Stylish Stage: Find Your Body through Music Hip Hop or Jazz Dance in Practice Project
(In cooperation with Studiodanz)

Trailer of the project (In Cantonese)

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Highlights and Objectives

  • An 11-month Hip Hop or Jazz dance training project
  • For secondary and primary school students with some experience in dance
  • Aims to make dance as a medium for enabling students to understand their bodies and interpersonal relationships through music, while polishing communication skills through dancing
  • Students will acquire fundamentals and historical background of Hip Hop or Jazz dance, and be able to perform and apply what they have learnt
  • For each selected school, the arts group will decide on the most suitable kind of dance training (Hip Hop or Jazz dance)
  • Project includes performance appreciation, training workshops, rehearsals and performances
  • Students will participate a performance at a public venue

Content

This project covers four aspects:
“Hands-on Experience”, “Feel the Music”, “Dance Knowledge” and “Achievements Sharing”.

“Hands-on Experience”:
Through learning dance techniques and performing, students will become more confident and able to explore beyond the academic sphere. They may find opportunities to develop their potential, and learn about more future career paths

“Feel the Music”:
Lessons will be guided with music accompanied by dance performances, to let students better understand their bodies.

“Dance Knowledge”:
The instructor will not only teach students dance techniques, but will also introduce them to terminology and the historical background of dance, to broaden their knowledge and deepen their understanding of dance.

“Achievements Sharing”:
Students will be able to participate in the "Learning Achievements Show Time!" finale performances, to share their learning achievements with schools, parents and students.

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:
In-school Interactive Dance Demonstration
September 2017 The dance demonstration will last about 30 minutes, performed by professional Hip Hop and Jazz dance dancers, demonstrating characteristics of both dances. Students will also be invited to participate in live dance games. These simple interactive dances and demonstrations by professional dancers aim to enhance students’ interest in Hip Hop and Jazz dance.
Phase 2:
Training Workshops (14 sessions)
October 2017 to March 2018 Hip Hop
Music is a major element of dance, and how the body moves with it is equally important. The instructor will teach students basic movements of Hip Hop, for example the four types of Groove: Up Groove, Down Groove, Bounce and Drop Groove. Students will learn Groove dance movements and Groove terminology. They will also freestyle with their learnt basic dance movements, then match and link them with musical rhythms and textures.

Practice-oriented workshops, to help students apply basic Hip Hop movements, then integrate them with music and match them with individual performance styles, eventually allowing students to smoothly perform the movements.

Jazz dance
Workshops will be divided into two parts: "Theory" and "Practice", as dance is not merely physical movements, but an art that requires students’ deeper understanding and knowledge. By covering both parts, students will be able to attain all-round development.

The instructor will introduce students to the historical background and the five types of Jazz dance, as well as Jazz dance terminology and techniques (such as Jazz hand and Chest isolation). The instructor will guide students further to put theory into practice. Through professional guidance and demonstrations, the instructor will help students learn basic Jazz dance skills in a correct way, and enable them to slowly improvise along with music.

Practice-oriented workshops with the instructor teaching different dance routines, students can proficiently integrate techniques they have learnt into dance segments. Students will also understand the continuity of dance, and the integration of body movements and music.
Phase 3:
Final Rehearsal
April to June 2018 Students participating in the finale performance will rehearse at Studiodanz’s studio together with the students from the partner school. This can widen students’ horizons, let them experience the facilities of a professional dance school, and be prepared for the finale performance.
Phase 4:
Finale Performance
July 2018 The performance aims at enhancing the confidence of students in this project and their ability to express themselves through movement. To let more students know more about Hip Hop and Jazz dance, a lecturer will be invited to the performance to introduce both dances and share related videos. A show time for professional dancers will also be arranged. The emcee will even invite audience to participate in live dance games and to feel the surging atmosphere.
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Project Details

Group
Primary Schools Secondary Schools
No. of the Participating Schools ^ 4 Primary Schools 3 Secondary Schools
Target Students Primary 3 to 6 Secondary 1 - 5
Requirements Students with some experience and high interest in dance
No. of Participants 25 students/school
Course Schedule 1 session/week, 1.5 hrs/session
No. of Workshops 16 sessions
Fees Payable # $256/student *
^ Schools interested in participating in this project need not select the type of dance training at this stage. The arts group will visit each selected school and decide on the most suitable type of dance training.
* Students participating in the finale performance will be required to pay $250 for hiring of costumes.
# 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 Hip Hop or Jazz Dance training, participating students will perform on stage and share with the public the fruit of their learning and fun of dance.

Programme Details

Programme Schedule 1.7.2018 (Sunday) 3pm
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Ticket * $50
Duration The duration of the programme is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes without intermission
Language Cantonese
Participating Schools
(In alphabetical order)
Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) Primary School
Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School
Confucian Tai Shing Primary School
Fresh Fish Traders' School
Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Kwai Chung)
SKH Bishop Baker Secondary School
Workers' Children Secondary School
Production Team Producer: Angela Hang
Choreographer and Instructor (In alphabetical order):
Ben Leung, Daan Wong, K K Lai, Potato Tsui, Terry Chan, Wilfred Siu, Yung Yan Yin

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: 2576 7622 (Studiodanz)
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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Enquirie

Application & General: 2591 1728 (LCSD)
Programme: 2576 7622 (Studiodanz)