All That Jazz Dance Academy gives dancers and aspiring dancers alike, the chance to explore various dance styles and learn new skills.
I’ve always had a dream to have my own dance academy, and after more than 10 years of teaching dance in different countries, I felt I was finally ready to take a leap and start something of my own,” says Vicky Lee Ward, who did exactly that when she founded All That Jazz Dance Academy in Singapore in 2015. Vicky also just happens to be this year’s People’s Favourite Award winner in our Expatpreneur eAwards. Find out why All That Jazz is all that… and a bag of chips.
All That Jazz Dance Academy wants “every student who walks through the doors to have the chance to pursue dance and participate in exams to the highest level,” says Vicky, who is trained in The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Imperial Society Teachers of Dance (ISTD) styles of ballet. As such, hers is the only studio here to provide ISTD ballet classes. In addition, it is the sole studio to offer the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) syllabus for Jazz and Tap dance, which is the internationally recognised leading dance syllabus from Canada. On top of that, it is the exclusive license holder in SG and Malaysia for the United Dance Organisation (UDO) syllabus, an internationally recognised Street Dance Syllabus from the U.K.
All of the studio’s half-dozen full-time teachers and full dozen freelance instructors have a passion for dance and commitment to ensuring that students have their best dance experience. And All That Jazz Dance Academy’s two locations – one at Forum The Shopping Mall, the other on Windstedt Road – are designed to be safe, welcoming environments. At just under 1,700 square feet, the former has two dance studios fitted out with Harlequin sprung floors and a cozy waiting area for parents and students. The latter is just under 3,000 square feet, has three larger studios and is set amidst lush greenery.
From Mommy and Me classes which allow mothers and babies to bond while stimulating little ones’ learning, to private lessons for those who want to compete professionally or just to prepare for their first wedding dance, to popular week-long dance camps – there are options to suit every objective. Selected students may also get the chance to be invited to join Performance and Competition training – advanced dance instruction for the world of showmanship.
All That Jazz Dance Academy
Forum The Shopping Mall
583, Orchard Rd.,
Tel: 6262 0109
10 Winstedt Rd.,
Tel: 6262 1570
By Kirstie-mae Baptist, August 2020
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