You’ve Got To Move 2018: Ballroom Edition

You’ve Got to Move: Ballroom Edition

For Youths By Youths!

Youth Got To Move aims to expose the public to Standard and Latin Ballroom dancing, especially YOUTHS! This event also seeks to benefit the public through appreciating ballroom dancing as an art form, a sport as well as through social exchanges.

With the support of

Location

John & Josephine Dance Creative
1 Sophia Road, #06-27/28, Peace Centre, Singapore 228149

Programme

14 October 2018, Sunday: 11.00am – 2pm
(Revised date and time)
  • Performance and Workshop by Jovan Tan and Yang Jia Min, Lindsey Lum and Guest Partner Appearance
  • Topic: Lifts, Tricks and Poses
  • Competition Special
  • Sharing of International Competition Experiences: Blackpool
  • Practice and General Dancing

     

    Parent and Child Programme

    14 October 2018, Sunday: 2pm – 3pm
    (Revised date and time)
    • Teeny Talents by JJDC
    • Topic: Parent and Child Dance Workshop

Admission is FREE

Total Capacity: 50 – 60. Due to capacity limits of the venue, attendance is based on first-come-first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, register for the event early by completing and submitting the form below:

Event Disclaimer**

  • In the unlikely occurrence that any dancesport.sg events have to be cancelled or postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of dancesport.sg, we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by the event attendee.
  • There may be a dancesport.sg photographer present at our events and by attending you give us permission to use any general crowd photos you appear in on our website or for marketing purposes.
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  • any loss or damage to any personal property left unattended during an event organised by the dancesport.sg unless caused by the negligence of dancesport.sg or its representatives; or
  • death or any personal injury suffered by you at a dancesport.sg event unless caused by the negligence of dancesport.sg or its employees.
  • Minors under 16 years old will be required to submit an authorisation form completed by an adult.

An interview with our budding Youth DanceSport instructors!

As we turn the pages into 2018, we take a quick look back at our most recent highlight.  About two months ago, we ran the first Youth Got To Move: Ballroom Edition, proudly supported by the National Arts Council Singapore. The Standard and Latin ballroom workshop was a success with much attributed to our poised standard youth instructors, Jovan Tan and Yang JiaMin as well as sizzling duo, Kavin Rathna and Lindsey Lum.

Not too long after, both budding youth couples did Singapore proud by making the finals of the Singapore Open Dance Championships 2017 in their respective Amateur Open Standard and Amateur Closed Asia-Pacific Latin events. An annual international dancesport championship held by John & Josephine Dance Creative. Quite possibly the feat as the event is graced by acclaimed names including Damir Haluzan & Anna Mashchyts (Slovenia), Darren Hammond & Milla Lykke Nielsen (South Africa), Davide Camera & Doriana Guzzo (Italy) and Xie Cong Xian & Luo Yu Ting (Hong Kong, China).

To top that off, the event also featured a star-studded line-up of show dance performances by Blackpool 2017 Standard and Latin Champions, Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyova and Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko. Not to forget Damir Haluzan & Anna Mashchyts (Slovenia) who presented their very distinct interpretations of Latin show dances and Eldar Dzhafarov & Anna Sazina (Azerbaijan) who shared a very original show dance piece written, composed and choreographed together with Eldar’s sister. To top it off, the final evening also featured a Pro-Am show that is quite possibly the first of its kind on our shores by seven couples to mark their 7th championship. Making this event quite a historic one in Singapore!

Once again, our heartiest congratulations to Jovan, JiaMin, Kavin and Lindsey! 

Results of the SODC 2017 can be found at: Saturday (http://dancesportlive.net/dsl_sg/results/2017/11_25_sing_open/by_name.php) and Sunday (http://dancesportlive.net/dsl_sg/results/2017/11_26_sing_open/by_name.php)

Kavin and Lindsey, finalists in the
SODC 2017 – Amateur Closed Asia-Pacific Latin

Jovan and JiaMin making the finals of the
SODC 2017 –  Amateur Open Standard!

Photo courtesy to Kerrie Rolls Bourke

Catch the heart pumping action here: Kavin and Lindsey, Jovan and JiaMin or at SODC’s own video channel!

Getting back to our couples, we managed to catch-up with them to find out their thoughts on the workshop as well as the ballroom scene in Singapore.

1. Why should Singaporeans (and the general public) try Dancesport?
Jovan: To exercise! And it’s also a great way to socialise during parties and dinner and dance events. Most of all just to take a break from “the world” and have fun!

JiaMin: Yes, it’s a fun and engaging way to stay happy and healthy.

 

Lindsey and Kavin: It acts as a great form of exercise and it’s an activity that you can do from a very young age till a ripe old age. It works your entire body from your brain to your muscle coordination and is also a cardiovascular form of exercise. It (dance) has proven to prevent dementia, increase flexibility and strengthen your bones.

 

2. What are your greatest takeaways from ballroom dancing thus far?
Jovan: It gave me career options and taught me how to treat a lady right 😉

JiaMin: Indeed, positive communication, connection and respect are important for a successful partnership.

 

Lindsey: It teaches the boys how to be a gentlemen HAHAHAH

Lindsey and Kavin: It teaches you resilience and teamwork! It has taught me how to manage my time and to work smart and productively. It’s not purely about hard work. No use working hard if you are working the wrong way.

 

3. How was your experience teaching a class of students with varying background?
JiaMin: It was exciting, I’ve so much to share with the ballroom community. Everyone was very patient and cooperative during the workshop, which made things a lot easier for us.

Jovan: Yeah, it was really fun! Being able to work with different people was a great experience, it taught me new styles and ways to teach them (for the Youth Got to Move class). Through that, I also learnt how to communicate and give instructions on steps that were slightly more challenging.

 

Lindsey and Kavin: It’s always fun to teach a class of students from different levels and backgrounds. It’s fun to see how dancers from different genres and age groups interpret Latin ballroom dancing. Everyone brings something different to the dance floor and that’s what makes teaching fun and interesting for us.

 

4. What would your advice for dancing be to these new and budding dancers?
JiaMin: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! We all learn along the way, just laugh it off and get back to it.

Jovan: I would say, to have fun! And not to give up dancing so easily even though it might be boring/difficult at the start. It will reward you in the future.

 

Lindsey and Kavin: If you love it, keep doing it! Most importantly have fun and do not lose the joy and passion for dancing!
5. What do you hope to see in the local ballroom scene itself?
Jovan: Everyone working together to help promote and enhance the dancing world. Every dancer should also be treated fairly without bias.

JiaMin: I hope we can build a space where we can do formation ballroom dance, which has yet to develop in Singapore.

 

Lindsey and Kavin: We hope to see many more new competitors joining us on the dance floor and on the international stage! It’s always nice to see familiar Singaporean faces at overseas competitions 🙂

 

There you have it! So as a start, we do hope you do have dancing on your new year resolution for 2018!

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Youth Got To Move: Ballroom Edition

Youth Got to Move: Ballroom Edition

For Youths By Youths!

Update (15 October 2017)

Thank you one and all for coming down and making Youth Got To Move: Ballroom Edition a rounding success!

Do keep a lookout for our photos on @dancesport.sg on Facebook and Instagram!

We look forward to bringing you more events, news and updates!

Youth Got To Move aims to expose the public to Standard and Latin Ballroom dancing, especially YOUTHS! This event also seeks to benefit the public through appreciating ballroom dancing as an art form, a sport as well as through social exchanges.

With the support of

Location

John & Josephine Dance Creative
1 Sophia Road, #06-27/28, Peace Centre, Singapore 228149

 

Programme

15 October 2017, Sunday: 1pm – 4pm*
Please note changes to programme timing
  • 1pm: Standard Ballroom Performance and Workshop by Jovan Tan and Yang Jia Min
  • 2pm: Latin Ballroom Performance and Workshop by Kavin Rathna and Lindsey Lum
  • 3pm: Practice and General Dancing

Admission is FREE

Total Capacity: 50 – 60. Due to capacity limits of the venue, attendance is based on first-come-first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, register for the event early by completing and submitting the form below:

Event Disclaimer**

  • In the unlikely occurrence that any dancesport.sg events have to be cancelled or postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of dancesport.sg, we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by the event attendee.
  • There may be a dancesport.sg photographer present at our events and by attending you give us permission to use any general crowd photos you appear in on our website or for marketing purposes.
  • dancesport.sg does not accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability to the fullest extent permitted by law for:
  • any loss or damage to any personal property left unattended during an event organised by the dancesport.sg unless caused by the negligence of dancesport.sg or its representatives; or
  • death or any personal injury suffered by you at a dancesport.sg event unless caused by the negligence of dancesport.sg or its employees.
  • Minors under 16 years old will be required to submit an authorisation form completed by an adult.