Esplanade Presents | da:ns festival 2016

Dance

Footwork: Adults and Youth

11 Jun – 2 Oct 2016
Various timings
1hr 30mins (with breaks)
Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
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$14

Per person, per session

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Discover the joy of movement and fall in love with dance at da:ns festival’s Footwork workshops. Conducted by professional instructors, these basic workshops are designed for adults and youths with little or no experience in dance.

There’s no better way to fall in love with dance than to try dancing yourself. Footwork gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from the experts and pick up some moves in the months leading up to the da:ns festival, held from 13 – 23 Oct 2016. Save the dates and come celebrate dance with us!

K-pop Male MV Dance
13 Aug, Sat, 2pm Book now
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K-pop originates from South Korea and is heavily influenced by popular music, covering a range of dance styles such as jazz, contemporary and hip hop. In this workshop, learn how to dance the choreography of Rhythm Ta by K-pop boy band iKon. Calling all guys and girls, take the first step of your K-pop superstardom with us!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by Celine Jessandra School of Performing Arts

Don't forget to check out Block Party where you can pop, break, swing or jazz the night away! Find out more

Waltz
13 Aug, Sat, 4pm SOLD OUT
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Waltz is a smooth progressive dance characterised by its long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and rise-and-falls. Graceful and elegant, dancers glide around the floor almost effortlessly. Discover one of ballroom dancing’s best-loved partner dances!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by The Dancesport Academy

Contemporary
13 Aug, Sat, 6pm SOLD OUT
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Contemporary dance has roots in ballet and jazz. Performed to popular music, it draws on modern dance, ballet and jazz techniques, conveying one’s emotions through movement. Express yourself freely through contemporary dance!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by Wings to Wings

Argentine Tango
14 Aug, Sun, 2pm SOLD OUT
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Argentine Tango is the authentic Tango, a deeply nostalgic and romantic social dance that sweeps you off your feet. Essential to this dance is the connection and emotion that two people share as they dance together. Learn the intense and emotional dance we fondly know as Argentine Tango, commonly featured in movies like Take the Lead, Street Dance 2 and Scent of a Woman!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by ACTFA School of Dance & Performing Arts

Don't forget to check out our Salsa Social to complement your experience at this workshop. Find out more

Street Dance
14 Aug, Sun, 4pm Book now
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Street Dance is an improvisational and social dance form that was developed from the streets. It is highly popular with the youths and it encourages spectators and other dancers to join in. Let loose and let's dance!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by Jazz Inc

Don't forget to check out Block Party where you can pop, break, swing or jazz the night away! Find out more

Popping
14 Aug, Sun, 6pm Book now
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A street dance, Popping includes techniques such as quickly contracting and relaxing one’s muscles causing a jerk in the body. Learn the basics of popping in this introductory class!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by Jazz Inc

Don't forget to check out Block Party where you can pop, break, swing or jazz the night away! Find out more

Kizomba
3 Sep, Sat, 2pm Book now
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Originally from Angola, Kizomba is danced to music similar to romantic Zouk and is known for its sensual style. It is similar to Tango but with body and hip movement. Currently a popular new dance in Singapore and around the world, this workshop will definitely get you swaying your hips right in rhythm!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear and ladies, bring along your heels!

Conducted by ACTFA School of Dance & Performing Arts

Check out our Salsa Social to complement your experience in this workshop. Find out more

Salsa Hip hop
3 Sep, Sat, 4pm Book now
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This workshop puts a spin on two of the world’s popular street dances. Salsa Hip Hop is a fun and exciting style that combines basic salsa footwork and hip hop moves. Look forward to having a good workout while dancing to funky Latin hip hop music!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear and ladies, bring along your heels!

Conducted by ACTFA School of Dance & Performing Arts

Don't forget to check out our Salsa Social to complete your experience at this workshop. Find out more

Latin Samba
3 Sep, Sat, 6pm Book now
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Latin Samba is a lively, fun and rhythmical partner dance that is easy to learn with a professional instructor guiding you along. Learn this Brazilian dance and own that dance floor!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear and ladies, bring along your heels!

Conducted by The Dancesport Academy

Don't forget to check out our Salsa Social to complete your dance experience. Find out more

Bollywood
4 Sep, Sun, 2pm Book now
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Bollywood dance consists of various Indian and western dance forms inspired by Bollywood movies. In this workshop, learn basic moves to favourite Hindi hit songs. Save the date and celebrate dance with us!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by Dance Embassy

Bhangra
4 Sep, Sun, 4pm Book now
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Originating from Punjab, this lively form of folk dance is enjoyed worldwide and is very well recognised with the beating of the dhol (drum). As a free form dance movement, it demands participants to move with passion with dance moves involving raising the arms above the shoulders. Join us and move to the bhangra beat!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by SherePunjab Bhangra

Bellydance (Ladies Only)*
4 Sep, Sun, 6pm Book now
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Enjoy a night out with the girls and try out some fun Middle Eastern moves! This belly dance workshop teaches women to articulate themselves through hip movement, creating their own style while learning to be more confident individuals.

This workshop is recommended for those 18 years old and above and ladies, don’t forget to dress comfortably!

Conducted by Shynz Productions

Nuevo Tango
1 Oct, Sat, 2pm SOLD OUT
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Nuevo (means new in Spanish) Tango builds on basic Tango moves and adapts to modern Tango music. Nuevo Tango is not bound to strict tradition and rules unlike Tango and requires a lot of space for frequent turns, changes in direction and travelling steps.

Come in shoes and comfortable wear and ladies, bring along your heels!

Conducted by ACTFA School of Dance & Performing Arts

Don’t forget to check out our Salsa Social to complement your experience in this workshop. Find out more

Brazilian Samba
1 Oct, Sat, 4pm SOLD OUT
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Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Brazilian origin. Characterised by quick rhythms, fast footwork, sharp accents and the Samba bounce, this dance is popularly featured in shows like Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing. Do the Brazilian Samba with us!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear and ladies, bring along your heels!

Conducted by ACTFA School of Dance & Performing Arts

Don’t forget to check out our Salsa Social to complement your experience in this workshop. Find out more

Classical Spanish
1 Oct, Sat, 6pm SOLD OUT
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Classical Spanish draws on the basic ballet positions, yet it's distinctly Spanish with its posture, elements, rhythms and attitudes. The dance is a blend of Flamenco, Folklore, and Classical Ballet, and encompasses classical music by great Spanish composers such as Manuel de Falla, Albéniz, Granados, and Turina. Join us in Footwork's first ever Classical Spanish dance workshop!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear and ladies, put on your midi or maxi skirts for an extra swoosh in your steps.

Conducted by Rose Borromeo Spanish Dance Co

Don’t forget to check out our Spanish Dance Night to complement your experience in this workshop! Find out more

Krumping
2 Oct, Sun, 2pm Book now
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Danced almost freestyle and rarely choreographed, Krumping has four moves – jabs, arm swings, chest pops and stomps. It is highly expressive, and energetic, leaving plenty of room for improvisation. Learn a new form of expression though Krumping!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by Jazz Inc

Don’t forget to check out our Block Party to complement your experience in this workshop! Find out more

Swing
2 Oct, Sun, 4pm SOLD OUT
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This workshop will teach you some authentic jazz moves from the ‘20s to the ‘40s, as well as variations that will get you dancing! So come along and twirl around to groovin’ music!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by Jazz Inc

Don't forget to check out Block Party where you can pop, break, swing or jazz the night away! Find out more

Rock and Roll
2 Oct, Sun, 6pm Book now
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Evolved from Lindy Hop, Rock and Roll is a fast-paced dance. It is a dance style that leaves room for personally expression and interpretation through style, rhythm and movement. Rock and roll with us at this workshop!

Come in shoes and comfortable wear.

Conducted by The Dancesport Academy

*Recommended for women aged 18 years old and above.

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General Advisory

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