Ballet Philippines Dance School
FULL and HALF SCHOLARSHIPS
Pre-Professional Training Program
Audition: May 27, 2023
BPDS at SM Aura Premier
Email [email protected] for more information
54th SEASON DISCOVER DANCE WORKSHOP
June 5 to July 30, 2023
54th SEASON SCHOOL YEAR
Join our Grand Recital in March 2024!
Join our Pre-Professional Training Program and get the chance to perform with Ballet Philippines!
August 7-October 29, 2023
November 6, 2023-February 18, 2024
Preparation for Recital
February 19 to May 26, 2024
Culminates in a recital and final exam
1 free trial
(Applied upon monthly, trimestral or annual enrollment)
Not applicable for Play Dance
Ballet Philippines Dance School (BPDS) is the official dance school of Ballet Philippines. BPDS is the premier training ground for dance students who wish to pursue a career in dance. Our training program is both rigorous and nurturing. It is rooted in excellence in classical ballet and contemporary dance, developing creativity and artistry, while instilling in the young dancer a sense of generosity, grace, dignity and respect for
oneself, for others and for their craft.
“Teachers must be aware of the changing psychology of the child at different age levels. They must be sensitive to the students’ needs and cares while enforcing the much needed discipline that classical ballet training entails.” (Noordin A. Jumalon)
BPDS is supported by the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Our program has 3 divisions::
1. Pre-Ballet Division: Play Dance, Kinder Dance, Pre-Ballet 1 and 2
2. Foundation Division: Classical Ballet Foundation Levels 1, 2, 3, and Elementary Contemporary Dance
3. Pre-Professional Training
• Intermediate: 3 years
• Advanced: 3 years
We also offer Adult Ballet, Fitness and other dance classes.
Full and half scholarships are available in the Pre-Professional Training Program.
For children 3 to 4 years old, Play Dance is a fun introduction into dance. By exploring movement, music, and theater, children strengthen their body, learn to control it, and creatively express themselves while learning how to follow rules, respect others, and stay focused. Each course is composed of 4 sessions.
1. All classes are in-studio (face to face)
2. Maximum 6 students in a class
3. No free trials
Composed of children between 4 to 7 years old, Pre-Ballet classes develop in the child a love for dance, music, theater and the arts, while gently preparing their body for the physical requirements of dance training later on.
Classical Ballet Foundation and Elementary Contemporary Dance
Children 8 years old and above learn technique and artistry of classical ballet and contemporary dance. These years are crucial in developing the student’s motivation and discipline while honing their talent and building their confidence.
At around 12 to 18 years old, students now tackle greater challenges to help them meet their goals. This program includes rigorous training in classical ballet and contemporary dance, as well as classes in improvisation, introduction to choreography, pedagogy and theater, among others. Whether they wish to pursue a career as a dancer, teacher, choreographer or take further studies, BPDS will mentor them to be
the best dancer they can be. During this time, our students have the unique opportunity to observe, work alongside, and be mentored by Ballet Philippines’ artists and its guests from the global stage. This gives
them the opportunity to rise to the ranks of Ballet Philippines.
In addition to our regular training curriculum and recitals, our program offers our students access to masterclasses by global artists, as well as professional performances and showcases.
Beginning June 2023, full and half scholarships are available by invitation or audition.
It’s never too late to start ballet. Beginner students 15 years old and above and former ballet students will enjoy our Adult Ballet classes to keep them fit while expressing themselves through dance. Our Adult Ballet students take part in our recitals and special performances.
In these packed 5-day, 10-hour workshops, participants join an intense week of training. They may join in-studio at BPDS SM Aura, or virtually via Zoom.