Esplanade Presents

Dance | Workshop

Ballet Workshops (Adults & Preschoolers)

Various studios (Singapore)

10 Mar 2024, Sun, 9.30am & 11am

45mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

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Synopsis

Designed for little tots ages three to six, this series of ballet workshops introduce young ones to ballet in a fun and interactive way, alongside their parents.   

 

From 2023, Esplanade’s beloved dance platform, da:ns festival transforms into da:ns focus, an exciting year-round season of five themed weekends of distinct focuses. Each da:ns focus weekend will also be accompanied by introductory dance workshops for all ages. 

 

Leading up to da:ns focus – Ballet by the Bay taking place on 22 – 24 March 2024, these introductory ballet workshops will allow you to immerse yourself in ballet across six sessions.

 

Tailored for a range of ages, such as parent-child beginner workshops to introductory classes for adults, these workshops allow individuals to experience the poise and grace of this classical art form.

 

This programme is part of da:ns focus – Ballet by the Bay, a ballet lovers’ weekend of classics and neo-classical works. Be inspired by world-class productions and be introduced to new perspectives on this celebrated art form.

Advisory:

This workshop is specially designed for little ones aged three to six years old. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult must be 16 years old and above.

Please dress comfortably for the workshop.

Admission Age:
3 and above.
Language: English
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Workshop Information

About the workshop

Dance & Grow is an interactive dance class designed for preschoolers and their parents. This class provides a special opportunity for parent and child to foster a love for dance while bonding. The heart of the class lies in the shared experience between parent and child—together you’ll learn to stretch, twirl and move in harmony.

 

About Lindsey Lum 

Lindsey graduated from School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA), where she majored in Ballet and Contemporary dance. During her study at SOTA, her talent was recognised by The Joffrey Ballet School, whereby she was offered to join the school in New York.

 

Lindsey has experience teaching children from ages three and above, as well as adults. She has choreographed and coached for both group and solo jazz and ballet competition dance items and is a teacher for City Ballet’s RAD Ballet and Elite Ballet classes. She is an Examination Training Accreditation (ETA)-certified CSTD teacher and Progressing Ballet Technique certified instructor.

 

Lindsey is a top professional competitive Latin dancer who has won over 80 awards in both Singapore and overseas competitions around the world. After over 20 years of dance training, she has now embarked on her career as a teacher and choreographer. Lindsey is a committed, driven and well-rounded individual who is passionate and dedicated to teaching. Through teaching, she hopes to become a mentor that guides and inspires a new generation of dancers in Singapore.

 

About City Ballet Academy

City Ballet Academy was founded by Xia Haiying, an award-winning Principal dancer of international repute, and Koh Kai Mui. City Ballet Academy seeks to provide a well-rounded and balanced array of training programmes catering to the unique needs, abilities, and learning goals of every student. With the support of a strong teaching faculty, the school continuously refines their training programmes in order to maximise every child’s innate potential and groom them into confident, well-rounded individuals.

About the workshop

Move to the rhythm with the help of some animal friends from the zoo! This beginner-friendly workshop for parent-and-child pairs involves fun character role-play and basic ballet exercises.

 

About Timothy Ng

Timothy is currently a Soloist at Singapore Ballet. He first joined the company as an Apprentice in 2016, and was promoted to Artist in 2017 and soloist in 2022.


Timothy was born in Singapore, and began learning ballet with Ms Sylvia McCully at the age of seven. He continued his training in ballet with Singapore Dance Theatre (now known as Singapore Ballet)’s Scholars Programme after he finished serving his National Service and performed with Youth Dancers Singapore in Ballet Under the Stars 2011 and Macau International Youth Dance Festival 2012.


Concurrent with his training in classical ballet, Timothy also enrolled in Singapore University of Technology and Design where he graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Engineering Product Development Mechanical Engineering). Timothy has enjoyed performing in much of the company’s repertoire that includes Theme and VariationsSwan LakeThe Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also danced the role of Paris in Romeo and Juliet (2020), The Espada in Don Quixote (2019), and the Spanish Couple in Swan Lake (2019).

 

About Singapore Ballet

Singapore Ballet (formerly known as Singapore Dance Theatre) was founded in 1988 by Goh Soo Khim and Anthony Then. Singapore Ballet is a homegrown premier dance company comprising 38 professional dancers, and trainees. The company produces six seasons annually, highlights of which include the widely popular outdoor dance event Ballet Under the Stars at Fort Canning Park, a selection of two full-length classics, Masterpiece in Motion, which brings together three works by international choreographers, as well as Passages, a contemporary dance showcase.


The company’s repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary ballet, with pieces created by renowned choreographers including Choo-San Goh, George Balanchine, Kinsun Chan, Val Caniparoli, Ma Cong, Edmund Stripe, Natalie Weir, Edwaard Liang, Nils Christe, Toru Shimazaki, Christina Chan, Timothy Harbour, Alice Topp, François Klaus, Tim Rushton, Pam Tanowitz and Loughlan Prior.


Under the leadership of Artistic Director Janek Schergen, the company has made new strides in the international and Singapore dance arena, adding 43 world premieres, 21 company premieres and new productions to the repertoire.

Date & Time

10 Mar 2024, Sun

9.30am

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Dance & Grow by City Ballet Academy

11am

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Ballet Zoo by Singapore Ballet
Tickets & Prices
1 Adult + 1 Child
(per session)
2 Adults + 1 Child or
1 Adult + 2 Children
(per session)
Price $34 $51

Tickets must be purchased as an adult-child package.

  • 1 Adult + 1 Child (per session)

  • 2 Adults + 1 Child or 1 Adult + 2 Children (per session)

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