About Orange Dance Studio

History

Orange Dance Studio is one of the most well-known and established organizations in the history of streetdance in the Philippines. Since its establishment in the year 2001, ODS has served as a home for dance enthusiasts eager to reach their fullest potential. As identified by its students and audience, ODS has been tagged as the official streetdance crib.

Because of their passion for dance, founders Dexter Lim and Jen Real-Lim opened Orange Dance Studio. ODS was first located in a small room along New York Street in Cubao. The number of students kept doubling each year, hence the need to move to a bigger venue, this time in Rizal Sports Complex, Pasig City. ODS eventually transferred to an even bigger venue, currently located in Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Orange Dance Studio is currently catering to an average of sixteen teams per year, coming from prominent high schools, colleges, universities and companies in Metro Manila, on top of a yearly average of three hundred plus funshop students. Funshops offered by ODS cater to different ages varying from kids to students to those who are already working.

Through the years, ODS has been blessed with various achievements such as multiple dance concerts and productions per year, as well as championships and titles from different dance competitions its previous and current students have joined.

Founders

Jennifer S. Real-Lim

Artistic Director & Head Choreographer, Orange Dance Studio

Educational Attainment

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
University of Santo Tomas (UST), College of Architecture & Fine Arts (CAFA)

Dance Background

Jennifer Real-Lim trained under Ballet Philippines for 8 years, with her outstanding performance, she would always get the highest remarks from the Royal Academy of Dancing in London curriculum she attended. After having perfected the discipline of ballet, her passion for the art of dancing moved her to Jazz and Streetjazz, which paved way for her being invited to be a member of the exclusive Adrenalin dancers and affiliation with Powerdance. With her excellent vigor and versatility, she without surprise became the Artistic Director & Head Choreographer of the UST CAFA Dance Troupe & Miriam Sayawatha Dance Troupe. From thereon, Jen concentrated on hiphop / streetdance in 1996, together with partner and husband Dexter Lim and established Orange Dance Studio in 2001, which is now renowned as one of the pioneering dance institutions in the metro. Undeniably, Mrs. Jen Real-Lim with her husband Mr. Dexter Lim has shaped the talents of many, moreover, continuously honing any dancer’s utmost potential in the art of dance.

Allan Dexter R. Lim

Technical Director & Head Choreographer, Orange Dance Studio

Educational Attainment

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
University of Santo Tomas (UST), College of Architecture & Fine Arts (CAFA)

Dance Background

Dexter Lim has been a hardcore hiphop/streetdance choreographer/dancer at a very young age. He started his professional dancing career in 1990 at the age of 12. His professional dancing background consisted working with PolyCosmic Records in 1991 under the group Polycosmic Coockuz & Nuts (juniors); and for BMG Records in 1993 under the group BMG Bratz. After graduating high school and entering college in 1996, Mr. Lim became the head choreographer & technical director of the UST CAFA Dance Troupe in 1997 and became the co-choreographer for Miriam Sayawatha H.S. Dance Troupe in 1998. For a time, Mr. Lim also worked and performed professionally with the Manoeuvres in 2002, just after establishing Orange Dance Studio in 2001 together with wife Mrs. Jen Real-Lim. Since then, Mr. Lim together with his wife has been training and sharing there talents with the youth, and have handled more than a dozen dance crews whom they helped in different dance competitions and hundreds of regular students who continuously enroll at their studio.

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