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Chinese Dance

The Chinese Dance Club engages professional dance instructors to coach the dancers.

Aim:

Chinese Dance
  • To develop leadership skills and acquire positive values like team spirit, graciousness, perseverance, self-discipline and commitment.

  • To learn the fundamental skills of Chinese Dance and develop grace, flexibility, balance and coordination.

  • To provide opportunities to perform in school events and competitions.


Essential skills to be taught: Dance techniques for efficient movement execution and expressive performance

 

Core Values :

Team Spirit

Senior dancers will learn to guide the junior dancers.

Graciousness

Dancers will learn to care and encourage the fellow dancers and others.

Perseverance

Dancers will have to persevere if they encounter difficulties in mastering of the dance movements.

Self-discipline

Dancers will be self-disciplined to come for dance practices and to improve on their individual skills.

 

Teachers in charge :

Ms Chee Qiu Xia (I/C), Mdm Lim Siew Yee

                   

Commitment Level :

There will be an extra 1 hour dance practice if we need to prepare for competitions and performances. 

 

Training Frequency (Day and Time) : Every Monday, 2pm – 4pm 


Progression

 


Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stages

Appreciating Stage

Creating Stage

Presenting Stage

Responding and Evaluating Stage

 

Performances, Competitions and Past Achievements

 

Our Chinese Dancers have the opportunities to put up performances in various school events, public performances and competitions.

 

2018

Certificate of Accomplishment in SYF Arts Presentation 2018

2016

Certificate of Accomplishment in SYF Arts Presentation 2016

2014

Certificate of Distinction in SYF Arts Presentation 2014

2012

Silver Award in SYF Central Judging (Chinese Dance )2012

Choir

The children have been exposed to a wide array of songs ranging from classical, baroque to modern familiar pieces. On top of that, the children learn to sing songs from different languages such as French, Japanese to Latin American. A professional and experienced choir conductor will conduct the sessions. The weekly trainings serve to provide opportunities for talented students to represent the school in the Singapore International Choral Festival or the Singapore Youth Festival Presentation. The choir had the opportunity to perform in the crime prevention campaign, exchange programme with other schools prior to the SYF presentation and the Speech Day concert.

choir.jpg The choir had a tremendously fruitful SYF preparation in the last Presentation in SOTA. Students toiled and learnt what it meant to work with team spirit and perseverance. Students had achieved the Certificate of Accomplishment during the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation in 2016 and 2018.

Aims :

The main objectives of the choir CCA serves to develop an appreciation for the Arts and to maximize students’ potential in Performing Arts. Furthermore, through the various platforms of performances, students with promising abilities are given opportunities to develop to their personal best.

Essential skills to be taught :

- singing techniques/ voice projection/ musicality through correct phrasing and melodic contours

 

Core Values :

Team Spirit

Players will learn to work together to sing in harmony. Students of the various sections will sing and secure their parts.

Graciousness

Players will learn to develop good listening skills and to humbly receive any feedback on areas of improvement.

Perseverance

Players will have to persevere as the intensity of practices increases nearing performance or competition dates.

Self-discipline

Players will be self-disciplined to come for practices punctually and to take ownership of their learning by practising at home.

 

Teachers in charge : Mdm Lynn Yeo (I/C) , Ms June Tan, Mdm Rumaizah 

                    

Commitment Level: Students will undergo an audition to be selected and grouped in the singing section. Students are expected to come regularly, every Monday 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

 

Training Frequency (Day and Time) : Every Monday, 2.00pm – 4.00pm


Performances and Past Achievements

The school choir has participated in various external celebrations and events such as the Teck Ghee CC National Day Observance Ceremony, Racial Harmony Day at Teck Ghee CC, Ensemble Series at Singapore Conference Hall, Crime Prevention Campaign.  

In 2019, students performed for the Teck Ghee Passion Arts Festival in Bishan Park. They had the opportunity to perform for our residents and Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong. It was a memorable event for our choir members.   

Vocal Productions

Some choir members were also involved in the vocal production and presentation for the Green Carpet Award theme song by National Geographic, commemorating "50 years of Greening Singapore". They also had the opportunity to participate in the recording of the Lee Kuan Yew Project Sing-A-Kids for Bilingualism and the Sanden theme song for the Sanden 40th Anniversary Dinner.


Modern Dance

Modern Dance aims to teach its members the skills and techniques of dancing as well as inculcate their appreciation for dance. Through various performances and competitions, pupils learn the importance of teamwork and perseverance. Professional dancers are engaged to teach the pupils a repertoire of dances ranging from ballet to hip-hop, lyrical jazz, contemporary and modern dance.

Fusion Dance

Aim:

  • To equip pupils with the skills and techniques of dancing  

  • To develop pupils’ ability to communicate and express themselves through movement

  • To provide opportunities for talents to represent the school in the Singapore Youth Festival competitions as well as performances

  • To inculcate pupils’ appreciation for dance


Essential skills to be taught: Basic techniques of different genres of dance (ballet, hip-hop, lyrical jazz, contemporary and modern dance)

 

Core Values:

Team Spirit

Dancers will learn to work together as a group

Graciousness

Dancers will learn to be humble when they win and to accept defeat graciously

Perseverance

Dancers will have to persevere as training increases in intensity

Self-discipline

Dancers will be self-disciplined to come for training and to improve on their individual skills and techniques

 

Teachers in charge: Mdm Angelina Boey (I/C), Mdm Joy Lim

                

Commitment Level: The pupils will train once a week on Monday afternoons for 2 hours. Pupils who are selected for SYF and other performances and competitions will be informed of any additional afternoon trainings, if required.

 

Training Frequency (Day and Time):

 

All Dancers

Every Monday

2 – 4pm (2 hours each)

 

 

Progression

 

 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Remarks

Enjoyment and appreciation of rhythm and rhythmic movements

Understand elements of rhythm and rhythmic movements in structured dance forms

Express and communicate ideas through rhythm and rhythmic movements in structured dance forms

Use of body as instruments of communication and self – expression through rhythm and rhythmic movements in structured dance forms

 

Competition and Past Achievements

 

2019

Performed at Teck Ghee CC National Day Observance Ceremony 2019, Teachers’ Day Concert, Year End Concert

2018

Performed at Year End Concert, Teachers’ Day Concert, Teck Ghee Edusave Education Merit Award Ceremony 2018

2018

SYF Arts Presentation (International Dance) – Certificate of Commendation

2017

Performed at Year End Concert, Teachers’ Day Concert

2017

Special Prize in Hit The Mark Dance Competition 2017

2016

Participated in Teck Ghee National Day Street Parade

2016

SYF Arts Presentation (International Dance) – Certificate of Commendation

2016

Participated in Dance Showcase by Distinct Creative Arts

Guzheng Ensemble

Professional and experienced instructors are engaged to guide members in the acquisition of relevant skills. Members have staged countless performances in school and at national platforms. 

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Aim :

  • To provide interested pupils with exposure and experience in learning and mastering the skills of Guzheng

  • To develop greater sense of team spirit and responsibilities in members.

 

Essential skills to be taught :

  • Basic instrumental skills (Aural skills, Music literacy)

  • Social skills (Student leaders are more caring)


Core Values :

Team Spirit

Members will learn to play together as an ensemble

Graciousness

Members will learn to encourage and care for fellow members in the ensemble

Perseverance

Members will have to persevere as practices increase in frequency

Self-discipline

Members will be self-disciplined to come for practices and to improve on their individual skills

 

Teachers in charge : Miss Amy Wong (I/C) , Mrs Tee

                

Commitment Level : The training is done once a week on Monday afternoons. Each session lasts 2 hours. There are extra practices if there is competition or rehearsal.

 

Training Frequency (Day and Time) : Mondays, 2.00pm – 4.00pm  


Progression

 

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Remarks

Learning of basic instrumental skills

Managing most of the skills being taught

Participate in the performance and competition

 

Competition and Past Achievements

Selected pupils will perform within the school and in the public, such as TGPS Year End Concert and Singapore Youth Festival.

 

2018

Singapore Youth Festival 2018 ARTS PRESENTATION FOR GUZHENG ENSEMBLE (Certificate of Commendation)

2014

Singapore Youth Festival 2014 ARTS PRESENTATION FOR GUZHENG ENSEMBLE (Certificate of Accomplishment)

2012

Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Central Judging of Instrumental Ensembles 2012: Gold Award

2010

Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Central Judging of Instrumental Ensembles 2010: Gold (with Honours) Award


Percussion

The Percussion Club is established with the intention to provide ample opportunities for pupils to perfect their rhythmic skills in a fun and engaging environment and to build up pupils’ confidence in performing in front of different audiences. Pupils can expect to be exposed to a variety of percussion instruments and to be taught by a professional and experienced instructor.

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Aim :

  • To equip pupils with the skills of playing various percussion instruments.


  • To inculcate in pupils an understanding and appreciation of music and rhythm.





Core Values:

Team Spirit

Members will perform as a team.

Graciousness

Members will learn to help one another despite their different level of proficiency.

Perseverance

Members will persevere as they learn and master their drumming skills and techniques.

Self-discipline

Members will be motivated to come for training and to improve on their individual skills.



Training Frequency (Day and Time): Every Monday, 2pm – 4pm 


 

Teachers in charge: Mrs Madeline Lee (I/C) , Mr Lee Joon Ann


Progression

Stages

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Key Experiences

Acquiring basic drumming techniques.

Acquiring a variation of both basic and complex drumming techniques.

Incorporating actions, movements and dynamics into the music pieces.

Performing in front of different audiences in internal and external performances


Past Performances in 2019

-        Teck Ghee CC Opening

-        Teck Ghee Primary School Speech Day

 

Highlights for 2020

-        SYF 2020

-        External performances

-        Internal performances

-        Opportunity to watch external performances

-        Exchange with other schools