Jazz Inc is a collective of dancers led by Sinclair Ang, with the aim of promoting traditional jazz dancing from vernacular Jazz, to Charleston, and Lindy Hop through classes and performances. With over one and a half decades of international teaching experience in over 20 countries, Sinclair is focused on the education of jazz not only through good and engaging teaching, but also in giving talks about the art form, including it’s history and music. Sinclair leads The Rhythmakers, a band dedicated to playing authentic tunes from the goldern era of Swing specially for dancers. While preserving traditions, Jazz Inc innovates through working with street dances in performances as part of our Freedom Jazz Dance Project. We do regular adult classes, and also special workshops and presentations for schools of all levels and corporate team building sessions, covering different genres of dancing. Sinclair has also worked with various show choirs as well, including the ITE Show Choir, and is committed to the next generation of dancers, being a part of the Jazz Kids from Kids Performing for almost 11 years since its early days.
The dancers have performed both locally and overseas, and in different media and contexts, including dance documentaries and commercials, talk shows, the stage, at festivals like Esplanade’s Flipside and da:ns Festival, SMU Arts Festival, and Got to Move, as well as for the nation on National Day with the Dim Sum Dollies.
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With almost 20 years of dance experience, Sinclair has also conducted numerous workshops over the past decade and a half overseas, in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, in over 20 countries, initially helping many of the fledgling scenes grow in Asia. With his experience, he personally trains his teaching team to ensure the highest level of classes both in terms of fun and making it easy to learn the dance.
Part of Jazz Inc’s commitment is also to the music, presenting demo-lectures on jazz music and dancing to schools, and was a part of Esplanade’s Bitesize series for several years, educating adults and youths alike in the history and development of Jazz music and dance over the past century.
Sinclair also sings with his Rhythmakers, to present vintage jazz tunes for dancers and listeners alike. He has sat in and jammed with several of the hottest Swing Dance bands today as well, including the Gordon Webster Band, Stockholm All-Stars, and the Hot Sugar Band.