TPPDC Ms Jenny & Mr Shahrin

We are very honoured to have Guest Contemporary Dance Artists, Mr Shahrin Johry and Ms Jenny Neo teach a Contemporary Dance Choreography Masterclass!! Interested in this opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills as a dancer? You are warmly welcomed to join us for this Contemporary Masterclasses with Mr Shahrin Johry and Ms Jenny Neo

$20 per pax for 2hrsDancepointe Academy @ ARC  
Open for 16-21 years old dancers ONLY
Check out www.kecity.com.sg/tppdc-workshop to register
For enquiries, please email rapiermissile@gmail.com

DateTimeChoreographerClass
22nd April 2021, Thurs7pm – 9pmMs Jenny NeoContemporary Chinese Dance Technique Masterclass
17th June 2021, Thurs7pm – 9pmMr Shahrin JohryContemporary Dance Technique Masterclass

DIGICOMP 2021

Grab your dancing shoes and let’s go! CSTD is back with yet another virtual dance competition where you will be seeing our TEAMdpa dancers rock the stage like they always do. Stay tuned for snippets of the dancers!

MIBC Online Competition 2021

Our TEAMdpa teachers and dancers have been doing their utmost best, putting great efforts into the preparations for the upcoming MIBC Online competition. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the competition will be held virtually once again. However, to let all our dancers gain exposure to the stage, we have rented a theatre where the videoing will take place. We are all so excited to watch our TEAMdpa dancers shine on stage with their gorgeous costumes personally hand-picked and designed by our fellow teachers. Not to mention, the professional photography/videography team and stage directors to ensure our dancers look their brightest!

GTB Online 2021

Our TEAMdpa teachers and dancers have been doing their utmost best, putting great efforts into the preparations for the upcoming GTB Online competition. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the competition will be held virtually once again. However, to let all our dancers gain exposure to the stage, we have rented a theatre where the videoing will take place. We are all so excited to watch our TEAMdpa dancers shine on stage with their gorgeous costumes personally hand-picked and designed by our fellow teachers. Not to mention, the professional photography/videography team and stage directors to ensure our dancers look their brightest!

Canaan Dance Competition 2021

This January, our dancers braved the stage for the online Canaan Dance Competition where their videos were sent in to compete with other fellow dancers outside of Dancepointe Academy. We are proud to announce the results of all the hardwork.

STAR OF CANAAN BALLET COM RESULTS – 23RD JAN 2021
Pre-Professional AwardRankingTeacher
Clarisse Lee Jie Ning9thMs Dianny
Vivienne Crystalynne Elle Lie9thMs Mariska
Teo Kaydes4thMs Kok
Corrine Chiang Jia En2ndMs Mariska
FINALIST
Category PA 1Professional Rank
AND Finalist
Teacher
Jovell Chia Qiao Xuan7thMs Kok
Category PA 2Professional Rank
AND Finalist
Teacher
Charlene Quek Woo Nim1stMs Kok
Lin Zihan6thMs Ng
Lee Hao En7thMs Dianny
Category PBProfessional Rank
 AND Finalist
Teacher
Raphael Leo Kay Yih1stMr Shan
Megan Pang Rui Eun6thMs Kok

TPPDC Ms Melissa & Dr Caren Carino

We are very honoured to have Guest Contemporary Dance Artists, Dr Caren Carino and Ms Melissa Quek teach a Contemporary Dance Choreography Masterclass!! Interested in this opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills as a dancer? You are warmly welcomed to join us for this Contemporary Masterclasses with Dr Caren Carino and Ms Melissa Quek.

25th March 2021 (Thursday), 7pm – 9pm
$20/pax for 2 hours
Dancepointe Academy @ Alexandra Retail Centre
Open only to dancers aged 14yo and above with contemporary background.

26th March 2021 (Friday), 7pm – 9pm
$20/pax for 2 hours
Dancepointe Academy @ Alexandra Retail Centre
Open only to dancers aged 14yo and above with contemporary background.

Intensive Ballet & Contemporary Workshop

Grab your shoes and tights and let’s get moving! We are honoured to have Ms Leane Lim, Company Dancer at the Singapore Dance Theatre, and Mr Bryan Rodriguez, Distinction Diploma Graduate from NAFA to carry out the intensive workshops this March.

Learn the Classical Ballet Variation from Coppelia, a famous Ballet Repertoire and a favourite among all children from a Company Dancer! And at the same time explore floor work and improvisation in Contemporary dance.

Date & Venue
14th March (Sun):  Dancepointe Academy @ Khatib
20th March (Sat): Dancepointe Academy @Jcube

Time & Class
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Grade 3-5 Classical Ballet Variation
3:30pm – 4:00pm: Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm: Grade 3-5 Contemporary
5:30pm – 7:00pm: Grade 1-2 Contemporary
*Only for Dancers with Ballet background of the above levels.

Register early via www.kecity.com.sg/workshop as we have limited slots for each class!Deadline: 9th March 2021

Crucial Must-Have Components in a Dance Studio

Ever wondered what goes into making the perfect dance studio? A large empty room may suffice casual dancers who like to practice their alone, away from prying eyes. However, as a dance studio has to welcome more than one dancer, there are a number of things to consider in making the venture look considerably more professional and aesthetically appeasing to students and teachers alike.

This factors pertaining to pure aesthetics and mandatory requirements combine to breathe life into a dance studio.  A great dance studio will create the atmosphere needed to make the art of dancing both fun and incredibly rewarding at the same time.

In this article, we will be looking at some of the most crucial components needed to create an impeccable dance studio.

The components we are about to discuss are mandatory requirements for any competent dance studio in Singapore to function. 

So without much further ado, let’s jump right in

Must Have Components for a Dance Studio in Singapore

1 – Space

Starting with the most obvious, dance is a physical form of art that requires intense movement and mobility to be performed accurately. As such, dance studios need to afford dancers with ample space to move, shake and lift freely from one place to another.

A wide rectangular space that can accommodate enough dancers is something dance academies must consider before renting out, or building a dance studio. It is specifically advised that dance studios for children should be 150 square meters large whereas adult spaces should at least be a minimum of 10×9 meters.

2 – Safe Floors

Floors should be of the utmost important when opening up a dance studio. Wrong types of floor can severely damage dancers and cause serious knee and leg injuries. Therefore, it is extremely important to have adequately padded floor that provide ample support to dancers.

It is highly recommended to have wooden sprung floors to offer students with a comfortable learning experience. Harlequin floors, in particular, are a great addition to your dance studio to ensure guaranteed safety to both adult and child dancers.

3 – Mirrors

You simply cannot open a dance studio without having mirrors covering its walls. What may first seem as a purely aesthetic component is crucial in perfecting a variety of dance technique and forms. Mirrors should be implemented in such a way that dancers are able to see their entire body, right down to their feet.

Mirrors can help dancers find out flaws in their technique, and mimic the style of their tutor while still in the process of completing the dance session. Needless to say, a studio must have at least one wall with a mirror attached to it.

4 – Lighting

Lighting is another key component of a dance studio, and should be installed to seamlessly compliment the colors and mirrors employed in it. The lighting shouldn’t be too bright or too dim. The lighting on the ceiling should be soft and fluorescent so as to spread evenly across the dance floor.

You can also let in natural light by having windows strategically placed higher up on the walls. This can help prevent any sort of distractions to the dancers. 

The Bottom Line 

All of the above mentioned components are crucial to the success of any dance studio. Dancers, in particular, must make sure there are enough space, proper lighting and safe floors available for them to practice their lessons without a hassle.

Dancepointe Academy just happens to be the premier Dance Studio in Singapore that provides all of the above necessary components, and much more in order to offer dance aspirants with a floor and space to learn or master an array of dance styles they desire. 

Fundamental Ballet Terms Every Ballet Aspirant Should Learn

Ever wondered what those French ballet terms you frequently heard in your Ballet class actually mean? Well, you are not alone. If you’ve ever been to a Singapore ballet academy, chances are you’ve heard all of them and have been curious enough to know what they actually mean.

 Ballet as you know is a dance form that was performed for the aristocrats in France at the height of the renaissance era. 

So what might float around as simple movement labels to many, are actually verbs in French that denote several key actions taken while performing ballet. In this article, we will look into some of these fundamental ballet terms, and make you privy to their accurate meanings in the process.

Fundamental Ballet Terms

Adagio

Adagio refers to a series of fluid and focused exercises that require dancers to move slowly and gracefully. Adagio does translate to ‘slow tempo’, and defines a tempo that demands deliberately mellow movements from ballet dancers.

Allegro

Allegro is quite the opposite of Adagio, and roughly translates to ‘Brisk Tempo’. It refers to a series of exercises that demand fast and excited movement from ballet dancers.

Arabesque

Arabesque refers to a pose in ballet where a dancer is required to stand straight or in a semi plié position on one leg while stretching out the other leg behind at a right angle. The shoulders are supposed to be square with arms held in such a way, they form a considerably long line from fingers to toe.

Battement Degage

Battement Degage roughly translates to disengaged battlement and refers to a brisk back and forth movement of the toes with the non-supporting leg while the toes are hovering just enough off the ground.

Brise

Translating to ‘Broken’, Brise refers to a step where the legs move right one after the other. The movement is simultaneous rather than concurrent. Brise is often paired with ‘brise vole’ to complete the form.

Cabriole

Translating to ‘Caper’, Cabriole refers to the jump that dancers execute in which they extend their legs outwards from the body, and hit their calves together before landing on the floor.

Chaines

Chaines is a very popular ballet movement wherein the dancer turns with support from both his feet while bringing both feet up and down in quick succession. This gives the impression of quick movement to the watching audience.

Chasse

Chasse roughly translate ‘To Chase’ and refers to a three step pattern wherein the dancers glides their feet together step-by-step.

Derriere

Derriere means ‘Back’ or more typically ‘Behind’. It usually refers to a pose or movement which signals backward movement.

Ecarte

Ecarte translates to ‘Seperated’ and refers to a position wherein the dancer faces one of the two corners in a room. The leg close to the audience is lifted in the second position in the air with the arms being raised in the same way as the leg; the dancer looks up towards the palm of the hand while the other arm remains frozen in a demi-seconde position.

Pirouette 

Pirouette refers to a complete turn of the body with just one foot. The body remains focused entirely on the supporting leg, the arms push forward for the turn, but remain still while turning. The eyes appear aloof while the head turns.

Tendu

Basically translating to ‘Stretch’, Tendu refers to the position which requires dancers to slide one foot across the floor while keeping their toes fixated on the floor. Both legs should remain straight as one leg extends and returns back to its original position.

The Bottom Line

These are just some of the many fundamental Ballet terms you will hear in a ballet class. There are many more terms you will become privy of, as your lessons progress. The above poses and movements are crucial staples of any Singapore ballet academy you may decide to enroll in. Knowing some of them in advance will not only help you better prepare for your imminent sessions but also arm you with the knowledge required to learn ballet in a competent manner.

Asian Grand Prix 2020

Congratulations to our 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗/𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐬!

Amongst hundreds of competitors, here we present our 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐱 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 – 𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 achievements:

𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗲 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝗸 𝗪𝗼𝗼 𝗡𝗶𝗺

 Best Performance Award

 Classical Performance – Gold Medal

 Contemporary Performance – Gold Medal

 AGP Finalist

 50% BIP Scholarship 

𝗠𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝘂𝗶 𝗘𝘂𝗻

 Classical Performance – Silver Medal

 Contemporary Performance – Silver Medal

 AGP Finalist

 25% BIP Scholarship

𝗞𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗭𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗻

 Classical Performance – Silver Medal

 Contemporary Performance – Silver Medal

 AGP Finalist

 25% BIP Scholarship

𝗡𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗧𝗮𝗻

 Classical Performance – Silver Medal

 Contemporary Performance – Silver Medal

 AGP Finalist

 25% BIP Scholarship

𝗠𝗮𝗴𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗲 𝗢𝗻𝗴

 Contemporary Performance – Silver Medal

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗖𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗮

 Classical Performance – Silver Medal

 Contemporary Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗢𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗴 𝗤𝗶𝗻 𝗬𝗶

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

10% BIP Scholarship

𝗢𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘆𝗮 𝗞𝗼𝗲

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗞𝗮𝘆𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗲 𝗝𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘅𝘂𝗮𝗻

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗟𝗶𝗻 𝗭𝗶𝗵𝗮𝗻

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗚𝗼𝗵 𝗬𝘂𝗻𝘅𝗶

 Classical Performance – Bronze Medal

 10% BIP Scholarship

𝗝𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗞𝗼𝗵

Classical Performance – Merit

𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗝𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴

Classical Performance – Merit

𝗝𝗲𝘄𝗲𝗹 𝗟𝗶𝗺

Classical Performance – Merit

The Presence Project Workshop

Join us for a part workshop, part audition experience featuring 3 HIGH IMPACT sessions

15th Jan 2021, Fri
07:00pm – 09:00pm
Contemporary Dance by Stacie Leong22nd Jan 2021, Fri
07:00pm – 09:00pm
Contemporary Dance by Kavitha Krishnan & Subastian Tan29th Jan 2021, Fri
07:00pm – 09:00pm
Contemporarised Lock-Pop by Michael Sim
$10/pax for 3 workshops
Dancepointe Academy @ Alexandra Retail Centre
Open only to dancers aged 16 to 21 years old

CSTD Digicomp 2020

This year has not been an easy one for many but with the right amount of hard work and dedication, our DPA dancers managed to place in the Canaan Dance Online Competition 2020(Oct), International Ballet Grand Prix 2020 (Nov), Asian Grand Prix 2020 (Nov) and CSTD Digicomp (Dec).

Despite having to take our dance classes online throughout Circuit Breaker, we continued to train hard and never gave up.
Remember, aim high and dream big!.Congratulations to our 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗/𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌𝐝𝐩𝐚 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐬!

Amongst hundreds of competitors, 𝐂𝐒𝐓𝐃 𝐃𝐈𝐆𝐈𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐏 𝐒𝐑𝐂𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎