Since its inception in 2014, All That Jazz Dance Academy has provided students of all ages with a high standard of artistic dance education to inspire and foster excellence in the arts. At its studios in Forum The Shopping Mall and Winstedt Road, students are offered a wide variety of popular dance classes like Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Mommy and Me, Musical Theatre, Acro Dance and Twinkle Tots.
Vicky Lee Ward, Director of All That Jazz Dance Academy, started the academy out of her desire to share her deep passion for dance with others. She wanted to provide a safe and loving space, where students can learn dance and feel at home in the studios. To Vicky, dance is not just a super fun activity, but also one that can transform lives by building character, discipline and confidence.
The academy has grown significantly with students ranging from two-year-olds to adults, all united by their love for dance. The decision to open a second studio was made as it was getting pretty full at its Forum location. The space at 10 Winstedt Road was chosen due to several reasons – the spacious studios, the lush surrounding greenery, the cozy feeling of the community at Winstedt and the convenience of the location as it is close to Newton MRT station.
Compared to the Forum branch, the new studio at Winstedt Road boasts larger studio spaces. The comfortable waiting lounge is also much bigger, and there are a lot of new classes offered at Winstedt.
With their recent expansion, All That Jazz Dance Academy hopes to continue to inspire more dance students with positive experiences in its studios, with the teachers and staff members. Ultimately, All That Jazz plans to collaborate with more dance institutions and the entertainment industry to provide their students with more opportunities to pursue dance at a professional level.
New students of the academy can enjoy a free trial class at its new Winstedt Road studio. For more information and to sign up, visit here.
German European School Singapore (GESS) is set to move in to a brand new custom built K12 campus on Dairy Farm Road in 2018. The project opens an exciting new chapter in the school’s development as two existing campuses will be consolidated into one purpose-built school with brand new facilities.
With the aim to grow the school community by up to 2,000 new students, construction work on the site commenced on January 15th, 2016. The campus will be ready to move into during the 2018 June/July school holidays in order to operate by August.
The new campus includes important school facilities and spaces that are designed for the mindset of future generations. These include a sports field and hall, swimming pool, music and drama facilities, age and subject-specific classrooms, canteen, specialist rooms, design technology studio, library and an auditorium. Find out more here.
Two Cognita schools in Singapore – Australian International School (AIS) and Stamford American International School (SAIS) have collaborated and their world-class Early Learning Village boasting a 50,000 sqm campus is now open. Located at Kim Chuan Lane, the innovative new shared campus has been designed specifically for children aged 18 months to six years old and is the first in the world on this scale for Early Years education.
Among the shared facilities between the two schools in the Village are various multifunctional spaces thoughtfully designed with young children in mind, such as a 20-metre swimming pool which adapts to the competencies of the little swimmers – 10 short horizontal lanes for beginners, and four longer lanes lengthwise for more confident swimmers, and an indoor, air-conditioned gymnasium for their acclaimed SMART Steps specialist physical education classes and after-school enrichment.
Inspired by the world-famous Reggio Emilia philosophy incorporating the environment as a third teacher in its architecture, interior design and curriculum, the Village represents a revolutionary step in early childhood education where this age group is the first and only thought. The campus is designed by award-winning Bogle Architects in collaboration with Gary Moore, Professor of Environmental Behavioural studies at Sydney University, and Rosie Long, a Reggio Emilia Early Years Education specialist, to include specific architectural and design elements that elevate the early learning experience.
Each corner of the Village caters to the growing and developing child, with changing discovery spaces attached to every classroom which empower young learners to play to their strengths and interests. Their learning experience also extends beyond the classroom where they can choose from specialty co-curricular activities such as gymnastics, ballet, sports, drama and language-learning, amongst many others.
Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE) will be a new addition to the existing three buildings of the NUSSchool of Design and Environment. The new building, which will be completed in early 2019, will function as a living laboratory to promote research collaboration with public agencies and industry partners.
With a gross floor area of 8,514 square metres, it will house a mix of research laboratories, test-bedding facade, design studios, as well as teaching and common learning spaces. It will also include a 3D Scanning Laboratory, the NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre and the NUS-CDL Smart Green Home.
Conceptualised by the NUS School of Design and Environment, the NZEB@SDE is designed to be climate-responsive with net-zero energy consumption. The six-storey building will feature a range of green building designs, such as harnessing solar energy, hybrid cooling approach, natural ventilation and lighting.
One key aspect of the NZEB@SDE is its contemporary architecture design which demonstrates a deep understanding of the tropical climate of Singapore. The design concept incorporates a large overhanging roof, which together with the double facades on the East and West of the building, shade it from the sun’s heat and provide a cooler interior.
The building design also makes use of the architectural concept of “floating boxes”, where its shallow plan depth and porous layout allows for cross-breezes, natural lighting and views to the outdoors. Weather permitting, rooms can also be opened to natural breezes, and air conditioning is used only where it is needed, reducing the electricity usage of the building. The result is an architecture that seeks to offer a deeply biophillic experience that connects NUS staff and students to the campus’ natural surroundings.
NZEB@SDE is also designed to consume only as much energy as it produces. This is made possible by harvesting solar energy using more than 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. On days when there is insufficient solar energy, the building will draw energy from the power grid. Over the course of the year, the net amount taken from the grid will be zero – achieving net-zero energy consumption.
Located within Hillion Mall at Petir Road, PCF Sparkletots @ Cashew is PAP Community Foundation's (PCF) first childcare centre in an intergrated development. With a space of of over 2,000 sqm, the centre will provide full day child care and infant care services for over 280 children.
Their educators believe young children have an innate curiosity about their environment and a spontaneous desire to explore, imagine, construct and question. To support and develop this natural desire, their S.T.E.A.M. Approach (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) enables children to explore, experiment and engage all their senses.
The centre's curriculum will follow that of other PCF Sparkletots pre-schools, which is regularly reviewed, and focuses on areas like numeracy, creative expression and motor skills development.
Viv's Schoolhouse is a childcare centre at Queen Street (for children aged 18 months to 6 years) that focuses not only on academic excellence but also character development and strong family units. Through a holistic approach and by making learning fun and sustainable, they give your child the opportunity to maximize his/her greatest potential academically and artistically.
Their curriculum is designed to be fun and interactive. They strive to develop their children’s passions, and empower them with the confidence and skills to overcome challenges.
With their low teacher-to-child ratio, they are also able to monitor each child’s progress closely and identify notable strengths as well as areas for improvement. At least once a week, they construct individualized lesson plans for children to better develop their interests, and to help overcome each child’s challenges with greater ease.
The new Outdoor Discovery Centre at their Tanjong Katong campus underlines Canadian International School’s focus on facilitating academic excellence in the Kindergarten years through play-based learning in environments that nurture creativity and exploration. Hands-on exploration in the Primary years solidifies concepts and understanding more concretely than rote learning. By the age of 10, students who have “played” in their formative years excel in creativity, intelligence, oral expression and work habits.
Their Outdoor Discovery Centre is an extension of our indoor classrooms, filled with textures, sounds and smells unique to the outdoors. There are lots of purpose-built areas for children to interact with nature and run around as well as spaces where they can withdraw and quietly reflect. Spaces include a play fort, a mud kitchen, a sound garden, a natural tunnel and grassy hill, a creative play space with loose parts, a bike track and quiet areas intentionally designed to build minds and bodies, and nurture strong connections to nature.
Children deserve places of learning and play which invoke a sense of wonder, curiosity, connection and discovery. An educational space alive with the magic of the natural world, a world of sensorial opportunity - A Living World!
Hidden from the bustling city and nestled in the heart of Bukit Timah, the 37,500 square feet sanctuary of Little Paddington Preschool & Infant Care opens its doors to all parents and children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years old.
Designed by educational specialists, the school’s innovative environment comprises a beautiful blend of extensive outdoor ateliers and purposefully built indoor facilities that engage children in meaningful learning experiences.
There are also 3 specialized ateliers at the campus to make learning fun for the children. The Science Atelier, where your child is taken on a journey of engineering and inventions, investigating the sciences through guided explorations in the settings of children's laboratory. The United Nations Atelier, is with a global exploratory corner where your child engages in project based learning as the school gather arts, crafts, food and educational items of different regions for them to examine. The Arts Atelier, with arts corners that emphasize on the correlation of music, arts and dramatic play to combine deliverables for early learnings.
Invictus Private School is an independent co- educational day school and boarding for students from Grade 1 to Grade 2. Learning at Invictus Private School, your children will be immersed in a wholy multicultural, inclusive and collaborative community.
As an inclusive school, Invictus Private School is proud to welcome students of all nationalities, races and creeds . Based on the needs of the students, we seek to promote equal opportunities, applying our regulations on admissions fairly and without prejudice.
Chong Wen Ge brings the term "cafe" into new heights - injecting the richness of surrounding heritage into a gastronomic experience.
The founders of Chong Wen Ge cafe are made up of a group of middle age "uncles"*- who, even though established in their own profession, feel inclined to start Chong Wen Ge Cafe - in efforts to reach out to the younger generation and increase the awareness of Singapore's own cultural roots. Thus, instead of allowing the cafe to be subjected to the cookie-cutter formula of serving eggs Benedict and waffles - the founders were strict in ensuring that all decisions right down to the smallest detail, were made with the heritage and culture in mind.
Entering through the Chong Boon Gate, you will be greeted by the authentic Peranakan tiled flooring, all preserved in its original splendor. In the background, there is the soothing tinkling of piano songs that amalgamates perfectly with the surrounding environment to bring respite and retreat to those who seek escape from their everyday life.
As you settle in, make yourself at home, take a moment to enjoy the honest heritage food, and appreciate all that with the beautiful backdrop of the intricately decorated Chong Wen Pagoda. Everything at Chong Wen Ge cafe, from the surrounding ambience and view; down to the food we serve, is calibrated to bring one's cafe experience to a whole new level.
Baker & Cook's co-owner and founder, Dean Brettschnieder launches his eponymous baking school at Bukit Timah's Greendale Avenue.
Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School is based in the green leafy suburb of Hillcrest, Bukit Timah in Singapore. Opened in April 2016, the school has a modern, inviting, state-of-the-art, purpose-built kitchen, catering to all levels of home cooks and those wanting to take their baking & cooking to the next level.
Built on the strong foundations of Dean Brettschneider’s successful Baker & Cook artisan bakery & foodstore business, Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School offers professional, educational and hands-on baking & cooking classes held in a fun and casual environment.
With an internationally acclaimed baking career spanning almost 3 decades and an uncompromising passion for new world artisan baking, Dean Brettschneider leads a team of passionate chefs, cooks and baristas who teach an exciting variety of cuisines and techniques for all abilities from beginner to accomplished cooks.
Choose from day classes, evening classes, weekend sessions and 2 day masterclasses - and best of all - be in the company of like-minded and creative people who are keeping the art of baking and cooking alive!
Located along Singapore's premium shopping and entertainment district, it is easily accessible by car and public transport. The first of their MapleBear centres to offer infant care services, our centre is now open for registration for children aged from 2 months (infant care) to 6 years old (K2).
The Outdoor Discovery Centre features an abundance of trees, a variety of gardens, water features that include still and moving water, natural tunnels, grassy hills, a crow’s nest, a sound garden, a mud kitchen, adaptable creative play spaces, a bike and running track, and quiet areas intentionally designed to build minds and bodies, while nurturing strong connections with nature.
Ukulele Movement (UM) is an initiative launched to increase the awareness and appreciation of ukulele in Singapore and beyond. This movement connects ukulele enthusiasts through regular events (performances, concerts, workshops) and activities like open mic, uke outings/meetups etc.
UM is also the first music retail shop in Singapore specialising in all-things-ukulele, offering a wide selection of high quality ukuleles imported from reputable brands, instructional materials and lessons, catering to people of all levels and ages.
Kids Performing Academy of the Arts is a school developing children in the art of performing. Courses in performance training include singing, dancing, acting and stage performances.
Kids Performing also creates and produces young artistes and groups for performances.
They have courses for students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to adults. Kids Performing has developed trademarked courses JazzKids, UrbanKids BroadwayKids and TeenStars. These courses produces quality performing groups that perform regularly in events and in concerts. TeenStars is a program for teens’ training in musicals, plays, television and stage performance. Pre-school children age 3-6 years old attend performance training classes TwinkleStars and PopStars.
Kids Performing Academy also conducts a successful program in preparing primary school students towards Direct School Admission auditions and interviews.
Here to save you from the daily grind, Refuge is a sleek urban oasis where the sounds are smooth, the vibe easy and the liquids flowing. Across two levels: club on level 2 and bar on level 3, be cocooned in an alternate reality for one more day.
Head up to the bar on level 3 for instant retreat and relief. Soulful R&B, Old school Funk, Classics and rare groove are ointments for the senses while you take in rejuvenating cocktail concoctions prescribed by our bartenders.
Then get into a different kind of grind on level 2 at the club. Current and Old school R&B, Hip Hop, urban flavas and tunes slip and slide around the room, soothing your body up towards a better state of being.
Bottle Tree Park has re-opened as Orto, one of the largest privately-operated leisure parks in Singapore, covering 51,500 sqm of land in the Northern area of the island.
A treasured green lung bearing an interesting collection of tropical greenery, beds of colorful shrubs and boulders with a beautiful, scenic lake. ORTO introduces an eco-learning journey with a rich array of plants and trees. Embark on a learning escapade into nature and retreat into the fauna and flora experience with a botanical stroll.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, relax and unwind under the glorious sunshine and summer breeze. ORTO is easily accessible and conveniently located and extensive recreational and social-friendly activities in the park such as prawning, fishing and futsal makes it an ideal place for family and social gatherings. ORTO also features outdoor event venues such as The Lakehouse and The Promenade for school activities, family functions, wedding receptions, corporate events, product launches, and seminars.
The rustic yet elegant feel of the park presents a unique dining setting in this modern, urban city. Delight your senses with the serene ambience, delectable menus and gracious service in a medley of restaurants and cafes beside the lake. From scrumptious seafood to fusion cuisines, light bites or seated dining, ORTO has it all.
Parc Olympia, Loyang's latest development finds its way into Flora Drive.
Named after the famous Olympia (in Greece) no less, the site of the first Olympic Games, this site is right next to the Japanese Primary School, Palm Isles and Hedges Park Condo all the way east in Loyang.
Apart from swimming pools, a tennis court and a gym, you will see some really interesting facilities that are rather rare. Things like a badminton court (that also serves as a function room) and a full size basketball/futsal court. There is also a synthetic jogging track. And also a large putting green - 20m by 15m (or 300sqm).
Situated on the very far eastern end of Singapore, Parc Olympia is just one of the many low-rise new condos launched in this area. The land bounded by TPE, Flora Road and Upper Changi Road North is home to a slew of new condos.
INSEAD, the leading international business school, has just opened a Leadership Development Centre on the school’s campus in Singapore. The leading business school partnered with top global companies seeking to establish professional development centres for their employees in Asia.
The new Leadership Centre marks “Phase Three” in the school’s expansion and will increase the numbers of students, executives and faculty significantly on-site as INSEAD continues to bring together the world’s top scholars and practitioners. The Centre will serve as a catalyst for INSEAD to re-define global management education for executives from around the world by combining research and teaching excellence with an unparalleled learning environment,
The six-storey complex spans over and area of 10,000m² and will provide government agencies, foundations, alumni, philanthropists and business leaders with an extraordinary public opportunity to support the school's future.