Hello! You’re most probably reading this because you’re interested in joining our CCA. Well, joining our CCA is a great choice as there are not only physical benefits but also improves mental wellbeing and great bonds can be forged in here. We consider ourselves as one big family and you are more than welcome to join us! If you have passion and love for dancing, this is the right place for you!
If you are looking to learn new genres of dance, Nanyang Modern Dance (NYMD) is the CCA for YOU! Our instructor teaches her own unique style of dance, a mix of contemporary and modern dance and our dancers have learnt many new techniques and musical individuality through her coaching. On the other hand, we also explore other dance styles outside of CCA sessions such as hip hop and street jazz where we have the freedom to self choreograph our dances to display in concerts such as our biennial dance production, also known as Dance Night! Don’t be worried if you have no previous dance background. Although we do take that into consideration, passion and love for learning are values that we encompass in Modern Dance, and with the right attitude and commitment you can learn dance techniques in no time!
Modern dance is very proud of our skilful and caring instructor, Ms Low Mei Yoke, whom we address as 刘老师. With more than 20 years of dance experience, 刘老师 has been an inspiration to many of our dancers with her passion for dance, admirable technique and unique dance style. Besides, she founded a local dance company Frontier Danceland in 1991 and has been our dance instructor in NYMD since 2008. Under her guidance, NYMD achieved Certificate of Distinction in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) in the past years. On most days, 刘老师 cheerfully leads CCA and many of times tell stories to us about her dance journey and is an inspiration to us. Her bright smile is something we always look forward to coming for CCA. However, she does have high expectations, which is pretty essential to challenge us out of our comfort zones and push our limits. We believe that you will adore 刘老师 just as much as we do if you join this community of dancers!
As for CCA sessions, they occur twice weekly like most other CCAs – on Monday and Friday. Each session lasts around 3 hours from 3pm to 6pm. Since CCA is considered a priority in our school, 3rd language or tuition lessons cannot clash with CCA timings. However, don’t worry as these things can be easily changed! We will help you to adjust your commitments to fit that of Modern Dance if you have the passion for it 😀
Our CCA takes part in many events that keep us excited and passionate for dance. These include SYF, Dance Night, Dance Camps and other performances both inside and outside of school during special dates like Teachers’ Day. We take part in SYF every two years, and hold Dance Night, our fully self-initiated dance production, every alternate year when there is no SYF. Preparation for Dance Nights are always full of laughter and joy as we experiment and learn from one another. Dancing and jamming out to lively songs with a bunch of friends has to be one of the greatest feelings ever! Dance camps occur every year where all dancers get to enjoy and immerse themselves in dance in a 3-day 2-night camp. Most of us modern dancers would agree that dance camps are the most memorable, fun and exciting parts of our modern dance journey. Having late night talks, emotional dance sessions, and face mask parties are just some of the many features of our dance camps Other than these key events, we have many platforms to showcase our talents and passion for dance. This year, our CCA is also invited to perform in the National Day Parade (NDP). Other times we participate in school performances such as Founders Day, Teacher’s Day. and Chinese New Year performances. Evidently, we have tons of platforms to grow our dance techniques and experience and your time in NYMD is sure to be an exhilarating one.
Dance Camp 2018 and 2019
Alternate – Dream It Possible by B20
Teachers’ Day Performance by B19
We’d love for you to join our CCA. You can drop our teachers-in-charge an email to know more about our CCA.
So we will end off with this – BTFA BTAO dancers! (Nothing vulgar – just part of our dance cheer :D) To find out what this means, feel free to approach any of our friendly seniors who will be able to share with you more about our dance spirit & our CCA!