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ABOUT US

Distinct Creative Arts (DCA)

is a social enterprise that uses dance as a powerful tool to educate, engage, and empower - every week, we reach out to thousands of youths, including many who are marginalised or at-risk. Beyond coaching them in dance fundamentals in school, we also provide them with a platform to train and perform together with the DCA team. Through this platform, we personally mentor and groom the next generation, giving our dancers the opportunity to carve a career for themselves out of their dance education. At DCA, we are all about

Making Lives Count.

Our Objectives

To use dance as a medium to instill values and develop character in our students. DCA upholds discipline, teamwork, respect, humility, and tenacity.

To connect with and empower youths-at-risk. We strive to nurture a strong sense of purpose and belonging, in a place of good influence.

To further expose our students through yearly events such as dance camps, competitions, and external performances.

To provide opportunities for instructors and mentors to extend the aesthetic and educational values of the arts to our students.

Our Core Values

DCA firmly believes in and prioritises character development. Nurturing talent goes hand-in-hand with instilling values in our students. It is not about how far one can go with his dance ability, but rather how far one’s character can take him. Most of all, DCA values the shaping of lives through dance.

Our Vision

To see our students grow from the values and life experiences we share with them into successful individuals who contribute to society.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

THROUGH THE YEARS

2018

Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Distinction
- Changkat Primary School
- De La Salle School
- Montfort Junior School

- Palm View Primary School

- Sengkang Green Primary School

- St. Joseph's Institution Junior


Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Accomplishment
- Blangah Rise Primary School

- Cantonment Primary School
- New Town Primary School

- Teck Ghee Primary School

2017

Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Distinction
- Bedok Green Secondary School
- Bendemeer Secondary School
- Tanglin Secondary School


Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Accomplishment
- Greenridge Secondary School

- Spectra Secondary School
- Temasek Junior College (IP Programme)


Danceworks! 2017
- Palm View Primary School – Champion; Best Choreography;
- North View Primary School – 2nd Runner Up


Super 24
- Raffles Junior College – Finalist

2016

Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Distinction
- Palm View Primary School
- CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel


Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Accomplishment
- Anderson Primary School
- Changkat Primary School
- Si Ling Primary School
- St. Anthony Canossian primary School


The Royal Dance Off Elevate Dance Competition
- Temasek Junior College IP – 1st Runner Up
- Bendemeer Secondary School – 2nd Runner Up

2015

Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Distinction

- Bedok Green Secondary School
- Bendemeer Secondary School
- Greenridge Secondary School
- Tanglin Secondary School
- Temasek Junior College


Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Accomplishment
- Bukit Merah Secondary School
- Loyang Secondary School
- Northbrooks Secondary School
- Spectra Secondary School


Danceworks! Anti-Drug Dance Competition
- Yishun Primary School -– 1st Runner Up; Best Theme; Best Props;
- CHIJ Lady of Good Counsel – Merit; Artistic Merit Award; Best
  Costume


Super 24
- Tanglin Secondary School – 1st Runner Up

2014

Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Distinction
- Newtown Primary School
- St Joseph's Institution Junior


Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Accomplishment
- Anderson Primary School
- Changkat Primary School
- Eunos Primary School
- Siling Primary School


Super 24
- Tanglin Secondary School – Champion


Danceworks! Anti-Drug Dance Competition
- Eunos Primary School – 1st Runner Up; Best Theme; Best Artistic
  Award

2013

Singapore Youth Festival – Certification of Distinction
- Bendemeer Secondary School
- Tanglin Secondary School


Danceworks! Anti-Drug Dance Competition
- Tanglin Secondary School [Category 2 Finals] – 2nd Runner Up
- Tanglin Secondary School [Category 2 Prelims] – Best Choreography
- St.-Joseph’s Institution Junior [Category 1 Finals] – Champion; Best Choreography
- Eunos Primary School [Category 1 Finals] – 2nd Runner Up; Best Theme

2012

Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging - Silver Award
- St. Joseph’s Institution Junior

 

Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing
- Tanglin Secondary School [Secondary School Category] - Champion

 

Danceworks Anti-Drug Dance Competition
- Bendemeer Secondary School [Category 2] – Champion; Best Choreography; Best Props;
- Sengkang Secondary School [Category 2] – Top 6

2008 - 2011

Danceworks Anti-Drug Dance Competition
- Lollirock 2011 [Open Category] – 2nd Runner Up


Singapore Youth Olympic Games
- Co-choreographing for Opening and Closing Ceremony

 

Singapore Best Dance Crew
- Hey! (Open Category) – Semi Finalist


Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging – Silver Award
- Bendemeer Secondary School


Danceworks Anti-Drug Dance Competition
- Tanglin Secondary School – Champions


"My School Rocks" Dance Competition
- Orchid Park Secondary School – Champion