Singapore Dance Delight Vol.4- Interview with AOC (All Out Crew)

AOC representing Singapore won their spot in the Singapore Dance Delight Vol.4 (Finals) after a tough battle of 38 teams at the Prelims held on March 30, 2013. More than 1,000 supporters and dance fans attended the event and witnessed their dance performance. 

Coming this Saturday (13 April 2013) 7pm, see them competing with the others to achieve their dream of representing ASEAN at the world finals of Dance Delight in Japan. Japan Dance Delight is major street dance competition held annually since 1994 in Japan.

Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 4 will be judged by a panel of world renown dancers Loose Joint, Ryan, Tony Tzar, Madoka and creator of Japan Dance Delight and the leader of the legendary break dance team ‘Angel Dust Breakers’, Mitsuhiro Harada a.k.a Machine.

Check out a short video of AOC (All Out Crew)
I recorded during the SDD Vol.4 (Prelims):


Please introduce your group briefly and how many members are there in your group?
Hi, we are AOC which is short for All Out Crew. We have a total of 8 members in our group: Jason, Kelvin, Masagos, Shawn, Remus, Rio, Sebastian and Trev. We come from the same club - NRA(New Revolving Age). We are just 8 ordinary guys doing what we love to do most - dance. We hope to inspire others one day in the future. :)

Why did your group choose this name?
When we were deciding the group name, we were thinking of a name that symbolizes us and a name that meant something meaningful. All Out Crew came up because of our training sessions that we had. We would do a lot of strenuous physical training followed by hours of dancing. After which we would leave the studio extremely exhausted. This routine continued every single day. Hence the name All Out Crew where we shortened it to AOC.

How did you guys join together?
The 8 of us are from the same club New Revolving Age (NRA). We were not very close to each until the latest production Danzation 2012. After the production, we were then brought together by 4 of our teachers- Chin Sian, Bao Wen, Terence and Xiang Tian.

Where do you all practice? All the groups practice together?
We would practice in the studio in our school during the weekdays and on Saturday. On Sundays, we would head down to Scape and practice. We would practice together even when there isn't full strength. 

How old are the members in your group?
As of 2013, the age range in our group is from 19-21 years old.

Did you guys took part in any other events before?
As AOC, Singapore Dance Delight Vol.4 is the first event that we are entering together as a group. Individually, we all have our different experiences. 3 members are from Engage and 5 are from Team Chinsiree that competed in Super 24 in 2012 where we clinched 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Tell me what inspire you guys?
What inspire us is the people around us and our teachers/mentors. Each and every single day we aspire to be better. Not in terms of dancers but as  people as well.Our teachers started out like us and we are amazed to see what they have achieved since then. They are our main inspirations to grow as a crew.

What are your dreams and aspirations?
As a crew, we hope to inspire people one day like how we were inspired by our mentors. We hope to bring new flavour and a sense of originality when we dance such that when people watch us, they will know that they're watching AOC.

What do you think is the most distinctive feature of your team?
The most distinctive feature in our team would be that all 8 of us have very different dancing styles and backgrounds. When we dance individually, it is very different as compared to when we dance as a crew. 

Lastly, we all believe in one common motto "Hard work and belief will always win over talent". :)

Hereby wishing them all the best for their Finals!!!

Singapore Dance Delight Vol. 4 Finals
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Venue: Kallang Theatre
1 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397688
Event Starts: 7:00pm

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