Ms Noor Aiysah Bte Ahmad S (I/C)
Mdm Kelly Lee Ai Ling (2 I/C)
Mr Lawrence Teng
Mdm Wang Huilin
Ms Ruth Tang Joo Hong (Adviser)
Mr Khye Loh
Ms Jacqueline Yap
TSA, short for The Streets’ Addiction, started off the year with the Secondary One CCA Orientation Day in January. Our performances, both on stage and at our booth, attracted the Secondary One students who were passionate to dance. Through a series of auditions, potential dancers were selected. By the end of the month, we welcomed a new batch of dancers to our club.
During the months from February to April, we were kept busy preparing for school performances such as the Chinese New Year concert followed by our annual celebration with the elderly at St. Luke’s Eldercare Golden Years Centre. The highlight of the semester was The Royal Dance Off (TRDO) competition, in which our team was awarded a Gold award. The performances and competitions we took part in helped us gain confidence and hone our skills.
In June, we entered the Super 24 Dance Competition held at Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road. The genre of dance that we showcased was something new to us – a challenge that all of us embraced. It was a tough competition, given the nature of the judging. We did not progress to the finals of the competition; nevertheless we knew we had given our best on stage and the valuable exposure and experience we gained will definitely stay in our hearts for a long time.
The most memorable performances were those during the Speech Day cum National Day and Teachers’ Day celebrations. We grooved to a local piece, ‘Take Heart’ by Sam Willows to honour our local talent, as part of the National Day celebration. To pay tribute to the teachers, we came up with our very own choreography and for the first time, we executed it without any guidance from the instructors. While we faced time constraints throughout our preparation, we knew it was all worth it when we received thunderous applause and positive feedback from friends, seniors and teachers after the performance. Their affirmation meant a lot to us.
We hope that the club will continue to grow as we gain new experiences and soar to greater heights year after year. It will be an exciting year in 2017, with many more milestones to look forward to, especially the Singapore Youth Festival. Dance to inspire, we shall.