The second season of Dance Singapore Dance comes to an end with a spectacular grand finale. Sheriden Newman, 29, danced her way to victory after emerging as the winner of Season 2. Sheriden, 29, a dance graduate from Queensland University of Technology outperformed over 200 contestants in the auditions and 11 others during the gruelling 10 episode journey to take home the prize money of S$15000. Mohamad Sufri Juwahir and Mumtaz Angullia were the first and the second runner’s up and took home cash prizes of S$3000 and S$2000 respectively.
The runaway success of the first season set the stage for an even bigger canvas for the second season of Dance Singapore Dance. There were many breath-taking moments as the level of performances soared episode after episode. Each contestant left no stone unturned to keep the audiences and judges captivated with their exceptional performances. The season started with a new panel of judges with Bollywood ace Choreographer Master Mudassar Khan all the way from Mumbai and popular local classical and contemporary dancer Sreedevy Sivarajasingam. Guest judges on different episodes included Najip Ali (Host & Entertainer), Kavitha Krishnan (Artistic Director, Maya Dance Theatre), Daisy Irani (Creative Director & Actor, Hum Theatre), Shantha M Misra (Indian Classical Dancer and Choreographer) and Zaini Tahir, (Artistic Director and Dance Singapore Dance S1 judge) also provided their expert opinion as part of the judging panel.
Ms Tripta Singh, Senior Vice President, International Business, Zee TV APAC, said, “In the second season of Dance Singapore Dance the expectations were very high from all the stakeholders including the contestants, our partners and viewers and the show surpassed all of them. We believe that Dance Singapore Dance provides a great platform for both budding and seasoned dancers across nationalities and races. We wish Sheriden good luck and hope to be back with Season 3 soon.”
Leslie Thng, Chief Commercial Officer of Scoot and Tigerair, powered by sponsor on Season 2 said: “Dance Singapore Dance has proven successful in grooming new, young talent in Singapore. Beyond providing a stage for the participants to present their creativity, it has also encouraged them to follow their artistic dreams and enabled them to experience fun and joy along the way. This strongly resonates with Scoot and Tigerair’s mission to enable the young and young-at-heart to pursue their dreams through enriching travel experiences, and we are delighted to support this meaningful endeavor.”
Sheriden Newman, 29, winner of Dance Singapore Dance Season 2, said “I would like to thank everyone who supported me throughout this journey, especially Sahil, my mentor for constantly pushing my boundaries and helping me excel. With the prize money, I plan to establish my new dance company Soul Signature with my dancing partner, Sufri Juwahir.”
The finale night saw all the five finalists put their best foot forward but Sheriden managed to edge out other contestants with an enthralling contemporary performance.
This article is the collaboration effort of several members of Team FUCHSIA.