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Dancers in public spaces steal the show

Hip Hop dancers (from left) Andrea Muhammad, Tyron Cheah and Jason Kang at the SMU basement. One downside to using public spaces is having to make way for the university's students when they need the space, said Ms Andrea. Lighting technician Ong Yon
Lighting technician Ong Yong Wei (left) at the Esplanade basement with graduate student Mike Nguyen, who has been breakdancing in the area up to thrice weekly since four years ago. Being free of charge, public spaces such as this concourse, *Scape, the Singapore Management University basement and The Star Vista have played host to their own dance communities, with many making friends at the different locations and seeking dance tips from other groups.ST PHOTOS: DESMOND WEE
Hip Hop dancers (from left) Andrea Muhammad, Tyron Cheah and Jason Kang at the SMU basement. One downside to using public spaces is having to make way for the university's students when they need the space, said Ms Andrea. Lighting technician Ong Yon
Hip Hop dancers (from left) Andrea Muhammad, Tyron Cheah and Jason Kang at the SMU basement. One downside to using public spaces is having to make way for the university's students when they need the space, said Ms Andrea.ST PHOTOS: DESMOND WEE

My Turf is a fortnightly series that aims to share untold stories of our neighbourhoods. In this instalment, we look at the hot spots used by dance enthusiasts.

There is a flurry of activity every day as shoppers and commuters pack the concourse below the Esplanade, briskly walking from CityLink mall to the Theatres on the Bay.
 

But they are not the only ones.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'Dancers in public spaces steal the show'. Print Edition | Subscribe