Performing Arts Department - Dance
The Dance class provides opportunities for children to explore and express moods and ideas symbolically through movement. It develops physical, creative, imaginative, emotional and intellectual capacities as well as a range of technical skills and the ability to improve their performance.
By the end of the primary phase, children should be able to:
- Lead warm-up and cool-down activities.
- Perform various styles of dance with fluency and control.
- Dance confidently and expressively.
- Perform with musicality.
- Adapt and refine the way they use space, dynamics and relationships.
- Work creatively and imaginatively to create solos, duos and group dances.
- Use appropriate vocabulary to describe, evaluate and reflect on their own and others’ dances.
- Talk about dance with understanding.
Dance also plays a role in developing a broad range of personal, learning and
thinking skills that help children improve their learning and performance in school and life.
- develops coordination, control, strength, stamina, mobility and flexibility;
- encourages physical confidence and enjoyment in moving;
- develops a responsible attitude to health and fitness; and
- helps make connections between physical and emotional well-being.
- develops creative thought and action;
- develops a sense of performance and audience;
- provides opportunities for appreciating and collaborating with other art forms; and
- develops kinesthetic, spatial and visual awareness.
- provides enjoyment, motivation, aspiration and achievement;
- develops self-confidence and self-esteem;
- develops the ability to respond creatively to challenge; and
- develops the determination to succeed.
- develops skills to work with others to solve problems and achieve goals;
- develops the ability to lead and be led and to take on different roles (performer, choreographer, audience);
- provides the opportunity to contribute ideas and share in the creative process; and
- develops the ability to discuss, negotiate, listen and give and receive feedback.
Bobbi Chen was a professional dance artist from Singapore and received her Master degree in Dance Choreography in Hong Kong. She had toured internationally and performed various memorable roles. Bobbi had assumed many memorable performances and commented as an exquisite and dramatic performer by Singapore media and Arts critic.
As an Educator, Bobbi is also actively involved in several arts outreach programs such as Community project for low-income at risk Youth (Singapore), Arts Appreciation workshop with the senior citizen; Art Education Program in School as well as other social and cultural organizations with the company in Singapore.
Bobbi has enjoyed collaborating with filmmakers, visual artists, architects, composers, scientists and various media artists. Her creative works are Tabula Bursa (2010), under NUS Dance Festival Singapore, Connect and Detect (2012), a commissioned work by the Singapore Contact Dance Festival, collaborative productions Sky of Nepal (2013); Du-The Cycle of Life (2013); The Act of Memory (2014); Dance film The Post Modern Aunt (2014); What if (2015); Voices, the Artist an Mentor (2015); Being Mortal (2015); Intersection Voices (2016) and to name a few. Bobbi has also Choreography and Performed in several Feature and Dance films.