Some of our higher grades girls went to Taipei for a dance exchange from 24th – 29th November 2019. There, we participated in an intensive week of ballet focusing solely on the Vaganova ballet technique. We also spent an evening at a street dance school for open classes. The girls had a blast and fulfilling trip; attending ballet, conditioning, pointe, variations, contemporary, jazz funk and hip hop classes. Not forgetting, shopping and eating around the city.
The 2nd Singapore International Dance Challenge was held from 12 to 13 September 2019 at The Ground Theatre, Scape. More photos here.
Congratulations to all awardees..!
- Champion – Open Age Group (Any Other Style)
- 2nd runner up – Open Age Solo (Any Other Style) – Ang Shi Min
- 3rd runner up – Open Age Solo (Any Other Style) – Tan Wei Lin, Cheryl
- 4th runner up – Open Age Solo (Any Other Style) – Ang Jing Yan
10 senior girls participated in the Hong Kong Challenge Cup Dance Competition held on 27th – 29th July 2019 at Y Theatre, organised by the Inspired Dance Company Hong Kong. Many whom are above 20 years old and attempting their very first solo on stage. The senior girls also attempted their very first self-choreography for the dances. The group came back with 1 Silver, 2 Bronzes and 12 Certificates.
Well Done and Congratulations to all awardees! More photos here.
Our 3 lovely students took up a 3 months of crash training and participated in the first International Ballet Grand Prix Singapore. We are proud of you girls. More photos here.
With just a mere 3 months of training, our competitors pushed themselves to their best on stage. Congratulations to all who placed.
Joyce Lim Jia Xuan – 20+ Open – 4th Place
Tan Wei Lin, Cheryl – 20+ Open – 5th Place
Tng Qian Hui – 15-19 Any Styles – 5th Place
Open Group Contemporary – 4th Place
15&U Group Any Styles – 4th Place
Well done to those that still persevere and tried their very best despite sustaining injuries and falling sick. Thank you to all chaperon, dancers & supporters who gave much encouragement and positivity. Congratulations girls..! More photos here.
Our last Extension Programme Series – Workshops for the year 2018. Progressing Ballet Technique Advanced workshop was held on December 15th.
Our senior girls were treated to an innovative programme developed by Marie Walton-Mahon, a Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Examiner for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. The course helps students to increase muscle memory, improve flexibility, strengthen technique and encourage longevity in dance.
We’re fortunate to have Priscilla Law, the Director of PBT Asia to personally deliver the programme to our students in our own studio. We hope our girls enjoyed themselves and the workshop has helped to improve their technique.
More photos here.
At Elevate, we strongly believe in extension workshop programmes to help facilitate and encourage a holistic approach in learning. This December 08th & 09th, our senior girls were treated to an external pilates workshop: pilates mat and reformer. Pilates is exceptionally useful for dancers as it helps to improve flexibility, increase strength and tone the deep muscles of the abdominal, back, hips and buttocks which is all crucial to the art of ballet.
We hope our girls enjoyed themselves and managed to learn a thing or two in the crash course. For more pictures, click here.