Esplanade Presents

Dance | Workshop

Ballet Workshops (Adults & Youth)

Various studios (Singapore)

10 Mar 2024, Sun, 4.30pm & 7pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

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Synopsis

Tailored for absolute beginners, these introductory ballet workshops are perfect for those with two left feet or little experience in dance.

 

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:

Please dress comfortably for the workshop.

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

About the Workshop

This specialised class is designed to enhance flexibility, built strength and improve overall fitness using principles and exercises inspired by ballet.

 

Participants will embark on a journey that combines the elegance of ballet with the functional benefits of stretching and strengthening exercises, The class is designed to cater to individuals of varying fitness levels, including those with little to no prior dance experience.

 

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

Learn the fundamentals of ballet through this beginners’ workshop! This session covers a brief introduction to the history and benefits of ballet as well as its essential techniques. Exercises include warm-up and conditioning exercises, basic positions and movements, and a short choreography. This workshop seeks to create a safe and supportive learning environment for participants who are new to ballet.

 

About Jeffrey Tan

Home-grown talent Jeffrey Tan, with vast professional experience, is one of Singapore's most prolific and established creativeshow directors, dancers, choreographers, and educators. Formerly a principal dancer and assistant ballet master with Singapore Dance Theatre (now known as Singapore Ballet), he is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the Queensland University of Technology and currently the Head of Dance at Singapore Chinese Girls' School. In 2013, he was the Principal of the Singapore Ballet Academy and a recipient of the National Art Council Singapore’s Young Artist Award (Excellence in Dance) 2000.

 

About One Dance Asia

One Dance Asia (ODA) is dedicated to creating a safe and inviting environment for dancers of all ages to ignite and rekindle their love and appreciation for dance as an art form.

Specialising in the genres of ballet, contemporary, lyrical, jazz and street jazz, ODA seeks to provide students with multiple platforms for arts education beyond the four walls of the classroom. ODA aspires to build up the next generation of changemakers in the local dance community and beyond.

Date & Time

10 Mar 2024, Sun

4.30pm

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Ballet Stretch & Strengthen by City Ballet Academy

7pm

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Ballet for Beginners by One Dance Asia
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