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Why Every Child Should Learn To Dance

28 Jul 2022

In an academic driven society as Singapore, learning Dance offers every child a cathartic release from their education pursuits where they can kick back, let their hair down and enjoy the perfect marriage of one's mind and body from learning dance. A service provider of dance lessons for children aged 3 and above, read on in this article as we share more about the value of learning dance and how dance may even complement your child's academic objectives.

Performing Group Dance Technique Classes

13 Nov 2022

The first question that springs to every student's and parent's mind is "what exactly are dance technique classes"? The follow-up question would typically be "how are they different to what my child is attending here every week"? As the name implies, Dance Technique classes focuses extensively on skills, artistry and execution that goes over and above what is covered in the regular dance classes. An advanced form of dance training, it is meant to provide our all interested students complementary training that would enable them to do better in their dance exams, performances and competitions. Please read on in this article as we share more about our Dance Technique Classes.

Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) Jazz Examination

06 Nov 2022

At StepUp, our Jazz Curriculum is taught in accordance to the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD) requirements, which is an established dance organisation that is very popular in the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 1933, the CSTD Curriculum focuses on the 4 'E's' of Expression, Education, Encouragement and Enjoyment. A challenging Jazz syllabus awaits every student in every grade from a pre-schooler to a young adult, working towards a Teaching Certificate and Diploma. Read on to find out more about the CSTD Jazz Exam, the motivation for participating in this Exam and how we support our students in their preparation for this Exam!

Royal Academy Of Dance (RAD) Ballet Examination

30 Oct 2022

At StepUp, our Ballet Curriculum is taught in accordance to the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) requirements, which is the world's most influential dance education and training organisation. Established in 1920 and counting Queen Elizabeth II as her patron, the RAD Curriculum provides Ballet training and accreditation for pre-schoolers to young adults. With presence in more than 85 countries, the annual RAD Ballet Exam are internationally recognised and students all over the world are appraised by the same RAD standards. Read on to find out more about the RAD Ballet Exam, the motivation for participating in this Exam and how we support our students in their preparation for this Exam!

Termly Dance Showcases

16 Oct 2022

Dance is an expression of the body which some may say is best appreciated when put on stage in a performance. Indeed, we are of the opinion that a performance-based approach in our curriculum is an important learning outcome for our students. Read on to find out more about our Termly Dance Showcases which offers our students a regular and consistent platform to dance their hearts out for an audience.

Are Dance Competitions Suitable For My Child?

18 Sep 2022

Dance Competitions are the final frontier of learning for most students in that it represents the advanced preparation and training that goes beyond the regular class requirements for Showcases, Dance Examinations and Performances. As the name implies, the expectations in the arena of Dance Competitions are realistic and at times, brutal. It is not uncommon to see young dancers shedding a tear or two after the Award Presentation as there are only that few coveted places in every age category. However, as the saying goes "the journey is more important than the destination", there is still much to gain in terms of lifelong values from participation in Dance Competitions. Read on more to find out about our training programme called the Performing Group!

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