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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).



ONGOING CLASSES & COURSES

T.H.E Public Studio Class with Fiona Thng

Instructor: Fiona Thng
Level: Beginner
Day: Mondays
Time: 7 – 8.15pm

Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.

Sign up for her class here!

About the Instructor

Born in 1995, Fiona Thng is a dancer, instructor and choreographer who has been exposed to various styles such as locking, hip hop, street jazz, contemporary and jazz. Over the years, she has worked with choreographers such as Ryan Tan, Jeffrey Tan, Zaki Ahmad, and Lisa Keegan. She loves exploring movements and infusing different styles and genres into her work. She joined T.H.E Dance Company in August 2019.

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

Instructor: Ng Zu You
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Day: Mondays
Time: 8.30 – 9.45pm

Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.

Sign up for his class here!

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 Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre). He holds a Diploma in Dance from LASALLE College of the Arts, and in 2017 graduated from the Taipei National University of Arts with a Degree in Dance. Zu You was a Dance Artist with T.H.E Dance Company from 2017–2022.

T.H.E Public Studio Class with Lynette Lim

Instructor: Lynette Lim
Level: Intermediate
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7 – 8.15pm

Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.

Sign up for her class here!

About the Instructor

Lynette Lim began to explore the world of contemporary dance in 2010 through T.H.E Second Company. In 2015, she completed a BASI Pilates mat certification with Bodylab Taipei, which sparked her interest in mindfulness and movement. In 2017 she joined T.H.E Dance Company as a full-time artist where she had the opportunity to work with Kuik Swee Boon, Dimo Kirilov, Humanhood, Kim Jae Duk, as well as tour in several local and international festivals. Lynette left the company and Singapore in 2019 and is currently based in Valencia, Spain where she continues to explore consciousness in movement and strength in fluidity.

T.H.E Public Studio Class with Kimberly Long

Instructor: Kimberly Long
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 8.30 – 9.45pm

Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.

Sign up for her class here!

About the Instructor

Kimberly Long started off with ballet at the age of 6. In 2016, she graduated from SOTA with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. She completed her BA(Hons) Dance Degree at LASALLE College of the Arts in 2019. Her passion to nurture the youth led her to start her journey as an instructor with Jete Dance Studio. She also became a Dance Artist with T.H.E Second Company to continuously develop herself as an artist. Kimberly Long has a strong desire to develop her dance pedagogy and style that focuses on fluidity in movements. She is open to working with various artists in the hopes of layering her voice as an artist. She hopes to continuously carve her path as a dance artist.

Contemporary Dance Foundations (10-session course)

Instructor: Fiona Thng
Day/Dates: Saturdays, 7 Jan – 18 Mar 2023 (no class on 21 Jan)
Time: 10.30am – 12nn

Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.

Sign up for her course here!

About the Course

Led by Fiona Thng, this 10-week introductory course to contemporary dance is for people from all walks of life. This holistic course requires no experience and provides a basic understanding of dance science to support your dance journey.

You will expand your knowledge about your body as well as strengthen the foundations of your dance movements through progressive curated exercises and combinations.

Develop greater ease in complex movements, as we work on movement connections from a macro scale before progressively mastering the micro details toward the end of the course.

Catching Ephemerality (4-session course)

Instructor: Anthea Seah
Day/Dates: Saturdays, 7 Jan – 4 Feb 2023 (no class on 21 Jan)
Time: 2.30 – 4pm

Attire: Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Wear socks or barefoot as you prefer.

Sign up for her course here!

About the Course

In these sessions, we will give weight and care to the whims of our bodies and inner voices. The class will begin by sharing and developing movement phrases that are cathartic and renewing to the instructor. You will be invited to move to imagined textures, scenarios and tasks, and prompted or directed to develop these raw expressions into movement monologues that may be shared and transformed across other bodies.

Anthea Seah has been a dance artist with The Human Expression dance company since 2015. Her practice focuses on catching ephemerality through movement. Themes that drive her exploration stem from unravelling the personal to give heed to the details of living that may be fleeting or lying under the surface.



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