Calvin Chong is a hip-hop dancer that has been performing for the past 18 years, both locally and internationally.
His dancing technique emphasizes boogaloo funk dance. Boogaloo is a freestyle, improvisational street dance movement comprised of soulful steps and robotic movements that form the foundations of popping dance and may include illusions, muscle restriction, pauses, robot, and/or wiggling. He has won first place in several dance competitions in Brunei, where he has competed with his dance crew. He had been selected as the dance choreographer of Brunei’s Basketball Cheering Squad to perform on the court and was featured on ESPN’s national television broadcast in 2010.
In his class, he enjoys educating students on the concept of hip-hop dance, the significance of building stamina and strength, demonstrating attitude, and expressing the appropriate emotions. The dancers benefit from his incorporation of games that develop strength and speed into his lessons.
Ultimately, he wants all of his students to enjoy dancing while they are learning.
Avelyn was born and raised in Malaysia, Sabah. In 2022, Avelyn graduated from LASALLE College of The Arts with a Diploma in Dance.
Avelyn came to Singapore at the age of 18 to pursue a Diploma in Dance at LASALLE College of the Arts. Though she is in her early 20s, her dance age is 10 years. She is well equipped with a background in Latin ballroom dancesport from her time in Malaysia. Avelyn is a versatile dancer who has practised Latin Ballroom, contemporary, jazz and hip hop. She was exposed to dance at the age of 7 and her first love is Latin Ballroom dancesport and has been trained to be a 10-dance dancer. Since 2011, she has been actively competing in both regional and international competitions such as Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and more.
Her best achievement is the Amateur Rising Star in 10 Dance. In 2019, Avelyn was awarded FATD dance examinations (Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (Australia)). Coming to LASALLE, she was able to work with artists such as Angélique Cormier, Melissa Quek, Yarra Ileto, Susan Yeung, Goh Xiang Tian, Jenny Neo and Gerard Raj. She has also participated in dance events such as da:ns festival, LASALLE’s Tipping Points and The LASALLE Show 2022; Are We There Yet?
- 19TH Sabah Open Dancesport Championship 2019 , Malaysia
Modern Pre-Amateur – Champion
- Asia Pacific Dance X’Plosion Championship 2018 , Malaysia
Line Classic Advanced Female Teen – Champion
Standard Solo Under 16 Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep – Champion
Latin Solo Under 16 Jive, Paso Doble – Champion
Latin Solo Under 16 Cha Cha, Samba – First Runner Up
- Asia Dance Tour Taipei Open 2017 , Taiwan, China
Under 19 2 Dance Ballroom – Second Runner Up
- 16TH & 15TH Sabah Open Dancesport Championship 2016 & 2015 , Malaysia
2016 Latin Amateur Rising Star – Champion
2016 Standard Pre-Amateur – Champion
2015 Modern Amateur Rising Star – Champion
2015 Latin & Modern Pre-Amateur – Champion
2015 Latin & Modern Junior Under 16 – Champion
- 4TH Johor Cup International Ballroom Championship 2016 , Malaysia
Standard Amateur Rising Star – Champion
Standard Pre-Amateur – Champion
- 22ND Penang International Ballroom Dancing Championships 2015 , Malaysia
Standard Malaysia Amateur Closed Ranking – 4th placing
Standard Junior Under 18 – 4th placing
- 23RD Come Dancing Cup HK Open Dancesport Championship 2015, Hong Kong, China
Latin Solo Under 14 – First Runner Up
Latin Solo Freestyle Under 16 – First Runner Up
Standard Under 14 – First Runner UP
Standard Novice – 4th placing
- 16TH Stardust Dancesport Grand Prix 2015 , Singapore
Standard Pre-Amateur – Champion
Standard Junior Under 16 years & Below – First Runner Up
- 1ST Star Dance Club International Ballroom Dancing Championship 2015 , Thailand
Latin Pre-Amateur – Champion
Latin Junior Under 18 – Champion
Standard Junior Under 18 – Champion
Crystle is a dance graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Crystle specializes in teaching RAD ballet classes, RAD exam preparation, technical training, conditioning and open classes. She has worked with several Australian choreographers and attended France Dance Intensive at France, Montpellier and Istres. Crystle obtained Norma de Gruchy Award as the most improved female ballet dancer during her studies. She is a committed and dedicated person that always strives to do her best in the process of teaching. She believes in delivering organic and well-structured classes that could create a warm atmosphere in learning and helps in building each student’s sense of belonging.