LIM SING YUEN aka
Sing has been involved in the world wide swing dance community since 1988. She learnt lindy hop in London, and her friendship and apprenticeship with Frankie Manning and Ryan Francois, made a strong impact on her love for the dance. Frankie was a dancer from the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem and he became one of the foremost performers and choreographers, working and dancing with Big Band greats such as Duke Ellington, Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie.
Sing has won several top competitions including the US Open Championships and the American Lindy Hop Championships with her teacher Ryan. In 1996, Sing started the Asian lindy scene in Singapore, teaching and creating events to bring bands and teachers to spread lindy and swing culture in Asia. She started a dance studio Jitterbugs Swingapore, to bring all forms of dance to the Singapore community.
Sing now just teaches regularly at SwingStation.sg, and (prepandemic) was also invited to teach, perform and judge at numerous festival and events around the world, including Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, Swingtime Ball Beijing and Sydney’s Jazz Bang. She was on the committee of Frankie Manning’s 100th Birthday celebrations, Frankie 100, in New York City and she continues in her mission to introduce new dancers to the elders and originators of Lindy Hop.