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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 :: Floorwork Essentials and Elements

Instructor: Shawn Tey
Level: All Levels

Wednesdays; 7.30 – 9 pm
Dates: 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec and 13 Dec (6 Classes)
Course fee: $ 25/- per trial class or $18/- per class for the whole course of 6 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: Beginner-Intermediate

Fridays; 7.30 – 9 pm
Dates: To be advised


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

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