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We are very happy to have Ms Jacinta Walsh, Artistic Director of Jacinta Walsh Ballet Arts Academy, to share with us her chosen topic of “How to point your feet correctly”.
Ms Jacinta was a former professional dancer in leading European Ballet Companies and has many years of teaching experience as a classical ballet teacher, director and choreographer around the world, such as at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Victorian College of the Arts and School of the Arts (SOTA).
The video includes feet stretching and strengthening exercises. Ms Jacinta has also thoughtfully supplemented the video with anatomic graphics and detailed voice explanations for her teaching points.
We would also like to thank Anabel Ng (CBA student, graduated from John Cranko School, Germany) for the beautiful demonstrations!
“Heal The World” 🌏 is a lyrical dance item performed at our 2019 CBA Performance.
Characterised by fluid and expressive movements, lyrical dance is a new genre that many of the performers were trying for the 1st time! Through their movements, they also had to learn to express a range of emotions and bring out the message behind the song’s lyrics.
Comprising a mix of levels from Grade 4 to Intermediate, the performers had a great time exploring this new dance style together with Ms Joan Wang, who choreographed and rehearsed the item.
Thank you Ms Joan for the beautiful choreography! ❤️
“Moments of Friendship” is a contemporary dance item performed by our Intermediate-Advanced 2 students at 2019 CBA Performance. This item also won 4th Prize at Get The Beat 2019 Contemporary Group (Open Age) category!
Dance is often used as a tool to express emotions and tell a story of human experience, and this piece does that through its powerful movements and visually impactful choreography.
Thank you to Mr Andy Cai for choreographing this dance piece and for guiding the girls throughout this journey!
“Spanish Dance” is performed by students from our Intermediate and Advanced classes. Choreographed and rehearsed by Ms Xia Haiying, it won 1st Prize at Get The Beat 2019 for the Open Age Classical Group category, and was also performed at the 2019 CBA Performance!
This group of students have grown up with CBA over the past years. With increasing demand on their academic load, we commend our students for keeping spirited while they balance their dancing with studies.
They have grown so much as dancers, as individuals and as groups of friends supporting one another. Thank you for all the time and dedication you have given us ❤️
“Dance Like Your Daddy” is a fun, sassy Jazz item performed by our Grade 2 and 3 Jazz students! 👯
Over the past couple of years, CBA has offered Contemp and Jazz alongside our Ballet training. More and more of our students have started to pick up multiple dance genres, challenging themselves to be stronger and more versatile dancers! 💪
Choreographed by Ms Charmaine Tay, this item won 3rd prize at Get The Beat 2019 (10&U Group Jazz) and CSTD Singapore Regional Competition 2019 (11&U Group Jazz). 🏆 It was an achievement for the girls as many of them had only one year of Jazz training at the time.