​Training Programmes

Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT) has a long history in promoting and nurturing interest in Chinese dance through its dance education programme.  SCDT believes in honing strong foundation skills at the same time develop deeper interest towards this arts.

SCDT offers a range of structured training programmes that allows all learners to pick up dancing based on their ability and interest.  Classes offered include Adult Dance, Parent-Child Dance, First-Step, Graded Examination Dance, Kung-fu Dance and Chinese Dance Technique.

SCDT has more than 300 students enrolled at its two centres in Toa Payoh and East Coast.  Each academic year consists of 3 terms, January - April, May - August, and September - December, with an average of 13 sessions each.  All students will also have the opportunity to perform in our annual dance showcase "Taking Flight" held in professional theatres.

SCHOOL MISSION

Building Character, Imparting Skills, Continues our Legacy

SCHOOL CORE VALUES

Perseverance  |  Confidence  |  Respect  |  Teamwork

Adult Dance

Suitable for Age 18 & above

Not flexible? Not able to do a forehead to knee pose? No worries, it is never too old to learn. Keep practising and all will come. Our adult courses aim to improve your flexibility, posture, coordination and performative skills. Start dancing now to stay youthful and elegant!

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First Step

Suitable for Age 4 - 6

Specifically tailored for the young, this lively class is filled with music and fun! As they groove to the music, your little one will learn the rudiments of Chinese dance, improving her musicality and temperament!

 

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Kung-fu Dance

Suitable for Age 5 - 12

Combining both Chinese dance and Chinese martial arts, students will be introduced to basic aspects of Chinese martial arts (basic punches, kicks, jumps and somersaults), as well as learn to strike formidable poses and move with the rhythm of the music.

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Parent-Child Dance

Suitable for Age 3 - 4

Dance is not just for the young, but also for the young at heart! Bond with your little one through simple and fun themed activities specially designed to ignite the imagination and creativity of both you and your child.

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Graded Examination Dance

Suitable for Age 6 - 18

The Chinese Folk Dance Graded Examination syllabus was compiled by renowned dance professionals from the Beijing Dance Academy, China. The syllabus places an emphasis on “joy in learning”, and exposes students to the exquisite and vibrant cultures of the 56 ethnic minority groups in China. Through a variety of simple yet fun-filled Chinese folk dances, this course aims to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese dance in children.

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Chinese Dance Technique 

Suitable for Age 18 - 35

Chinese Classical dance technique, such as leaps, twirls and flips require balance, strength, flexibility, agility and coordination. Take on the challenge to nail these skills and see how you fair in endurance, precision and courage!

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GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022.

MAJOR CORPORATE FUNDING

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