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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 2019/2020 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).



OPEN CLASS

::New Course:: Flow, Rhythm & Improvisation by Maybelle Lek

Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Wednesdays, 7.30 - 9pm

Dates: Feb 12, 19, 26; Mar 4, 11, 25; Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (11 classes)
(Note: 4 & 11 Mar will be covered by Brandon Khoo & no class on 18 Mar)

Course fee: $198 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.

About the Instructor:

Maybelle pursued training at School of the Arts, Singapore and Rambert School, London. She was awarded the Linbury Trust Bursary Award in 2016 and graduated in 2017 with a Distinction in Master’s Degree from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, UK. She has performed with Moving Visions, VERVE and Rambert Dance Company, and recently in liTHE 2018 and M1 CONTACT Festival 2019 with T.H.E Second Company. Having worked with more than 12 choreographers, across UK, EU & SG, Maybelle is a multi-faceted movement artist, and her interests expands into choreography, teaching & interdisciplinary collaborations.

Course Description:
Students will practice 3 fundamentals of contemporary dance technique: Flow, Rhythm & Improvisation. Expect movement phrases, travelling sequences, floor work and a short choreography. These exercises are designed according to the theme for that month:

February - Flow | March - Rhythm | April - Improvisation

::NEW COURSE:: Open Class with Shaun Lim

Instructors: Shaun Lim
Level: Beginner-Intermediate


Many Apologies to the changes in dates.
Please note that we need a minimum of 8 students to start this class. Email us to register.
Fridays; 7.30 – 9 pm
Dates: Feb 28; Mar 6, 13, Apr 3, 24 (5 classes)
(Note: No class on 20 Mar)

Course fee: $90 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.

About the Instructor

Shaun enrolled in the Dance Degree Programme at LASALLE in 2015 and graduated with First Class Honours. At LASALLE, he performed in works by local and overseas choreographers such as Christina Chan, Kuik Swee Boon, Aymeric Bichon (France), and Martin Schick (Switzerland). He did an understudy for "Invisible Habitudes" by Kuik Swee Boon, for dan:s Festival 2018. In 2019, he performed in "Silence" by Kuik Swee Boon and in "This Is How We Will Meet/Part" by Marcus Foo, and was in a performance tour of the work "Silence Between Waves" in UK with Richard Chappell Dance (RCD).

Course Description:
To enjoy and experience dancing to its fullest, it is essential to have an embodied understanding of one's own physicality. This course focuses on developing body awareness through strength and flexibility conditioning, technique combinations, and a short movement phrase at the end of each lesson. Students will learn to understand the logic and efficiency of their own bodies, and embody them in the movement phrases. Last but not least, students should expect a moderate workout to facilitate stamina building and proper muscle development.

Contemporary Dance Technique Class with Ng Zu You

Instructor: Ng Zu You
Level: Intermediate

Mondays; 7.30 – 9 pm
Dates: Feb 10, 17, 24; Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr 6, 13 (10 classes)

Course fee: $180 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.

About the instructor:

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.

Course Description:
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.

Contemporary Spatial Exploration with Klievert Jon Junia Mendoza

Instructor: Klievert Jon Junia Mendoza
Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Fridays; 7.30 – 9 pm
Dates: Jan 10, 17, 31; Cancelled classes from Feb onwards
(Note: No classes on 24 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb)

Course fee: $198 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, ballet slippers or barefoot as you prefer.

About the Instructor

Klievert received his formal dance training at Philippine High School for the Arts majoring in Ballet and received the Outstanding Student Artist Award upon graduation; and at 16 years old, he bagged both First Place and Best Choreography Award during the 1st Cultural Center of Philippines National Ballet Competition. As a freshman in NAFA, he won the Gold Medal in France International Ballet Competition, and he graduated from NAFA with distinction, garnering both the President Award and the Best Graduate Award. He was also the first Filipino to represent his country in the Final Rounds of Youth America Grand Prix in New York.

Course Description:
Klievert’s class is about spatial exploration through his own style of contemporary with a hint of ballet fundamentals.

Release into Movement with Nah Jie Ying

Instructor: Nah Jie Ying
Level: Beginner-Intermediate

**Covering Monday and Wednesday (7.30-9pm) in January** Sundays; 11am-12.30pm from February
Dates: Jan 13, 20 (Monday); Jan 15, 22, 29 (Wednesdays)
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar 1, 8, 22, 29 , Apr 5, 12 (15 classes)

Course fee: $270 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.

About the instructor:

Jieying started training as an artistic gymnast and a Chinese dancer since 7 years old. She moved on to Contemporary Dance and Ballet training at SOTA, School of the Arts at 13 years old. Graduating with an International Baccalaureate Diploma, she moved on to becoming a dancer with T.H.E Second Company from 2011 to 2015.
Jieying is recipient of the National Arts Council Scholarship (Undergraduate) 2016. In 2018, Jieying graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with First Class Honors.
Upon returning to Singapore, she joined T.H.E Dance Company in Jan 2019.

Course Description:
Students would be taught to the concept and technique of using relaxation and release to gain efficiency, speed and strength.

Open Course Fees & Payment

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.

SIGN UP for open classes by sending us an email at info@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. For classes paid in advanced but missed will not be refunded unless informed via education@the-dance company.com 24 hours in advanced of class.
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