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List of Asian Ballet Schools

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#1 grace


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Posted 09 June 2003 - 06:45 AM

i am posting to ask your help. i need to compile a list of 'serious' ballet schools in asia, which might have suitable pre-professional candidates to send to australia for an international ballet competition, later this year (september).

in the past, we have had entries from japan and, i believe, singapore. this year we hope to attract dancers from wider afield.

the organising body is the Australian Instituute of Classical Dance. the competition takes place in perth, western australia at the west australian academy of performing arts (WAAPA), which is part of edith cowan university: excellent facilities, including a new (second) theatrette.

the competition is similar to the 'genee' or 'prix de lausanne' style - a class audition, followed by two solos in differing styles, with further selection, down to semi-finals and finals - in front a panel of judges from the dance profession. the prizes (money for further training) total around about US $5000, as i recall.

this contest is held only every second year. the last time it was held, the winner was stephen macrae from sydney, who went on, the next year, to win the genee AND then, almost immediately, the prix de lausanne! whew!

given that perth is on the indian ocean rim, cities (with ballet schools) which are convenient to here, include hong kong, singapore, kuala lumpur, taipei; Japanese cities, etc.

i know there are asian ballet students posting here. could some of you post the names, postal addresses , fax numbers and/or email addresses of the best schools in your geographic areas? that would be very helpful. :)

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 06:54 AM

for the sake of keeping everything in the same place, i am going to kick this off by posting the two main schools in new zealand (asian or not!):

new zealand school of dance
DIR: gary harris
PO box 7146 wellington south, NZ
PH +64 4 389 0996
Fax: +64 4 389 4996
email karen@tewhaea.org.nz

international ballet academy
DIR: sherilynn kennedy
PO box 22-426
christchurch NZ
PH: +64 3 365 5600
FAX: +64 3 365 5634
email: enquiries@ibc.ac.nz

#3 dragonfly7


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Posted 09 June 2003 - 08:14 PM

Here are two of the three I intended to post. I haven't been home for some time so I don't know if these are still correct. We have great dancers :).

NAME: Ballet Philippines Foundation Inc.
ADDRESS: 4/F CCP Bldg. Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines
CONTACT NOS. Tel. 832-36-75/832-36-76/832-36-89/832-11-25 loc 253/254
E-Mail : balletphilippines@axti.com / Website: balletphilippines.com.ph

NAME: Ballet Manila
ADDRESS: #1865 Donada St. ,Pasay City, Manila, Philippines
CONTACT NOS. Tel. 512-50-31 to 32, 525-59-67 / 525-15-84

The third is for Philippine Ballet Theater (PBT), the info for which you might get from the schools above.

Hope this helped :).

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Posted 10 June 2003 - 06:03 PM

National Ballet of China

The Shanghai Ballet
www.sh-ballet. com

The Guangzhou Ballet

Those are the top three ballet companies in mainland China

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Posted 11 June 2003 - 08:37 AM

Universal Ballet Academy
25 Neung Dong; Gwangjin Gu; Seoul 143-180, Korea

TEL: 82-2-2204-1022; 2204-1059

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Posted 12 June 2003 - 09:00 PM

thank you very much.

do 'we' know of any suitable (ie. pre-professional) SCHOOLS (rather than companies) in china?

how about japan or thailand?

i know its not 'Asia', but south african/african schools would also be appropriate...

all help gratefully received, ASAP! :)

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Posted 12 June 2003 - 11:03 PM

Hi, Grace,

The followings are some Dance schools in China. The schools are not solely ballet-oriented. Ballet is one of their majors

1> Beijing Dancing Institute (college)
Tel: 0086-10-68935691(general)

2> Beijing Dancing Institute affliated Middle School
Tel: 0086-10-68935714

3>Ailian Dancing School
Tel: 0086-10-63729712

4>Runliang Dancing School
Tel: 0086-10-82590547

5>Liaoning Ballet Company Affiliated Middle School
Tel: 0086-24-86899091

6>Shanghai Dancing School
Tel: 0086-21-62759603

7>Guangdong Gaoyue Dancing School
http://gaoyue.6to23....bout school.htm

Those are some Chinese Dance training Schools, Hope it's of any help to you.

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Posted 13 June 2003 - 03:31 AM

Grace, those companies in China have wonderful schools attached. The schools produce gorgeous dancers who have gone on to win many international competitions.

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Posted 13 June 2003 - 04:32 AM

thank you mbjerk - i was only thinking the opposite: that one didn't want to 'insult' a COMPANY by suggesting that their dancers might need to (win money to) pursue more training!

melodies - that is a wonderful list. :) is there any chance you could find postal addresses, or email addresses for any of these? i am afraid that if *I* phoned them to ask for such information, maybe i would only get someone who speaks mandarin!

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Posted 14 June 2003 - 10:13 AM

hi grace

here's a few places i think you could try.

1) Singapore Dance Theatre
Fort Canning Centre, 2nd Storey,
Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618
Tel: (65) 6338 0611 Fax: (65) 6338 9748

although this is a company, they may have some apprentices who would be interested. (we don't really have a pre-professional school which feeds into the company)

2) Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Dance Department)
111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Tel : (65) 6331 0399, 6331 366 or 6331 0341
Email: dance@nafa.edu.sg

as you can tell, this is actually an arts school and not a dance school at all, however i believe there are good dancers in the department.

3) Lasalle-SIA School of the Arts (School of Dance)
Head: Ms Caren Carino
90 Goodman Road Singapore 439053

same as the above, but i don't know as much about it. (and i lost her card)

hope these helps

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Posted 15 June 2003 - 06:58 AM

wonderful, sapphirenite. thank you very much. :)

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Posted 15 June 2003 - 07:21 AM

just adding some other addresses, so they're all in the same place... (hope this is OK, alexandra...):


School of Ballet, University of Cape Town,
Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7701,
Republic of South Africa
Telephone:RSA (21) 650-2398/9
Fax: RSA (21) 650-3524
e-mail: muslr@protem.uct.ac.za

Technikon Pretoria
Department of Dance & Musical Theatre
Arts Campus (Nelson Mandela Drive)
Private Bag X680
Pretoria 0001
Ms Vicki Karras (Head of Department)
Tel. (012) 318-6156
Fax: (012) 318-6018
e-mail: dance@techpta.ac.za
web: http://www.techpta.a...x.php?struc=177


HK Academy of Performing Arts
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
1 Gloucester Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Susan Street, Dean of Dance
email: s.street@hkapa.edu
T: 2584 8539 F : 2802 3856
Admin Tel: (852)2584 8554 or 2584 8579
Fax: (852)2584 8722
E-mail: aso@mail.hkapa.edu
web: http://www.hkapa.edu...ntroduction.asp

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Posted 15 June 2003 - 07:46 AM


National Institute of the Arts in Taipei
1, Hsueh Yuan Road, Peitou, Taipei 112,
Taiwan, R. O. C.
Tel: 886-2 28961000
Fax: 886-2 28938711
E-mail: www@www.nia.edu.tw
Web site: http://www.nia.tw


Bangkok City Ballet
59-59 /1 Sukhumvit Road
Soi 49/3
Bangkok 10110
TEL: 0 2662 5020
FAX: 0 2662 5019
email: info@bangkokcityballet.com
web: http://www.bangkokcityballet.com

Dance Centre
Sukhumvit Soi 33 Studio
53/3 Sukhumvit Soi 33
Bangkok 10110
DIRECTOR: Khun Vararom Pachimsawat
Tel: 259-8861 Tel/Fax: 258-9227
E-Mail: info@dance-centre.com

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Posted 15 June 2003 - 05:20 PM

Hi Grace,

I don't think that Singapore has many 'serious schools'. Most of the students get sent for competitions by their teachers, and some of these teachers don't actually operate dance schools by themselves, they just rent studios to teach their classes. The only serious school that we have is the Singapore Ballet Academy, which is affiliated to the Singapore Dance Theatre. (SBA doesn't have a website)

Most dance teachers refer their outstanding students to SBA if they want to send their charges for competitions. The ballet scene in Singapore is very small, so the teachers pretty much know each other. So talented students are most often 'channeled' to SBA for further training if they want to attend competitions.

Most ballet students here will give you the name of their teacher rather than their school as a reference point. Some of the teachers I know who have turned our good students are Mrs Susan Cheong Sarkies, June Lee, Sandra Ho, Hung Yee Skipp and Sylvia McCully.

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 10:43 PM

Hi, Grace,

I only found the postal address of these school

1> Beijing Dancing Institute & its affiliated Middle School
No.19 Southern Minzu Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China

2> Runliang Dancing School
#9371 P.O Box, Haidian District, Beijing 100093, China

3>Shanghai Dancing Middle School
No.1674 Hongqiao Road, Changjing District, Shanghai 200336, China

I can give you the other schools' add to you when I got them later.

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