Return to Phase 2 (HA) Updates

(Updated on 21 Jul)

The BAC class on 1 Aug will be postponed to 5 September.


Ballet Associates Course (BAC) returns for its 13th year in 2021! 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 – BAC 1 and BAC 2. This course will be conducted through a basis of regular ballet classes, followed by sessions focusing on pointe work (only at BAC 2). Lastly, it will conclude with a presentation of the different facets of dance studies drawn from all related subjects of dance training.

2021’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.

BAC 1
Age: 10 - 12 Years Old
Fee: $330 (inclusive of GST)
Requirement: Foundation ability in ballet technique
Class Time: 10:30am - 12:15pm (1 hour and 45 minutes)

BAC 2
Age: 13 Years Old and Above
Fee: $550 (inclusive of GST)
Requirement: Intermediate ability in ballet technique + pointe work
Class Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm (3 hours)
(12.30pm - 3:00pm: Class; 3.00pm - 3.30pm: Seminar)


2021 Dates: 24 January (Auditions), 21 February, 21 March, 11 April, 9 May, 30 May (postponed), 27 June, 11 July, 18 July, 1 August (postponed), 22 August, *(NEW!) 5 September, 19 September, 10 October, 31 October, 28 November

* 1 August replaced by 5 September

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 (benjamin@singaporedancetheatre.com) in advance if they are not able to attend the upcoming class.

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: Pending government regulations, invitations may be opened to parents for the last session of this course as audience.

For more information, please contact SDT at benjamin@singaporedancetheatre.com or 6338-0611.

Auditions for the 2022 intake will be held in Jan 2022.

All existing students of the 2021 intake would need to register on the google form to enroll for the 2021 intake.

All existing students of the 2021 intake do not need to audition if they are interested in taking the same level in 2022, but they will need to audition if they plan to take a different level in 2022.

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 I was 9 years old when I started BAC. BAC was always something that I looked forward to every month as I will be taught by Mr Janek Schergen; a rare opportunity for me to learn from. I also got to meet other students from other dance schools too. Performing with the professional dancers on stage was something that I liked about the BAC program, it provided as an eye-opener for me in understanding the lives of the professional dancers. Through the program, it has inspired me to work towards the goal of being a professional dancer with SDT. I encourage all young student dancers to join the Ballet Associates Course.” – Felicia Er, Apprentice with Singapore Dance Theatre