Progressing Ballet Technique Workshop – 15th Dec 2018

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.

Pilates Workshop – 08th & 09th Dec 2018

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.

Vaganova Ballet Workshop – 05th – 07th Sep 2018

Vaganova Ballet Workshop Singapore: 05th – 07th September 2018.

Presented by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Co-organised by Canaan Dance & Russian Ballet Association, Supported by Elevate Dance Academie Singapore.

More photos here.

We are honoured to have Ms Elena Zabalkanskaya specially flying in from Russia and Ms Ivy Chung from Hong Kong as our teachers here in Singapore.

Ms Elena Zabalkanskaya was born in Leningrad. She began her studies at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1966 until 1974, having Elena Vasillevna Shiripinoy as her teacher. Upon graduation, she was accepted to join the Kirov Ballet, now the Mariinsky Ballet, where she worked until 1996, dancing the most famous ballets of the company such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Raymonda, Les Sylphides among many others. She has been part of the faculty of the Vaganova Ballet Academy since 1996 and also works at the Mariinsky Theatre, the Mihalovsky Theater and the Stanilavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Ballet Theater in Moscow. Ms. Zabalkanskaya has been featured in every documentary and film dedicated to the Vaganova Ballet Academy of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Ms Ivy Chung started her professional ballet training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), graduating as an honorary student with Highest Distinction in her class, and she was awarded the Overseas Scholarship by Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. She has earned a Master’s degree of Business Administration and she was appointed as Associate Executive Director of the Kirov Academy of Ballet Washington DC. She began her career as a professional dancer in the Universal Ballet Company of Korea, Ontario Ballet Theatre and the Hong Kong Ballet. Ivy founded Canaan Dance in 2014, which is an international dance education organization. Under the direction of Ivy, Canaan Dance organises workshops, auditions and international ballet competition to nurture young dancers in Asia, and provide them with scholarships and opportunities to study professionally abroad. She also founded the Star of Canaan Dance International Ballet Competition, which is supported by the American Ballet Theatre, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Royal Ballet School, the English National Ballet School, Elmhurst Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Kirov Academy of Ballet Washington DC, the Universal Ballet Company of Korea and the School of Cadence Ballet in Canada.

Congratulations everyone on the completion of the workshop. Special congratulations to all scholarship recipients:

  • 50% artistic scholarship to SCDIBC 2018 Malaysia workshop – Natalie Yun Xuan Tan, Sooah Lee, Dominique Ru-En Cooper-Kuok, Edaline Tan.
  • 100% artistic scholarship to SCDIBC 2018 Malaysia workshop – Lum Young Yee Joey.

Note: The Principal of Elevate, Ms. Lang Ley frequently creates opportunities for all dancers in Singapore by co-organising international professional dance school’s auditions/classes, summer intensives and international ballet competition. Our open workshops series are meant to create fair & equal opportunities for all dancers in Singapore. Here, students come from different dance schools/studios.

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Basic Makeup Workshop – 04th August 2018

Our students have the opportunity to try on first hand experience in doing their own makeup on Saturday, 04th August 2018 at Sephora Westgate. This is in preparation for the upcoming Elevate’s Dance Concert – “First Steps” at UCC Theatre on 01st September 2018.

We thank you the beauty consultants from Sephora for their patience, guidance and expert advice.

More photos here.

Note: Please contact the school for concert tickets, 81113601 or elevatedancesg@gmail.com

Elmhurst Master Class and Audition – 04th March 2018

On Sunday 04th March 2018 together with Canaan Dance, the Elmhurst Ballet School (UK) Master Class and Audition – Singapore 2018 stop was successfully held at Gateway Theatre Dance Studio with almost 50 participants. More photos here.

Congratulations to students across Asia namely Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Hong Kong who are selected in Elmhurst Ballet School UK Asia Auditions!

The following students will be taken into consideration for Full-Time Ballet Training :
Emer Leyla Ridzuan, Emily Koe, Kotomi Nopuchi, Kwan Mandy Man Yee, Lam Pok Chuen, Leo Cheng, Lum Young Yee Joey, Marcus Ong, Naia Dobrota, Phebe N’Guyen-Kovacs, Woo Zi Yue, Yun Lin.

Acceptance into the Summer School is offered to the following students:
Emer Leyla Ridzuan, Emily Koe, Hattie Conway, Kotomi Nopuchi, Kwan Mandy Man Yee, Lam Pok Chuen, Lau Wang Hei Rachel, Leo Cheng, Lou Yu-Lun, Lum Young Yee Joey, Marcus Ong, Naia Dobrota, Phebe N’Guyen-Kovacs, Woo Zi Yue, Yun Lin.

Note: The Principal of Elevate, Ms. Lang Ley frequently creates opportunities for all dancers in Singapore by co-organising international professional dance school’s auditions/classes, summer intensives and international ballet competition. Our open workshops series are meant to create fair & equal opportunities for all dancers in Singapore. Here, students come from different dance schools/studios.

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