Advocating A Drug-Free Lifestyle With #THENEXTLITMOVES

09 Jul 2018

            On 7 and 8 July 2018, more than 140 youths showed their support for a drug-free lifestyle in the 20th edition of Danceworks! held at Clarke Quay, a member of the United Against Drugs Coalition (UADC). Participants lit up the stage with their presence and captivating performances as they battle to be the champions in the respective dance categories.

 

2.         This year’s Danceworks! is jointly organised by the Central Narcotics Bureau, the National Council Against Drug Abuse and the Singapore Polytechnic. It is an anchor event of the annual Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign and aims to engage youths in the anti-drug cause through dance and to encourage a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. 

 

3.         During the group category showcase on 7 July 2018, “Rocketeer (Recognize! Studios)” and “Team Ayza without Amsyar” emerged as the respective champions of the Junior and Youth Group Choreography categories.

Photo 1 (CNB): Rocketeer (Recognize! Studios), champions of the Junior Group Category, receiving their prizes from Mr Sng Chern Hong, Director (Communications Division), CNB.

Photo 1 (CNB): Rocketeer (Recognize! Studios), champions of the Junior Group Category, receiving their prizes from Mr Sng Chern Hong, Director (Communications Division), CNB.

 

Photo 2 (CNB): Team Ayza without Amsyar, champions of the Youth Group category receiving their prizes from Mr Sng Chern Hong, Director (Communications Division), CNB.

Photo 2 (CNB): Team Ayza without Amsyar, champions of the Youth Group category receiving their prizes from Mr Sng Chern Hong, Director (Communications Division), CNB.

Photo 3 (CNB): Other winning teams and highlights of the Group Category showcase held on 7 July 2018 at Clarke Quay.

Photo 3 (CNB): Other winning teams and highlights of the Group Category showcase held on 7 July 2018 at Clarke Quay.


4.         Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health, graced the event on 8 July 2018, during which 60 dancers vied to be the top pair in the tournament-style “2 versus 2 All Style Battle”. 24-year-old Gerald Chan and 20-year-old Joey Tan emerged the champion pair after a gruelling three hours’ battle.


Photo 4 (CNB): [Top] Gerald Chan and Joey Tan with Guest-of-Honour Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health, after their win. [Bottom Left to Right] First runner-ups (Pichmutta Puangtongdee and Haris Murshidi Liang Wei Wen) receiving their prizes from Mr Amrin Amin and highlights of the 2v2 battle on 8 July 2018.

Photo 4 (CNB): Winners of the 2v2 battle and event highlights



CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU

NATIONAL COUNCIL AGAINST DRUG ABUSE

9 JULY 2018



ANNEX A

 

About DanceWorks!

 

First organised in 1999, DanceWorks! is an annual anti-drug dance competition that aims to engage youths in the anti-drug cause through dance. To attract more participants, a new category – “2 vs 2 All-Styles Dance Battle” - was introduced in 2017.

Competition Categories

Group Choreography: Teams (5 to 10 members each) presented a 3.5 to 4-minute-long dance choreography conveying the anti-drug message with ‘Light’ as this year’s theme. Five teams from the Junior (7-12 year olds) and six teams from the Youth (13-23 year olds) categories competed in the finals held on 7 July 2018. The judges for the finals were Lester Fisherman, Stephanie Loh and Tina Wang.

 

2 vs 2 All-Styles Dance Battle: Participants in either the ‘Under-21’ (13 to 20 years old) or ‘Open’ (21 to 34 year olds) category auditioned to be the Top 16 from each category. The Top 16 from each category were then paired to compete in the finals held on 8 July 2018. The judges were Ryezal, Xiao Mei and Marzipan.

Prizes

The cash prizes for the different segments are as follows:

Description of Awards

Prizes for Group Choreography

 

First

Second

Third

Junior Category

$3,000

$2,500

$2,000

Youth Category

$3,500

$3,000

$2,500

Best Choreography Award*

$500

Most Supported Team Award*

$500

Best Anti-Drug Storyline Award*

$500

*Per Category 

*Additional note: All participants receive a certificate of participation. First, Second and Third prizes comes with a trophy for each category.

 

Prizes for 2 vs 2 Battle

Champion Pair

1st Runner Up Pair

$2,000

$1,500

*Both prizes come with a trophy each.

 

About the Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign

 

NCADA and CNB jointly organise the annual Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign (ADAC) to commemorate the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on 26 June every year. This year saw the inaugural light-up[*] of the Marina Bay vicinity and Harbourfront (Sentosa), where iconic buildings and structures were illuminated in either green or white lights on 26 June 2018, from 7pm to 12am, to symbolise their support for the anti-drug cause. Green and white, representing ‘Health’, ‘Vitality’ and ‘Strength’, are the colours of the Anti-Drug Ribbon which is a symbol of the anti-drug cause and the united stand against drugs.

About the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA)

Formed in 1995, NCADA is an advisory committee to the Ministry of Home Affairs which helps the Government gather feedback and ideas from the community to enhance and strengthen the national anti-drug strategy.

About the United Against Drugs Coalition (UADC)

The UADC is an anti-drug alliance launched by CNB and NCADA in April 2017. Participating organisations include public agencies, educational institutions, community partners and private organisations The objective is to form a strong network of advocates for a drug-free Singapore, and to achieve a multiplier effect through the coalition whereby organisations who have pledged their commitment to the anti-drug cause promote the anti-drug message through their networks and outreach platforms.

 



[*] CNB News Release, dated 26 June 2018 – “Inaugural DrugFreeSG Light-Up: Marina Bay and Harbourfront Illuminated in Colours of the Green and White Anti-Drug Ribbon”  https://www.cnb.gov.sg/NewsAndEvents/News/Index/inaugural-drugfreesg-light-up-marina-bay-and-harbourfront-illuminated-in-colours-of-the-green-and-white-anti-drug-ribbon

 

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017