dance appreciation series

@ the esplanade



The Dance Appreciation Series is a collaboration between the Singapore Dance Theatre and The Esplanade to bring dance to a wider audience. The Series aims to engage teenagers and children with an interactive and informative programme including excerpts of performances and talks.

“It has been good working with SDT in educating the students about Dance and the Modern Dance Club dancers in my school have benefited much from the performance they participated in during the Ballet Under the Stars and watching the professionals at work. It made them learn what it was like to perform for the public and realise that it takes a lot of hard work to be as good as the professional dancers. ..... .Having afternoon sessions like the Giselle afternoon special is a good idea as it allows students to learn more about Dance and be more exposed to the industry.” - Christabel Lim, Kranji Secondary School


Duration of each session:


Each DAS session is capped at a duration of one hour.


What to expect for audiences:


Young audiences at DAS will either get to enjoy excerpts from full productions of Singapore Dance Theatre’s dances, or have the chance to re-live the magical moments of well-known classics like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. Each session will incorporate educational elements about dance, such as visual demonstrations of common moves used in choreography, as well as explanations of the ballets presented.


Children can also come dressed in their favourite character costumes and take photos with the cast after the show!



Current Presentation: IntroDUCTION to Ballet Classics

In this special season of Dance Appreciation Series, Singapore Dance Theatre brings to stage different aspects of classical ballet from Germany, France, Spain, Poland, and India. Told through narration and dance excerpts, this hour-long performance specially created for our young audiences will feature some of the world's most famous classical ballets like Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, and La Bayadere!



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