KRANJI MODERN DANCE CLUB
Kranji Modern Dance Club (KMDC) strives to develop well-rounded dancers and maximise the potential of each dancer, with exposure to different genres such as Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-hop, Ballet and Chinese dances. The dancers are also given opportunities to work with different external instructors and choreographers to broaden their horizon and enrich their movement vocabulary, as well as given training in choreography techniques and make up skills.
KMDC is known for its great discipline and camaraderie, and functions at a high level of self-efficacy and student autonomy. There is immense focus on positive learning attitude and character development of every dancer, on top of skills acquisition and performance quality, to enable them to push their limits and achieve greater heights. There are multiple platforms for the dancers to perform on stage, such as the annual year end Dance Camp Showcase, school and community events and the combined public concert for all Performing Arts CCAs.
KMDC has also participated in the biennial Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation in 2 categories since 2013, International Dance and Chinese Dance, with outstanding achievement over the last 5 years. With a strong following of alumni who return regularly to support the club, KMDC has grown from strength to strength, and continues striving for all-round development and excellence in all its undertakings.
Since its official inception in 2000, Kranji Choir has grown in strength and ability, with consistently good performance at the Singapore Youth Festival over the years. With its vision ‘Lift Every Voice, Sing and Rejoice’, Kranji Choir has performed on multiple platforms, both internally at school events and externally at various public events, such as its first public concert entitled ‘The Lion King Medley’ in 2007, the ‘International Arts Festival 2008’ at Genting Highlands (Youth category, Silver), the National Day Parade at Padang in 2010 as part of the National Combined School Choir and SHOWCASE! Performing Arts Festival 2012, an event organised by the Arts Education Branch, Ministry of Education, in 2012 at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.
In the recent years, Kranji Choir has also participated in the annual President’s Challenge Charity Choral Festival as part of its VIA programme, with some of the senior singers performing as members of The Grand Choir. In pursuit of excellence and exposure for all choir members, Kranji Choir will continue to explore opportunities to develop and showcase the talents of their members.
KRANJI SYMPHONIC BAND
The Kranji Symphonic Band was formed in 1996, and has grown in strength and ability over the years, attaining commendable results at the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging and Arts Presentation. With its first public concert on 17th June 2006 at ACS (Barker Road), Kranji Symphonic Band has since then successfully completed four more public concerts at Victoria Concert Hall in 2008 and 2010, Republic Polytechnic in 2012 and Singapore Conference Hall in 2018. The Band has also performed at Marina Bay Sands Arts and Science Museum, Merlion Park @ One Fullerton and The Singapore Flyer. In 2012, the band took part in an international competition at Genting, Malaysia and clinched the Gold with Honours award.
With abundant performance and leadership opportunities within Kranji Symphonic Band, students are able to develop themselves holistically apart from music reading and instrumental skills acquisition. There is great emphasis on discipline and character development, as well as an understanding of the role and impact of each player on the whole team in music playing. The alumni players return frequently to help out and show support for the Band, and the dedicated team of teachers continually seeks out platforms for the Band to further improve and excel in their performance quality.
ENGLISH LITERARY DRAMA AND DEBATE SOCIETY (ELDDS)
The ELDDS is a vibrant and dynamic club with confident and fun-loving members who are articulate in expressing their emotions and feelings. The CCA has two main focuses: Drama and Debate.
Through drama, members are provided with a well-rounded experience of theatre. Students are exposed to a vast array of theatre skills such as voice projection, articulation, scripting, stage managing and lighting design. Members also have the opportunity to watch performances for wider exposure about the craft. ELDDS has attained excellent results at the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging and Arts Presentation over the years, and also taken part in performances at regional libraries as part of Fairytale Trails.
Members in debate have the opportunity to receive training, to teach them how to develop persuasive arguments. Members take part in the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships as well as informal sparring sessions with debaters from other schools. Debaters develop their cognitive and persuasive skills through these sessions, which also teach them how to present ideas convincingly.
With a dedicated team of teachers and instructors looking into high quality training, there are ample opportunities given to the members to showcase their abilities and their own works in scripting, acting, debating and hosting events as emcees. The members form a motivated, versatile and creative team that strives to hone its craft to continually improve with each performance.