Happenings

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.

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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.

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

Seoul Dance Exchange – June 2018

It was another success in organising an oversea exchange programme to Seoul from 11th – 16th June 2018. The dance exchange focused in Modern, Jazz and Contemporary dance.

Our students had a fun and enriching week of dance workshops. They attended classes with Tune Dance Company and 1million dance studio. The students also had the chance to watch the Korean Non-Verbal Musical – Jump. Not to forget the sight-seeing around the city and tasting good Korean food.

Thank you to our ever-supportive parents & passionate students. .!

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WBAC Singapore – 01st June 2018

The World Ballet Art Competition (WBAC) Grand Prix at Gateway Theatre Black Box on 01st June 2018.

Congratulations to all participants & winners.

  • Contemporary Category B – 3rd Place: Liew Huilin Jamie
  • Contemporary Category C – 3rd Place: Tng Qian Hui
  • Contemporary Category D – 2nd Place: Tan Wei Lin Cheryl

On a side note, the World Ballet Art Competition (WBAC) Grand Prix Singapore 2018 is also an initiative by our Principal, Ms Lang Ley who has brought the prestigious competition into Singapore with the hope of raising the awareness and quality of ballet competition in the region.

The World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix is a Premier Canadian International Ballet Competition and one of the most prestigious cultural events. It aims to promote the art of ballet, connect young dancers from different cultural backgrounds, and give potential stars a chance to shine.

This year, the competition welcomed participants from Singapore, Thailand and China with almost 100 participants across all solos and groups.

 

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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Brisbane Dance Immersion – Dec 2017

Elevate believes in a truly holistic dance education through international dance examinations, stage exposure, local excursions, and overseas immersion programme, all the while developing a great sense of discipline, artistic appreciation and resilience.

It was a success in organising an oversea immersion programme to Brisbane in December 2017. Our students and friends had an enriching and interesting week of inspirational dance workshops. We attended classes/workshops with Mad Dance House and Claudia Dean Coaching. The students also had the chance to watch the Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker. It was a definite eye-opener for some of the students.

This programme could not have been done without our ever-supportive parents & passionate students. Thank you all.!