CONVERGE EXPERIENCE – TRADITIONAL DANCE
Recommended Size 20 - 42
Programme Format On-site
Cost $840.00 Per session
Primary Art Form - Sub-Genre Dance - Traditional Indian, Traditional Chinese, Traditional Malay
Student Profile Primary Lower, Primary Middle, Primary Upper, Secondary Lower, Secondary Upper, JC/CI, ITE
Secondary Art Form - Sub-Genre -
Venue (where applicable) CONVERGE STUDIOS (Dhoby Ghaut MRT Outlet)
Programme Synopsis The Converge Experience provides a unique, immersive journey into the world of Dance, allowing students to experience dance via 3 unique stages – Awareness, Acquisition and Application. A1 – Awareness The Converge Experience begins with a sharing by an invited dance practitioner (and approved AEP instructor), covering the history of the selected genre, its evolution over the years, its presence in Singapore and the local arts ecosystem, and its presence and significance in other parts of the world. The learning in A1 will be enhanced via screening of Converge Studios’ past projects and programmes for the selected genre, supported by digital tools. A1 ends with a quiz on the genre. A2 – Acquisition Students will then be brought through a dance class by a Converge faculty member (and approved AEP instructor), where they will pick up techniques and 4 separate dance phrases (each around 1 to 2 eights) of the selected genre. Difficulty level will be adjusted based on dance experience (CCA students with prior background vs class with varying dance experience), while teaching tools (e.g. ratio of instructional guides vs open prompts, usage of analogies) will be adjusted based on age. A3 – Application With the knowledge from A1 and skills from A2, students will then be challenged to work in teams to come up with their own showcase routine. They will learn to flow the movement sequences together (Primary and Secondary Level) and input their own formation changes and layering effects (Secondary Level). A3 ends with an internal showcase from the groups for their peers. The combination of the 3 stages, led by our practitioner and instructor, and managed by an on-site facilitator, creates a hands-on, interactive dance excursion that allows students to be aware of, understand and apply dance knowledge and techniques, all while practicing key competencies such as Social Awareness and Relationship Management when working with their peers. A1 to A3 will be held in different studios/rooms within Converge Studios, each set-up and themed differently to excite students, and to visually represent the advancement from one stage of learning to the next.
Focus Areas Appreciate Arts & Culture, Acquire Skills & Knowledge, Articulate Thoughts & Ideas
Point of Emphasis Life Skills
Lesson Goal #1 Appreciate Traditional Dance and its significance both locally and overseas
Lesson Goal #2 Acquire ability to execute Traditional Dance techniques and choreography
Lesson Goal #3 ARTICULATE ideas, viewpoints and perspectives via solo work, group work, and organic learning opportunities
Transport not included. School is to arrange its own transport.
The Tote Board Arts Grant was introduced in 1995 to
encourage the development of a vibrant arts culture in schools, and to promote
arts appreciation amongst students.
Each year, all MOE schools and ITE Colleges may opt-in to
receive the Arts Grant. Schools may use the grant to subsidise the purchase of
programmes under the NAC-AEP and for the Artist-in-School Scheme (AISS).
All approved programmes are listed on the NAC-AEP
Directory and come with a valid Letter of
To purchase this programme, contact the representative
listed on the Programme Detail Page and make contractual arrangements directly
with the programme provider.
Please ensure that a valid Letter of Eligibility (LOE) is
obtained. Note that MOE procurement guidelines apply.
Payment should be made directly to the programme
provider. Claims for the Arts Grant should be made via IFAAS and in accordance
to Grant Guidelines.
Programme providers are
permitted to make changes to the following aspects of an NAC-AEP, according to
the school’s needs:
- Programme duration, including no. of sessions
- Cost of programme
- Class size
Under the above conditions,
schools can make claims based on revised programme costs using the same
Programme ID listed on the Letter of Eligibility (LOE).
The following changes
are not permitted when customising programmes:
- Changes to content
- Inclusion of non-approved instructor(s)