Category Archives: Dance

K-12 Dancers Celebrate Music Icons

Last Saturday afternoon, ISM’s dancers performed to a full house of dance fans.  The AFAC and HS dance classes all performed dances choreographed to songs they selected from musicians they considered to be Musical Icons.  All dancers from our grades 1 through 12 thrilled the audience with ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary numbers.  If you attended the recital, please watch the slide show below to re-visit some of your favourite moments.  If you were not able to attend the recital, watch the slide show below to see what you missed!  🙂   Photos courtesy of Eugene Perez.

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Photos can also be viewed on our ISM Flickr Account by following this LINK

Don’t miss our HS Concert on Wednesday, November 16 when all of our HS Music students celebrate The Legends of Jazz.  5:30 pm in the FAT.  Free admission.  Free seating – so arrive early.

IASAS Technician for Dance & Drama

The IASAS Dance and Drama team needs 1 technician who will act as Stage Manager during the rehearsal period (November – end of February) and Stage Manager, Lighting and Sound technician for all performances – including the one at Cultural Convention at ISB.  The IASAS tech must be organised, proactive, and willing to take on any task from finding costumes and props to creating original sound tracks and even participating in some scriptwriting if needed.  This person must be a clear and confident communicator as well as a skilled problem solver.  A strong background in sound and lighting design is preferred, but not necessary.  IASAS tech will split his/her time between Dance and Drama rehearsals as needed.


If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit a written application of no more than 500 words to Ms. Close.  Briefly outline your theatrical experience and your reasons for wanting to take on the role of IASAS Tech.   Describe what skills you will bring to the role.   Applications are due November 9 by 3:00 pm. Drop by the FAO to speak to Ms. Close if you would like more information.

So You Think You Can Dance? BoB 2011

So, you think you can dance?  Really?  Check out the grade level dances from 2011 Battle of the Bearcats “So You Think You Can Dance” event and you may find that your skills pale in comparison to the talent demonstrated by Bearcat Grade Level Dance teams.  Battle of the Bearcats (BoB) is an annual School Spirit competition between grade levels.  Each grade level enters teams of students into a wide variety of athletic, artistic and performance competitions.  While there are Gold, Silver and Bronze medal placing awarded for each event, the over-all winner of the day is the grade level which demonstrates the most positive school spirit – not only for participating and cheering on their own grade level, but for supporting all participants in all events.  The competition is friendly – and fierce.   The grade level councils for each year organise t-shirts, hats, banners, teams and the all important Grade Level Cheer.  The Senior entrance and Dance Co performance at the opening ceremony are highly anticipated events.  This year, at the request of the student body, more Arts and Performance events were added to the competition.  We saw incredible artistic talent at the Speed Painting, Bearcat Idol and Bearcat’s Got Talent among many other arts related events.

Every year the adults in the building are amazed and frequently left speechless at what these incredibly talented kids can accomplish when we step back and just let them get on with it.  Speaking of just “getting on with it”  without any further ado, here are the videos of BoB 2011 So You Think You Can Dance? No teacher assistance, no time in class and no grades – just pure, joyous, spectacular Bearcat talent and grade level pride.

Freshmen: ISM Class of 2015 [youtube][/youtube]

Sophomores: ISM Class of 2014[youtube][/youtube]

Juniors: ISM Class of 2013 [youtube][/youtube]

Seniors: ISM Class of 2012 and Winners of the 2011 Battle of the Bearcats Spirit Award [youtube][/youtube]

We love our Bearcats and our Bearcats love their Arts!


IASAS Dance, Drama and Art Auditions

We are still one month away from the opening of the HS Play, but Romeo and Juliet will have come and gone before we know it and it will be time to start working on the next HS Dance and Drama productions.

IASAS Dance, Drama and Art Convention will be held at International School Bangkok from February 29 – March 4, 2012.

ISM will be sending a delegation of 22 students to the DDA Cultural Convention:

8 dancers
8 performers/actors
5 artists
1 Technician

More details about the preparation required for the auditions will be available at a later date, but please take note of the following dates:

Drama Auditions:  November 14 in FAT and 15 in the AMR .  3 pm – 5pm.

Dance Auditions: November  28 and 29 in the Dance Studio.

Technician applications: Due November 9 to Ms. Close in the FAO.

Artist Applications: TBA

IASAS Jazz and Dance Exchange

20 ISM Dancers and Jazz Musicians will be participating in the IASAS Jazz/Dance exchange this weekend. JIS has arranged to stream the final concert live over the internet.  You can see your friends/sons/daughters perform from the comfort of your own home (and it is a lot less expensive than a ticket to see the concert live!). I cannot guarantee the quality of the stream or the broadcast, but we do appreciate the effort that JIS has made for those of us staying at home this weekend.

From JIS:
The concert will start at 7:00PM Sunday Jakarta time (8:00 pm Manila time)
Jazz band, and one tune combined jazz / dance. Should last about an hour

Dancers will be performing one number with the Jazz musicians, but nothing on their own.

This the link for Concert streaming