Class Fee: $25 (Need not pay enrollment 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.

SIGN UP for open classes by sending us an email at education@the-dancecompany.com



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.
To register or if you have any queries, please feel free to call 6345 8454 (during office hours: 11am – 8pm) or email education@the-dancecompany.com

Course commencement dates can be found on Facebook – www.facebook.com/THEDanceCo





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