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Supported and made possible by the National Arts Council, Singapore

The Singapore Ballroom Dance Festival partners key notable dance studios in Singapore to provide both first-time and competitive dancers an opportunity to experience ballroom dancing. Look forward to a meaningful day of diverse dance instructions from both the Latin and Standard discipline of ballroom dancing.  By the community, for the community.

Date
19 December 2021, Sunday

Venue
City Ballet Academy (Prinsep) 36 Prinsep St, #02-01, Singapore 188 648

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DANCE WORKSHOPS FOR EVERYONE

11AM

LORENCIA KAN

Enjoying Latin Ballroom dancing as a family

Public (Beginner-friendly) Topic

  • The many benefits of introducing Latin Ballroom dancing to young children and how it can help in the development of areas such as their confidence, social skills and motor movements
  • Enjoy some parent-kid bonding time with basic partnering steps and latin rhythms
  • Giving the child some opportunities to be the leader in the partnership’
  • Encouraging creativity and self-expression when it comes to creation of steps and poses

Dance partner and partner-work is recommended but optional for this workshop. 

I am the Director and Founder of Dancer’s Dream Studio and most recently in 2021, started Daisies by DDS. Both studios and businesses are focused on nurturing the younger generation and to make dance, specifically Latin Ballroom dancing more relatable and fun. I have been teaching dance in MOE schools since 2011 as part of the MOE’s pioneer educators for PAL programme as well as CCAs in primary schools – Tap Dance and International dance. After setting up my own dance studio in 2017, a lot more focus has been done on the holistic approach of teaching dance as well as changing how people (in Singapore) look at Latin Ballroom dancing. My aim is to make Latin Ballroom dancing in Singapore as mainstream as the other dance genres that have come a long way.

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12PM

Introduction to Standard Ballroom Dancing

Public (Beginner-friendly) Topic

  • The many benefits Standard Ballroom dancing
  • Enjoy and understand the basic partnering steps and standard beats
  • Exercise the mind and body with simple coordination and movement memory work

Kelvin has achieved many outstanding awards throughout his dance and teaching career. One of it being the Gold Award winner for outstanding and contribution to People’s Association (PA) in 2017. Kelvin was invited to join our team to bring our group of dancers to a greater height. Kelvin is well-experienced and teaches competitive Standard for children and adults, body conditioning classes as well as social dancing.

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KELVIN TOH

1PM

LINDSEY LUM

Introduction to Latin Ballroom Dancing – Cha Cha

Public (Beginner-friendly) Topic

  • The workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of the Latin dance as well as a short choreography. It is the perfect opportunity to help you try a new activity while also improving your coordination and musicality! No dance experience or partner is needed.
  • Even if you think you have two left feet, as long as you can walk, you’ll definitely walk out of our class dancing!
  • So come join us as we explore and party to the awesome rhythms of the cha cha! Learn the basic steps, timing and technique and discover your inner latin flare! If you give us a chance, we’ll make you dance.

As one of Singapore’s top competitive latin ballroom dancer with over 80 awards and 18 years of experience in various dance forms, Lindsey is one of the foremost latin ballroom dance educators in Singapore. Lindsey’s training and experience in other dance forms have shaped and influenced her idea and identity as a ballroom dancer today. In recent years, Lindsey is actively teaching, coaching and choreographing for both competitive and social Latin dancers in Singapore and overseas including Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, UK, etc.

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2PM

Standard Ballroom: Performance and Performing

Public (Beginner-friendly) and Competitor Topic

Presenting your best performance without losing years of training

  • Understanding the importance of
  • Structure in a Performance
  • Approaching it in logical pieces
  • Maximising the performance for everyone

Mikhail Eremeev, together with Olesya Eremeeva have established themselves as World-Class professional dancer and coach. They’ve spent more than 28 years competing on the world stage and 15 years in coaching. Under their guidance, their students in Singapore have achieved its highest-ever ranking in the World Professional Ballroom and World`s Top 7th Professional Ballroom Showdance. Professional Asia-Pacific champion. They have been ranked #1 most Asian countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Asia-Pacific.
Their goal is to bring dancing to the National level. To guide people toward greater self-realisation and self-actualisation while also providing a vibrant and healthy activity. They founders of an elite dance academy in Singapore, “Galaxy Dance Academy.” They believe that everyone can achieve any results and compress decades into years if you have the world’s best knowledge.

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MIKHAIL EREMEEV

3PM

JOVYN LOW

Standard Ballroom – Waltz

Competitor Topic

  • The Waltz

Dance partner recommended for this workshop

Jovyn started competitive standard ballroom at the age of 18 and began training for national and International competitions locally and around the world. Being a seasoned competitor, Jovyn has won international competitions. He also competed with his students and have achieved podium finishes in teacher student categories and amateur categories in international competitions. He is the head coach of the National University of Singapore(NUS) Standard Ballroom Team and with Dancexpression, he enjoys sharing his passion of ballroom dancing. Over the years, Jovyn has learnt from the best of the best in the world of ballroom dancing. His teachers include past and present world champions, current top ballroom dancers and coaches from all around the world. In this workshop he will share his knowledge and passion through the waltz.

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4PM

Latin Ballroom: Creating Progress for your routine – Cha Cha

Competitor Topic

  • This workshop teaches concepts and gives hands-on experience to dancers on tools they can use to improve and spice up their routine.
  • Dancers will find it useful to be able to modify and value-add their routines to keep themselves challenged and inspired.

Arkady Bakenov is one of the World’s top professional latin american dancers. He holds the Professional Latin Champion title in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific; And the Professional R/S Latin Champion title in Britain, at the very prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival and UK Open championships. He is currently based in Singapore and coaches the top competitive dancers in Singapore for international/local competitions and shows. He is one of the founders of two ballroom dancing studios in Singapore – Ballroom Dance Academy Singapore and The Hidden Ballroom.

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ARKADY BAKENOV

5PM

SHARON TAN

Latin Ballroom – Design your Samba

Competitor Topic

  • Latin Ballroom – Design your Samba
  • In this workshop, you will learn the ways to spice up your routines.

This workshop does not require partner work

Principal of The DanceSport Academy & 13-Times National and Asian DanceSport Champion, Sharon Tan started dancing back at her University days at the National University of Singapore. Together with her partner Melvin, Sharon was the National Representative to both the 2005 & 2007 South East Asian Games (SEA) and Asian Indoor Games and emerged 4th amongst other Asian powerhouses.
With enormous passion for dance, Melvin & Sharon wanted most to
impart dance education and contribute to the development of the
DanceSport scene in Singapore. Melvin and Sharon had emerged as the chosen Dance Coaches for Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore Institute of Management, Republic Polytechnic, Victoria Junior College and Singapore American School, just to name a few.
Sharon focuses on the technical training of the students. She believes that all great performances require not just a great choreography, it requires the performer to execute a high level of technical expertise as well.

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6PM

The three planes of Standard Ballroom

Competitor Topic

  • An examination of how standard ballroom dance can be broken down and analysed through the three planes of movement for greater clarity and purpose.

Nicholas is one of Singapore’s only competitive 10-dancer (standard & latin) with more than a decade worth of dance knowledge and experience garnered through international competitions and top coaches from around the world. Combined with a robust understanding of biomechanics, Nicholas is well-known for his meticulous and detailed method of teaching.

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NICHOLAS YUE

7PM

LINDSEY LUM

Latin Ballroom – Dynamics in Latin Ballroom

Competitive Topic – Dynamics in Latin Ballroom

  • This workshop teaches the concept of “Dynamics” in dance by creating light and shade in your dancing.
  • Dancers will be able to takeaway tools to enhance your routines of all level.

As one of Singapore’s top competitive latin ballroom dancer with over 80 awards and 18 years of experience in various dance forms, Lindsey is one of the foremost latin ballroom dance educators in Singapore. Lindsey’s training and experience in other dance forms have shaped and influenced her idea and identity as a ballroom dancer today. In recent years, Lindsey is actively teaching, coaching and choreographing for both competitive and social Latin dancers in Singapore and overseas including Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, UK, etc.

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