At MADDspace, we provide a variety of classes for several age groups starting from a tender age of 3 years old! This is because we believe that one's love for MADD (Music, Art, Drama and Dance) can be cultivated from young so that they learn to appreciate the Performing Arts. There are also many benefits of the Performing Arts that are proven to positively impact your child. In this post, we have Sophie Teo, a bright young individual who loves to perform!
Fun fact: Our Director Mr John Khoo once heard Sophie singing a solo line of True Colours back in one of our recitals and immediately ran into the theatre asking where that voice came from.
"Wow, this girl, with that voice is going to have a bright future ahead", said Mr Khoo back then.
Since then, Sophie has not looked back. She was one of the youngest members to be promoted to the Singapore Children's Concert Show Choir and also excelled in B-dazzled Music & Dance Festival, where she won a Diamond Award (Gold equivalent) despite competing with participants who were older than her.
Let us read on further to hear what Sophie has to say about her journey in the Performing Arts with MADDspace.
Q: How old are you this year?
A: 9 years old Q: How long have you been at MADDspace?
A: 2.5 years, since January 2019 Q: What are some of your classes you are taking in MADDspace?
A: Grade 1 Jazz, Private Vocal, SCSC Concert, Private Jazz and I used to be in Voxstars.
Q: Which classes are your favourite?
A: Show Choir, Grade 1 Jazz and Private Vocals
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.)
A: Winning the Diamond Award in B-dazzled Vocal Solo in 2020 and winning the Platinum Award 2 years in a row (2019 for Group Singing and 2020 for Modern Dance Solo)
Q: What's your most memorable experience in MADDspace?
A: Winning the B-dazzled Platinum Award for the first time together with my friends in 2019.
Q: Do you have any advice for children who love to sing, dance and perform like you?
A: If you love to sing or dance do not give up and keep doing what you want to do.
Q: Is there anybody in MADDspace you would like to thank for your achievements? (it could be your teachers, favourite teacher, friends)
A: I would like to thank all of my teachers for helping me to practise my singing and dancing.
Q: Who's your biggest supporter? (it could be your friend, sister, mummy, daddy, grandparents, teachers, etc.)
A: My mother
Q: Who is your favourite singer/dancer/group?
A: My favourite singer is Dove Cameron.
Q: Who do you look up to in MADDspace (if any) (it could be a student, or a teacher)
A: Jordin Tan because I prefer singing over dancing and she has an amazing voice.
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: I also like to rollerblade and cycle.
Q: If you could have a superpower, what will it be?
A: Moving objects with my mind.
Q: Why do you want that superpower?
A: Because I sometimes get a bit lazy and I do not want to walk. What an insightful read about Sophie's journey! Despite a young age, Sophie has proven to us that doing what you love is something that is extremely important. Passion + Hardwork - A perfect recipe to success indeed! Want to find out more about MADDspace and our courses? Click on the link here: https://www.maddspace.com.sg/classes