With the resources and expertise accumulated over the years, ODT Arts Education is able to effectively customised to the needs of its clients and students with its diversified programmes through various modes of delivery.

Taught by a team of prominent and dedicated educators who are well-versed in the attributes of the local and international educational system.

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Go, Grow, Glow Series (Launch 2021)

A new knowledge-based series to excite teachers and tertiary students to advance their skills & knowledge through a series of events targetting on the importance of sustainable and excellent arts practice in schools.

Customized management programmes, such as seminars, retreats, masterclasses and workshops aims to share unique insights to creating innovative and refreshing experiences for corporate learners. The programmes will motivate and challenge the staff members to discover greater potential in curating a full experience withemphasis on case-studies through Creative Arts Learning. Eminent facilitators will be invited to share their perspective and knowledge from the Creative Industries perspectives, leading to Strategic Development & Outcomes. Some topics covered as  below:

Change Management · Brand Management · Volunteer Management · Product Innovation · Marketing Management · Team-Building  · Therapeutic Management · Programme Management

Customised curriculum training structure for teachers aims to share unique insights to motivate and discover greater relevance of arts learning in Singapore’s schools. The series of events such as seminar, workshops, site-visits and case-studies attempt to bring local educators and arts practitioners closer in exploring the potential for arts-in-education. Prominent educators will be invited to share through practical experiences, case studies and consultation. Some topics covered as below:

Change Management · Staff Profiling · Resource Planning & Management · Programme Management · Space Management · Arts-in-Curriculum · Curriculum Planning & Review · Artistic Management · Production Management · Team-building

One week of customised training programme for tertiary students and professionals to expose to diverse training methodologies and techniques. The programme is specially designed to allow participants to immerse in a new training environment in Asia, building knowledge in Arts & Aesthetics, Arts & Identity, as well as Arts & Diversity.
A customised 3 to 12 months training programme for local & international student learners in Singapore. This internship covers a wide spectrum of learning capacity*, enhancing the learner’s understanding of the industry’s practice. Honing the required skills in a chosen field of knowledge, learners may have the opportunity to seek immediate employment after their internship. Below are some of our partnered institutions:

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music · Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts · LASALLE College of the Arts  · Singapore Polytechnic · Ngee Ann Polytechnic · ITE College Centre · ITE College West

*Business Management, Arts Administration, Volunteer Management, Community Engagement, Applied Arts, Stage Management & Production Design, Video Arts & Film Production, Photographic Arts, Music Performance & Composition, Dance Performance & Choreography, Technical Arts & Production and Marketing Design & Print

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Arts Education Fiesta (Since 2018)

The Arts Education Fiesta festival was launched in August 2018 to assemble excellent student performers, signifying inclusivity and synergy amongst all participants. Through multiple platforms for learning and sharing, the learners will gain new insights through multi-leveled exposures from academic experts and arts professionals.

The TALENT EXCELLENCE TRAINING PROGRAMME, is a 30 week progressive training programme that aims to provide a systematic and comprehensive approach to professional dance learning and training targeted towards aspiring youth. Talented youth with potential to contribute to the arts are offered scholarships to immerse in 3 streams of training paths:

  • Artistic Development
  • Arts & Production Management
  • Choreographic Mentorship Programme

Conducted as part of the school’s curriculum, it caters elective programmes for school students as part of their aesthetic and dance learning. A customised programme for schools that would like to introduce dance and movement to pupils as a niche programme. Alongside with their academic curriculum in school, pupils will be exposed to creative learning via dance and movements that will enable them to relate to their academic studies more effectively.

  • Co-Curricular Activity
    A 30 week programme (minimum 150 hours) to prepare dance pupils from appreciation of dance to performing professional dance works with technical proficiency, aligning with MOE 21st Century Competencies and Outcomes.
  • Dance Elect
    Conducted as part of the school’s curriculum, DancElect caters elective programme for school students as part of their aesthetic and dance learning.Module DAE1 – Primary school pupils
    A customised programme for primary schools that would like to introduce dance and movement to pupils as a niche programme.Module DAE2 – Secondary school pupils
    A 2 – 4 year dance elective programme alongside with their academic curriculum in school, pupils will be exposed to creative learning via dance and movements that will enable them to relate to their academic studies more effectively.Module DAE3 – Bridging programmes
    A customised programme to aid the dance learning of students in their transitional stage to their chosen dance programme in meeting the requirements.Module DAE4 – Preparatory programmes
  • Arts Education Programme
    Module AEP1 – Arts Excursions (Theatre Productions)
    Module AEP2 – Arts Exposures (Assembly Performances)
    Module AEP3 – Arts Experience (Workshops)

A series of intensive programmes that aim to provide dance students with a better understanding of dance, with special focus on Ballet, Body Conditioning, Contemporary Dance, Choreographic devices, Seminars, Performance, and Creative workshops based on the philosophies of various prominent choreographers. Reinforcing the integral nature of dance and movements in both school and life, these progressive dance modules aims to facilitate accelerated learning by the participants. With main facilitation by our Artistic Director – Dr. Danny Tan, these dance modules will also be conducted by practising dance educators and invited artistes from Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd.

Dance EduTrain (6 – 8 weeks)

A modular programme that allows children of ages 4 – 13 to be educated and exposed to creative dance, movements, dance exercises/activities and basic skills in dance presentation. Each module will be a 30-week programme across 4 terms (approximately 10 hours per term). Parents are strongly advised to enrol their children on a continual-term basis to enable a progressive and effectively learning. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to children who have successfully completed each module.

Module DET1 – DANCE TOTS (March, June, September)

Creative dance programme for pre-schoolers and pre-primary children
Children will be introduced to creative movements and to discover the ways in which the body may express itself, alignment and the development of basic creative dance skills

Module DET2 – DANCE KIDS (7 – 10 years old)
Advancement module for children who have underwent Dance Tots module
Key focus includes locomotors, non-locomotors and activities that promote teambuilding, body coordination and self-expression.

Module DET3 – DANCE TEENS (11 – 13 years old)
Final module of DancEduTRAIN, children will be taught critical thinking skills through the creative processes of dance and movement, while developing self-motivation and self-esteem through participation in the various activities.

 

Parent & Child Bonding

An interactive and participative workshop guides both parent and child through simple and creative movement in discovering and gaining awareness of each other’s rhythm, breath and emotions.

 

Dance Exploration Programme (March)

The Dance Exploration Programme (DEP) allows participants to experience physical, emotional, spiritual & aesthetic dimensions and develop distinct ways of seeing, thinking and discovering dance. It will provide participants the fundamentals of dance and its application to develop and strengthen their dancing capabilities.

A 20-hour program will cover the following:

  • Introduction to Contemporary Dance
  • Introduction to Safe Dance Practice/Body Conditioning
  • Introduction to Improvisation
  • Introduction to Dance Technique
  • Dance Analysis & Exploration (Dance Interpretation)
  • Introduction to Dance Presentation and Production

Highlights of Programme:

  • Participants can expect to work closely with their peers and the facilitator through group work, thus promoting arts and dance exchanges.
  • Participants will also be given tasks where they will work with their facilitators and peers.

At the end of the programme, participants will learn to understand:

  • The importance of creativity in dance and arts.
  • The importance of synergy within a group.
  • The ability to communicate information, ideas, understanding and emotions through dance.

 


Creative Arts Programme (June)

The Creative Arts Programme (CAP) was launched in 2012, to offer a definite distinction in professionalism, creativity and dance development. Participants are exposed to various art forms by practising educators, invited artistes and organizations. It will enable participants to understand and appreciate the local, regional and global arts scene, providing participants with the opportunity to pursue their interests as well as learn and work together with like-minded peers.

Objectives:

  • To develop interests and critical thinking skills through the creative processes
  • To help develop self-motivation and enhance self-esteem through participation
  • To appreciate arts as a common language
  • To develop qualities of co-operation and respect for others through knowledge and understanding of arts in various forms

Brief synopsis of workshops

  • Participants will be exposed to different art forms such as dance, music, sculpting and vocal training.
  • Participants will primarily be involved in both theory and practical modes of learning, while working with the facilitator in groups’ presentations at the end of each session.

Highlights of Programme:

  • Participants can expect to work closely with their peers and the facilitator through group work, thus promoting arts exchanges.
  • Participants will be able to relate the learning in the creative workshops and the appreciation of presentations through the experiment with different art forms.

At the end of the programme, participants will learn to understand:

  • The importance of creativity in the arts and their interrelationship.
  • The importance of synergy to present a work.
  • The ability to communicate information, ideas, understanding and emotions through the arts.

 


Intensive Dance Programme (September)

An annual, international Intensive Dance Programme (IDP), taught by an international dance faculty, aims to provide participants with a better understanding of dance and other mediums of expression. There will be special focus on Technique Application, Dance & Multi-Disciplinary Electives, Choreographic Modules, Dance Learning & Exposure, that lead to a final dance presentation.

Reinforcing how dance and movements can be an integral part of their learning processes in school and in life, the dance modules were developed progressively across 3 days, so that accelerated learning can be incorporated.

With key facilitation by our Artistic Director Dr Danny Tan and taught by an international faculty, the various dance and multi-disciplinary modules are instructed in theory and practical modes.

Distinctive Benefits

  • Developing increased kinesthetic and academic awareness through ongoing series of workshops and seminars.
  • Able to experiment and demonstrate the various elements of dance.
  • Better bond through group activities that promote teamwork, creativity and aesthetic expression.

 

 

International Dance Camp (November)

International Dance Camp (IDC), under the main artistic facilitation from Dr Danny Tan (Artistic Director of ODT) will be supported by a team of professional dance artistes and international guest artistes from ODT. After the basic training in the contemporary dance and ballet – bar technique within the co-curriculum activity, it is imperative for the participants to continue engage with practitioners and international artistes in their mode of training. This programme will help in bonding the participants and create an opportunity to entice them in international dance works.

Objectives:

  • To develop critical thinking skills through the creative processes of dance.
  • To help develop self-motivation and enhance self-esteem through participation.
  • To appreciate dance as a common language.
  • To develop qualities of co-operation and respect for others through knowledge and understanding of dance in world cultures.
  • A dance programme that will prepare them to dance proficiently and understand the importance of dance making in a unique way.

Brief synopsis of workshops

  • Participants will be involved in different modules namely:

Chinese, Ballet & Contemporary Dance Technique, Body Conditioning, Dance Choreography, Dance Exposure and Appreciation.

  • Participants will primarily be involved in dance technique classes for each of the above dance modules, while working with the facilitator in groups’ presentations at the end of each session.

Highlights of Programme:

  • Participants can expect to work closely with their peers and the facilitator through group work, thus promoting arts and dance exchanges.
  • Participants will be able to relate the learning in the international workshops to the professional performances.

At the end of the programme, participants will learn to understand:

  • The importance of creativity in dance and arts.
  • The importance of synergy to present a work.
  • The ability to communicate information, ideas, understanding and emotions through dance.
  • The ability to absorb a new choreography and perform the dance item in unity and confidence, ready to meet new challenges in dance competition and presentation at professional platforms.