Tap and Leap! Tap Dance in Practice Project
(In cooperation with R&T (Rhythm & Tempo))

Trailer of the project (In Cantonese)

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Highlights and Objectives

  • A school-year-long tap dance training project
  • For primary and secondary schools students who are interested in tap dance
  • Aim at encouraging students and teachers to get involved in this unique art form, and to enjoy the fun tap dance brought them
  • Project includes Interactive demonstration performance, training workshops, rehearsal workshops, finale rehearsal and finale performance
  • Participating students will perform at a public performing venue

Content

The instructor will teach basic tap dance techniques. Students will learn to train their bodies to achieve coordination, distribution, balance and aesthetic forms. The art of tap dancing will be explained from multiple directions. By taking part in this project, students will understand, be engaged in and share the joy of tap dancing. Their learning outcome will be showcased in a finale tap dance performance staged at a venue outside of their schools.

Implementation

The project will run for 11 months from September 2017 to July 2018 and will be implemented in four phases:

Event Date Activities
Phase 1:
Interactive Demonstration Performance
September
to October 2017
Dancers will be clapping and stomping to the rhythm to create different sound effects to demonstrate the idea of “rhythms are everywhere”. Through video and live dance demonstrations, dancers will introduce the magnificence of tap dancing to teachers and students. There is also an interactive segment in which students can try out tap dancing on their own.
Phase 2:
Training Workshops
(20 sessions)
October 2017
to May 2018
The workshop focuses on basic tap dance techniques. Live music accompaniment is available. The instructor will begin from the basics of tapping, so that students can gradually master the basic steps, grooves and aesthetics of the art. During the process, students will learn to use and coordinate their muscles to perform the dancing techniques with ease.
Phase 3:
Rehearsals for Finale Performance
(4 sessions)
May to June 2018 Students will have intensive rehearsals for the Finale Performance.
Phase 4:
Finale Performance
“The beat of Sai Lo”
July 2018 After attending technical and dress rehearsals, students will be performing in a public performance venue with professional dancers.

Fringe activities(On the day of Finale Performance)
Pre-performance guided tour
Prior to the finale performance, a guided tour to the backstage will be arranged for around 30 students and parents to have a glimpse of the stage operations behind the scenes, participants will be able to understand performing arts from a different perspective.
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Project Details

Group
Primary Schools Secondary Schools
No. of Participating Schools 4 Primary Schools 2 Secondary Schools
Target Students Primary 4 to 6 Secondary 1 to 5
No. of Participants 20 students/school
Course Schedule 1 or 2 sessions/week, 1.5 hrs/session
No. of Workshops^ 20 sessions
Fee Payable*# $320/student%^
% Students are required to purchase their own tap shoes, the approximate price is $350. The arts group could arrange order of tap shoes in behalf of the school, details will be discussed during the school visit.
^ Students are required to pay $200 costume fee for finale performance.
* Participating schools need to prepare or purchase wooden tap dance boards as the flooring for workshops and rehearsals.
# Fees are on a per head basis. All fees paid are not refundable.

Download Application Form (Chinese Version only)

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Finale Performance

After a year-long Tap Dance training, students are going to share their learning outcome with the public. Dance theatre will be performed by the students from 3 primary schools and 3 secondary schools.

Programme Details

Programme Schedule 7.7.2018 (Saturday) 7:30pm
Auditorium, Ko Shan Theatre New Wing
Ticket * $50
Duration The duration of the programme is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes without intermission
Language Cantonese
Participating Schools
(In performing order)
Newman Catholic College
Yuen Long Merchants Association Primary School
Chan Shu Kui Memorial School
Christian Alliance S. Y. Yeh Memorial Primary School
G.C.C.I.T.K.D. Cheong Wong Wai Primary School
Catholic Ming Yuen Secondary School
Production Team Artistic Director & Main Choreographer: Ken Kwok
Playwright & Director: Franco Chan
Choreographers & Instructors: Kate Li, Jasper Lai, Krystal Leung, Tse Yu Lin, Penny Tse

Ticketing and Concession

Tickets are available from 1 June onwards at URBTIX outlets, on Internet, by Mobile Ticketing App and Credit Card Telephone Booking.

*Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary tickets holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 3996 8331 (R&T(Rhythm & Tempo))
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted when there is a suitable break in the performance.

Programme content and information do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

The presenter reserves the right to change programme and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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Enquiries

Application & General: 2591 1711
Programme: 3996 8331 (R&T (Rhythm & Tempo))