Showing posts with label Exciting Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Exciting Events. Show all posts

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Exciting Events: Una Noche En Havana

Whoa, I've gotten quite a handful of event updates recently.

Una Noche En Havana aka A Night In Havana is organised by Singapore Management University's (SMU) Caderas Latinas, SMU's salsa club.

The event will feature a dramatic narrative by the Caderas Latinas. The setting is 1950, Havanna, Cuba.  Budding dancers have gathered at the Tropicana Club to compete in the reputable Tropicana annual salsa competition to compete for a rare prize - a chance to join the esteemed Bailadores Dance Troupe. However, the Mafia has an interest in the competition, and their intentions are unknown. How will their actions influence the outcome of the salsa competition? Get down to the event and you will find out!

The event will take place on 7:30 pm 8th February, 2013, at SMU T-Junction. Social dancing will start at 9 pm.

This sounds like a very unique take on organising a salsa event, as I have yet to come across a group that would narrate a theatrical storyline using salsa as a theme. Best of all, the admission is free! Truly a rare opportunity to watch drama being fused with a much beloved dance form.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Exciting Events: DanceWorks 2013

The only anti-drug dance competition in Singapore is back with a more interesting theme for dance groups to express themselves. "Choreograph you life" is very open to interpretation - you can take it literally to narrate your life, or it could even mean you trying to pave the way of your life, hence "choreographing" your life.

Dance Works! is a competition aimed at youths to promote a healthy drug-free lifestyle through dancing. This is National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB)'s 15th year of organising this dance event, with the competition standards being raised higher every year.

There are three categories to compete in. Category 1 is for students in primary schools and youths under 13. Category 2 is for students in secondary schools and youths between the ages 13-17. Category 3 is an open category for youths under age 25. There isn't a restricted genre of dance for this particular competition as you are judged by originality, technique and relevance to the anti-drug theme. In fact, some past winners have taken up cultural themes like Chinese and Indian dance and fused it into their choreography. There has yet to be a tap dancing troupe in this competition, which is a shame, really. So if there are any salseros, salseras, swingers or any other dancers who want to compete and show their finesse in their dance, no one is stopping you!

Last year's competition had 95 teams participating, so this year there may be more teams competing. It's definitely going to be tough when you have nearly 100 teams battling it out for a few spots in the semi-finals, and eventually, the finals. But it will be worth it, as the prizes are very attractive: the winners of category 1 wins $3000, category 2 winners walk away with $4000, and category 3 winners will get a whopping $5500!

Registration for the competition closes at Wednesday, 23 January 2013. The competition period is between February to April. Venue TBC.

Meanwhile, you can drop by Live it Loud's Facebook page here.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Exciting Events: Swingvitation 2013 Teaser Trailer

Here it is! Presenting the official teaser trailer for Swingvitation 2013. I don't know about you but I think I shot out of my seat when I first saw the video. What's a Media student got to do when they see a nicely edited video? 

The video pretty much covered all the highlights that will be happening in Swingvitation 2013 from 25th to 28th April. I've previously written a blogpost on Swingvitation that covers more details on what's happening. The price for the full event pass is $435, and individual workshops are priced at $55. More info for the different party prices are coming soon. 

In the meantime, be sure to practice all the techniques and concepts in West Coast Swing to give yourself an edge for the J&J!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Exciting Events: Singapore International Bachata & Latin Festival

Singapore International Bachata and Latin Festival

Dear Singapore, En Motion organised another exciting event that is coming your way! The Singapore International Bachata and Latin Festival aka En La Pasion would take place on 25th to 27th January. So it's another weekend chock full of social dancing to the wee hours in the morning at SCAPE, which is located conveniently at the heart of Orchard Road.

This event, like its predecessors, will have an Asian Bachata Championship. There are up to $1300 in cash rewards and event passes to be won in the championship, and the winners will get the chance to represent Singapore in the World Bachata Championship. These attractive prizes are not to be missed!

There are more than 20 local and international artiste in the event conducting 20+ workshops over the weekend. The opportunity to learn under the masters of latin dancing is hard to come by, and what are the chances that you get to social dance with an international artiste unless you're at the event's party itself?

Not only that, my university's salsa student performance team will be showcasing their work on Saturday night. Be sure to cheer them on and show your support for young talents!

There will be a Salsa Jack and Jill competition on Sunday, so this is a chance for you to show your salsa dancing finesse to a new face. There isn't a clear indication on whether or not there are different levels for the J&J unlike Swingvitation with categories like newcomer, novice, and intermediate. I would have to enquire about that soon. (Nevertheless, I still don't feel ready to take on a salsa J&J at this point as I still have many aspects in salsa dancing that I need to work on like body movement and taking smaller steps.)

You can still get an early-bird ticket price for the event at $299 by January 24th. The full event pass will cost $319 when you purchase it at the door. So if you're certain that you will attend it, be sure to grab your tickets by then! You may purchase them online at the En La Pasion website.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Exciting Events: Swingvitation 2013

Swingvitation 2013 - The Asian West Coast Swing Open is happening soon in Singapore!

Last year's Swingvitation took Singapore by storm with WCS champions Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman-Bennett leading the workshops and Chuck Brown guest judging for Jack & Jill competitions.

Next year would be bigger and better. Chuck, Jordan and Tatiana are returning to Singapore, along with Jessica Cox and Ben Morris, both of them WCS champions as well! Guest artistes from Australia, Brady & Libby, will be joining this event too.

From 25th to 28th April, there will be 20+ workshops and non-stop West Coast Swing parties all around. The J&J categories now feature points from the World Swing Dance Council, the first to happen in Asia, which means you can use these points to participate in international swing events with your accumulated points!

Early bird ticket price is at $390 SGD for a full pass, which will end at December 31. From then on, it's $435 SGD after the new year. You can get these tickets at Jitterbugs Swingapore or Mosaic Dance. But hurry! The studios close near the end of December and won't open again till the new year.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Exciting Events: Singapore International Salsa Festival 2012

The next big Salsa event in Singapore in coming really soon! From 12-14 October, party it down at Downtown East at Pasir Ris Close to the hottest artistes and DJs like Santo Rico Dance Co., Terry and Cecile, Alberto and Mika, and other famous international acts. DJ Mauri, Javed, The Professor, and Jason would be there to spin some hot salsa hits to pump up the dance floor.

Even our local talents from Mosaic Dance and Attitude Dance Studio will be performing on the event, so that's something not to be missed.

Jitterbugs's student team Salsa Swingapore would also be performing at the event itself, so if you're going to SISF do say hi to them for me! Unfortunately I doubt I would go as the ticket prices are expensive and I am still on a strict budget. But I would definitely be seeing some of you at the Inter-Tertiary Salsa Competition socials.

You can check out more details at the SISF website for the pricing info and other juicy details. Mercury's messenger in training, Swinging Salsera, over and out!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Exciting Events: Inter-Tertiary Salsa Competition

Inter-tertiary salsa competition

Ladies and gentlemen, NTU presents to you the Inter-Tertiary Salsa competition 2012! The theme this year will be Sapphire Masquerade, so be sure to dress with flair and carry an air of mystery. Masks will be provided on the day itself, but you may bring your own to add to the mystique.

When: 25th August, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: YMCA International House, 1 Orchard Road, Singapore
Price: $15 for students, $20 for public.
Contact Chloe of En Motion Dance Studio on FB for more info on how to buy the tickets. Please provide your name, mobile number and amount of tickets you would like to buy in your message.

This competition has brought about fierce competition between skilled salseros and salseras at tertiary school level, their choreographies are not to be missed! Along with that, there will be DJs spinning the hottest, spiciest salsa tunes to social dance into the night. Refreshing drinks will also be served.

I'll be going for the event itself, but I doubt that in such a short timespan I'll be able to find a partner and train enough to be at a competitive level. Either way, I'll see you there!