Intensive Ballet Programme with Singapore Dance Theatre

For the first time in 2018, SDT’s Education and Outreach will organise a 6-days week Intensive Ballet Program, allowing students (11 years old – 19 years old) to partake in either a half or full day of dance intensive training program. Students will be required to take ballet technique class, pointe , repertoire and variations classes (females), mens technique, contemporary and body conditioning. Former Principal Dancer of the Australian Ballet; Madeleine Eastoe, Former Principal Dancer of SDT; Rosa Park and SDT’s Artistic Director; Mr Janek Schergen will be teaching throughout the week with other  teachers in their genre expertise. There will be a students’ performance on the last day of the program for families and friends to attend.

Date: 11th – 16th June 2018
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.
*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 amanda.lim@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) for a special accommodation rate for IBP participants! Contact Wilby Central at +65 6868 1888 or at janneve@tchospitality.asia 

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 Variations
12.15pm- 1.15pm BREAK
1.15pm – 2.15pm Contemporary Repertory Contemporary Repertory Contemporary Repertory
2.30pm – 3.15pm Ballet Technique Class Body Conditioning Ballet Technique Class Body Conditioning Ballet Technique Class

Rehearsal

3.15pm – 4pm Rehearsal Rehearsal
4pm – 5pm   Rehearsal   Rehearsal
5pm – 6pm   Showing
Time

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Saturday

12pm – 1.30pm

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) for a special accommodation rate for IBP participants! Contact Wilby Central at +65 6868 1888 or at janneve@tchospitality.asia

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.

Full Day & Half Day

$800 & $500

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

Rosa Park

Rosa Park started her rigorous 6-year dance training at Sunwha Arts School in 1993. Her first professional experience came in 1993, when she danced Clara in The Nutcracker with Universal Ballet Company. She went on to Ewha Womans University in Korea for her B.A. degree in Dance and in her senior year, she was offered to dance for the Korea National Ballet Company (KNBC) and made her debut as a professional dancer as Marie in Yuri Grigrovich’s The Nutcracker in 2002. During her stint with KNBC, Rosa danced numerous principal and soloist roles such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Rudolf Nureyev’s Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Paquita, Le Cosaire, Don Quixote, La Fille Mal Gardee, Coppélia, Raymonda, Jean-Christophe Malliot’s Dove La Luna, The Flame of Paris and George Balanchine’s Symphony in C. She also collaborated with other companies such as Royal Swedish Ballet (guest soloist in Swan Lake) and Korean Ballet Theater (Raymonda and Mongyudowondo). She joined Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) in 2009 and danced principal roles in classical ballets including Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (2009, 2012,2015), Giselle (2010, 2013), Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (2010, 2012,2015), Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (2011, 2014), Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker (2011, 2013,2016), Paquita in Paquita (2012), Swanilda in Coppélia (2013), and Kitri in Don Quixote (2014,2016). In particular, Rosa was featured on the front cover and centre page of Dance Europe in January 2015 and received plaudits for her “formidable technique and charismatic warmth” as Kitri in Don Quixote by Deborah Weiss. Furthermore, her artistic brilliance led her to major roles in contemporaries such as Edwaard Liang’s As Above, So Below, The Winds of Zephyrus, Age of Innocence and Opus 25, George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Serenade, Allegro Brillante, Divertimento No. 15 and Theme and Variations; Goh Choo San’s Unknown Territory, Double Contrasts and Fives; Kinsun Chan’s Slide; Ma Cong’s Shadow’s Edge; Molly Lynch’s Evening at the Ritz; Natalie Weir’s Bittersweet; Nil’s Christe’s Fearful Symmetries and Organ Concerto; Stanton Welch’s Maninyas; Val Caniparoli’s Chant. In December 2016, she made her final bow as Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker as the Principal of SDT.

Rosa began teaching young dancers for auditions for ballet schools or universities and competitions, while she was a university student with her extensive experience in dance competitions. She has several awards in dance competitions including First Prize in Korea Dance Association Competition, Second Prize in the Korea Dongah Dance Competition, Silver in Kirov & Universal Ballet Competition and was a Finalist in the Prague International Competition. She has been also teaching SDT’s scholars programme since 2012 and is now a part-time instructor at NAFA and SDT.

She holds a B.A. Degree in Dance from Ewha Womans University and a Master’s Degree in Dance from Sejong University in Korea.