Intensive Ballet Programme with Singapore Dance Theatre

Following our success in 2018 and 2019, Intensive Ballet Programme will be back in 2020! Look out for details in the next coming months! The Intensive Ballet Programme is a 6-days course which will allow students (11 – 19 years old) to partake in either a half or full day of dance intensive training programme. Students will be required to take ballet technique class, pointe , repertoire and variations classes (females), mens technique, contemporary and body conditioning. There will be a students’ performance on the last day of the program for families and friends to attend.

Date: 22nd – 27th June 2020
Venue: Singapore Dance Theatre 201 Victoria Street #07-02/03 Singapore 188067
 No auditions required for entrant into IBP.

*Strictly no refunds and transfers are allowed once payment is completed unless cancelled by SDT.
*Full payment is required for enrolment and admittance to the program is on a first pay first serve basis. Payment has to be made only via cash or cheque.
*Your child’s place in the IBP will be secured when full payment is processed and a confirmation email will be send to the email communicated to SDT with.
*SDT reserves the right to refuse an enrolment if an applicant does not fulfil the age requirements for the programme. Age specifications are determined as at the programme date for which student is enrolling.
*In booking the IBP with SDT, participants (or their parents/ guardians) acknowledge that activities are physical and may involve the risk of accidents occurring. SDT bears no responsibility towards any injuries and accidents.

Please email outreach@singaporedancetheatre.com for registration and queries.

*OVERSEAS STUDENTS! 

  • Overseas students can quote (SDT x Wilby) to Wilby Central Serviced Apartments (2 mins walk from/to SDT) or Summer View Hotel for a special accommodation rate for IBP participants! Contact Wilby Central at +65 6868 1888 / janneve@tchospitality.asia or Summer View Hotel at +65 6338 1122 / isim@summerviewhotel.com.sg .
  • Payment for overseas students can be made using fund transfer. Do email raizan@singaporedancetheatre.com for more details. Please be reminded that payment using fund transfer, all local and overseas charges borne by remitter.

Please kindly email to raizan@singaporedancetheatre.com for the soft copy of the application form for registration.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.30am – 11.15am Ballet Technique Class Ballet Technique Class Ballet Technique Class Ballet Technique Class Ballet Technique Class Ballet Technique Class
11.15am – 12.15pm Pointe/Mens Variations Pointe/Mens Variations Pointe/Mens Pointe/Variations

11.15am – 12.30pm

12.15pm – 1.00pm                                                                                 BREAK                                                                                            BREAK 

                                                                                                                                                                                          12.30pm – 1.15pm 

1.00pm – 2.15pm Contemporary Repertory

1.00pm – 2.30pm

Contemporary Repertory Contemporary Repertory

1.15pm – 4.00pm

2.30pm – 4.00pm Ballet Technique Class

 

 

 

 

Lecture/Demo

Body Conditioning

2.45pm – 3.45pm

 

 

Repertory

2.30pm – 4.00pm

 

 

 

 

SDT Showing

4.30pm – 6.00pm

 

Body Conditioning

2.45pm – 3.45pm

Repertory

2.30pm – 4.00pm

 

 

 

Ballet Technique

Class

4.00pm – 5.30pm

Showing Rehearsal

4.00pm – 5.00pm

 

4.15pm – 5.30pm

 

 

 

Ballet Technique

Class

4.00pm – 5.30pm

 

 

 

 

Ballet Technique

Class

4.00pm – 5.30pm

   
  Showing

5.30pm

Full Day, Half Day & Scholars

$800, $500 & $600
Time

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Saturday

12pm – 1.45pm

Ballet Technique Class

Ballet Technique Class Ballet Technique Class Ballet Technique Class Ballet Technique Class

Ballet Technique Class

2pm – 3pm

Jumps/Turns

Contemporary Jumps/Turns Contemporary Jumps/Turns

Contemporary

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Rehearsal

Rehearsal Rehearsal Rehearsal Rehearsal

Rehearsal

4.30pm Showing

What are the requirements for the Intensive Ballet Program?

  • Half Day Program: Students aged 11 – 13 years old, female students need not be en pointe already
  • Full Day Program: Students aged 13 – 19 years old, female students must be en pointe already

My child is RAD Grade _____ and aged _____, which level should he/she go for?

  • The requirements for the Intensive Ballet Program is dependable on the student’s age.

I/ My child is 13 – 19 years old but I / My child is not able to commit to the schedule as given, am I able to register myself/ my child in the Half Day Program?

  • Participants must be able to commit to the scheduled indicated to entirely benefit from the program. The Half Day Program is only for 11 – 13 years old students with female students not requiring to be en pointe.

We are coming from overseas, where would SDT recommend as a good accommodation service provider?

  • Overseas students can quote (SDT x Wilby) to Wilby Central Serviced Apartments (2 mins walk from/to SDT) or Summer View Hotel for a special accommodation rate for IBP participants! Contact Wilby Central at +65 6868 1888 / janneve@tchospitality.asia or Summer View Hotel at +65 6338 1122 / isim@summerviewhotel.com.sg .

I/ My child is 13 – 19 years old but I / My child is not able to commit to the schedule as given, will we be able to choose which days to attend and have our fees prorated?

  • We would not able to pro rate fees and all students signed up for the program are required to attend all classes indicated.

Janek Schergen

Janek Schergen was trained by Benjamin Harkarvy, and danced with Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. He was also the Ballet Master for several companies, including The Washington Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Norwegian National Ballet. In 1991, he graduated from the Benesh Institute.

He is now the Artistic Director of Singapore Dance Theatre and has staged numerous full-length classical ballets and Choo-San Goh’s ballets for the company. He is also the Artistic Director of the Choo San Goh & H. Robert Magee Foundation.

In 1997, he was the author of a monograph on Choo-San Goh, entitled Master Craftsman in Dance. For the National Arts Council in Singapore, he has been on numerous assessment committees and panels.

Madeleine Eastoe

Madeleine began dancing at the age of 6, in Perth Western Australia. She moved across to Melbourne to join the Australian Ballet School from 1994-1996, graduating into The Australian Ballet Company in 1997.

She was promoted to Principal Artist in 2004, dancing the role of ‘Giselle’ in Maina Guielgud’s production.

Of her many highlights, she has a fondness for Graeme Murphy’s ‘Swan Lake’, Sir Peter Wright’s ‘Nutcracker’, Alexi Ratmansky’s ‘Cinderella’, as well as the collection of works by Australian choreographer, Steven Baynes.

It is the hard work in the studio and the closeness with the coaches and fellow dancers that she misses most after retiring in 2015. Experiencing Ballet as a performer opened her world up to a most beautiful art form and it is through teaching and coaching students and dancers of the future that she hopes to pass on her knowledge and experience.

Photo Credit: Lynette Wills