Styles

Ballroom

Contact Joan Danielle Ongchoco (joan.ongchoco@gmail.com)

Description

Ballroom dancing, today, can be divided into standard and latin dances. The former consists of the waltz, tango, foxtrot and quickstep. The latter includes the rumba, cha-cha, jive and samba. For each of these eight dances, a dancer goes through syllabi structured according to one’s level of dancing. Ballroom levels begin from bronze, moving up to silver, and eventually gold. After completing the syllabus levels, dancers begin competing in open competitions. Alternatively. outside competitive dancesport, ballroom also includes rhythm dances like the salsa and swing.

Class Schedule

Tuesday 6-10pm || Friday 6-10pm || Saturday/Sunday 3 hours

Bhangra

Contact Meghna Basu (meghna.basu@yale-nus.edu.sg)

Description

Bhangra is a celebratory dance originating from the state of Punjab in North India. It is most often performed at weddings, but has increasingly become a staple dance program at any established university. Bhangra is a wonderful cardio workout, with energetic dance moves and fun music. Moreover, anyone with good stamina and sense of rhythm can dance bhangra - men, women, children - Anybody dances it: men, women, children, but it’s best suited to those with high stamina and a good sense of rhythm. The dance is fun because the entire thing is a dance of joy!

Class Schedule

To be confirmed.

Contemporary

Contact Jocelyn Lim
(jocelyn.lim@yale-nus.edu.sg)

Description

Contemporary dance is arguably one of the most liberating styles of dance! In the Contemporary/Modern Dance Class, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and hone skills in release work, floor work, inversions, musicality, and performance in combinations that are both fun and challenging. The class will draw from classical technique, beginning each class with basic pliés, footwork, across the floor, and strengthening exercises. By the end of each class, you’ll come out having invigorated both your body and mind. Build on combinations each week that will all come together in 1 or 2 pieces of choreography to be performed at sYNCD’s end of the year showcase!

Class Schedule

To be confirmed.

Hiphop

Contact Jermaine Pan (jermainepan@gmail.com)

Description

Have you ever watched the movie, Step Up or the show, So You Think You Can Dance and actually wish you could just replicate or even better, create your own cool, funky moves? Here’s your chance. Hip hop is a street dance style that was started in New York City and remained one of the most popular dance genres ever since. It is generally very upbeat, exciting and energizing to dance and watch. It incorporates a variety of other styles within it such as Breaking, Locking, Popping, Harlem Shake. The genre has also given rise to new styles like Jazz-Funk, Lyrical Hiphop. But what makes Hip hop so different from other styles is that it is often ‘freestyle’ or improvisational in nature and dance crews often take part in “battles” where they dance off in freestyle! It is definitely a great way to get up and groove to the music with those killer moves that you’ll explore and enjoy! We are excited to offer Hip hop classes to our YNC community and would be starting off with some basic techniques and choreography. Open to all and no dance experience required -- Let’s just have some fun!

Class Schedule

Tuesday 7-9pm || Thursday 7-9pm

Kpop

Contact Kwok Yingchen (kwokyingchen@gmail.com)

Description

Korean pop (kpop) is a style of music and dance that broadly integrates elements of dance-pop, pop ballad, electronic, rock, metal, hip-hop and R&B. The defining feature of kpop songs is that they almost always have an official dance choreography that they are produced in tandem with, and dance covers will typically be based on these choreographies. Learn the moves of your favourite kpop idols, and to unleash your own inner kpop star!

Class Schedule

Monday 6.30-8.30pm || Sunday 5-7pm

Jazz

Contact Carmen Denia (carmen.denia@u.yale-nus.edu.sg)

Description

Jazz finds its roots in the early 20th century, when African-American, European and Caribbean art forms influenced popular music and ballet to create a unique fusion style. With the rise of musical theatre, jazz came to the Great White Way and became a staple for choreographers on and off Broadway such as Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, and Gene Kelly.

Each class is open to all levels and will include a barre warm-up, centre work stretching and isolations, and a short combination. For those new to dancing, Broadway Jazz is a fun way to start and we hope you'll join us!

Class Schedule

TBD

Ukrainian

Contact Jillane Buryn (jillane.buryn@u.yale-nus.edu.sg)

Description

Ukrainian Dance is a style with great historical and cultural relevance and we are excited to bring it to Yale-NUS College. Ukrainian dancing is extremely high-energy, endurance-boosting, presentational, colourful and most of all a lot of fun! Ukrainian dance is a great workout with plenty of jumping, spinning, footwork and partner work, and is most definitely worth a try.

Class Schedule

To be confirmed.

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