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Starlinn

Starlinn Choo Singapore Actfa School, Aceki Dance, Teacher, Performer, Instructor for Salsa, Hip Hop, Tango, Jazz, Bachata and more!

STARLINN CHOO YANQING joined Actfa Dance School Singapore's SFDF program in 2004 while studying in NUS, training 12 hours a day; she completed her SFDF, Diploma & IHDC courses in 3 years, using her teaching income to finance her classes in Diploma & IHDC. In 2008 she pursued her IMDC Dance Business & is now doing her 3 years IPHDC Dance Product Research. While pursuing her IHDC she was already traveling around the world for dance assignments teaching, performing and more.

Jaztin & Starlinn from Singapore - Performing in a Salsa Festival overseas, Dance Classes in Singapore

World #1 Female Lead Salsa Dancer:
Starlinn - one of the top Salsa dancers & instructors in the world - has been featured on many TV & Newspapers in Asia. She has been invited as a performer, artist, teacher & judge for many overseas Salsa Dance Competitions, Festivals, Congresses & assignments including USA, England, France, Germany, Argentina, Cuba, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, India, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Maldives, Hong Kong & Taiwan. In 2006, Starlinn received the NUS Student Achievement Award in Arts & Culture for her achievements in dance. She is the Champion of the Singapore 1st Open Salsa Competition 2005 & Professional Salsa Competition 2005. She has worked on & appeared in many Chinese, Tamil & English TV programs in Singapore. Her students are known to fly in from various countries just to take her classes.
Starlinn has over 15 years of Ballet experience before she joined the IHDC program and now teaches over 50 different types of dances. She is known for bringing the Hip-hop and Belly-dancing styles into Salsa in Asia and introduced Zouk, Kizomba and Reggaeton to Singapore. She was the lead choreographer for: Asia’s First Salsa Musical Comedy that was premiered at the Summer Dancefit 2006 with a revise performance at Kallang Theater later that year, Salsa for Beginners (Kallang Theater) in the Singapore Salsa Congress 2006 and Hokkien Salsa in the Singapore Salsa Festival 2007 and Christmas Salsa in Victoria Theatre in December 2007. Between 2004 to 2006 she produced over 20 dance DVDs, which are distributed globally through retail channels like www.SalsaDVD.com. She also designed a range of Salsa Dance Shoes on sale at www.akoala.com and selected retail stores worldwide.

Press Interviews by Actfa Dance School Singapore Students and Instructors in various countries.
Press Interviews in various countries.

Starlinn Choo from Actfa Dance School Singapore Teaching in Palm Springs USA
Teaching in Palm Springs USA

Teaching in London OneKX Starlinn Choo from Actfa Dance School Singapore
Teaching in London OneKX

Teaching and assisting opening a new Aceki franchise studio in Maldives Starlinn Choo from Actfa Dance School Singapore
Teaching and assisting opening a new Aceki franchise studio in Maldives

Teaching and Performing in Bangalore, India Starlinn Choo from Actfa Dance School Singapore
Teaching in Bangalore, India

Photoshoot along Cuba Havanna's Main Street, Obispo with a live band Starlinn Choo from Actfa Dance School Singapore
Photoshoot along Cuba Havanna's Main Street, Obispo with a live band.

Havanna, Cuba Starlinn Choo from Actfa Dance School Singapore
Havanna, Cuba

Teaching & performing in Paris Starlinn Choo from Actfa Dance School Singapore
Teaching & performing in Paris

Salsa Festival in Maldives Teaching & performing Starlinn Choo from Actfa Dance School Singapore
Salsa Festival in Maldives

Work with Aceki in Buenos Aires, Argentina Starlinn Choo from Actfa Dance School Singapore
Work with Aceki in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Work with Aceki in Cancun, Mexico Starlinn Choo from Actfa Dance School Singapore
Work with Aceki in Cancun, Mexico

Teaching & Performing at Esplanade Dan:s Festival 2010 Starlinn Choo, from Actfa Dance School Singapore
Teaching & Performing at Esplanade Dan:s Festival 2010

Lovebel

LOVEBEL, at 19 years old was offered to teach in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. She also helped in operating a dance school and a dance product and apparels factory.

She started Ballet, Chinese and Modern dance at the age of 7 – setting a strong foundation for her dance career at an early stage.  Her insatiable thirst for dance brought her to pick up a plethora of new dances like Salsa, Jazz, Bachata, ChaCha, and HipHop. 

As an up and coming artiste, Lovebel is always bubbling with cheerful optimism and has a smile for everyone on the dance floor.  Lovebel is known for her flexibilty, agility, flips and poise and is a favorite amongst her peers and students in demonstrating show moves with flair and precision. Being no stranger to the stage, Lovebel has performed and taught a wide range of dances like Salsa, Bachata, Jazz, Bollywood, Hip Hop, Modern, Chinese dance, Cha Cha, Cabaret at major dance productions such as the Esplanade Da:ns Festival 2009, MUSE II 2009, SSC 2009. She has also been invited overseas to Hong Kong, China and Malaysia to showcase her talents as an instructor and performer at international dance congresses and festivals.

Lovebel is currently an Instructor at ACTFA and also teaches Yoga and Pilates at several Community Centres around Singapore. 

Lovebel: Aceki Artiste and Instructor for Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011
Lovebel: Aceki Artiste and Instructor for Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011

Birthday Present from a student
Birthday Present from a student

Lovebel's Birthday in Guangzhou with Students and Friends

Lovebel's Birthday in Guangzhou with Students and Friends
Lovebel's Birthday in Guangzhou with Students and Friends

Lovebel organizing and running a Salsa night event in Guangzhou
Lovebel organizing and running a Salsa night event in Guangzhou

Lovebel: The world, her playground
Lovebel: The world, her playground

Lovebel: learning how to make dance shoes in Huizhou. A few months later she was in charge of hiring and teaching others how to make shoes in Guangzhou
Lovebel: learning how to make dance shoes in Huizhou. A few months later she was in charge of hiring and teaching others how to make shoes in Guangzhou

Bianca

Bianca

BIANCA enrolled in the SFDF course after A-levels. Within 6 months she was dancing as a backup dancer for MTV. She has also traveled to many countries like Germany, UK, Taiwan & Hong Kong to teach & perform, & was offered a position to dance in a few Musical plays.

LB

LB performing at Esplanade Festival
LB performing at Esplanade Festival

LB, a masters degree holder working for a MNC, decided to do a career switch after he completed his SFDF. He then worked as an International Sales Manager in dance products, an international artist & dance instructor. He is the Singapore Bachata Champion 2008 and the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship behind Serge and Polina from Russia in 2010. He continued his diploma and IHDC in dance part-time.

Malaysia Festival
LB performing at Malaysia Salsa Festival 2010

zouk

Manggoh


Enjoying cocktail with the team at a Bandos Resort, Maldives (2008)

MANGGOH was one of the elite few selected for the Mediacorp Dance Academy in 2000. He graduated from NTU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and used to work as a Project Manager in the IT Industry. He passed his examination & evaluation for SFDF and is currently doing his Diploma & IHDC. Since joining the program, he has completed several teaching assignments worldwide, including assisting in setting up a dance school in the Maldives in 2008, Batam Indonesia in 2009 and Hong Kong and China in 2011. He is now the VP in Aceki involved in Marketing & Dance Products Development.

Teaching Salsa Class with my sister as my lovely assistant (2007)
Teaching Salsa Class with my sister as my lovely assistant (2007)

"I have finally found my career I love in dance. It is here that I believe I will make my millions. I love travelling and developing new products and be involve in marketing. I have never work with a company that gives me so much freedom to do what I love to do. So many parties and so much fun while working. Work is so addictive here. Having management meetings while swimming in crystal clear water in the Maldives and at Shangri La in Cebu or having a nice buffet in Beijing, Hong Kong or Indonesia. Preparing for the World Salsa Championships, designing a new shoe for the future dancer, there is just so much to learn and play with. I have seen so many ideas in the company materialize into reality, into real products and services. I was given the opportunity to upgrade myself through mentorship with CEOD on HR, marketing, management & manufacturing. There are thousands of tasks that I want to experience here."

First overseas Salsa competition in Taiwan (2006)
First overseas Salsa competition in Taiwan (2006)

Teaching dance to Mediacorp Artists for TV Sitcom "Just In Singapore" (2008)
Teaching dance to Mediacorp Artists for TV Sitcom "Just In Singapore" (2008)

Teaching dance to St Joseph's International School Singapore (2008) Thanks to the training I received, I have taught over 1000 students in more than 10 schools (TKGS, AJC, SJI, Pasir Ris Cres, Nan Chiau High...)
Teaching dance to St Joseph's International School Singapore (2008) Thanks to the training I received, I have taught over 1000 students in more than 10 schools (TKGS, AJC, SJI, Pasir Ris Cres, Nan Chiau High...)


Teaching and Performance trip to Maldives in 2008

Building a Rueda Performance Team in Maldives. (2008)
Building a Rueda Performance Team in Maldives. (2008)

With my mentor Justin in Guangzhou, China (2011)
With my mentor Justin in Guangzhou, China (2011)

Working with international artists and teachers on global distribution of Aceki products
Working with international artists and teachers on global distribution of Aceki products


Promoting Aceki products at Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011

Performing at Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011
Performing at Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011

Teaching workshops as an International Artist at Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011
Teaching workshops as an International Artist at Hong Kong Salsa Festival 2011

Some of the things that money cannot buy: Happiness, Family, Friends, Peace and Love...
Some of the things that money cannot buy: Happiness, Family, Friends, Peace and Love...

Rachel

RACHEL an undergraduate in NTU joined the SFDF in 2010 and was offered to open a dance studio in China.  She has taught and performed in Guang Zhou, Shen Zhen, Hong Kong, Singapore.

Maricel Tamil Derrick Brenda

MARICEL, a professional dancer from the Philippines, joined SFDF in 2009. In less than a year, she has performed at the Esplanade Da:ns Festival 2009, Salsa Cruise Asia 2009, & has also been to China to teach & perform. In 2010 she was offered a full time dance instructor job in Singapore. She has since gone on to set up a dance studio in the Philippines and comes back periodically to upgrade her skills.

TAMIL, a professional dancer & teacher actively involved in competitions & performances for Hip Hop, Bollywood, Indian Dance. He was teaching dance in secondary school and choreographing for SYF. He joined the IHDC program to further his training as a dancer & teacher in 2009.  Since joining the IHDC, he has taught, performed & competed in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan.

DERRICK has over 20 years of dance instructor experience with more than 30 types of dance. He was granted an exemption from SFDF after taking an examination & evaluation and signed up for the diploma & IHDC simultaneously.

BRENDA joined the SFDF when she was 13 years old and was hired to teach and perform both locally and overseas after 6 months. She was also financing her own dance study while teaching private dance classes.  Under the SFDF, she was the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship 2010 and Singapore Bachata Chanpion 2009.  She was given opportunities to teach in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China.

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Starlinn Actfa DanceSTARLINN CHOO YANQING joined the SFDF program in 2004 while studying in NUS, training 12 hours a day; she completed her SFDF, Diploma & IHDC courses in 3 years, using her teaching income to finance her classes in Diploma & IHDC. In 2008 she pursued her IMDC Dance Business & is now doing her 3 years IPHDC Dance Product Research. While pursuing her IHDC she was already traveling around the world for assignments. more


Bianca Actfa DanceBIANCA enrolled in the SFDF course after A-levels. Within 6 months she was dancing as a backup dancer for MTV. She has also traveled to many countries like Germany, UK, Taiwan & Hong Kong to teach & perform, & was offered a position to dance in a few Musical plays. 


 Libin Actfa DanceLB, a masters degree holder working for a MNC, decided to do a career switch after he completed his SFDF. He then worked as an International Sales Manager in dance products, an international artist & dance instructor. He is the Singapore Bachata Champion 2008 and the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship behind Serge and Polina from Russia in 2010. more


manfred Actfa DanceMANGGOH was one of the elite few selected for the Mediacorp Dance Academy in 2000. He graduated from NTU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and used to work as a Project Manager in the IT Industry. He passed his examination & evaluation for SFDF and is currently doing his Diploma & IHDC. more


maricel Actfa DanceMARICEL, a professional dancer from the Philippines, joined SFDF in 2009. In less than a year, she has performed at the Esplanade Da:ns Festival 2009, Salsa Cruise Asia 2009, & has also been to China to teach & perform. In 2010 she was offered a full time dance instructor job in Singapore. She has since gone on to set up a dance studio in the Philippines and comes back periodically to upgrade her skills.


rachel Actfa DanceRACHEL an undergraduate in NTU joined the SFDF in 2010 and was offered to open a dance studio in China.  She has taught and performed in Guang Zhou, Shen Zhen, Hong Kong, Singapore.


 derrick actfa danceDERRICK has over 20 years of dance instructor experience with more than 30 types of dance. He was granted an exemption from SFDF after taking an examination & evaluation and signed up for the diploma & IHDC simultaneously.


tamil actfa danceTAMIL, a professional dancer & teacher actively involved in competitions & performances for Hip Hop, Bollywood, Indian Dance. He was teaching dance in secondary school and choreographing for SYF. He joined the IHDC program to further his training as a dancer & teacher in 2009.  Since joining the IHDC, he has taught, performed & competed in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan.


brenda actfa danceBRENDA joined the SFDF when she was 13 years old and was hired to teach and perform both locally and overseas after 6 months. She was also financing her own dance study while teaching private dance classes.  Under the SFDF, she was the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship 2010 and Singapore Bachata Champion 2009.  She was given opportunities to teach in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China.

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