Dance all October
Don’t miss a slew of dance activities and programmes in October, including a parent and child ballet partnering workshop by the Singapore Ballet Academy.

Dance all October

Sashay your way through October with Got to Move and da:ns festival. Got to Move, the nationwide dance movement initiated by the National Arts Council, offers dance activities and programmes to grow public appreciation and participation in dance. The Esplanade’s da:ns festival, on the other hand, showcases the best of dance through performances and workshops.

The myriad dance activities held throughout the month ensure that there is something for everyone, whether you are a novice or dance enthusiast, a budget-conscious art-goer or an experience-seeker. Read on for our pick of dance events to check out this month.


For the budget-conscious
Kpopx Fitness Mass Workout

Dance and exercise at the same time with this fitness workout which incorporates K-pop dance moves in cardio, aerobic and body toning exercises. The event is free and held at Kreta Ayer Community Centre. Details here.



For the experience-seeker
Shall We Dance?

If you are looking to come up with a partner dance to celebrate a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary, don’t miss this workshop. Participants will learn about music selection, as well as moves such as lifts and dips to make their special dance extra memorable. Details here.


For families
Parent And Child Ballet Partnering Workshop

Run by the Singapore Ballet Academy, this workshop is for parents (as well as grandparents) and children aged four and up. Learn basic ballet movements together or try your hand at costume-making. Also on the programme – a short performance by the academy’s students to inspire you to keep dancing. Details here.


For the dance enthusiast
Dance Masterclass With Hofesh Shechter Company

This masterclass, suitable for full-time dance students and dance professionals, will be led by dancers from the Hofesh Shechter Company. The dance company’s namesake is well-known in the dance world for his unique choreography which is packed with raw physicality. Details here.

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For the arts connoisseur
Acosta Danza

Acclaimed ballet dancer Carlos Acosta and his Cuban dance company, Acosta Danza, will be performing in Singapore for the first time. The performance will combine classical and contemporary dance, as well as draw influence from Cuba’s rich musical and dance influences. Details here.

(Photos by: Koh Beng Chye, Darren Chin, Mojoideas, Panchito Gonzalez, Victor Frankowski)

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