Many students receive career & job offers even during their 1st 6 monthsDiploma in Dance & performing Arts

Students considering an overseas dance degree can choose to take the Full-Time IHDC and Diploma as an alternative career path. The IHDC Dance course conducted by Absna is a 3-Year Full-Time or Part-Time Practical Dance Performer & Instructor Professional Program.
Trainee teachers positions are open from periodically for Maldives, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Australia, London, Los Angeles and other countries for IHDC holders or IHDC trainees.

Counselling & Advice

Counseling and Advice

Pre-course Counselling Framework

  • Sales/ Teacher who access the students will do:

o   Student Profilling- age, background in dance (if applicable), goals or targets for dancing

(ie, teaching, performing, competing, running their own dance school)

o   Auditions for applicants who have dance background

  • From talking to the students, profiling them and auditioning them, we put them into classes that we feel will be best suit their needs and goals.
  • In the 1st week of class, teachers will monitor the students to see if the classes are too challenging or too easy for them.  By the end of the first week, we will review their classes and make any adjustments necessary.
  • Form Teachers will also do a video profiling of the students who enter, grading their basic techniques the first week they start class. The Initial Assessment consists of : splits, spins, backbends, body movements- body wave, hip circle, shoulder shimmy, partner work- Salsa basic, cross body lead, simple turn, cross body lead turn.
  • The initial assessment will be used as a basis to gauge the weaknesses of the student and eventually how much he improved from when he first started.

 

Pastoral Counseling Framework

  • Form teachers will be assigned to the students to counsel and address any problems that they have in their course. Teachers will have a quick and informal chat with each student to check of they have any problems or questions that needs to be addresses. The key importance of this follow up is to remind the student that the teachers are always around to lend a listening ear or to give advice if needed, helping the students to integrate well into the course structure.
  • Mid-Term Assessment will be done by the teachers who will individually assess the students in their classes and then hold a meeting to discuss and give an overall evaluation of the students. The student will be evaluated and graded on his skills: techniques, versatility, and style as a dancer.
  • He will also be evaluated on his attitude & aptitude competency, which will affect his style of learning and training as a dancer. Questions like “which areas had significant improvements” “Which areas need more work”, “Which dance does he seem to like the most/least”, how is his character-is he humble and willing to listen and learn? Is he integrating well with the rest of the students? Can he potentially be trained to be a teacher?” etc

Aceki International Updates

Testimonials

STARLINN CHOO YANQING joined the SFDF program in 2004 while studying in NUS, training 12 hours a day; she completed her SFDF, Diploma & IHDC courses in 3 years, using her teaching income to finance her classes in Diploma & IHDC. In 2008 she pursued her IMDC Dance Business & is now doing her 3 years IPHDC Dance Product Research. While pursuing her IHDC she was already traveling around the world for assignments. More...

ANGELA, at 19 years old was offered to teach in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. She also helped in operating a dance school and a dance product and apparels factory. More...

BIANCA enrolled in the SFDF course after A-levels. Within 6 months she was dancing as a backup dancer for MTV. She has also traveled to many countries like Germany, UK, Taiwan & Hong Kong to teach & perform, & was offered a position to dance in a few Musical plays.

LB, a masters degree holder working for a MNC, decided to do a career switch after he completed his SFDF. He then worked as an International Sales Manager in dance products, an international artist & dance instructor. He is the Singapore Bachata Champion 2008 and the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship behind Serge and Polina from Russia in 2010. He continued his diploma and IHDC in dance part-time.

MANFRED was one of the elite few selected for the Mediacorp Dance Academy in 2000. He graduated from NTU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and used to work as a Project Manager in the IT Industry. He passed his examination & evaluation for SFDF and is currently doing his Diploma & IHDC. More...

MARICEL, a professional dancer from the Philippines, joined SFDF in 2009. In less than a year, she has performed at the Esplanade Da:ns Festival 2009, Salsa Cruise Asia 2009, & has also been to China to teach & perform. In 2010 she was offered a full time dance instructor job in Singapore. She has since gone on to set up a dance studio in the Philippines and comes back periodically to upgrade her skills.

RACHEL an undergraduate in NTU joined the SFDF in 2010 and was offered to open a dance studio in China.

DERRICK has over 20 years of dance instructor experience with more than 30 types of dance. He was granted an exemption from SFDF after taking an examination & evaluation and signed up for the diploma & IHDC simultaneously.

TAMIL, a professional dancer & teacher actively involved in competitions & performances for Hip Hop, Bollywood, Indian Dance. He was teaching dance in secondary school and choreographing for SYF. He joined the IHDC program to further his training as a dancer & teacher in 2009.

BRENDA joined the SFDF when she was 13 years old and was hired to teach and perform both locally and overseas after 6 months. She was also financing her own dance study while teaching private dance classes.

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