The Apprentice Company
The Apprentice Dance Company
The Apprentice Company (TAC), a pre-professional division of TEAMdpa, the programme delivers a specialised training for Soloists in Classical Ballet or Contemporary for outstanding Apprentice Team students. It is a prerequisite to be part of the TEAMdpa Apprentice Programme (Troupe Competition) before selected to be a TAC Contemporary Dancer.
*The prerequisite to be part of troupes is not required for PSLE, O’ Levels and A Levels Students.
All TAC are highly encouraged to join an optional Contemporary class which train their skills in Contemporary Techniques besides Classical Ballet on a weekly basis. (For 9yo & above, in the national year; 2024 that they will be competing)
Age groups: TAC Level 1 (9yo), TAC Level 2 (10-13yo), TAC Level 3 & 4 (14 Years & above)
A consistent training regime in the contemporary dance technique will grow the dancer’s understanding and confidence in performing the technique.
Learn the various contemporary techniques such as Cunningham, Graham, Limón and Release Technique.
To prepare them in Pre Professional platforms for Contemporary Solo such as Asian Grand Prix, Masterpiece International, International Ballet Grand Prix and Youth America Grand Prix.
To enhance their opportunities in Direct School Admission Auditions when Ballet and Contemporary are most demanded style of dance
The Apprentice Company (TAC Contemporary) Structure
The Apprentice Company (TAC Contemporary) Audition
*West Denotes West students. NE denoted North East Students
Our Audition for 2023/2024 intake will be held on 1st July 2023 at our new Dancepointe Academy @ Ang Mo Kio. A stage sized dance studio specially built for Dance Competitions. The training will start from August 2023.
Click www.kecity.com.sg/2023tacaudition to register before 25th June 2023.
**The videos will be sent out via email by 26th June 2023 for the candidates to learn and present during the audition on 1st July. All auditionees will be guided by a teacher who will be going through the dance routine during the audition.
We seek your understanding that only top 70% base on scores will be selected during the Audition due to high demand and limited spaces. Another 10% will be selected for our 2nd team for training, but no competitions, in The Bridging Programme (TBP).
The Bridging Programme (TBP Contemporary) Structure
Contemporary Techniques, influenced by modern and postmodern dances, is taught from a mind-body perspective including floor work, somatic and release applications.
Improvisation (spontaneous creation of movement) as a chance for dancers to explore their creativity through movement and ways of expressing that uniquely represents their individuality.
Conditioning, stretching, and strengthening
Performance quality and artistry
No competition but performance of 1 Contemporary dance piece at the end of 1 year Programme
To be re-auditioned yearly in July in TBP or TAC team