adult dance classes

 

  • ADC Classes
  • Class Schedule
  • Instructors
  • payment
  • FAQs
  • terms & conditions

 

 

introduction

 

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, Level I, Level II and Level III. In addition, some classes will be taught by our very own artists of Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT).

 

Adults Dance Class (ADC) offers 5 levels of classes to suit your preference and knowledge of ballet technique:

 

Beginners Level I course

This 8 week class with a progressive syllabus is suitable for parties who have no prior knowledge of ballet. The Beginners class aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge of basic ballet technique which will enable them to proceed on to Beginners Level II or Level I after the 8 weeks. Students will learn basic ballet terminology and basic movement for barre work leading into centre work.

 

Students who would like to attend the Beginners class can opt for either Saturday or Sunday classes. Please note that there are no make-up lessons or refunds for missed classes.

 

Click here for Dates of Intakes & Sign Up

 

Dates of Current intake

Saturday Class @ 12pm

(Registration is FULL)

14th January

21st January

CHINESE NEW YEAR NO CLASS

4th February

11th February

18th February

25th February

4th March

11th March (Last Lesson)

Sunday Class @ 12pm

(Registration is FULL)

15th January

22nd January

CHINESE NEW YEAR NO CLASS

5th February

12th February

19th February

26th February

5th March

12th March (Last Lesson)

Saturday Class @ 10am

(Registration is FULL)

4th February

11th February

18th Feburary

25th Feburary

4th March

11th March

18th March

25th March (Last Lesson)

 

upcoming intake

Saturday Class @ 10am

(Registration is NOT OPENED)

15th April

22nd April

29th April

6th May

13th May

20th May

27th May

3rd June(Last Lesson)

Saturday Class @ 12pm

(Registration is NOT OPENED)

1st April

8th April

15th April

22nd April

29th April

6th May

13th May

20th May (Last Lesson)

Sunday Class @ 12pm

(Registration is NOT OPENED)

2nd April

9th April

16th April

23rd April

30th April

7th May

14th May

21st May (Last Lesson)

Singapore Dance Theatre reserves the right to change the dates.

 

SIGN UP NOW

For those interested to sign up, please call Singapore Dance Theatre at 6338 0611 or drop us an email at classes@singaporedancetheatre.com.

 

1) Name.

2) Mobile Number/ Contact Number.

3) Preferred time to call.

 

We will contact you within 3 working days when registration has open.

 

Beginners level II & Levels I - III

BEGINNERS LEVEL II- Suitable for parties who have completed at least 6 out of 8 lessons from Beginners Course Level 1. The session will comprise barre and centre work.

 

Level I - Suitable for parties who have prior basic knowledge of ballet technique. The session will comprise barre work, beginning level center work, pirouettes and jumps.

Level II - Suitable for parties who have substantial knowledge of ballet technique. The session will comprise barre work, center work including adagio, pirouettes, beginning petit allegro and grand allegro.

Level III -
Suitable for parties who have advanced knowledge of ballet technique. The session will comprise barre work, complex combination in center including adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and grand allegro.

Registration is not required for Beginners II, Level I – III and students can refer to our timetable and attend any of these classes of their choice. However, please note that class vacancies are on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the event that the class is full, priority will be given to those who arrive early.


Do check the Class Schedule for the lesson schedule and latest updates.

 

Trial Class

New students who are unsure whether the class is suitable for you, can opt for a Trial Class. This enables you to try out a class of any level before deciding to commit to purchasing an 8 or 16 lesson prepaid ADC card.

 

 

 

Time Table

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) 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.

2017 Class Schedule (16th January - 22nd January)

Important Note: Visiting and Regular Students are requested to use the changing room next to Studio 3.

 

Day Time Instructor Level Location Remarks
 

Monday

7.00pm - 8.30pm Nazer Salgado Ballet (Level I) Barre work, complex combination in center including adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and grand allegro
Studio 2
Open-Class
  7.00pm - 8.30pm

Kensuke Yorozu

Ballet (Level II) Barre work, complex combination in center including adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and gran
Studio 3
Open-Class
Tuesday
7.00pm - 8.30pm Chua Bi Ru Ballet (Level I)Barre work, beginning center works, pirouettes and jumps
Studio 2
Open-Class
  7.00pm - 8.30pm

Beatrice Castenda

Ballet (Beginners II) Barre work, complex combination in center including adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and gran
Studio 3
Open-Class
Wednesday
7.00pm - 8.30pm

Cheah May Yen

Ballet (Level I)Barre work, beginning center works, pirouettes and jumps
Studio 2
Open-Class
  7.00pm - 8.30pm

Peter Allen

Ballet (Level II) Barre work, complex combination in center including adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and gran
Studio 3
Open-Class
Thursday
7.00pm - 8.30pm

Nazer Salgado

Ballet (Level I)Barre work, beginning center works, pirouettes and jumps
Studio 3
Open-Class
  7.00pm - 8.30pm

Chen Wei

Ballet (Level II/III) Barre work, complex combination in center including adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and gran
Studio 2
Open-Class
Friday
7.00pm- 8.30pm

Chen Wei

Ballet (Level I)Barre work, beginning center works, pirouettes and jumps
Studio 2
Open-Class
  7.00pm - 8.30pm

Jason Carter

Ballet (Beginners II) Barre work, beginning center works, pirouettes and jumps
Studio 3
Open-Class
Saturday 10.00am - 11.30am

Ruth Austin

Ballet (Beginners II) Barre work, complex combination in center including adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and grand
Studio 3
Open-Class
  12.00pm - 1.30pm

Lisha Chin

Ballet (Level I) Barre work, beginning center works, pirouettes and jumps
Studio 3
Open-Class
  12.00pm - 1.30pm

Chen Wei

Ballet (Beginners I) Barre work, beginning center works, pirouettes and jumps
Studio 2
Registration is required
  2.30pm - 4.00pm

Chen Wei

Ballet (Level II/III) Barre work, complex combination in center including adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and gran
Studio 2
Open-Class
Sunday
10.00am - 11.30am

Etienne Ferrere

Ballet (Level I)Barre work, beginning center works, pirouettes and jumps
Studio 2
Open-Class
  12.00pm - 1.30pm

Etienne Ferrere

Ballet (Beginners I) Barre work, beginning center works, pirouettes and jumps
Studio 2
Registration is required
  12.00pm - 1.30pm

Chen Wei

Ballet (Beginners II) Barre work, beginning center works, pirouettes and jumps
Studio 1
Open-Class
  12.00pm - 1.30pm

Peter Allen

Ballet (Level II) Barre work, complex combination in center including adagio, pirouettes, petit allegro and grand
Studio 3
Open-Class

 

Our Instructors


Jason Carter

Born in Central Queensland, Australia, Jason started dancing when he was 5, coached by Sandra Pincham in the RAD syllabus. Jason was accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance for the classical course in 2008 and started his training at the school in 2009. Jason joined SDT since January 2012, and was promoted to First Artist in 2017. More...

 

Nazer Salgado

Nazer began his ballet training at the age of 16, as a scholar in Ballet Manila in the Philippines, headed by Lisa Macuja Elizalde. Under the tutelage of ballet master Osias Barroso, he was awarded 2nd place in the National Arts and Music Competition for Young Artists. Nazer then joined SDT in January 2013.  More...

 

Chua Bi Ru

Born in Singapore, Bi Ru began her training under Natalie Clarke and Cheah Mei Sing at the Singapore Ballet Academy, directed by Mdm Goh Soo Khim, and was a scholarship recipient of the school. While at school, she also trained under Cheng Hsienfa. She studied at the New Zealand School of Dance in 2009, before joining SDT in 2012 as an apprentice. Bi Ru was promoted to Artist in September 2012 then First Artist in 2017. More...

 

Beatrice CASTAÑEDA

At the age of seven, Beatrice began her ballet training in Ballet Manila School. In 2008 she furthered her training for two years in Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy. Then, she spent two years dancing in the Milwaukee Ballet II program. Beatrice joined SDT as an apprentice on August 2012 and promoted to artist in January 2014. More...

 

Ruth Austin

Born in Adelaide, Australia, Ruth began ballet at the age of ten under Michelle Heine for one year in Canberra. Upon returning to Adelaide, she pursued further training in the RAD syllabus at the Terry Simpson Studios.

 

In 2011, she accepted a place at the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD). While at the school she was offered a scholarship to the Jacob’s Pillow Ballet Program in Becket, Massachusetts. There, she had the opportunity to study under Anna- Marie Holmes and Cynthia Harvey. Ruth joined SDT in January 2014 as an apprentice and was promoted to artist in January 2016. More...

 

Peter Allen

Born in England, Peter started dancing at the age of nine. At the age of 14, Peter joined the Royal Ballet School where he trained for two years (2009-2011). He continued his training at the Central School of Ballet where he graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Performance in 2014. Peter joined Singapore Dance Theatre as an apprentice in August 2014 and was promoted to Artist in September 2015. More...

 

Lisha Chin

Born in Singapore, Lisha moved to the UK at the age of five. Upon graduation from Central School of Ballet in 2011, Lisha has danced in many of SDT’s repertoire and retired from professional dancing in 2016. Lisha will be teaching our Level I classes. More...

 

May Yen Cheah

May Yen started ballet at the age of 4 in Malaysia and moved to Australia at 6. She studied ballet and contemporary dance at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she graduated with an Advanced Diploma. During her time there she received the Finley Award, Dame Peggy van Praag Award and the Leinster Dance Scholarship. May Yen then joined SDT in August 2011 and was promoted to First Artist in January 2015. More...

 

Chen Wei

After graduating from Beijing Dance Academy, Chen Wei joined Singapore Dance Theatre in 2002. In SDT, he danced as a soloist in many of company’s productions, and retired from professional dancing in 2013. With more than seven years of teaching experience, he continues to teach ballet at the Adult Dance Classes at SDT. He has also taught ballet at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

 

Etienne Ferrère

Since a young age, Etienne started dancing in Oyonnax, France. He joined the Paris Opera Ballet School in 2003, and he also toured with the Paris Opera Ballet School all over Europe, Japan and the USA. Upon graduation, Etienne joined the Paris Opera Ballet Company in 2009. Etienne joined SDT in November 2010, and was promoted to First Artist in January 2014. More...

 

Kensuke Yorozu

Kensuke was born in Shiga, Japan. At the age of five, Kensuke began studying ballet in the USA and continued his training at Mie Hatanaka Ballet Studio in Japan. In 2006, he joined the summer programme of San Francisco Ballet School, and later went to The Washington School of Ballet to continue his study. Kensuke joined The Washington Ballet Studio Company from 2008 to 2010. He was a finalist at The World Ballet Competition in Orlando 2010.  In September 2010, Kensuke joined SDT as a full-time Artist. More...

 

 

 

Beginners Level I course Fee

The fees for the 8-lesson Beginners class is at $160. Students are required to make full payment at least a week before the commencement of the classes to confirm their registration.

 

If you would like to attend a trial class before committing to the whole 8-week course, you could attend a lesson during the current intake or the 1st lesson of the upcoming intake through a trial card. Please approach our customer service officer at our front desk reception to purchase a trial card.

 

ADC Prepaid Card


We adopt a prepaid credit-based card system for our ADC classes in which students can use for payment of classes. Each credit entitles you to take one class and students will have to bring their ADC card to every class that they are attending. In the event that you forget to bring your card, you will have to purchase a trial card ($25 Cash Payment Only) from the reception counter.


The fees are as follows:

 

Adult Dance Class Card

Fees

 

8 Credits

$170

 

16 Credits

$320

 
Trial Card
$25

 

Please note that with effect from January 2016, the 8 lessons card has increased from $160 to $170 and the 16 lessons card has increased from $300 to $320.

 

To enjoy discount for Adult Dance Classes join our loyalty programme, FRIENDS of SDT. Please click here to find out more.

 

To Purchase Your Card

 

All class cards (including trial cards) can be purchased at the SDT office reception counter. Our friendly Customer Service Officers will assist to process your payment.

 

The front counter will be open from Mon - Fri 10.00am - 9.00pm and Sat & Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm,

Closed on Public Holidays. (Operating hours subjected to changes)

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I get to your premises?

What are your office hours?

What exactly is Ballet?

Am I too old to start learning ballet?

What attire should I come in?

How can we register and make payment?

Do you have any classes in the day?

Are there any syllabus or exams?

Do I need to be in full attire if I am coming for a trial class?

How many lessons are there in a term?

 

Should you have additional queries, kindly contact our office at 6338-0611 (Mon – Fri, 9am to 6pm).

Our Education and Outreach team will assist you on your queries. Please email outreach@singaporedancetheatre.com.

 

1) How do I get to your premises?

 


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Singapore Dance Theatre Ltd
201 Victoria Street, Bugis +
#07-02/03
Singapore 188067

 

    • Nearest MRT is Bugis.
    • 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 - 9.00pm.

 

 

3) What exactly is Ballet?

 

  • A classical dance form demanding highly developed technique
  • Ballet is best known for its virtuoso techniques such as multiple pirouttes 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 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.

 

6) 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.

 

 

7) Do you have any classes in the day?

 

We have daytime classes on weekends and evening weekday classes.

 

 

8) Are there any exams or is there a syllabus?

 

No, classes are progressive and non-syllabus based.

 

 

9) 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.

 

10) 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. Progression would be advise 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.

 


Terms and Conditions


  1. All classes are open classes and non-syllabus based. Each class duration is 90 minutes.

  2. Beginner’s Class Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis only.

  3. A fee of $25.00 will be charged per trial class through the purchase of a trial card. In the event that a student forgets to bring the card, a trial card will have to be purchased for that particular lesson.

  4. All payments for cards are non-refundable.

  5. Classes are valid for six months from the date of issue. To extend the expiry date by two further months, please make payment of $25 at our counter.  

  6. SDT reserves the right to change class schedule or instructor when necessary.

  7. Enrolment constitutes acceptance of all the Terms & Conditions. Amendments may be made without prior notice at the sole discretion of Singapore Dance Theatre Ltd.

 

 

 

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