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Dance Traineeship

The dance traineeship aims to identify and develop young talents among dance enthusiasts.  The dance traineeship allows aspiring dancers interested in exploring a professional career in the dance form to train and perform alongside our company dancers.


Performance Opportunities:

  • SCDT’s 10th Anniversary Core Production on 6 and 7 September 2024; 

  • International arts festivals; and

  • SCDT’s community outreach events, such as Chinese Dance Fiesta and Under the BIG Tree.


Other Benefits:

  • Training Opportunities: Unlimited free company classes during your traineeship;

  • Networking Opportunities: Meet professionals in the arts industry; and

  • Job Opportunities: Trainee will be given a monthly allowance as well as a performance allowance. Outstanding candidates may also be given a chance to receive a one-year contract as Company Dance Apprentices, subjected to availability.


  • 18 to 30 years old;

  • Minimum Height: 1.6m (for females) and 1.7m (for males); and

  • Minimum Criteria: Dance graduates (Singaporean/PR), current dance students of recognised local art institutes (e.g. Lasalle, NAFA or School of the Arts), or those with at least a Grade 12 Chinese Ethnic Folk Dance Graded Examination accreditation or equivalent.


  • Traineeship period: March 2024 to September 2024;

  • Training days: Saturday and Sunday (To attend a minimum of one scheduled dance training weekly);

  • Training hours: Every Saturday, 12 pm – 6:30 pm; Every Sunday, 12 pm – 6:30 pm; and

  • Additional attendance for dance training, rehearsals and performances as required.


  • Date: 25 February 2024 (Sunday);

  • Time: 2 pm - 5 pm

  • Location: 5 Sennett Road, Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Cultural Academy,  Blk A, Singapore 466781

  • Content: Attend company class (including barre work, centre work and technique routine), present at least 2 minutes of dance repertoire and dance improvisation.

To Apply,

Email to by 14 February 2024 (Wednesday), with the following information:

  • CV

  • Headshot

  • Contact details

  • Video footage showcasing your dance technique and performance skills (max. 5 mins)

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified to attend the audition via email by 17 February 2024.



Contact us at 6589 9501 or

2024/25 Open Call for Dance Trainee

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