The surge of the dancing scene has been ostensibly felt the past few years, what not with endless dance concerts, performances and competitions. This time, we are really looking forward to another competition hailing from the land of the  rising sun, namely the annual Gatsby Dance Competition!

But for those of you who are new to dancing, you may want to know what exactly is this competition about.

Well, it’s a vibrant and prestigious event held across Asia that will put local young dancing talents into a more recognised platform. It is on its fourth year running now, so it’s  gaining popularity amongst its target market! Youths can enter as individuals or teams consisting not more than three members, and the winners will be representing Singapore at a regional platform in Tokyo, Japan and will be up against the representatives of the other 7 countries participating in this regional competition as well.

We are also pleased to invite two of Japan's renowned dancers: Fishboy and Charisma Kantaro as the guest judges for this year. Immensely talented and greatly versatile, they are also the hosts of the wildly popular Japanese show Dance @ TV.

The other two judges that will make up the panel are Chunky and Fredy Kosman. Chunky is one of the pioneering Locking dancers in Singapore. He emerged as the champion in several prestigious competitions. Fredy Kosman,  on the other hand, has began dancing since 2005, specializing in Street Jazz and Hip Hop, and has travelled to LA, NY, Australia and Taiwan to perfect his craft.

With such prestigious panel of judges, it is really no wonder that the Gatsby Dance Competition this year is drumming up such anticipation and excitement! Just check out their event page for yourself:


Here are further details:


Date: 18 Feb 2012

Time: 4-6pm

Venue: Far East Plaza Concourse

(Event is open to public and free of charge. Let me know if you are keen to come too!)


The prelims (closed event for public, only open to media friends) is held this Saturday, 4th Feb 2012 where 25 teams will battle it out for the eight spots reserved for Finalists.


Watch this space as we bring you more from O School Prelims this Saturday!