Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) has implemented the following measures with effect from 26 March 2020.

1. Class Limitations

Extensions:

All ADC students are given a class card extension of one month, no further action is required. With immediate effect, Beginners 1 classes have been suspended until 30 April 2020, classes will resume in May (should MOH’s ban of gatherings for more than 10 pax be lifted).

Registrations:

In order to facilitate the limited class capacity, kindly register online for ADC classes before coming to our studios.

Registration for Adult Dance Classes will open on a day-by-day basis at 9am for weekdays, and weekend classes will open on Friday, 9am.

We ask that you complete the forms before the stated cut off-times:
Monday – Thursday Classes: Everyday, 5pm
Friday & Weekend Classes: Friday, 5pm

DateDescriptionRegistration Links
Sunday,
29 March
Level 1 with Etienne
10 - 11.30am
Choo San Goh Studio
Click here
[NEW]
Sunday,
29 March
Beginners 2 with Etienne
12 - 1.30pm
Choo-San Goh
Click here
Sunday,
29 March
Beginners 2 with Chen Wei
12 - 1.30pm
Studio 1
Click here
Sunday,
29 March
Level 2 with Jeremie Gan
12 - 1.30pm
Community Studio
Click here
Sunday,
29 March
Ballet Fundamentals with Jeremie
2 - 3.30pm
Founders Studio
Click here
Monday,
30 March
Level 1 with Huo Liang
7 - 8.30pm
Choo-San Goh Studio
Click here
Monday,
30 March
Level 2 with Kensuke
7 - 8.30pm

Community Studio
Click here
Tuesday,
31 March
Level 1 with Leane
7 - 8.30pm
Choo-San Goh Studio
Click here
Tuesday,
31 March
Beginners 2 with Beatrice
7 - 8.30pm
Community Studio
Click here
Tuesday,
31 March
Beginners 2 with Reece
7 - 8.30pm
Studio 1
Click here
Wednesday,
1 April
Level 1 with May
7 - 8.30pm
Choo-San Goh Studio
Click here
Wednesday,
1 April
Level 2 with Shan
7 - 8.30pm
Community Studio
Click here

2. Social Distancing Measures

We have implemented social distancing precautions in our studios and we ask that you kindly comply with the markings we have made and maintain a 1-meter distance between each other. We have also limited the capacity of our ADC classes to a total of 10 pax (9 students and 1 instructor).

3. Temperature Screening & Travel Declaration

All visitors are to participate in a mandatory temperature screening. If your temperature is 37.5 and above, you will not be allowed to enter the premises.

You are required to declare your travel history before every class, please arrive 15 minutes earlier to the studio to allow time for this. For the purposes of ensuring the safety of our students, dancers, and staff, anyone who has travelled overseas 14 days prior will not be granted entrance into our studio.

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

Introducing an additional new Adult Dance Class (ADC) level called Ballet Fundamentals. It is a class that is designed to develop and enhance the skills learnt in the eight-week introductory course, Beginner 1. The 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 Beginner 2 can occur once you feel prepared. It will be taught by one of our dancers, Jeremie Gan.

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

  • Please kindly take note this is NOT a registered class. It is an open class concept.

*There will be a NEW slot opening on every Saturday at 12.00pm – 1.30pm. The new slot will be taught by one of our dancers, Akira Nakahama .*

*There will be a new Contemporary Fundamentals by Max Chen starting 11th January at 10.00am – 11.30am.*

Adult Dance Classes Schedule (23rd March 2020 - 29th March 2020)

DayTimeInstructorLevelLocation
Monday 7.00pm - 8.30pmHuo LiangLevel 1Choo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmKensuke YorozuLevel 2Community
Tuesday7.00pm - 8.30pmLeane LimLevel 1Choo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmBeatrice CastanedaBeginners 2Community
7.00pm - 8.30pmReece HudsonBeginners 1Studio One
Wednesday7.00pm - 8.30pmMay Yen CheahLevel 1Choo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmShan Del VecchioLevel 2Community
Thursday7.00pm - 8.30pmChen WeiLevel 2/3Choo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmTimothy NgLevel 1Community
Friday7.00pm - 8.30pmChen WeiLevel 1Choo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmJason CarterBeginner 2Community
Saturday10.00am - 11.30amBeatrice CastanedaBeginners 2Choo San Goh Studio
10.00am - 11.30amTimothy NgBeginners 2Community
10.00am - 11.30amMax ChenContemporary FundamentalsStudio One
12.00pm - 1.30pmChen WeiBeginners 1Choo San Goh Studio
12.00pm - 1.30pmAkira NakahamaBallet FundamentalsCommunity
2.00pm - 3.30pmMaxContemporary
Community
2.30pm - 4.00pmChen WeiLevel 2/3Choo San Goh Studio
Sunday10.00am - 11.30amEtienne FerrereLevel 1Choo San Goh Studio
12.00pm - 1.30pmChen WeiBeginners 2Studio One
12.00pm - 1.30pmEtienne FerrereBeginners 2Choo San Goh Studio
12.00pm - 1.30pmJeremie GanLevel 2Community
2.00pm - 3.30pmJeremie GanBallet FundamentalsCommunity

Adult Dance Classes Schedule (30th March 2020 - 5th April 2020)

DayTimeInstructorLevelLocation
Monday 7.00pm - 8.30pmHuo LiangLevel 1Choo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmKensuke YorozuLevel 2Community
Tuesday7.00pm - 8.30pmLeane LimLevel 1Choo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmBeatrice CastanedaBeginners 2Community
7.00pm - 8.30pmReece HudsonBeginners 2Studio One
Wednesday7.00pm - 8.30pmMay Yen CheahLevel 1Choo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmShan Del VecchioLevel 2Community
Thursday7.00pm - 8.30pmTimothy NgLevel 1Community
7.00pm - 8.30pmChen WeiLevel 2/3Choo San Goh Studio
Friday7.00pm - 8.30pmChen WeiLevel 1Choo San Goh Studio
7.00pm - 8.30pmJason CarterBeginners 2Community
Saturday10.00am - 11.30amBeatrice CastanedaBeginners 2Choo San Goh Studio
10.00am - 11.30amTimothy NgBeginners 2Community
10.00am - 11.30amMax ChenContemporary FundamentalsStudio One
12.00pm - 13.30pmAkira NakahamaBallet FundamentalsCommunity
2.00pm - 3.30pmMax ChenContemporaryStudio One
2.30pm - 4pmChen WeiLevel 2/3Choo San Goh Studio
Sunday10.00am - 11.30amEtienne FerrereLevel 1Choo San Goh Studio
12.00pm - 1.30pmChen WeiBeginners 2Studio One
12.00pm - 1.30pmEtienne FerrereBeginners 2Choo San Goh Studio
12.00pm - 1.30pmJeremie GanLevel 2Community
2.00pm - 3.30pmJeremie GanBallet FundamentalsCommunity

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 must give their Trial Card, 8 Lessons Card or 16 Lessons Card to the instructor 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 classes, Contemporary and Body Conditioning ONLY.

6) Refunds are NOT allowed. However, should there be a valid medical, legal, or work place advisory, you may write in to outreach@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 1 participants MUST register and 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 1 has 8 lessons in a term throughout an 8-week period. • Please note that no make-up classes or refunds are allowed for Beginners 1 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.