New ADC class: Barre and Body Conditioning

We are launching a new ADC class on 29 August: Barre and Body Conditioning by Mai Suzuki, held every Saturday from 12pm to 1.30pm.

Barre and Body Conditioning aims to help you achieve greater physical awareness as a dancer. The class will focus on floor-based strengthening and stretching exercises, balanced by basic ballet barre work.

Students should have a basic knowledge of ballet barre work before attending this class, and are advised to bring a yoga mat to the session. The class will be limited to 12 participants to allow for greater personal guidance.

We’re excited about this class, and know that you are too! Registration for this class opens every Friday at 5pm during our usual ADC registration.


Book and waitlist for classes here.

Booking System Updates
Our previous booking system had experienced some technical errors which our team has since resolved. Starting 24 July 2020, ADC registrations will be returning to our previous system – Eventbrite.


NEW HOUSE RULES

Your safety and wellbeing is of utmost importance to us, kindly read through our updated studio regulations as of 1 July 2020.

  1. CLASS REGISTRATION

Please note that each student is only allowed to book and attend TWO CLASSES A WEEK across all levels and genres.

Our classes are released on a weekly basis, and the following week’s classes (Monday to Sunday) will be available for booking every Friday, 5pm.

 

  1. CHECK IN AND OUT

Please arrive at SDT only 30min before your class (no earlier, or you will be asked to wait outside the premises).

All students are required to check in and check out using the SafeEntry QR Code. Kindly flash the check-in page to our front desk upon entry. Contactless temperature taking will be conducted and must below 37.5 degrees celcius.

To minimise contact, you will be advised to leave immediately after your class. Students are permitted to enter the studio 15min before class. After class, do not stay in the studio and SDT premises for more than 15min and 30min respectively.

 

  1. USAGE OF MASKS

Masks are to be worn at all times within the SDT premises. You may choose to keep your masks on or off when you are engaging in strenuous activities in the studio. Once you exit the studio, you are required to put on your masks immediately.

 

  1. CLASS CANCELLATIONS AND NO SHOWS

Please do not book a slot if you are unsure of your schedule or if you are feeling unwell. We will be strictly enforcing our cancellation policy. Kindly arrive at least 15 minutes before class starts to ensure sufficient time for check-in and temperature taking.

Should you be unable to attend class, kindly cancel by 5pm of the previous working day to avoid a late cancellation penalty. Kindly cancel via email to marketing@singaporedancetheatre.com or you may phone our front desk at 6338-0611, other forms of cancellations are not accepted.

Should a student register and not attend a class, the student will be given a warning on the first offence. Should there be a second offence, the student will be barred from registering or attending classes for the remaining of Phase 2, negotiations are not permitted.

 

  1. CLASS SIZES AND CLEANING

Our studios are extensively wiped down and sanitised in between classes. Anti-bacterial wipes are readily available for any additional cleaning. Cleaning frequency in the studio has also been increased and we are regularly disinfecting highly-touched surfaces.

Following the guidelines from relevant authorities, our studios are permitted to cater to the following number of students per class. There are to be no more than 50 students in the premises at any time.

– Founders Studio: 23 students

– Studio One: 16 students

– Choo-San Goh Studio: 15 students

– Community Studio: 14 students

 

Do not hesitate to reach out to us at marketing@singaporedancetheatre.com should you have any concerns, queries or feedbacks. Stay safe and we’ll see you real soon!

Adult Dance Class Schedule

DateDayTimeClassInstructorLocation
21 Sep 2020Monday7pm - 8.30pmLevel 1Huo LiangChoo-San Goh Studio
7pm - 8.30pmLevel 2KensukeCommunity Studio
22 Sep 2020Tuesday7pm - 8.30pmLevel 1LeaneStudio One
7pm - 8.30pmBeginners 2BeatriceCommunity Studio
7pm - 8.30pmBeginners 1ReeceChoo-San Goh Studio
23 Sep 2020Wednesday7pm - 8.30pmLevel 1MayChoo-San Goh Studio
7pm - 8.30pmLevel 2ShanCommunity Studio
24 Sep 2020Thursday7pm - 8.30pmLevel 2/3Chen WeiChoo-San Goh Studio
7pm - 8.30pmLevel 1TimothyCommunity Studio
25 Sep 2020Friday7pm - 8.30pmLevel 1Chen WeiChoo-San Goh Studio
7pm - 8.30pmBeginners 2JasonCommunity Studio
26 Sep 2020Saturday10am - 11.30amBeginners 1BeatriceChoo-San Goh Studio
10am - 11.30amBeginners 2TimothyFounders Studio
10am - 11.30amContemporary FundamentalsMaxStudio One
12pm - 1.30pmBeginners 1Chen WeiChoo-San Goh Studio
12pm - 1.30pmBarre and Body ConditioningMaiCommunity Studio
12pm - 1.30pmBallet FundamentalsAkiraFounders Studio
2pm - 3.30pmContemporaryMaxCommunity Studio
2.30pm - 4pmLevel 2/3Chen WeiChoo-San Goh Studio
27 Sep 2020Sunday10am - 11.30amLevel 1EtienneStudio One
12pm - 1.30pmBeginners 1EtienneStudio One
12pm - 1.30pmLevel 2JeremieFounders Studio
12.30pm - 2pmBeginners 2Chen WeiCommunity Studio
2pm - 3.30pmBallet FundamentalsJeremieStudio One

These 90-minute classes are predominantly designed for adults of all ages and abilities. Whether you have absolutely no prior training, or have years of dance experience, we have the perfect class for you. Rekindle your love for dance with four class levels to choose from – Beginners 1, Ballet Fundamentals, Beginners 2, Level I, Level II, Level III and Contemporary! In addition, some classes will be taught by our very own artists of Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) as well as trained dance teachers. Adults Dance Class (ADC) offers 6 levels of classes to suit your preference and knowledge of ballet technique. Find out more below.
*You can only opt to take Ballet Fundamentals if you have to taken the Beginners 1 class or if you have experience in Ballet at least.
*Please kindly take note with effect of January 2020, there will be NO ADC card extension.*
*Please kindly remember to sign General Release of Injury Liability Form once payment has been made. Do collect it at our customer service counter.*

Ballet Fundamentals and Contemporary Fundamentals

The new Adult Dance Class (ADC) level, Ballet Fundamentals, is designed to develop and enhance the skills learnt in the eight-week introductory course, Beginners 1. This class will focus on strengthening the previous knowledge gained and adding to that, in continuing basis, with additional movement vocabulary and increasing skill. The class will be open-ended and the transition to Beginners 2 can occur once you feel prepared.

The 8 & 16 lessons class card can be used for Ballet Fundamentals. Alternatively, a trial card can be purchased at $25.

 

All our Fundamental-level classes are:

  • Contemporary Fundamentals with Max, every Saturday at 10am – 11.30am
  • Ballet Fundamentals with Akira, every Saturday at 12pm – 1.30pm
  • Ballet Fundamentals with Jeremie, select Sundays at 2pm – 3.30pm

Trial Card, 8 classes card & 16 classes card

$25, $170 & $320
  • Class cards can be purchased at SDT Reception. No booking required.

1) Please note that due to SDT’s performance schedule, instructors for ADC classes may be replaced/cancelled for a particular session. Do check back on Monday 12pm for weekly updates..

2) A trial card can be purchased at $25 at SDT’s customer service counter before a class.

2) To save time and to minimize any issues with attendance taking, students drop off their Trial Card, 8 Lessons Card or 16 Lessons Card at the reception before the class commences. Once the class ends, please collect the cards from the Customer Service Officer at the reception.

3) Please note that students who arrive more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed into the class due to safety reasons.

4) Registration is required for Beginners 1 classes.  Beginners 1 classes are scheduled in a fixed 8-week term (not including public holiday) to allow the amateur adult ballet dancer to understand the technicality and fundamentals of classical ballet. Should you need to miss a few classes during the 8-week term or so, Singapore Dance Theatre will not be able to refund the missed classes or allow a makeup class. Click HERE for more information.

5) The 8 and 16 lessons class card is NOT valid for Beginners 1. It can only be used for Beginners 2 – Level 3 , Contemporary and Body Conditioning classes ONLY.

6) Refunds are NOT allowed. However, should there be a valid medical, legal, or work place advisory, you may write in to marketing@singaporedancetheatre.com to request for a consideration.

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1) HOW DO I GET TO YOUR PREMISES?

We are located at 201 Victoria Street, Bugis + #07-02/03 Singapore 188067

Nearest MRT is Bugis Station (EW & DT Line)

From the MRT station:

  • Take the Bugis Junction Exit
  • Take the escalator up to level 2 of Bugis Junction
  • Follow signs to Bugis+ Mall, there will be a linkway between the 2 malls
  • Take the lift to level 7 of Bugis+ Mall (there are 2 lift lobbies on each side of the mall)

2) WHAT ARE YOUR OFFICE HOURS?

Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Our customer service officers will be at the front desk from 10.00am – 9.30pm

3) WHAT EXACTLY IS BALLET?

A classical dance form demanding highly developed technique. Ballet is best known for its virtuoso techniques such as multiple pirouettes and grand allegro, grand pas de deux, and high leg extensions. Ballet aims to improve posture, flexibility and grace through barre and centre work.

4) AM I TOO OLD TO START LEARNING BALLET?

Definitely not! Especially if you are physically able to and willing to try. Our classes cater to adults and working professionals with an age range of students from 20s to 40s. Students below the age of 16 are NOT PERMITTED to take Adult Dance Classes as the classes are catered to adults and working professionals only.

5) WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I ATTEND?

Adult dance classes are suitable for those with or without prior ballet training. As classes are progressive and non-syllabus based, you may wish to purchase a trial card and decide if the level of the class is suitable for you. Progression would be advised by the respective instructors subsequently. However, students could also opt to join in other classes (higher or lower level), should they feel that they are over-qualified / under-qualified in the current level.

6) WHAT ATTIRE SHOULD I COME IN?

Simple and comfortable. A simple leotard and a pair of tights or leggings / tight sweat pants or shorts paired with a tank top or t-shirt (men) with ballet slippers would best be recommended.

7) HOW CAN WE REGISTER AND MAKE PAYMENT?

Please approach our customer service officers to purchase a trial card, 8-lessons card or 16-lessons card.

Only Beginners I participants must have registered and have paid for before the start of term.

8) HOW MUCH ARE THE CLASSES?

  • Trial card: $25
  • 8-lessons card: $170
  • 16-lessons card: $320
  • Beginners 1: $160 per term (8 weeks)

Please note that the classes are deducted when you attend the class and the cards are valid for 6 months.

9) HOW LONG IS EACH CLASS?

90 minutes only.

10) DO YOU HAVE ANY CLASSES IN THE DAY?

We have daytime classes on weekends and evening weekday classes.

11) ARE THERE ANY EXAMS OR IS THERE A SYLLABUS?

No. Classes are progressive and non-syllabus based.

12) DO I NEED TO BE IN FULL ATTIRE IF I AM COMING FOR A TRIAL CLASS?

We advise that you come in recommended attire – refer to Q6 but if you are unable to do so, you can come in anything you are comfortable in and can stretch in e.g. track pants and a tank top.

13) HOW MANY LESSONS ARE THERE IN A TERM?

There are no definite number of lessons for each level as classes are progressive and non-syllabus based. Beginners I has 8 lessons in a term throughout an 8-week period. • Please note that no make-up classes or refunds are allowed for Beginners I once enrolled.

Beginners 2

Suitable for adults who have completed Beginner 1 or with at least 6 months of previous ballet experience. These non-syllabus classes build upon the Beginner 1 basics of ballet at barre and centre, developing previous knowledge as well as introduce more steps, new positions and movement vocabulary.

Level 1

Level 1 dancers will begin class with floor stretches specific to developing strength in their feet.  Dancers will then go to the ballet barre and learn basic steps and positions, which will be combined to create simple combinations.  They will be taught about maintaining correct posture, which in ballet, involves everything from the feet up through the top of the head.  After leaving the barre, dancers will continue stretching, working the hamstrings, calves, quadriceps, and back muscles. Dancers will attempt new jumps and execute them with more repetition.

Level 2

Level 2 dancers will begin class with stretches in the center specific to strengthening the feet.  They will then go to the ballet barre to work on basic technique, as well as, learn more detailed combinations, involving port de bras (use of upper body, head, and arms).  Dancers will be encouraged to count the music and name the steps.  They will begin learning about turnout and correct body placement.  They will expand their repertoire of jumps in simple form at the barre.  Center work will consist of combining three or more steps and dancers will work to improve their turns through spotting and proper use of the arms.  Corner work will combine two or more steps which travel across the floor.  They will learn the names of important muscles used in ballet and be given literature on anatomy for dancers.  Class time will be spent learning basic floor barre technique and stretching specific to the hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, and back muscles.

Level 3

Moving from Level 2 into Level 3 is a very large step and requires a love of ballet and the desire to advance in technique.  Dancers at this level will start class at the ballet barre to work on classical technique, executing combinations at different musical tempos and on different musical counts.  They will also build strength and learn how to put several steps together while smoothly transferring their weight and holding correct posture and body placement.  Dancers will add several new steps to their repertoire.

The difference between the classes are based on the details offered by the instructor in regards to executing proper ballet technique.  The higher the level, the more serious and structured the class.