The Must-Attend Dance Events This July 2023

The dance scene intensifies as July brings forth an exhilarating range of events and sets the stage for an immersive experience of movement and artistic brilliance!

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SHIFT Dance Intensive

This month, from 5 to 9 July, SHIFT Dance Movement is coming to Singapore to hold a Summer Intensive Programme!

It is a week-long immersion in contemporary dance taught by Mathilde Gilhet and Dario Dinuzzi, co-directors of the WE Program and company members of Tanz Luzern (Switzerland).

Dancers can expect to experience classes in Contemporary, Ballet, Contemporary Repertory, Floorwork and Improvisation, and Creation sessions.

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You will also have the opportunity to develop your technique and artistry, be creative and curious, and connect with international dancers in an empowering community environment.

So don’t miss out on learning from these internationally-renowned guest artists! Alternatively, you can also opt for a one-day experience of workshops and learning. Registrations are now open here!

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Masterpiece in Motion 2023

The Singapore Ballet Academy celebrates its 35th year as Singapore’s premier ballet company by commemorating it with a brand new ballet by Tim Rushton, along with the company premiere of Configurations by Choo-San Goh, and the return of Chant by Val Caniparoli.

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The triple bill of international repertory is a representation of the diversity and depth of the company and marks the history, strength, and dreams of Singapore Ballet.

Get your tickets here and join them from 14 to 16 July at the Esplanade Theatre!

Courtesy of International Ballet Grand Prix

International Ballet Grand Prix

The International Ballet Grand Prix is a platform for enthusiastic and passionate dancers of all nationalities and social backgrounds to explore their potential in dance and to inspire their professional and personal growth through competitions, workshops, and conferences.

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By facilitating sharing and exchange between dance students, teachers, and schools from all over the world, IBPG hopes to enrich the local arts scene and provide talented young dancers with networking opportunities for further development, and nurture a future generation of dancers capable of bringing the ballet art form to greater heights.

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This year, the IBGP will visit Malaysia, Phillippines, and Thailand before landing in Singapore from the 20th to the 23rd of July.

Registrations are now open here, alongside the event tickets and workshop observation passes.

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Salsa Bachata Temptation

The Latin dance event returns to Singapore from 21 to 23 July!

With over 50 artists to catch including dancers, singers, and DJs, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the biggest Salsa & Bachata festival in Asia in the last 2 years! This would be our second Bachata event since their festival in February, which you can learn more about here.

Celebrate the unique style of dance and music through classes, workshops, and parties.

You can now register for the events at discounted prices here or purchase tickets here!

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Swan Lake: Acrobatic Ballet Drama

If you’ve seen our dance movie recommendations, you know that Black Swan is one of our favourites.

So, of course, we’ll be watching Xi’an Acrobatic Troupe’s rendition of Swan Lake at the Esplanade Theatre that’s happening from 27 to 30 July.

Inspired by Western classical ballet, acrobatic ballet incorporates the dexterity of Chinese acrobatic arts with the elegance of Western ballet.

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Romance and adventure complement each other, and two different cultures shine through the simple yet timeless lesson which is the good always triumphs the evil.

The playfully represents the individual beauty of Chinese acrobatics and Western ballet as well as their combined spectacle to promote cultural exchange between China and the West.

Make sure to reserve your tickets here.

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Lion City Dance Convention

We end July with LCDC on the 29 July with three solo categories of 7-TO-SMOKE – Popping, Breaking, and Open Styles.

Each category is held separately, beginning with cypher qualifications for the Top 16, then the Top 16 battles for the Top 8 who will battle for the title!

To make it more exciting, the three judges will remain a mystery up until the battles! So make sure to give your best because you might just be cyphering with them.

The champions will not only win $800 but will also be seeded into RF Jam’s 7-TO-SMOKE Wildcard in 2024.

Registrations are now open here! You can also start registering for the group battles that will take place on August 6th here.

Super 24

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Kickstarting the rollout of Super 24‘s 10th Anniversary is the secondary qualifiers that will be taking place on 29 July at Somerset Skate Park, along with an electrifying closing performance by homegrown musician RRILEY.

And peering into August, on 12 August at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, will be the secondary finals, tertiary finals, and the qualifiers and finals for the open category.

Back bigger than ever, get ready to be wowed with a full day of jam-packed action and dancing! Gear up because you’ll be met with non-stop cheering and excitement.

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With 20 Secondary and 31 Open teams already registered and the sequences decided, look forward to dancers from all over Asia blowing the roof off of Singapore’s Indoor Stadium.

There will be some changes to the judging format, where the scores for the first 5 teams competing will only be revealed after the 5th team has performed, and the score range will be increased from 20 to 25 across all categories.

Stay tuned to their Instagram for more updates on one of the most-anticipated dance events of the year!

As we gear toward the year’s second half, July will welcome us with a full blast of intense growth. Mark your calendars and start making your reservations now!

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