Our Faculty

Message from the Principal:

"Made up of a group of passionate dancers, ABSNA School hopes to stir up the dance industry as we know it.  Many modern and newly popular dances like Hip Hop, Salsa and Argentine Tango have no accreditation but are high in demand and constantly featured in movies, parties and even on the streets.  With our dedicated team of teachers, we hope to nuture versatile and professional dancers in both the newer popular dances and the more established genres to ensure their marketability as the future performers, teachers and managers of the dance scene."

Mr E. K. Ong, Principal

 

Academic & Examination Board:

Director & Manager:
Mr. E. K. Ong

Members:
Ms. Choo Yanqing
Mr. Sim Li Bin
Ms. Ivy Kong
Mr Tan Wai Hwang
Mr Manfred Goh

 

Our Teachers:

Ms. Starlinn Choo
Status: Full-time
Profile:

Starlinn Choo, also known as Yanqing, is one of the top Salsa dancers and Instructors in the world. Her YOUTUBE.com videos under salsa performances received the highest hits in the world from June to October 2006. Starlinn has been featured in many TV programs and Newspapers in Asia. She has been has been voted “Top Female Salsa Dancer in Asia” by WorldSalsaNews.com in 2005, and also on several occasions invited as a guest performer, artist, teacher and judge for many overseas Salsa Dance Competitions, Festivals, Congresses and assignments including but not limited to USA, France, Germany, Argentina, Cuba, Indonesia, Maldives, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, India, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 2006, Starlinn was also awarded the NUS Student Achievement Award in Arts and Culture for her achievements in dance. She was the Champion of the Singapore 1st Open Salsa Competition 2005, Champion of Xenbar Professional Salsa Competition 2005. Starlinn has worked on and appeared in many Chinese, Tamil and English TV programs in Singapore; her students are known to fly in from various countries just to attend her classes.

Starlinn has over 19 years of Ballet experience and teaches Salsa On1, On2, Cuban Style, Afro Cuban, Bachata, Merengue, Rueda, Belly dance, Jazz, Yoga, Pilates, Latin, Argentine Tango, Hip-hop, Reggaeton, Sensual, Zouk and Kizomba dance. She is known for bringing Hip-Hop and Belly dancing styles into Salsa in Asia and introducing Zouk, Lumbia & Reggaeton to Singapore. She is the main choreographer for a few major dance productions, such as Asia’s First Salsa Musical Comedy – premiered at the Summer Dancefit 2006; “Latin Fever” at Esplanade Theatre by the Bay from 2007 to 2009, “Salsa for Beginners” (Theatre and Reality Movie) in the Singapore Salsa Congress 2006; “Hokkien Salsa” at the Singapore Salsa Festival 2007; and “Christmas Salsa” Musical held at Victoria Theatre in December 2007.

From 2004 to 2006 she has produced over 20 dance DVDs – which be found around the world and on www.SalsaDVD.com. She also designed a range of Salsa dance shoes, which are on sale at www.akoala.com and at main retail stores worldwide. With her instructor & mentor Jaztin, they have developed the Super-Spin Salsa Video and are famous for their HammerLock 9-Spin and impeccable choreographies.

Modules teaching in SFDF Dance: All About Dance 1, Isolation 1, Isolation 2, Jazz 1, Salsa 1, Salsa 2, Hiphop 1, Hiphop 2, Ballet 1, Yoga 1, Lumbia 1, Cabaret 1, Argentine Tango 1, Jazroc 1, Rumba 1, Act, Sing & Model 1, Practica 1, Practica 2.

Modules teaching in Diploma in Dance: All About Dance 2, Choreography 1, Choreography 2, Music Editing, Make Up & Costume 1, Professional Ethics & Sales 1, Isolation 3, Isolation 4, Isolation 5, Body Work 1, Body Work 2, Salsa 3, Salsa 4 (On 2), Jazz 2, Jazz 3, Cha Cha 1, Waltz 1, Yoga 2, Turns 1, Live Performances 1, Act, Sing, Model 2, Rumba 2 , Salsa Shines 1, Argentine Tango 2, Rueda 2, Hip Hop 3, Hip Hop 4, Ballet 2, Pilates 1, West Coast Swing, Practica3, Final Year Project, Salsa 5, Salsa Cabaret 1, Cuban Salsa, Afro Cuban 1, Salsa Shines 2, Salsa Shines 3, Merengue 2, Bachata 1, Bachata 2, Zouk 1, Kizomba 1, Reggaeton 1, Rueda/Casino 3, Rumba 3, Cha Cha 2, Ballet 3, Samba 1, Paso Doble 1, Jive 1, Waltz 2, Hip Hop 5, Pop & Lock 1, Modern 1, Jazz 4, Jazz 5, Broadway 1, West Coast Swing 2, Night Club 2 Step 1, Jazroc 2, Isolation 6, Body Work 3, Belly Dance 1, Act, Sing, Model 3, Pilates 2, Argentine Tango 3, Practica 4, Operating a Studio 1, Dance Instructor 1

Modules teaching in IHDC Course: All About Dance 3, Choreography 3, Choreography 3, Choreography 4, Music Editing, Make Up & Costume 2, Professional Ethics & Sales 2, Isolation 6, Isolation 7, Pilates 3, Body Work 3, Body Work 4, Hip Hop 5, Ballet 3, Jazz 4, Jazz 5, Cha Cha 2, Rumba 3, Live Performances 2, Act, Sing Model 3, Operating a Studio 1, Argentine Tango 3, Turns 2, Final Year Project, Salsa 5, Rueda/Casino 3, Practica 5, Salsa 6, Salsa 7, Salsa Cabaret 2, Salsa Cabaret 3, Cuban Salsa 2, Afro Cuban 2, Salsa Shine 4, Salsa Shine 5, Merengue 3, Bachata 3, Bachata 4, Zouk 2, Zouk 3, Reggaeton 2, Reggaeton 3, Rueda/Casino 4, Rumba 4, Cha Cha 3, Samba 2, Paso Doble 2, Jive 2, Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Waltz 3, Hip Hop 6, Hip Hop 7, Pop & Lock 2, Modern 2, Operating a Studio 2, Jazz 6, Jazz 7, Broadway 2, Belly Dance 2, West Coast Swing 3, West Coast Swing 4, Night Club 2 Step 2, Jazroc 3, Isolation 8, Isolation 9, Body Work 5, Body Work 6, Act,Sing, Model 4, Pilates 4, Argentine Tango 4, Dance Instructor 2

 

Mr. Sim Li Bin
Status: Part-time
Profile:

Having always been drawn to dance, LiBin found his calling in Salsa, Bachata, Argentine Tango and West Coast Swing. His relentless pursuit of perfecting his art has earned him the status as an international performer and instructor in a short period of time.

LiBin has taken part in several competitions both in his home turf, Singapore, as well as overseas. As the champion of the Singapore Bachata Competition 2008 and 1st Runner-up in Asia Pacific Salsa Open Championships 2010, he’s known to whip out stylish & suave moves and variations on the dance floor to impress any onlookers. The pioneer of the first Kizomba Instructional DVD in Asia, LiBin has also been featured as a dance instructor and artiste both on TV and in newspapers.

With his keen sense of humor and effervescent personality, LiBin has gained popularity amongst his students in his international workshops. He has been invited to teach and perform in several major locations across Asia including the Maldives, Malaysia, Macau, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.

Modules teaching in SFDF Dance: All About Dance 1, Salsa 1, Salsa 2, Argentine Tango 1, Jazroc 1, Rumba 1, Practica 1, Practica 2.

Modules teaching in Diploma in Dance: All About Dance 2, Choreography 1, Choreography 2, Music Editing, Make Up & Costume 1, Professional Ethics & Sales 1, Salsa 3, Cha Cha 1, Waltz 1, Turns 1, Live Performances 1, Rumba 2 , Salsa Shines 1, Argentine Tango 2, Rueda 2, West Coast Swing, Practica3, Final Year Project, Salsa 5, Salsa Cabaret 1, Bachata 1, Bachata 2, Kizomba 1, Rueda/Casino 3, West Coast Swing 2, Night Club 2 Step 1, Argentine Tango 3, Practica 4, Dance Instructor 1

 

Mr. Tamilarasan s/o Vasagam
Status: Full-time
Profile:

Tamil kicked off his dancing journey with Indian Modern and Traditional dance at the age of 9. He joined the Centre for the Music & the Arts (CEMTA) to further his training as a professional dancer and went on to participate in several competitions.  Tamil has been teaching various types of dances including Salsa, HipHop, Bollywood, Bachata, Kizomba, Jazz, Contemporary, Semi-classical, Traditional Indian dance, etc. He has helped to choreograph several major performances for the media arts and schools during SYF and Chingay Parades, and has also been overseas to teach and perform.

Tamil dances with remarkable vigor and sharpness, and injects his moves with a distinctive style.  A professional and passionate teacher, Tamil delivers power-packed energetic lessons in which he always inspires the students to come back for more. His sincerity and willingness to share makes him very popular and many look up to him as a respected instructor and artiste.

Modules teaching in SFDF Dance: All About Dance 1, Isolation 1, Isolation 2, Jazz 1, Salsa 1, Salsa 2,Hip Hop 1, Hip Hop 2, Practica 1, Practica 2.

Modules teaching in Diploma in Dance: Choreography 1, Choreography 2, Professional Ethics & Sales 1, Isolation 3, Isolation 4, Isolation 5, Salsa 3, Turns 1, Live Performances 1, Salsa Shines 1, Practica3, Final Year Project, Salsa 5, Salsa Cabaret 1, Bachata 1, Bachata 2, Kizomba 1, Practica 4, Dance Instructor 1

 

 

TEACHER-TO-STUDENT RATIO IS ABOUT 1:30

 

 

 
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