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Welcome to WDA.SG, a chapter of the WDA Asia Pacific. We are an inclusive non-profit organization in Singapore dedicated to the advancement and advocacy of dance in all its forms and discourses, from its art form to its sciences and allied wellness disciplines.  We believe that dance is essential in a civil society, not only as a form of physical activity, but in the prevention of disease and in building a stronger, cohesive and diverse community.

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Our Mission Vision Statement

WDA Singapore 2020 was reinvigorated with the desire to respond to the changing times, and the current team believes that the organization is now renewed to

  1. Support all dance practitioners and dance groups in Singapore, from veterans to fresh talent, from dance researchers to wellness enthusiasts. 

  2. Open up doors that will help dancers in their artistic, educational and professional development.

  3. Build on our dance heritage for the future of dance and its evolving impact to society.

  4. Connect dance practitioners locally and globally through a safe space for exchange.

  5. Cultivate a scientific and holistic approach in the safe practice of dance and movement.

Our Core Values 

  1. Integrity. We believe in the practice of our beliefs in inclusivity, diversity and the holistic approach to dance and movement. 

  2. Empathy. Our members strive to understand varied experiences and conversations about dance and its allied vocations and how it affects people.

  3. Relevance. WDA strives to remain in tune with the most current artistic, scientific and technological information as they impact the safe practice of dance.


Who We Are




DrFil, as he is fondly called by his students, is a full time senior lecturer and module leader with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and leads the Dance Sciences and Supplementary Practices modules. For over two decades, he has had an international performing and choreographic repertoire with peer-reviewed, published and presented work. He is a fully certified Pilates instructor and a licensed physician with a post graduate diploma in higher education. He is excited to work on the new mission of the WDA team. More @drfil



Vice President

A leap of faith after Business school saw JiaYin pursue Dance in NAFA and SUNY Purchase where she obtained her BFA in Dance. Now based in Singapore, she is certified GYROTONIC®, Gyrokinesis, instructor trained in Balance Body® Pilates. She freelances and teaches Dance, Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis, and Pilates She continues to dance, perform and choreograph for ad hoc projects.

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Samantha is a certified GYROTONIC®,  GYROKINESIS®, GYROTONER® and Jumping-Stretching Board trainer. She founded idō Studio Singapore in 2019. She graduated with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase after receiving her Diploma in Dance from NAFA. Samantha specializes in working with pre-professional and professional dancers. She uses the system to strengthen, rehabilitate and enhance dancers’ technique and performance.



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