top of page

The Apprentice Company 2021/22

The Apprentice Company (TAC), a pre-professional ballet division of TEAMdpa, the programme delivers a specialised training for Soloists in Classical Ballet and Contemporary for outstanding Apprentice Team students. It is a prerequisite to be part of the TEAMdpa Apprentice Programme before selected to be a TAC dancer. For more information on Apprentice Programme, read on :

The prerequisite is not required for PSLE, O’ Levels and A Levels Students.

The Apprentice Company (TAC Ballet) Structure:

  • Train in Classical Ballet Variations, conditioning, stretching and strengthening.

  • Non syllabus work focusing on Classical Ballet techniques, performance quality and artistry.

  • Participation in Pre-Professional Classical Ballet Competitions such Asian Grand Prix Singapore, Asian Grand Prix Hong Kong, Masterpiece International, New York Grand Prix & World Ballet Grand Prix.

  • TAC Dancers will be required to perform Classical Ballet Solo for other competitions.

The Apprentice Company (TAC Contemporary ) Structure:

  • All TAC are encouraged to join an optional Contemporary class which train their skills in Contemporary Techniques besides Classical Ballet on a weekly basis. (For 8yo & above)

  • A consistent training regime in the contemporary dance technique will grow the dancer’s understanding and confidence in performing the technique.

  • Learn the various contemporary techniques such as Cunningham, Graham, Limón and Release Technique.

  • To prepare them in Pre Professional platforms for Contemporary Solo such as Asian Grand Prix, Masterpiece International and Youth American Grand Prix.

  • To enhance their opportunities in Direct School Admission Auditions.

Read: for past competition awards.

  • Only students with Distinction in last ballet exam are eligible to apply for this Team. As 2021 RAD results are not out yet, we will evaluate the entry after RAD results are released.

  • TAC dancers are exempted from RAD coaching class, unless they are required.

Audition Venue:

NUS Centre for the Arts: NUS UCC Dance Studio. Address: University Cultural Centre (UCC) 50 Kent Ridge Crescent National University of Singapore Singapore 119279

*The Term will start from 2nd October 2021 for Ballet and 13th October for Contemporary




Kindly take note of the following important information for the safety and well-being of all involved.

*All participants have to use Covid Self Test within 24 hours that cover the Audition Start and end time .

*All Parents are to leave the premises immediately after dropping off the dancers. Safe distancing is needed at the registration area.

Step 1: Register and make payment of SGD 15 online via this Registration Link

(Registration will start from 12th Aug and close on 1st Sept 2021, 2359hrs.)

Step 2: A video access link will be sent via the Auto Reply Page once registration is done successfully on the website. The videos will be uploaded on this link on 1st Sept 12pm.

Step 3: Students will need to learn all the Audition exercises from the videos beforehand. Please pick up the videos made for their year of birth only.

Step 4: Students will be asked to perform the exercises they have learnt through the videos during the Audition

For any enquiries pls send your email to

Successful candidates for the programme will be notified by 22nd September and acceptance reply by 29th September .

bottom of page