Established in 2004, Artdicted is SMU's visual arts club. Set up with a mission to foster art appreciation, the club engages the SMU community through a myriad of art-related events. Some of the activities include watercolour workshops and art jam sessions, all designed to encourage creativity and increase arts awareness.
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No fixed meetings or training days. This would be based on the event schedule. The venue would be in SMU campus.
On average, there will be one event per month.
Q1. Are Latin costumes and dancewear flashy/revealing?A1. Competition wear is often vibrant to capture attention, but it is entirely up to you.
Q2. What is the dress code for training? Do I need to purchase latin heels/shoes for training?A2. Any comfortable active/dancewear will do, with latin heels (girls) and shoes (guys). Yes, latin heels/shoes will be required, but don’t worry, there is a range of pricing so you won’t have to break the bank.
Q3. What is the level of commitment required for the CCA? Will I be able to cope?A3. Newcomers would only attend 2 classes; 1.5hr on Tuesday and 1hr on Saturday.
Q4. Do we have fixed partners?A4. No, we do not assign fixed partners. We typically rotate partners to allow everyone to learn how to dance with different people. This also promotes flexibility in partnering for competitions, and gives everyone an equal learning opportunity. Of course, we understand that it is natural to have a preferred partner for competitions/performances and we don’t place any rules on this.
Q5. Who conducts regular training for the club?A5. We have 4 qualified professional latin dance instructors from Aquilia Dance Academy that will guide you every step of the way. They are: 1) Rosario : Principal and main teacher of Aquilia Dance Studio 2) Joy: Certified teacher by United Kingdom Alliance who specialises in basic to advanced techniques and ladies styling 3) Nicolas: Professional competitor and teacher who specialises in on advanced techniques and competitive latin ballroom 4) Azri: Singapore’s top Amatuer Latin Competitor (SBDTA 2018), specialising in adult beginner, styling and performance
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“The best thing about Artdicted is the freedom of expression. The freedom to be yourself and how you want to express your art work. There are endless boundaries in Artdicted which has enabled me to explore various kinds of art and relieve stress.” -Rachel Tham / Member / School of Business / Year 3
“ Everyone here is supportive and very passionate about the arts. Aside from holding art workshops, Artdicted has been very proactive in sharing art-related events. This has greatly contributed to a unique and memorable aspect of my SMU experience.” -Maple Tan / Member / School of Economics / Year 2