Outdoor chinese dance carnival ‘Under the BIG Tree 2023’ to be held on Oct 28; features dance performances, lucky draw

This event by the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT) aims to let audiences enjoy Chinese dance in a refreshing way.

Ong Chin Wen

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Published: 2 October 2023, 6:30 PM

Members of the public can immerse in an evening of Chinese dance performances while spending quality time with loved ones at Under the BIG Tree 2023 on Oct 28 from 6.15pm to 8.15pm at the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Cultural Academy.

The carnival, organised by the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT), features various dance performances, food and Chinese dance-themed activities suitable for all ages to enjoy.

This year’s line-up of main performers features dance items by the SCDT main company dancers. SCDT’s Children, Junior and Youth performance troupes are also scheduled to perform as main acts in the event.  


Participants can watch dance performances held under the iconic big tree at the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Cultural Academy. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/@SINGAPORE CHINESE DANCE THEATRE


Fringe performances include items by students from the SCDT training classes, featuring those from the First Step dance class, Chinese Folk Dance Graded Examination class, Kungfu dance class and the adult dance class.

Students from Bedok South Secondary School Chinese Dance and ITE College East – East 舞 will also be putting up performances at the event.

While watching the dance items, attendees can enjoy snacks available at the event. These include popcorn, candy floss and snacks from Old Chang Kee. 

Bento boxes will also be available for pre-order on the ticketing website by Oct 22. Three options available are Vegetarian (Set A), Western (Set B) and Kids (Set C), with all priced at $6 each. 

Other activities carnival goers could participate in are games, photo booths and DIY props-making, that would encourage learning about Chinese dance through a light-hearted manner. 

Event-goers will also be able to enter in a lucky draw, where they could stand a chance to win gifts and hampers by The Cocoa Trees.


Aside from watching dance items, event-goers can expect snacks, fun games and a lucky draw at the event.


Entry tickets to the event are priced at $5 each and includes a complimentary beverage, popcorn or candy floss and a chance to enter in the lucky draw. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own picnic mats to the event. 

Those interested can head over to purchase tickets on Peatix and visit the SCDT website for more information.

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