THE PERFORMING ARTS

Drums

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Drumming classes at DSA develop talent in percussion. Our experienced instructors, Shamroz Khan and Shivaranjini Moorthy from Shi Sha Production, make the learning engaging and fun.

While the lessons emphasise basic rhythms and use of hand techniques, speed, and endurance, there are deeper benefits such as memory enhancement, focal attention, discipline, motor planning and sequencing, following instructions, and teamwork.

DSA is proud of its Drum Prodigies Ensemble which has performed for many an audience, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Class Day Time Venue Age Group
Drums & Percussion 1 Wednesday 7:00-8:00 pm DSA Ctr, J8, Bishan 10 yrs and up
Drums & Percussion 2 Friday 7:00-8:00 pm DSA Ctr, J8, Bishan 10 yrs and up
Drums & Percussion 3 Saturday 11:00 am-12:00 pm DSA Ctr, J8, Bishan 10 yrs and up
Drums with Puppets Saturday 1:00-2:00 pm DSA Ctr, J8, Bishan 5-15 yrs

Note that the age group categorisation is only a guide and specific students will be grouped after evaluation by the instructors and discussion with parents.

For more information, or to sign up for our weekly Drum classes, please contact us.

Puppetry

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Magic in My Hands Puppetry Programme

This programme is run by Shamroz Khan and Sivaranjini Moorthy Raman of Shi Sha Production. It lets participants learn to build different types of handmade puppets (finger puppets, sock puppets, shadow puppets, etc.) with various materials and includes role-playing, singing, and music-making.

Participants will eventually learn to put up short musical puppetry performances using their very own handmade puppets! Now, that is creating magic in their hands!

Class Day Time Venue Age Group
Magic in My Hands Puppetry Programme Monday 7:00-8:00 pm DSA Ctr, J8, Bishan 10 yrs and up

For more information, or to sign up for our Puppetry Programme, please contact us.

Dance

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In our dance classes, participants learn the art of communication through body language through dance techniques and moves from both traditional and modern dance styles, while improving their gross and fine motor control, coordination and balance, visual-spatial reasoning, and teamwork. The classes are conducted by a team of experienced dance instructors from Apsara Asia lead by Shahrin Johry and Samantha Teo, and are among our most in-demand programmes.

Our dancers have performed in various events such as our gala fundraiser, Mystique; World Down Syndrome Day; and the Maya Dance Theatre production, Release 2.0, in which they were in a fully inclusive performance as artistes.

Class Day Time Venue Age Group
Creative Dance  (Basic) Saturday 1:00-2:30 pm DSA Ctr, J8, Bishan 12-18 yrs
Fusion Dance (Advanced) Saturday 2:30-4:30 pm DSA Ctr, J8, Bishan 18 yrs and up

Note that the age group categorisation is only a guide and specific students will be grouped after evaluation by the instructors and discussion with parents.

For more information, or to sign up for our weekly Dance classes, please contact us.

Speech & Drama

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In every child there is a need for expression and a desire to be known. Drama gives our clients the confidence to express themselves in a safe environment, while stimulating thinking, motor planning and sequencing, speech, language, and memory skills.

These sessions are conducted with great energy and enthusiasm by our drama instructors, Ms. Jean Ng and Mr. Julius Foo who are well known in Theatre circles. It has been 11 years since the start of this programme and it remains one of our most sought after classes.

Class Day Time Venue Age Group
Speech & Drama 1 Saturday 2:30-4:00 pm DSA Ctr, J8, Bishan 6-12 yrs
Speech & Drama 2 Saturday 4:30-6:00 pm DSA Ctr, J8, Bishan 13-18 yrs
Speech & Drama 3 Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm DSA Ctr, J8, Bishan Above 18 yrs

Note that the age group categorisation is only a guide and specific students will be grouped after evaluation by the instructors and discussion with parents.

For more information, or to sign up for our weekly Drama classes, For more information, please contact us.