IJ Dance Ensemble
||Ms Chelza Chong, Mr Gary Tang, and Ms Michelle Tay|
|Venue||CHIJ Secondary - Dance Studio|
IJ Dance Ensemble (IJDE) is a versatile dance group whose signature style is contemporary with a strong Asian flavour. Besides actively participating in biennial Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Dance Showcase, IJDE has also been invited to perform at the Asian Youth Games (2009), Youth Olympics Games (2010) and National Day Parade (2012).
In 2017 and 2019, IJDE was yet again awarded Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation for Dance in the International category for its Japanese-inspired piece, Pastoral Charm and the Simplest of Joys respectively. In 2019, the piece was showcased at the Momentum Dance Festival 2019 organised by Republic Polytechnic, and Phenomenon TWO held at library@esplanade.
In 2018, IJDE participated in the Art and Dance Twinning and Cultural Programme to Fukuoka, Japan. Dancers attended dance workshops that broadened their knowledge of Japanese culture and dance forms, and shared their experience with peers through a dance presentation.
In 2021, IJDE was awarded Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation for dance (International) for its piece, The Hope of A Thousand Years-a piece that sets out to uplift the audience, it carries the message of hope for a brighter future, especially in these uncertain times.