2021 Safe Management Measures

[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)

Modern Theatre – What Is It? What We Do?

What is Modern Theatre?

Modern Theatre is a rhythmic dance style which originated in America before travelling to the rest of the world. It incorporates the style and technique of modern, contemporary, jazz, lyrical and musical theatre under one umbrella.

Modern is often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for its theatrical qualities e.g. Bob Fosse or Martha Graham’s work. The style uses floor work, travelling steps, high kicks, elevated jumps, extended leaps, and strong turns which require strong technique, secure posture, stamina, flexibility, sense of musicality and various style. 

Modern is free form and a break-free from the strict classical ballet technique, with movements that origin from the core of the body, uses elements like contract and release, floor work, fall and recovery such as body drop, deep controlled movements, and improvisation.

Suitable for boys and girls age 5 and above.

Syllabus:

  • Beginner Level (Primary for age 5-7) – Develop natural movement such as walking, running, jumping and skipping to encourage imaginative and rapid response, sense of line, coordinated movements and ability to express a feeling
  • Graded Level (Grade 1 – 6 for age 6+) – Develop technical accuracy with correct body placement, versatile range of movement, all-round strengths and abilities, sense of self-expression and creative improvisation
  • Vocational Level (Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced 1 & Advanced 2 for age 12+) – Develop virtuosity in performance, awareness of audiences and self-expression, comprehensive technique in the styles of modern, jazz, lyrical and contemporary, as well as mature improvisation skills

International Examination Board:
– Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), United Kingdom:

Established in 1904, the ISTD is a registered educational charity and membership association, and is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards with 12 faculties from ballet, modern, ballroom, dance sport and social dance. ISTD mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms, to promote the knowledge of dance, to provide up-to-date techniques, and to maintain and improve teaching standards across the globe. The ISTD is always moving with the times to keep pace with the latest developments in dance. Currently, ISTD has more than 7,500 members in over 50 countries throughout the world and holds 250,000 examinations each year.

Sample of the syllabus at vocational level.