Here at MADDspace we believe that Performing Arts is an effective way to develop meaningful qualities such as Self-Confidence, Respect and Discipline, to name a few.
Over the years, we have seen our students grow leaps and bounds. Bethany Kua, in particular, is one such student. Having joined us since 2017, she has gone through a whole variety of Vocal and Dance classes in MADDspace, competing in numerous competitions not just locally but internationally as well. Today, she is one of the senior members of MADD-teorites, our Artiste Development Programme.
In this post, we interview Bethany, a stellar individual who proves that age is no limit for her brilliant moves and techniques that she so gracefully displays on stage. Having been part of various projects and festivals such as Hot Dog Dance in Disney Channel as well as excelling in the International Festival of Performing Arts in Beijing, we believe that Bethany is surely going to attain great things in the future! Here are some of the questions we asked Bethany!
Q: How old are you this year?
A: 9 years old Q: How long have you been at MADDspace?
A: Since 2017 August
Q: Which classes are your favourite?
Q: What are some of your proudest achievements? (e.g. Diamond Award in B-dazzled Dance Solo, CSTD, LCM Distinction, Asia Pacific Festival Gold, etc.)
International Festival of Performing Arts in Beijing – 2nd placing Gold
Grand champion in B-dazzled Dance Solo – Jazz
Diamond award in B-dazzled Dance Solo – Hip Hop
Grand champion in B-dazzled Dance Duo – Hip Hop
Asia Pacific International Arts Festival Music and Talents Competition – Gold for Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical, Song & Dance
GTB 2020 – Musical and Song & Dance – 3rd place
Safra Lil Star – Solo Vocal 2nd placing 2020
Muse 2019 – 1st placing vocal
American Protege – 2nd placing 2019
Digicom – 2018 – Hip Hop 3rd place
Q: What's your most memorable experience in MADDspace?
A: Being casted a Hot Dog Dance for Disney channel as well as participated in the International Festival of Performing Arts in Beijing with a team. Got 2nd placing.
Q: Do you have any advice for children who love to sing, dance and perform like you?
A: No short cut. Mummy makes me practice and practice.
Q: Is there anybody in MADDspace you would like to thank for your achievements? (it could be your teachers, favourite teacher, friends)
A: Teachers like Shirlyn, Safy Ann, Melissa Chua and Teacher Valery who choregraphed the dance for me, Teacher Kenogi who taught me Korean song, Teacher John who always gave me opportunity to showcase my talent.
Q: Who's your biggest supporter? (it could be your friend, sister, mummy, daddy, grandparents, teachers, etc.)
A: Mummy is my biggest supporter. She supports me in what I want to do. Daddy and God grandmother are always there for me.
Q: Who is your favourite singer/dancer/group?
Q: Who do you look up to in MADDspace (if any) (it could be a student, or a teacher)
A: Teacher Mel
Q: Is there anything you like to do apart from singing/dancing/performing? (It could be a hobby like cooking, or making slime, etc.)
A: To be able to cook like mummy
Q: If you could have a superpower, what will it be?
A: To have the superpower to know everything
Q: Why do you want that superpower?
A: So that I don’t have to go through torturous time doing my homework.
The Performing Arts is no easy feat! It requires from you not only your commitment on the pursuit to gain better aptitude in the art, but also calls for plenty of sacrifice amongst other areas of importance in your day to day life. With that being said, one's love for the arts will ensure that no matter what difficult hurdles there may be, it can surely be overcome if you are kept intrinsically motivated to live out your passion. Keep staying driven and love what you do! Interested to find out more about Music, Arts, Drama and Dance? (MADD)
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