ISTD Creation 2021

A big Congratulations to all our students on their achievements at the ISTD Creation 2021 – an Online Choreography Competition. It’s difficult amidst this difficult times but we made it!

🎉 Solo Category (15 & Over) – Commendations – Oon Shu Qi Phylicia
🎉 Group Category – Finalist – Sparkles

Special mention & Congratulations 🥳🎉to our Principal, Ms Lang Ley Cheong for being awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award – Commendations, alongside other fabulous international dance teachers!

More photos here.

COVID-19 Safe Management Measures

[updated 10 October 2021]

Additional Precautions

In addition to the announced updated Health Protocol 1-2-3, and mainly to better protect our unvaccinated young students, we are adding this precaution for now.

Please do NOT come for class if unwell or, if students or anyone from the same household tested ART/PCR positive or, HRW for a period of 7 days. Please always check with us & only return for classes after being discharged or ended the isolation period.

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[updated 14 September 2021]

In-line with the government’s latest pre-emptive actions, we are pleased to inform that we will now be increasing our Rostered Routine Testing: ART test to once every 7 days to further safeguard our students & staffs.

Please do NOT come for class if unwell or if students or anyone from the same household are under Isolation Order, Health Risk Warnings (HRW), Health Risk Alerts (HRA), Quarantine Order (QA), Leave of Absence (LOA) or Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

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[updated 02 September 2021]

As Singapore gradually relaxes some measures, we will now be removing temperature checks. However, all other measures such as sanitise/wash hands, Mask-ON & check-in SafeEntry TraceTogether are still compulsory in our school.

On a side note, all our teachers & administrative staffs are fully vaccinated. We have & are still implementing the ART test for our staffs every 2-weeks to keep safe; so far we’re good. Also, ALL our eligible students (>age12) are now fully vaccinated.

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[updated 21 July 2021]

Please adhere to our Safe Management Measures as below:

Please exercise caution and note that all prevailing safe management measures apply:
🔺Sanitise/wash hands before & after class.
🔺Mask-on at all times. Refrain from touching face. (No face shield allowed).
🔺Maintain 1-2m safe distance. 3m in studio. Please also refrain from intermingling while waiting at the lobby.

🔹Please only arrive 5mins before class and wait at the lobby on arrival, not reception area. Please wait for the teacher/admin to allow students in.
🔹Temperature will be checked.
🔹1 student, 1 parent only.
🔹Only staff & students are allowed in school’s premises. Parents, please wait at the lobby or if crowded, at the carpark/cafe downstairs.
🔹Check-in SafeEntry TraceTogether App/token for all students and parents.
🔹Do not attend class if unwell, OR if student or any same household members are under Leave of Absence (LOA), Approved Absence (AA), Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or Quarantine Order (QO), OR is required to undergo mandatory testing due to a COVID-19 cluster or close contacts and has yet to receive the test result.
🔹Bring own water bottle & disinfecting wipes to wipe down.

🔸Foundation 1&2 classes, we understand that parents will want to watch your children due to their young age. Hence, we are allowing brief glance through the studio’s glass door after class has started, but please refrain from standing in the reception. Please also note that only 1 parent is allowed at any one time, and to take turns.

On our side: To better protect our staff and students, we are pleased to inform you that we will be participating in the Rostered Routine Testing – Fast and Easy Testing (FET) regime i.e. every 2 weeks from now.

We seek your understanding and cooperation in our Safe Management Measures against the COVID-19 fight.

Thank you.

“Breaking Free” – A Video Production Showcase 2020

An extensive video production and filming event that involved every student and dancer in the entire school as part of our extension programme. At Elevate, we strongly believe in a holistic and comprehensive curriculum.

Actual filming was done on both Saturday & Sunday, 05th & 06th December 2020, with 30 hours in total. Although, it was challenging due to Covid-19 restriction while observing all safety management measures, we managed to pull through with everyone’s cooperation and understanding. It was indeed exhausting, but definitely a fulfilling and rewarding event/project.

Hope you’ll enjoy this!

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3 (end)

Hong Kong Challenge Cup – Dec 2020

Hong Kong Challenge Cup Dance Competition (Video Filming) – December 2020. Congratulations to all students who participated despite all difficulties, challenges and a roller coaster year. It is a year where we didn’t manage to travel overseas for competitions, but instead year 2020 has been a year of online competitions for the dance/ballet community.

Elevate sent in 2 groups of dances of different age groups; one in Lyrical style (age 16-19) and the other in Choreography Fusion (age 20-29). Both groups are fully trained classical ballet students and they came back with Bronze Awards. Well Done to all students! Good work! And thank you to the choreographers/teachers, Ms Cheryl Tan and Ms Joyce Lim for your hard work and fantastic choreography. More pictures here.

Breaking Free – A Video Production Showcase – Dec 2020

Breaking Free – A Video Production Showcase. An extensive event that involved every student and dancer in the entire school as part of our extension programme. At Elevate, we strongly believe in a holistic and comprehensive curriculum.

Actual filming was done on both Saturday & Sunday, 05th & 06th December 2020, and 30 hours in total. Although, it was challenging due to Covid-19 restriction while observing all safety management measures, we managed to pull through with everyone’s cooperation and understanding. It was indeed exhausting, but definitely a fulfilling and rewarding event/project. More pictures here.

Does Dance Increase Your Brain Power?

Brought to you in partnership with Sassymama. Full article here.

Posted on 06 August, 2020 | By Sassy Mama

Does Dancing Really Lead to Better Memory? Elevate Dance Academie Shares 5 Long-term Benefits of Dance

Could dance give your kids good posture, better discipline and even better grades? Read on as Elevate Dance Academie lists out the long-term benefits of dance

Few things feel better than getting a good shimmy out, right mama? Dancing always puts us in a good mood – even babies can’t resist bobbing side-to-side when music plays! But what if we told you it could boost your child’s academic performance, along with increasing focus and attention span? Turns out there are plenty of long-term benefits to dance, making it one of the best enrichment programmes for your kids to try.

1. Dancing Builds Better Posture & Agility

With ballet being the the main foundation in most forms of dance, taking formal classes can help to train your body to adopt a better posture while standing, sitting and working. Basic tips include, “Shoulders pulled down, straighten spine, core engaged, butt in, centred pelvis, weights off your heels, arms lighted.” – all the essential pointers for good posture! This is the chant you would hear on repeat in a dance class, according to qualified, award winning multi-genre dance teacher LangLey of Elevate Dance Academie, who has more than 23 years of teaching.

2. Dancing Lifts Your Mood & Can Strengthen Friendships

Dancing increases levels of seratonin in the body. The feel-good hormone contributes to wellbeing and happiness, which can be a good way for kids to find balance between winding down and academics.

Joining a dance class often means participating in group dances, which encourages teamwork. While most schools conduct a selection process, Elevate strictly does not select children to compete in group competitions in order to give every child a fair chance at performing. This may result in less-than-perfect group dances, but is so worth it to cultivate inspired, passionate little dancers!

3. Dancing Frequently Can Boost Memory & Make You Smarter

According to a 21-year study by the New England Journal of Medicine, the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was frequent dancing. Dancing is a mentally engaging activity, encouraging the cerebral cortex and hippocampus of the brain (which are activated during physical activity) to rewire themselves and allow for better information processing speed and loading.

4. Dancing Helps with Discipline, Attention & Focus

A structured dance programme can encourage students to keep striving to progress in their technique and ability as they challenge themselves through the various grades. As the whole body is activated during a dance class, students are more likely to pay attention and focus on the task at hand. In the long run, these qualities build perseverance!

5. Dancing Makes You More Creative

At local dance schools like Elevate Dance Academie, most students start off with ballet as the main foundation and eventually venture into different dance styles of their choice. This allows them to get creative and discover what interests them! Exploring new forms of dance can also encourage kids to search for creativity in other aspects of their life, whether during play or academically.

Focusing on classical ballet, modern and jazz, Elevate Dance Academie offers a holistic and comprehensive dance curriculum in a positive, unbiased environment. Their specially curated Extension Programme complements the dance school’s curriculum to expose students to a well-rounded dance experience. It includes opportunities for dancers to participate in international dance exams (including the RAD, ISTD and CSTD certifications), dance concerts, annual overseas immersion programmes, local excursions, tailored guest workshops and master classes by international and local instructors – so your kiddos will learn from the most accomplished dance pros! The school also emphasises on encouraging versatility and the development of self-concept.

So even if your child is not keen on making dance their ultimate career, the benefits are tremendous to help them succeed in life creatively and even academically! Elevate has students of all backgrounds (some as young as 3 years old and as old as 28!) who have made dancing a part of their life while successfully balancing school and work.

So are your little dancers ready to ‘Take It Beyond The Stage’, mama? Find out more with Elevate Dance Academie and you could be looking at the next Misty Copeland of Singapore!

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Elevate Dance Academie, 27 West Coast Highway #02-01/24, Westway Singapore 117867, Tel: (+65) 8111 3601, elevatedancesg@gmail.comwww.elevatedance.com.sg

Classical Ballet classes for young children (age 5-9)

Our beginners Classical Ballet classes for young children age 5-9 incorporates the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus of Pre Primary and Primary. It delivers the core foundation of Classical Ballet and develop awareness of body parts, space, control, co-ordination, movement dynamics and being able to perform expressively to depict a story. Suitable for boys and girls.

Our experienced teachers conduct the classes with imaginative, fun and engaging approach. At the end of the course, students will attempt the exam and achieve the RAD certification.

Each class is structured as following:

  • Age group for Pre-Primary – 5 to 6 years old, Primary – 6 to 9 years old
  • Duration – 45 mins per class (once a week)
  • RAD Primary exam – students attend an additional coaching class for 6 months before the annual examination (twice a week)

Sample of the RAD Primary syllabus (ages 6-9) – Bend and Point

Taipei Dance Exchange – 24th – 29th Nov 2019

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.

At Elevate, we aim to organise at least one overseas immersion trip every year as part of our extension programme. More photos and video.