Sunday, September 25, 2016

BREAKING POINTE VOL 4

HELLO HELLO EVERYONE!


So if you guys remember, Breaking Pointe Vol 4 is happening real soon!
For this year, we will be having two rounds instead of the usual one, heats and finals.


Heats: 18th Oct, 6.30-10pm, Studio 5
Finals: 25th Oct, 7-10pm, Audi 3


If you did not already know, Breaking Pointe is our very own internal modern competition and is a compulsory event for all Year 1 moderners. If you are not part of the modern genre, you are also allowed to join the competition however, you are only able to join the OPEN category.


So this is how things are going to work this year.


We will be having three categories:
  1. Solo Cat
  2. Junior Cat (min 2 people, max 5 people)
  3. Senior Cat. (min 2 people, max 5 people)


You are allowed to join more than 1 category if you want too as well. For example,


  • Bunz has formed a group with 2 other members, and also wants to try doing a solo piece. Bunz can join both Senior / Junior Cat and Solo Cat.
  • Freshie Xue has formed a group within the freshmen and also a group with seniors. Freshie Xue can join both Junior and Senior Cat.
  • Amantou has formed two groups with two different sets of seniors.. Amantou can join Senior Cat twice.


Now how do you move on from heats to finals?
The TOP 5 from each category will move on from heats to finals and they will be judges based on the criteria of musicality, choreography, and dance technique. The judges will then decide who will move on to the finals and the results will be released on the day of the heats.


Pssst: During the finals, there will be a special element added but more details of that will be released at a later date ;)


Details about Heats:


Date: 18 October 2016
Time: 6.30-10pm.
Venue: Studio 5


Each item for heats should last between 1min to 1min 10secs. I repeat,
1 MIN TO 1 MIN 10 SECS.


!! Gentle reminder again that BP is compulsory for all freshmen moderners. So even if you are a year 3, if this is your first year in modern, you have to join. ((heats are specially timed for after 6pm so that dancers on intern will still be able to come down and participate))


For this round, it will be a closed-door event. No audience members will be invited and you will perform your piece solely to our judges in the studio. Not even your competitors will be able to watch you.


So now! All competitors, please TEXT the details of your groups in the following format to Marian (96745646) by 28th September!


Group Name:
Group Members: (Full name)
Category you are joining: (Solo / Junior / Senior)


LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOW AND WATCH YOUR ITEMS


xx

TFIOD

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Training Schedule for Formal Classes and Dreams

Hi Dancers !!

Formal classes will resume once again on the week of 27 September 2016 !

For the upcoming Semester, classes will be combined for Hip Hop(TBC) and Modern !! WOOOO! Thus, please pay attention to the timing written below.
Payment for formal classes will happen on a later date hence stay tuned to announcements on Facebook and on our blog!!

The dates are as of the following:
Hiphop – Formal Class
Wednesday
Modern – Formal Class
Thursday, 7-10PM
Bboy – Formal Class
Friday
28 Sep
5 Oct
12 Oct
19 Oct
26 Oct
2 Nov
9 Nov
29 Sep
6 Oct
13 Oct
20 Oct
27 Oct
3 Nov
10 Nov
30 Sep
7 Oct
14 Oct
21 Oct
28 Oct
4 Nov
11 Nov


Alongside the resumption of formal classes, several events such as DREAMS VOL 8 training will be happening concurrently.

DREAMS is organised by Production Crew and will be performed by the Year 2 dancers in TPDE. The items put up include Hip hop, Modern, Bboy, Locking, Popping, House and Street Jazz that are choreographed by the current Year 3s and Alumni.

Hence, Year 2s, pull up your socks and brace yourself as this event will be a significant part of your journey in TPDE and the tough training commences on the week of 26 September 2016.

The confirmed groupings are:














Training schedule FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS is as of the following,
(Training schedule for when school reopens will be updated soon)









Do let your choreographers & Main Comm know if you have any issues with the training dates


ALSO JUST A SUMMARY OF THE UPCOMING EVENTS THAT ARE AROUND THE CORNER, WE HAVE:

WATCHA GOT V7

Watcha Got is a 1v1 internal battle, COMPULSORY for ALL current Hip Hop and Bboy dancers in TPDE. (From Year 1-3)

Heats - 1st October, 10am-3:30pm @Studio 5
Finals - 8th October,  10:30am-3:15pm @Black Box Theatre
Categories that are available for WCG VOL 7:
  1. Hip Hop Amateur Category*
  2. Hip Hop Open Category
  3. Bboy Open Category
*Dancer who have never joined an external Hip Hop Battle or reached top 8 within any internal battle that has been held in TP.


Breaking Pointe V4

Breaking Pointe is our very own internal modern competition and is a compulsory event for all Year 1 moderners. If you are not part of the modern genre, you are also allowed to join the competition however, you are only able to join the OPEN category.
Heats - 18th Oct, 6.30-10pm @Studio 5
Finals - 25th Oct, 7-10pm @ Audi 3

We will be having three categories:
  1. Solo Cat
  2. Junior Cat (min 2 people, max 5 people)
  3. Senior Cat. (min 2 people, max 5 people)
For more information please read the blog post regarding breaking pointe.


Hang in there and Jiayou guys !!


Xoxo,

TFIOD

Thursday, September 15, 2016

WATCHAGOT VOL 7!

WATCHA GOT IS BACK WITH ITS 7TH EDITION ON 1ST OCT (HEATS) AND 8TH OCT (FINALS)

What is Watcha Got?
Watcha Got is a 1v1 internal battle for both the Hip Hop and Bboy Genre. This year would be the 7th year that we will be holding this annual jam. Watcha Got would be split into two days.
Heats - 1st October, Studio 5, 10am-3:30pm
Finals - 8th October, Black Box Theatre, 10:30am-3:15pm.
Watcha Got is COMPULSORY for ALL current Hip Hop and Bboy dancers in TPDE (Regardless of year). This means that you can’t run away from this.
As per usual, we will be having three different categories but they will be a little different this year. We will still have our Bboy and Hip Hop Open Categories in which all dancers from the respective genres can join.
However for the last category, it will be a Hip Hop Amateur Category. For this category, all freshies can join along with any other Hip Hop dancer who never joined an external Hip Hop Battle or reached top 8 within any internal battle that has been held in TP, however, if you do not belong in that genre you will only be allowed to join the open category. (The main committee will have the final say on the qualification for the amateur category).
For those who qualify for the Amateur category, you can also sign up for the open category if you want to challenge yourself. Registration for each category will be on the day itself, so just come on time!
So even if you aren’t used to freestyling, don’t worry this is a way for to step out of your comfort zone with your friends and to expand on your dance by exploring a side that could very well benefit you as a dancer. There will even be dancers from the local scene, including our alumni, coming down to judge for us so don’t waste this opportunity.


So to sum up the categories that are available for WCG VOL 7.
  1. Hip Hop Amateur Category - dancer who has never joined an external Hip Hop Battle or reached top 8 within any internal battle that has been held in TP
  2. Hip Hop Open Category
  3. Bboy Open Category


To add on, we have opened up the Watcha Got shirt orders from now till 18th September 12 noon so head down to the google sheet to place your order.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mhE26kZr33cp-qWyUGIqfvIciRxRUkMX903lhdCdzW8/edit#gid=0
So do keep Oct 1st and 8th free, and we’ll see you there!!
xx

TFIOD

Thursday, September 8, 2016

OOMPH! VOL. 3 INTERNAL TICKET SALES

HELLO TPDE !!


OOMPH! Vol 3 is just around the corner, so here are the information regarding ticket sales!


How does the system work?
For every freshman performing in OOMPH! Vol 3, you will be entitled to a maximum of 2 tickets per person. Year 3 dancers will be entitled to 1 ticket for your friend or family member. However, if you are a Year 3 but in an OOMPH item, you are only entitled to max 2 tickets (Not 3). Adding to that, alumni and those who are not performing for OOMPH!, you are only allowed to order the tickets during public sales.


TICKET PRICE: FREE
SHOW TIMING: 20 September 2016 (Tuesday) - 7:00PM (Doors open at 6.30PM)
Venue: Auditorium 3




Ticket ordering will OPEN on:
9 SEPTEMBER 2016 FRIDAY at 2100
Ticket order will CLOSE on:
12 SEPTEMBER 2016 MONDAY at 0000


TAKE NOTE:
1. The google form is only for the freshmen and year threes performing for OOMPH! The rest will have to wait for public sales!
Each dancer will not be entitled to more than stated number of tickets, to order more than that, it has to be done during public sales.
2.  Public sales will be open soon after the closing date of internal sales. More information will be given at a later date.
3. There will be no physical tickets, the invited guest will register with the name of the person who booked the ticket.
4. Ticket sales are based on a first come first served basis!!

THANK YOU!

CHEERS,
TFIOD

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

TP Dance Festival 2016

HI GUYS AS MOST OF YALL KNOW …………
TP DANCE FESTIVAL 2016 WILL BE ON 10 - 12 AUG 2016 !!


Here are the exciting lineup of workshops waiting for you !! Sign up link for the 3 workshops are listed below: http://tinyurl.com/tpdancefestival


10 AUGUST 2016 - NIGHT OF DANCE
Time: 5.30 - 9.30pm
Venue: Sports Complex (Newly Renovated)
This is targeted to the whole of TP population with an expected turn up of 400 people! So please come down and support your friends who are teaching. If you can, grab your friends along to allow them to learn and experience how dancing in TPDE feels like! WOO  


11 AUGUST 2016 - POLY DANCE EXCHANGE WORKSHOP
Time: 6 - 10pm
Venue: Studio 5
Dance clubs from different Polytechnics have been invited to share with us! This is a great opportunity for you to learn and get exposed to the others in the local dance community. Also, on our side, our alumni ALAN LOH will be sharing as well! So make sure to come and support him! Excited to find out who will be coming down? Quickly signup and you will know!


12 AUGUST 2016 - POPPING AND REGGAE WORKSHOP
Time: 6 - 8pm (Reggae) &  8 - 10pm (Popping)
Venue: Studio 5
Shauna Santa Maria and Aaron Tan have been invited to conduct a Reggae and Popping workshop respectively. These are dance genres that TPDE is hardly exposed to, thus this is a great opportunity for every single one of you! Regardless of your genre, we strongly encourage you to sign up !!


*Workshops are subjected to limited slots, it's on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS


SIGN UP LINK FOR TP DANCE FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS LISTED ABOVE (NOD, POLY DANCE EXCHANGE, REGGAE, POPPING):

FOR TPDE MEMBERS
As an extension of the festival for TPDE members, there will be a freestyle workshop on Saturday !! http://tinyurl.com/freestylehelpers


13 AUGUST 2016 - FREESTYLE WORKSHOP BY SWK REPRESENTATIVES
Time 10 - 12pm
Venue: Studio 5
If you have missed the opportunity to attend SWK Bootcamp the last time, they are back again to give a workshop on freestyling !! This is exclusive to TPDE members only, thus a more comfortable environment for those of you who are afraid to try out freestyling. Bring a friend along and hurry sign up for this enriching workshop! Each workshop is $6/person. (Prices may still change, depending on sign-up rates.)


Payment Details:
4 Aug, Thurs: 4 - 8 PM
5 Aug, Fri: 3 -7 PM
Venue: Props Area (SAA level 1)
Pass to any of the Maincomm you see at the area. If you are unable to make it for these timing, personally text XUEYING at 93284012.


Also, we need 10 helpers on the day of the Flash mob on 3 Aug, 1-2 PM. If you do not have any class please sign up as a helper below (NO LOA)!!


AS FORMAL CLASSES CLASHES WITH THE FESTIVAL, FORMAL CLASSES FROM 10 - 12 AUGUST WILL BE CANCELLED!!
  • However, all Hip Hop dancers must attend the NOD workshop on 10 Aug from 5.30-9.30PM, attendance is taken into account.


FREESTYLE WORKSHOP, FLASHMOB HELPERS & HIP HOP DANCERS FORM:
If you are a Hip Hop Dancer, you have to fill up this form for NOD as well:  


Updates on classes:
LAST HIPHOP CLASS WILL BE A COMBINED SENIOR AND FRESHIES CLASS ON:
3RD AUGUST 2016, FROM 6 - 8.30PM.
AND 8.30 - 10PM WILL BE VETTING FOR OOMPH !!
THE LAST MODERN CLASS (4 AUG) AND BBOY CLASS (5 AUG) WILL BE AS PER USUAL.


Since there is no formal classes on the week of TP Dance Festival, do make sure to sign upupupupupupup for the workshopssssss BY 3 AUG 2016, 2359 WOOOOOO !

  1. HELPERS AND SWK WORKSHOP - http://tinyurl.com/freestylehelper  


Cheers,
TFIOD