"As a young dance student, watching the founding members of the SDT provided me with a great source of inspiration.
"From living out of a suitcase while on tour to dancing under the 'rain' at the opening of the Esplanade, the SDT became my family, my home and the 'incubator' of my craft and dreams."
- Ms Cheah Mei Sing, in her late 30s and dance faculty head at the School of the Arts - in SDT from 1995 to 2005
"SDT developed us to become versatile dancers and helped me move forward to become a choreographer myself.
"I remember that when we performed on tour in Mexico in 2002, we received a standing ovation and there were fans waiting backstage to greet us and get our pictures and autographs. We felt like movie stars!"
- Mr Jeffrey Tan, 44, freelance dance teacher and choreographer - in SDT from 1990 to 2008
"One of the best experiences I had being in SDT was meeting and making new friends...
It was a simpler and more innocent time then; we were all young dancers working together in a common artistic endeavour, and the sense of teamwork and bonding was so strong.
"These experiences brought us so closely together that we are still friends today."
- Mr Kuik Swee Boon, 40, artistic director of local contemporary dance company T.H.E Dance Company - in SDT from 1991 to 2002