Ballet Associates Course (BAC) returns for its ninth successful year in 2017! This course is catered to students who intend to enhance and develop their dance skills and techniques. Students will benefit from the exposure and learning opportunity to train in Master Classes once a month with our Artistic Director, Janek Schergen and selected members of the Artistic Team.

BAC focuses on providing the necessary training and hones the potential of individuals with 2 different levels of classes – Foundation and Intermediate. This course will be conducted through a basis of regular ballet classes, followed by sessions focusing on pointe work (only at Intermediate level). Lastly, it will conclude with a presentation of the different facets of dance studies drawn from all related subjects of dance training.

This year’s classical full-length ballets will include The Nutcracker, which includes roles for children. These places will be selected from BAC students by Artistic Director, Mr Janek Schergen.

Foundation Level

Age: 10 – 12 Years Old
Fee: $275 (inclusive of GST)
Time: 10:30-12:00 (1.5 hours)
Dates of Class: 26 February, 26 March, 16 April, 21 May, 18 June, 23 July, 20 August, 24 September, 22 October, 26 November
Requirement: Foundation ability in ballet technique

Intermediate Level

Age: 13 Years Old and Above
Fee: $475 (inclusive of GST)
Time: 12:15 -14:45 (2.5 hours)
Dates of Class: 26 February, 26 March, 16 April, 21 May, 18 June, 23 July, 20 August, 24 September, 22 October, 26 November
Requirement: Intermediate ability in ballet technique + pointe work

Attendance Policy: Students are required to obtain at least 90% of the total attendance in order to receive a Certificate of Participation. Students would be considered for children’s roles in SDT’s performances when opportunities arise. If a student is not able to fulfil the attendance criteria, SDT reserve the rights to all entitlements and student’s continued participation.

Absentees: Students are to inform SDT via email ( prior to the start of the class if they are not able to attend the class prior.

Medical Certificates: Students would be required to submit a copy of their medical certificate on the following class, should they be absent from class for medical reasons.

Viewing session: Invitations will be opened to parents for the last session of this course as audience.

For more information, please contact SDT at or 6338-0611.

We look forward to another rewarding year of BAC with you in 2017.

Please check back here again soon!

My journey with SDT started when I joined the Ballet Associate’s Course (BAC) at 12 years old. Through BAC, I learned a lot about ballet from Mr Janek Schergen who taught us once a month. It also opened the door for me to perform with SDT, giving me the opportunity to experience what it is like performing with the main company and to understand what it takes to become a professional dancer. With hard work and determination, I progressed on to being a scholar at SDT for 2 years, before accepting a place at the New Zealand School of Dance as a Classical Major in 2017.” – Tania Angelina