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A bit of change of tack for this week, but I received some PR information from the Singapore Dance Theatre and thought some parents might appreciate knowing about it’s upcoming “Dance Appreciation Series: Introduction to Coppélia,” which is happening on 3 February, 2013. It’s a one hour dance presentation for children ages two and up, promising “fun and magic as kids and their parents experience the world of ballet and pantomime.”

Singapore Dance TheatreHere’s are the details they sent me

Title: DAS: Introduction to Coppélia

Date/Time: 3 February, 4pm

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

Ticket Price: $10 (excluding SISTIC  fee)

Tickets available from Esplanade Box Office and all SISTIC Authorised agents

Suitable ages two and above

Singapore Dance Theatre


In the lead up to the full-length classical ballet in March, SDT presents this hour-long special created especially for the young ones. Join the main characters Dr. Coppélius, Franz and Swanhilda on their adventures and experience the magic of classical ballet through dance excerpts, while learning fun facts about Coppélia and pantomime from our narrator.

Originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon and based on the story by E.T.A Hoffman, Coppélia tells the story of the misadventures of a boy named Franz, who falls in love with a gorgeous life-sized doll named Coppélia. Unknowingly, he becomes embroiled in the wrath of his jealous girlfriend, Swanhilda, and the hilarious delusions of Dr. Coppélius, the mysterious Toymaker.

Singapore Dance TheatreI think it looks pretty great and reckon this could be a terrific way to introduce my boys to ballet – as it is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. It’s only one hour, it’s on later in the day so there’s a chance they’ll sit still, and it’s a low cost event for a high quality experience. Ticks my boxes.

Anyone else interested in coming?

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