Esplanade Presents

Dance | Workshop

EveryBody Workshops (Adults & Youth)

Various dance studios (Singapore)

6 – 14 Apr 2024

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1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

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Tailored for absolute beginners, with two left feet or little experience in dance!


Since 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. Some of the da:ns focus weekends are accompanied by introductory dance workshops for all ages!  


To kickstart da:ns focus 2024/25, on 6, 7, 13 & 14 April, we have 24 sessions of EveryBody dance workshops leading up to EveryBody, a weekend of dance which challenges conventions by presenting high quality works and experiences focusing on inclusivity, diversity and participation, where we encourage everybody and every body to experience dance. 


With genres ranging from Hip Hop to Lindy Hop, K-pop to party moves, come on down and pick up your next favourite move with us! 


Please dress comfortably for the workshop.

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

About the workshop

The rumba, with its Cuban origin, is a slow dance and one of the popular dances seen in weddings. The beautiful and elegant dance movements create the romantic and sensual feel and can be performed to evergreen love or pop songs. 


About Melvin Tan

Starting at the tender age of nine, Melvin has represented Singapore in numerous championships worldwide. He recognises how DanceSport can be the best form of enrichment in one's life to develop facets of themselves they never knew. 


With over a decade worth of experience, Melvin has developed distinctive qualities which makes his teaching technique so successful. In training children, youths and adults at all levels of artistic learning, he is able to harness a good sense of musicality and rhythm in everyone.


About The DanceSport Academy

Recognised for its specialised training in Latin and standard ballroom, The DanceSport Academy (TDA) is one of the highly regarded dance academies in Singapore. With an extensive repertoire, the academy provides students with a progressive learning environment combined with unparalleled focus and rigour.


Under the direction of National DanceSport Champions Melvin and Sharon, TDA has become a distinct institution of artistic opportunities. The academy is a dynamic hub that focuses on dance creativity and proper techniques in an environment that provides work-life balance, health and fitness awareness, confidence and self-esteem. 

About the workshop

Fundamentals of Breakin' teaches the art of breakin’, its history and how the moves came about, involving “breakbeat” music and other general choreography on experimental exploration. In addition, you will learn how to execute the most fascinating moves in breakin’ history, as well as learn the basic steps of breakin’ and execute it. Nothing is hard in breakin’ if you learn with Mahmud.


About Mahmud Bin Md Khair

Mahmud has been dancing for more than 23 years since 2004. He is a five-time champion in SG B-boy champs, was 2nd runner-up in UK Champs in 2007 and is founder of the crew Enemy Ground SG. He has represented Radikal Forze Crew, Enemy Ground Crew, Cypher Kingz, GBC, Floor tactics, La Familia Crew and UZN. He was the winner of best b-boy in Battle of the Year Thailand, 7 to smoke, and represent Singapore for RedBull BC One Street Battle Hong Kong.


About EV Dance

Established in 2009, EV Dance has been on a mission to educate and inspire through creative exchange between artists, audiences and academia. With a focus on delivering tailored solutions, EV Dance has guided and inspired individuals to evolve through movement with their diverse range of fitness, commercial and street dance styles.


Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just starting out, EV Dance offers classes that cater to various skill levels and interests. Their experienced instructors provide personalised attention and support to help students achieve their dance goals.

About the workshop

Designed for youth and adults, this open-level workshop is for anyone who wishes to find more freedom and possibility in their movement expression. Beginners and artists are welcome to join, to spend time in this facilitated creative space together ̶ thinking, moving, sensing, and creating̶ to make dances that feel true to your body and your being.


About the Instructors

Faye & Bernice


About Rolypoly Family

Rolypoly Family stretches our experience of dance and play—centred in delight, respect and safety. We create communal dance experiences to honour and celebrate every person.


Established in 2018, Rolypoly Family, led by Faye Lim and Bernice Lee, provides a safe, respectful and imaginative space for children and families to dance and play. With extensive professional backgrounds in performing, creating and teaching, Faye and Bernice incorporate their love for dance and movement, with their expertise in facilitation and pedagogy, in Rolypoly Family’s classes and programmes. They believe that playing and dancing are important components of life, and in our modern society inundated with tech and instant gratification, children and families can benefit from more playing and dancing. 


The Rolypoly Family name is a statement of these beliefs—that families come in all shapes and sizes, that kinship can grow through creative and physical play (yes, rolling!), and that rhyming is as fun in language as in dance.

About the workshop

Open Choreography is a style that derives its techniques and movements from a fusion of dance genres, with a focus on the choreographer’s interpretation of the music. In this workshop, students will learn basic techniques and apply them in a short choreography routine. 


About Grace

Grace started dancing at O School at the age of 14, and grew up exposed to different street foundational styles such as hip hop and house. She led her university dance club, NUS Dance Blast!, as Dance Captain before coming full circle to start her teaching career with O School. She is passionate about creating with her competition crews, Co.motion and Bonsai, actively participating in events like Super 24, Lion City Dance Competition and the upcoming Summer Jam Showcase Competition. Grace was recently featured in the immersive show, Once And For All by Project Home, showcasing an international cast under Larkin Poynton’s artistic direction. A creative spirit who values exploration and play, Grace aspires to construct meaningful spaces for dancers to discover themselves.


About O School

O School is a performing arts centre, established as a social enterprise in 2006 under the purview of MCCY with Institution of A Public Character status effective from 21 November 2016.


O School aims to identify and develop youth dance talents and help grow the Singapore dance market, in order to help these talents build sustainable careers. To this end, O School has consistently developed various dance curriculums, coached institutional dance teams, as well as produced national and international events. In addition, O School also believes in developing the arts scene in Singapore by creating events to develop and showcase talents. O School has been actively creating avenues for dance enthusiasts to showcase their skills and techniques.

About the workshop

Get ready for a swingin’ good time with lindy hop! This partnered dance from the 1920s to 1940s will teach you how to communicate with your partner without words, groove to infectious tunes and have fun while doing so. You can expect a good workout out of this introductory class! 


About Sinclair Ang

Sinclair Ang has been teaching and performing internationally in over 20 countries for over a decade and a half. He is the founder of the jazz collective Jazz Inc.


About Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee started swing dancing in 2014 and has taught and performed with Jazz Inc since 2016. She also trained and performed with Kansas City’s 627 during her stint in the USA. 


About Jazz Inc

Jazz Inc is a collective founded by jazz educator Sinclair Ang. Together with his team of teachers, they conduct classes for both adults and children. The dancers have performed in different media and contexts, including dance documentaries and commercials, talk shows and on stage, at festivals like Esplanade’s Jazz in July and da:ns festival, SMU Arts Festival, as well as for the nation on National Day with the Dim Sum Dollies. Jazz Inc provides a holistic approach to jazz education, including demo-lectures on the history and development of jazz dance and music, and bringing traditional swing tunes to the contemporary audience with the swing dance band The Rhythmakers.

About the workshop

Unleash the coolest parent-youth duo dance moves in our hip hop fusion class! Let the generations collide as parents and youth groove together, combining trendy moves to create a timeless piece of fun and cool dance moves. It's more than a class; it's a memory-making dance party! Join us for unforgettable moments and create a dance legacy with your youth.


About Benjamin Yeo

Benjamin's journey into the world of dance commenced at the tender age of 16. What started as a simple hobby has since blossomed into a profound passion, propelling him to new heights in the realm of dance and arts culture. Beyond the sheer joy of dancing, he takes immense pleasure in uniting people and fostering a deep appreciation for the art form and its cultural significance. Consequently, he has curated and organised his own street dance battle competition, Inter School Origins, specially crafted for younger generations of dancers for exchange and experience. 


A pivotal milestone in Benjamin's dance expedition occurred when he became an integral part of the renowned NOOOICE! Dance crew. Together with his talented crew members, he embarked on a remarkable competition journey, culminating in an astounding victory at the esteemed Singapore Dance Delight Vol.7 in 2017. This extraordinary feat not only earned them the championship but also bestowed upon them the honor of representing Singapore at the prestigious Japan Dance Delight that same year.


About Noooice! Academy

Established in 2021, Noooice! Academy is one of Singapore's first crew studios and is known in Singapore and the region for its exceptional dance training. 


From experienced professional dancers with impressive careers to some of the most sought-after choreographers in the industry, our teachers are dedicated to ensuring quality in all aspects of dance.


Noooice! Academy has a large variety of classes for every skill level from beginner to professional. Whether you are interested in a career in dance or looking to have some fun through a great form of exercise, we have a class that’s right for you.

About the workshop

Lyrical Dance encompasses a combination of ballet, jazz and modern dance techniques. It focuses free-flowing expression to the lyrics of a song, allowing the dancer to connect emotionally to the music and express the dance moves. End off the workshop with a fun choreography sequence with your child! Come in jazz attire or comfortable tee shirt, tights, and socks or dance shoes.


About Sarah Smith

Sarah first started teaching back in 2007, in kindergartens and studio kids’ classes. She has gone on to teach primary and secondary school programmes and CCAs, and has sent several schools for multiple competitions. While she started with a background in ballet, Sarah has moved on to train in several other genres of dance, such as jazz, contemporary, hip hop, salsa, lindy hop and the Charleston. She firmly believes that her job as a dance educator is to ensure kids have a fun and safe environment to explore body movement, using her background in different genres to give them the fullest opportunity to discover their own way of moving.


About Denise Lwin

Denise fell in love with teaching dance more than a decade ago and has never looked back since. She has extensive experience working with children and adults and teaches a wide range of dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Show choir, and Swing. 


Denise’s teaching style incorporates a lot of imagery with an emphasis on guided discovery. She aims to impart passion and compassion to her students using dance as a force to unite people.

About the workshop

Girls Style is a vibrant and expressive dance style that celebrates femininity and confidence. It's a fusion of various street dance genres like hip hop and jazz funk, with a focus on sass and attitude. Girls' Style is all about owning your space and radiating charisma. The choreography often reflects themes of empowerment and self-expression. 


About Zamrey

Zamrey ignited his dance journey in 2015 at ITE College Central's Urban Central Statement, where hip hop and street jazz became his passion. He joined Dirt Fam in 2017, conquering stages like S24. Street jazz captured his heart—he dived deep, and has been mastering and sharing this joy with others. In 2019, he challenged himself as choreographer for V'Cious at S24, weaving a tapestry of styles as unique as his vision. Now, Girls Style ignites his fire. His classes burst with vibrant energy, infused with his signature twist, inviting everyone to find their own groove.


About Danz People

Danz People makes dance accessible to young people and adults through dance training, arts education and community outreach programmes. Our mission is to create quality dance programmes, provide dance education opportunities to the public, encourage collaboration within the dance community, and speak of the importance of the arts in our lives.


Danz People’s curriculum includes hip hop, jazz and contemporary, catering to children and adults as well as seasoned and novice dancers, with courses for beginners too. A recital is staged annually to allow all students to experience performing in a theatre setting, and to grow in more ways than one. 


Danz People is committed to the education of dance through our extensive curriculum and experience; we look forward to sharing our love of dance with you!

Date & Time

6 Apr 2024, Sat


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Rumba – The Dance of Love by The DanceSport Academy


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Breakin’ with Mahmud by EV Dance

7 Apr 2024, Sun


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Improvisation and Dance-Making by Rolypoly Family


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Open Choreography by O School

13 Apr 2024, Sat


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Introduction to Lindy Hop by Jazz Inc


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Everybody Bounce! by Noooice! Academy

14 Apr 2024, Sun


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Lyrical by Denise Lwin Dance


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Girls' Style by Danz People
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