Moving Bodies. Moving Minds.

A Collaborative Project with Dancepointe Academy

Teacher-Choreographers

Peter Gn, Zaki Ahmad, Eunice Wee, Yutaki Ong, Joanna Tan and Guest Teachers (Local and International).

PETER GN
YUTAKI ONG
ZAKI AHMAD
EUNICE WEE
JOANNA TAN
ROSA PARK (GUEST TEACHER)
SHAHRIN JOHRY (GUEST TEACHER)
LI RUIMIN (GUEST TEACHER)
MELISSA QUEK (GUEST TEACHER)

AUDITION DATE: 14TH NOVEMBER 2020

VENUE: DANCEPOINTE ACADEMY @ KHATIB

TIME: 2.00PM – 4.00PM

REGISTRATION & WARM UP TIME : 1.00PM – 1.45PM

CLOSING DATE: 8TH NOV 2020, 2359HRS

AUDITION FEES : SGD$10

EMAIL: RAPIERMISSILE@GMAIL.COM FOR ENQUIRIES

Brief Information

  • The Presence Project Dance Company is a unique company of talented and versatile contemporary dance artists mentored by a team of experienced dance teachers.
  • The Presence Project Dance Company has the philosophy of enabling its dancers to become the best they can be through developing advanced dance skills in today’s professional arts environment. It is a dance talent enhancement programme in the form of a contemporary dance company that offers high quality training in contemporary dance technique, performance and choreography at intermediate and professional levels.
  • Ballet training is integral to The Presence Project Dance Company, affording the dancers a sense of heightened bodily awareness, mental discipline and movement sensibilities that they can incorporate in their contemporary dance performances. Dancers also experience K-pop and hip-hop styles as an occasional part of the programme, widening their movement repertoire and musicality while elevating overall fitness levels.
  • The Presence Project Dance Company holds the belief that dance must take place in a positive, mindful and energetic environment with equal parts of personal movement, emotion, group dynamics and music. It also reflects versatility as it constantly evolves to reflect changes in Singapore’s dance scene.
  • The dancers of The Presence Project Dance Company have a reputation for creative originality, movement versatility and technical proficiency. Performing innovative, deeply personal and experimental choreography, the Company pushes its dancers’ conceptual boundaries and explores interdisciplinary arts.
  • The dancers of The Presence Project Dance Company perform at least three original new works over the year. These are created by distinctly different choreographers, exposing the dancers to very different creative processes. They have the opportunity to perform internationally as well.

Aims

The Presence Project Dance Company aims to:

  1. Actively identify talented and motivated young people for further development in dance. Thereafter the teachers develop each dancer’s understanding of his/her own physical potential so he/she can dance safely and with understanding
  2. Provide a challenging yet supportive environment that nurtures the dancer as a reflective performer and creative artist
  3. Collaborate, where appropriate, with other art forms to establish a key link between dance and other artistic disciplines
  4. Ensure that the dancers have the opportunity to work with and learn from established professional dance artists
  5. Extend the cultural experience of the dancers through visits to see professional dance work in a range of genres, theatres, galleries and concerts
  6. Provide information about further dance training and higher education so that participants can make informed decisions about future career choices and pathways

Approach

  • As part of a broad and balanced dance education, The Presence Project Dance Company identifies, via auditions, young people 16-21 years with exceptional talent, potential and passion for dance to benefit from specialist training.
  • The dancers have access to high quality, intensive and rigorous dance training under a highly experienced team of professional dance teachers and artists.
  • The Presence Project Dance Company balances technical training with creative activities, ensuring dancers experience a holistic dance training programme.
  • The Presence Project Dance Company’s training programme is delivered twice a week in the evening. In addition to this there are intensives held at specific junctures of the training programme. Dancers are exposed to professional-led masterclasses during such intensives. These may be led by local or overseas teachers. There will also be opportunity for immersion masterclasses with professional dance companies in Singapore.

Training Content

Dance Technique and Performing Skills

Dancers undertake classes in ballet, contemporary and other complementary dance classes designed to sharpen their technical and performance skills in the following areas:

  • Physical strength, flexibility, agility, co-ordination and movement efficiency
  • Correct posture, placement and alignment
  • Spatial awareness, body alignment and design
  • Articulation and clarity of movement
  • Movement vocabularies of the styles studied
  • Projection / focus; clarity of intention; appropriate use of dynamics
  • Sensitivity to musical phrasing and dynamics
  • Use of different movement qualities
  • Ability to respond / be present in the moment of performance
  • Use of energy and sense of whole body engagement

Collaborative skills are encouraged through dancers’ active engagement as learners in the creative process through discussion, reflection and evaluation.

Workshops and Choreography

Dancers have regular workshops with professional choreographers. They are encouraged to be imaginative, innovative and take creative risks through:

  • Exploring dance ideas/concepts in response to a variety of stimuli e.g., kinesthetic, literary, visual, auditory, contemporary issues, repertoire, styles and traditions
  • Selecting, structuring and refining movement material
  • Developing initial movement ideas into final choreographic form through selecting and developing action, dynamic, rhythmic and spatial content
  • Using choreographic devices, e.g., motif, variation and development, chance, unison, canon, climax
  • Forming the overall shape of the dance
  • Structuring appropriate relationships between content and form in the expression of a dance idea
  • Considering the relationship of dance and music
  • Communicating artistic intention and the expression of dance ideas/concepts
  • Reflecting and evaluating throughout the choreographic process

Performance Opportunities

In order to develop the dancers’ practical experience of performing, there are regular performance opportunities in a variety of settings and to different audiences, including:

  • Informal sharing of work for family and friends
  • Contributing to the youth and community dance platforms
  • Performing in dance spaces within or outside of Singapore

Complementary Training Areas

To ensure that every dancer encounters a range of artistic and creative opportunities and is prepared for possible progression into further training, the following are included either as part of the training or in the additional intensives:

  • Practical workshops by local or visiting artists in a range of dance/movement genres e.g., Korean, Hip Hop etc
  • Trips to see professional dance work in a range of genres and a variety of cultural experiences available in Singapore including theatre performances and art exhibitions. Such trips broaden dancers’ awareness of current dance companies and styles, and may be complemented by a workshop given by dancers from the performing company
  • Collaborative music and dance projects
  • Higher education and career information and advice

Professional Artist Commissions

Each year, The Presence Project Dance Company will commission professional artists (local and overseas) to work with the dancers. This exposure to the professional dance world is a key element of the training.

Individual Training Plans

Each dancer receives an Individual Training Plan catering to their personal needs to enable them to develop their technical and creative expertise. The Presence Project Dance Company’s success ultimately relies on the support of each dancer, without whose support the training programme would not be possible.

Training Schedules:

Venue : Dancepointe Academy @ ARC .

Every Tuesday & Thursday 7-9pm , from January 2021 to September 2021. Total 66 classes

Nominal Training Fees:

$200 Per term of 22 classes x 3 terms .

CSTD DIGICOMP 2020

#TheDanceGoesOn

Join us at CSTD’S first ever digital competition in Singapore! How exciting! Dim the lights and blast the music as we rock the stage from 4 – 9 December. That’s right! You saw it, we are setting up a stage specially for you to make this experience as real as a physical competition can get. Oh how we missed the stage!

Date of Assigned Videoing Day: 8th Dec 2020, Tuesday
Venue:  In Theatre with Stage Lights and Sound. (Theatre venue will be announced later)
Time :   To be confirmed by 1st Dec 2020. (Between 10am-9pm)

Deadline for Registration: 2nd October 2020.

Dancers with multiple items will be required to do multiple registrations. Kindly ensure that you have entered a valid email to receive an auto response reply for the registration and payment confirmation. Do check your mail spam folder if you do not receive them immediately upon submission

Click here to register

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GTB Singapore Online Competition 2020

Get The Beat is coming to you this December with an online competition. Grab your shoes, grab your costumes and let’s get practicing! With the on going situation, Get The Beat was not able to carry out their competition earlier this year however, they are back with an online edition that our TEAMdpa dancers sure wouldn’t want to miss!

Be sure to register by 30th November. All video submissions will have to be submitted by 8th December and the live stream of the judging will be up online from 21 – 23 December.

Ready to be judged by Australia’s leading judges? We absolutely can’t wait, good luck!

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DPA 15th Anniversary

2020 marks Dancepointe Academy’s 15 years of togetherness, happiness and years of making dreams come true. We started with a few but now we are many, not only in numbers but also in talent and creativity. Our achievements over the past 1.5 decade means a lot to us and words would not be enough to thank everyone involved in our learning and growing years.

We have shaped little minds, sculpted little bodies and fulfilled many dreams, and this is what we will continue to do for the years down the road. To encourage everyone and anyone to take on Dance as an Education, no matter the age or experiences.

We are excited as we continue on this journey of wisdom and knowledge together, hand in hand with all our supporters near and far!

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DPADC 2020

Through blood, sweat and tears, our TeamDPA dancers have braved through our very first Online Dance Competition hosted internally with prestigious judges Dr Park Jae Keun, Artistic director of World Ballet Grand Prix, and Mr Roberto Altamuro, Artistic director of Milano City Ballet and Contemporary Ballet Company.

Words cannot describe how proud we are of all our aspiring dancers and their achievements. Following the online competition, an online award ceremony was held where the dancers were presented with their well deserved prizes.

This would not have been possible without the great help from our DPA Team, Students and Parents whom we would like to give big thanks to. Thank you and we look forward to many more of such events!

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Performance Development Programme

Dim the lights, draw the curtains and grace the stage!Join us for our 2020/2021 Performance Development Programme as we embark on this journey to newfound performance skills and more comprehensive techniques.

Through this programme, we hope to:

  • enhance the dancers’ technical and performance abilities by encouraging them to explore and experience more comprehensive dance techniques and performance-based training in Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz.
  • provide dancers with performance opportunities on various platforms such as public events or professional stages by invitation and allow for growth as a performer
  • instill self-discipline, motivation, determination and perseverance in every dancer  
  • develop the dancers’ confidence and help each and every dancer achieve their full potential 

The training will focus on body posture, increasing flexibility, gaining strength through conditioning and building movement vocabulary as well as performance quality and showmanship in a holistic and nurturing environment.

PDP dancers will also be given the opportunity to gain stage exposure by performing at external events such as public shows and be graded for their performance in the Dancepointe Academy Dance Challenge (DPADC) in every August to encourage dancers’ growth as a performer!

1) PDP training will start officially on the following dates:

ClassProgramme Period*Day and TimeDPA LocationTeacher
North-East PDP I
(6-7 years old)
Year 2014 – 2015
Nov 2020 – Oct 2021Saturday5.30pm – 7.00pm
Start date: 7th Nov 
HomeTeamNS @ KhatibMs Sandra Leong
North-East PDP II
(8-10 years old)
Year 2011 – 2013
Nov 2020 – Oct 2021Saturday7.00pm – 8.30pm
Start date: 14th Nov 
(Due to personal leave on 7th Nov)
HomeTeamNS @ KhatibMs Melynda Teng
West PDP I
(6-7 years old)
Year 2014 – 2015
Nov 2020 – Oct 2021Saturday6.00pm – 7.30pm
Start date: 7th Nov 
Hillion Mall @ Bukit PanjangMs Chee Wen Ting
West PDP II
(8-10 years old)
Year 2011 – 2013
Nov 2020 – Oct 2021Saturday7.30pm – 9.00pm
Start date: 7th Nov 
Hillion Mall @ Bukit PanjangMs Chee Wen Ting

Register via email to pdp@dancepointe.com.sg

Deadline: 14th Oct 2020

Here is a throwback to our 2019/2020 PDP Team.

Credits: DPA Studio Production

Choreographer: Mr Dan Kwoh

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2020 New Enrolment Promotion

Sign up with us today to be entitled to the special enrolment package which includes a free Dancepointe mask and leotard to accompany the rest of your respective dance attire! Love the exclusive Dancepointe bag pack? It’s yours to keep! Simply like and share our facebook page to receive it! Hurry, only while stocks last!

Joining us over at Khatib? Receive $100 off if you are one of the first hundred students to sign up with us! How amazing! Besides, you will also be entitled to a free dancepointe mask and bag pack!

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Pre Professional Ballet Company

The Apprentice Company (TAC), a pre-professional ballet division of TEAMdpa, the programme delivers a specialised training in Classical Ballet for outstanding Apprentice Team students. It is a prerequisite to be part of the Apprentice TEAM before selected to be a TAC dancer. This requirement is not needed for PSLE, O’ Levels and A Levels Students.

The Apprentice Company (TAC) Structure:

  • Classical Ballet Variation work, conditioning, stretching and strengthening.
  • Non syllabus work focusing on Classical Ballet techniques, performance quality and artistry.
  • TAC Dancers will be required to perform Classical Solo for competitions.
  • Participation in Pre-Professional Classical Ballet competitions such Asian Grand Prix Singapore, Asian Grand Prix Hong Kong, Masterpiece International, New York Grand Prix & World Ballet Grand Prix.

Read: www.dancepointe.com.sg/category/achievements for past competition awards.


*Audition Venue will be the same as your Regular Ballet Class respective Branches

NE: Northeast branches such as YCK, BK, PR, SB, Khatib, BS, PG.

West: West branches such as SAFRA, JW, JCUBE, Hillion, AX

  • Only students with Distinction in last ballet exam are eligible to apply for this Team. As 2020 RAD results are not out yet, we will evaluate the entry after RAD results are released
  • The Term will start from Oct 2020.

TEAM

Audition Date

Audition Schedule

Remarks

Weekly Training Schedules 

TAC 8-9 y/o 
(West & NE
(Born 2012, 2013)
9 Sept (Wed)215pm – 315pm Advanced BalletWest:
Wed, 630pm – 8pm 
(DPA @ JCube) 
By Ms Lena Foo & Ms Lilian Ng

NE:
Wed, 600pm – 730pm
(DPA @ Jalan Selaseh)
By Ms Kok Huishi & Ms Wenny Susanty
TAC 10-11 y/o
(West & NE)
(Born 2010, 2011)
8 Sept (Tues)215pm – 315pmAdvanced BalletWest:
Wed, 8pm – 930pm 
(DPA @ JCube) 
By Ms Lena Foo & Ms Lilian Ng

NE:
*Wed, 730pm – 900pm 
(DPA @ Jalan Selaseh)   
By Ms Kok Huishi & Ms Wenny Susanty
(*edited on 8 Oct)
TAC 12&Abv 
(West & NE)
(Born 2009 & earlier)  
8 Sept (Tues)330 – 430pmAdvanced BalletWest:
Sun, 330pm – 5pm 
(DPA @ JCube) 
By Ms Lena Foo & Ms Crystal Lum

NE:
Sat, 530pm – 7pm 
(DPA @ Jalan Selaseh) 
By Ms Kok Huishi & Ms Mariska

Step 1: Register and make payment of SGD 10 online via www.kecity.com.sg/audition2020  (Registration will start on 22 Aug and close on 4th Sept 2020, 2359hrs.
Step 2: A video access link (password protected) will be sent via auto reply once registration is done successfully on the website. The video will be ready for access from 29th August 0900hrs.
Step 3: Students are to learn the Audition exercises from the videos beforehand.
Step 4: Students are to report to their regular ballet class’s respective branches for the Audition (To avoid mixing during Covid period). There will be a limit on the number of auditionees in each studio.
Step 5: Students will be asked to perform the exercises they have learnt through the videos during the Audition
Step 6: Judging will be done via ZOOM across branches at the same time.

For any enquiries, pls email to: apprentice@dancepointe.com.sg

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TEAMdpa Competition Audition

Be part of TEAMdpa 2020/2021 to expand your potential in DANCE with our intensive training lead by award winning choreographers !

TEAMdpa is a specially crafted talent development programme for the budding dancers. We aim to provide a conducive environment where talented young dancers can further develop their Dance Techniques and Stage Performance qualities. This special training group will be given valuable stage experience and opportunities in both International & Singapore Dance Competition and Performance platforms, as well as Overseas Exchange.

TEAMdpa is a subsidized programme (up to 50%) as Dancepointe Academy believes in providing stage and training opportunities to many with a lower cost structure and to be line with our Mission: ” Dance as An Education.”

2020/21 Bursaries (TEAMdpa Financial Assistance Plan) will be given out to all successfully selected TEAMdpa. Up to 2 per class will be awarded this Bursary*.

2020/21 Scholarships worth $18,000 will be given to outstanding achievers of 2020 Competitions.

Read: www.dancepointe.com.sg/category/achievements for our past competition awards.


For YA (born 2006, 2007, 2008) & SA Born in 2005 & earlier), pls refer to www.dancepointe.com.sg/YASAaudition2020

For Pre Professional Ballet Team (The Apprentice Company), pls refer to www.dancepointe.com.sg/TACaudition2020

*Audition Venues will be the same as your Ballet Class respective Branches.

NE: Northeast branches such as YCK, BK, PR, SB, Khatib, BS, PG.

West: West branches such as SAFRA, JW, JCUBE, Hillion, AX.

*The Term will start from November 2020.

TEAM


Audition DateAudition ScheduleRemarks Weekly Training Schedules
NE TA Audition (1)
NE TA Audition (2)
(Born 2014, 2015)
10 Sept (Thu) 1130am – 1230pm
1pm – 2pm 
Jazz & BalletSun 530pm – 7pm
(DPA @ Bishan)
by Ms Ashley Tan & Ms Veronica Boh

West TA Audition (1)
West TA Audition (2)
(Born 2014, 2015) 
10 Sept (Thu)9am – 10am
1015am – 1115am
Jazz & BalletSat 6.00pm – 7.30pm
(DPA @ JCube)
by Ms Lilian Ng

NE FA Audition (1)
NE FA Audition (2)
(Born 2012, 2013)
9 Sept (Wed)1145am – 1245pm
1pm – 2pm
Jazz & Ballet Sat 7pm – 9pm
(2020 T4, 2021 T1)
Sat 7pm – 945pm
(2021, T2 & T3)
(DPA @ Jalan Selaseh)
By Ms Mariska & Ms Elly

West FA Audition (1)
West FA Audition (2)
(Born 2012, 2013)
9 Sept (Wed) 330pm – 430pm
445pm – 545pm 
Jazz & BalletSat 515pm – 715pm
(2020 T4, 2021 T1)
Sat 430pm – 715pm
(2021, T2 & T3)
(DPA @ Jurong West)
by Ms Stacey Yeo

NE JA Audition (1)
NE JA Audition (2)
(Born 2009, 2010, 2011)
8 Sept (Tues)9am – 10am
1015am – 1115am
Jazz & BalletSat 7pm – 9pm
(2020 T4, 2021 T1)
Sat 7pm – 945pm
(2021, T2 & T3)
(DPA @ Jalan Selaseh)
by Ms Kok Huishi & Ms Fu Tsz Qing

West JA Audition (1)
West JA Audition (2)
(Born 2009, 2010, 2011)
8 Sept (Tues)1130am – 1230pm
1pm – 2pm
Jazz & BalletSat 715pm – 915pm
(2020 T4, 2021 T1)
Sat 715pm – 1000pm (2021, T2 & T3)
(DPA @ Jurong West)
By Ms Crystal Lum


Step 1: Register and make payment of SGD 10 online via www.kecity.com.sg/audition2020 (Registration will start on 22 Aug and close on 4th Sept 2020, 2359hrs.)
Step 2: A video access link (password protected) will be sent via auto reply once registration is done successfully on the website. The video will be ready for access from 29th August 0900hrs.
Step 3: Students are to learn the Audition exercises from the videos beforehand.
Step 4: Students are to report to their regular ballet class’s respective branches for the Audition (To avoid mixing during Covid period). There will be a limit on the number of auditionees in each studio.
Step 5: Students will be asked to perform the exercises they have learnt through the videos during the Audition
Step 6: Judging will be done via ZOOM across branches at the same time.

For any enquiries pls send your email to apprentice@dancepointe.com.sg

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YA & SA Audition 20/21

Be part of TEAMdpa 2020/2021 to expand your potential in DANCE with our intensive training lead by award winning choreographers !

TEAMdpa is a specially crafted talent development programme for the budding dancers. We aim to provide a conducive environment where talented young dancers can further develop their Dance Techniques and Stage Performance qualities. This special training group will be given valuable stage experience and opportunities in both International & Singapore Dance Competition and Performance platforms, as well as Overseas Exchange.

TEAMdpa is a subsidized programme (up to 50%) as Dancepointe Academy believes in providing stage and training opportunities to many with a lower cost structure and to be line with our Mission: ” Dance as An Education.”

2020/21 Bursaries (TEAMdpa Financial Assistance Plan) will be given out to all successfully selected TEAMdpa. Up to 2 per class will be awarded this Bursary*.

2020/21 Scholarships worth $18,000 will be given to outstanding achievers of 2020 Competitions.

Read: www.dancepointe.com.sg/category/achievements for past competition awards.


For Pre Professional Ballet Teams, pls refer to www.dancepointe.com.sg/TACaudition2020

*Audition Venues will be the same as your regular Ballet class respective Branches.

NE: Northeast branches such as YCK, BK, PR, SB, Khatib, BS, PG.

West: West branches such as SAFRA, JW, JCUBE, Hillion, AX.

*The Term will start from November 2020.

TEAM


Audition DateAudition ScheduleRemarksWeekly Training Schedules 
West YA Audition
(Born 2006, 2007, 2008)
9 Sept (Wed) 9am – 10am

 
Lyrical & Ballet Sun, 6.15pm – 8.45pm
(DPA @ Jurong West)
by Ms Crystal Lum
NE YA Audition 
(Born 2006, 2007, 2008)

9 Sept (Wed) 1015am – 1115amLyrical & Ballet*Sun, 4.00pm – 6.30pm
(DPA @ Khatib)
By Ms Ivy Ng
(*edited on 27 Oct)
SA Audition 
(Born 2005 and earlier)  
10 Sept (Thu) 215pm – 315pm Lyrical & Ballet*Sun 7.00pm – 8.30pm
(DPA @ JCube)
by Ms Xian Cui
(*edited on 27 Oct)


Step 1: Register and make payment of SGD 10 online via www.kecity.com.sg/audition2020  (Registration will start on 22 Aug and close on 4th Sept 2020, 2359hrs.
Step 2: A video access link (password protected) will be sent via auto reply once registration is done successfully on the website. The videos will be ready for access from 29th August 0900hrs.
Step 3: Students are to learn the Audition exercises from the videos beforehand.
Step 4: Students are to report to their regular ballet class’s respective branches for the Audition (To avoid mixing during Covid period). There will be a limit on the number of auditionees in each studio.
Step 5: Students will be asked to perform the exercises they have learnt through the videos during the Audition
Step 6: Judging will be done via ZOOM across branches at the same time.

For any enquiries pls email to: apprentice@dancepointe.com.sg

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Voted #1 – Top 10 Ballet Schools in S’pore

We are proud to announce that we have came in #1 for Tally Press’s ‘Top 10 Ballet Schools in Singapore’. With this achievement, we will continue to strive harder as a school to reach even greater heights.

Thank you once again for the generous support thus far! We are excited for what’s to come and we can’t wait to see you at our next milestone!

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