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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

:: NEW C O U R S E :: Contemporary Dance Technique Class with Ng Zu You

Instructor: Ng Zu You
Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Mondays; 7.30 – 9 pm
Dates: 20, 27 AUG , 3, 10, 17, 24 SEP, 1 OCT (7 CLASSES).
Course fee: $ 25/- per trial class or $126 for 7 classes, additional one-time registration fee of $20 only for first-time students to T.H.E Dance Company.

Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in.

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.

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.

:: C O U R S E :: Floorwork Essentials and Elements

Instructor: Shawn Tey
Level: All Levels

Wednesdays; 7.30 – 9 pm
New Dates: 15, (skip a week), 29 AUG, 5, 12, 19, 26 SEP, 3, 10, OCT (8 CLASSES)
Course fee: $ 25/- per trial class or $144 for 8 classes, additional one-time registration fee of $20 only for first-time students to T.H.E Dance Company.

Description:
Gravity is a force that will never cease to exist. As such, how can we as movers work hand in hand with gravity to provide movements with efficiency? How sensitive can we be with the solid ground in order to garner the most efficient movements?
In this course, we will explore the different methods to handle and organise ourselves along with the floor and gravity, therefore resulting in efficient movements.

About the instructor:

Shawn joined T.H.E Second Company in 2010, and has been featured in the 2011 edition of T.H.E Emerging Choreographers. He has also performed the M1 CONTACT Dance Festivals 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017. In 2015, Shawn completed his Diploma in Dance in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, with the HKAPA Excel Scholarship. Shawn has also worked with and trained with various international artistes such as Laura Ariz Alvarez, Carl Flink, David Zambrano, Christine Gouzelis, Rob Tannion, Sarah Foster.

Watch a promo clip here.

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

Instructor: Billy Keohavong
Level: Intermediate-Advance

Fridays; 7.30 – 9 pm
Dates: 31 AUG, 7, 14, 21, 28 SEP, 5 OCT (6 CLASSES)
Course fee: $ 25/- per trial class or $108 for 5 classes, 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.

Open Course Fees & Payment

$108-$144 depending on the number of classes, additional $20 one time 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 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.
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