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Stay Active & Fit This October With Got To Move 2016

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The second edition of Singapore’s nationwide dance movement, Got to Move, returns from 7 to 23 October 2016.

Got to Move Key Visual

Organised by the National Arts Council, Got to Move returns this October with an exciting array of free dance events and programmes for all members of the public. With a diverse range of programmes at various locations across the island, there is a bit of everything for everyone both young and old.

With proven benefits for both our physical and mental health, a study by the New England Journal of Medicine found that seniors who dance are 76 percent less likely to develop dementia.

Some of the programme highlights this year include:

Tea Dances For Shakespeare

Designed for seniors who want to participate in a fun, simple and engaging kinaesthetic experience, Tea Dances for Shakespeare features poetic gestural movement motifs inspired by the Bard’s sonnets. Participants will get to learn some whimsical hand gestures and upper torso movements while seated on designer-chairs. The short learning session (30 minutes) will lead right into a public performance supported by live Baroque music performed by a quartet.

Date & Time: 7 to 9 October 2016, timing TBC

Venue: Westgate Shopping Mall

Flamenco Fun Fitness Workshops and La Fiesta Flamenca!

The Flamenco Fun Fitness Workshops are designed with active agers in mind, and are aimed to introduce Flamenco to the general public. Through the fun fitness routine, participants can look forward to linking Flamenco movements and dance and maintain an active lifestyle.

Date & Time: 8 October & 15 October, 2pm to 3:30pm; 13 October & 20 October, 11:30am to 1pm

Venue: Various locations islandwide

La Fiesta Flamenca allows participants to discover the evolution of Flamenco (with its multifaceted origins of Indian/ Arabic/ Jewish roots) into what it is today – complete with Latin American and jazz influences. After the presentation, participants can also enjoy a performance showcase by Flamenco Sin Fronteras, before ending off with a mass Flamenco Fun Fitness dance!

Date & Time: 22 October 2016, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Kallang CC Multipurpose Hall, 45 Boon Keng Road, Singapore 339771

Waltz or Tango on the Move!

This mass interactive workshop will introduce participants to two of the five ballroom dances – waltz and tango. Through the workshop, active agers can learn a new and exciting form of dance, and flaunt their best moves. In addition, the workshop is also a great way to forge new friendships through the many opportunities for interaction.

Date & Time: 9 October 2016, 4pm to 5pm (Tango); 5pm to 6pm (Waltz)

Venue: 18 Cross Street #02-05, China Square Central, Singapore 048423

All participants will receive a GTM REWARDS card when they attend any programme from 7 to 23 October. The cards are available at all programme venues and participants will receive a stamp for every GTM programme they take part in. In return, participants can redeem attractive lifestyle and dance-related prizes worth over SGD 100 when they complete either two or three stamps.

Prizes include dance class passes, dance performance tickets, mall vouchers, discounts at performing arts venues, dancewear vouchers, F&B vouchers and a limited edition Got to Move sports towel. A total of 3,000 prizes are available for redemption, while stocks last. For more information on the redemption locations, visit Got to Move’s Facebook page.

 

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