Year 2024
February 2024


Preventing Dementia through Applied Neuroscience in Somatic Movement Education

Start Date: 20 May 2024 | End Date: 08 Jul 2024
Danz Artistica, 116 Middle Road, #04-03 ICB Enterprise House, Singapore 188972

About National Silver Academy (NSA)
The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and community-based organisations that offer learning opportunities that are subsidised for seniors. Seniors and PRs aged 50 years and above can look forward to attending short courses and bite-sized courses that are exam free. For courses run by community-based organisations, the final fee payable – for both Singaporean and Permanent Resident seniors – takes into account the support given by the government to community-based organisations to develop and offer the short courses.

About The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE)
The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE) is a registered charity with MOE. It offers over 70 courses under the National Silver Academy, most of which are highly subsidised for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above. SACE serves the continuing learning needs of adults of all ages.

Course Details
Course Number SACE-CBO-M-070E-2024-05-01
Course Start 20/05/2024
Course End 08/07/2024
Registration Open
Duration 28 hours over 7 sessions
Session Monday, 9:00am - 1:00 pm, 20/5, 27/5, 3/6, 10/6, 24/6, 1/7, 8/7
Objective To equip learners with the knowledge and skills in movement science and how the brain works through practical and experiential approach specific to dementia prevention.
Description This course aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills in movement science and how the brain works through a practical and experiential approach, specific to dementia prevention. Through the knowledge learnt, you will connect and demonstrate a new level of muscular control and developmental movement patterns to use in daily life and more! By the end, you will work with your classmates to develop a group performance to display your knowledge.

Topics Covered:

1) Re-Awakening Awareness (The Neuro-physiological Connection).

2) Developmental Movement Patterns

3) Creativity and Movement Ease – How the Brain-Body Connects.

4) Personal Exploration – Applying skills to practical scenarios.

5) Social Exploration – Applying skills to practical scenarios.

6) Dance Vs Movement – How the brain and body is engaged in preventative education.

7) Creating a finale of celebration

Trainer Vincent Yong

Vincent is an educator, facilitator, program designer and trainer. At Harvard University Neuroscience Conference, he was presenter; and at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science was also presenter. He is a certified Movement Analyst (LIM, US), registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (ISMETA, US), Bartenieff Fundamentals Specialist Teacher (LIMS, US) and a Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach (ABNLP, US). He graduated with a Masters’s Equivalent in Laban Movement Analysis, Bachelor’s degree in Dance (CODARTS, The Netherlands), Distinction Diploma in Dance (Lasalle College of the Arts).

Medium of Instruction English
Application Register online with details on Course Topic, Start Date, Full Name (as in NRIC/FIN), Date of Birth, Gender, NRIC/FIN, Race, Citizenship, Address & Postal Code, Email and Contact Number
Fees Payable $140 pp NSA fee for Singaporean/PR age 50 and above, $700.00 pp for all others
Payment Register and pay online via PayPal, Credit Card, Internet payment to SACE DBS 049-001627-1.


SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) Applicable
SACE Membership Subsidy (SMS) Applicable for SACE members
Contact Person Secretariat – Tel: 6266 0648  or Email: