Stylish Stage: Finding the Groove and Feel Comfortable on the Stage
Street Dance or Jazz Dance in Practice Project
Studiodanz

Trailer of the project (In Cantonese)

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Highlights and Objectives

  • Whole year Street 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
  • Project includes performance appreciation, dance training workshops, dance history study, rehearsals and performance
  • The arts group will decide on the most suitable kind of dance training (Street or Jazz dance) for each selected school
  • Participating students will have a public performance at a professional performing 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 performance, to share their learning achievements with schools, parents and students.

Implementation

  • From September 2019 to July 2020
  • The project will run for 11 months in four phases

Event Date Activities
Phase 1:
In-school Interactive Dance Demonstration
September 2019 The dance demonstration will last about 30 minutes, performed by professional Street 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 Street and Jazz dance.
Phase 2:
Training Workshop
(20 sessions)
(Street Dance or Jazz Dance. The arts group will decide on the kind of dance training which best suits each selected school)
October 2019 to April 2020 Street Dance
The instructor will teach students basic movements of Street dance, 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 Street movements, then integrate them with music and match them with individual performance styles, eventually allowing students to smoothly perform the movements.

Jazz Dance
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.

Dance Video Shooting Workshop (2 sessions)The instructor will teach students about the main elements of video shooting, including angles, composition and editing, etc. Students will record scenes from their lessons, rehearsals and interviews with other students and teachers to produce short videos, which will be played on stage at the finale showcase
Phase 3:
Finale Rehearsal (2 sessions)
June or July 2020 Students participating in the finale performance will rehearse at school and a professional performance venue. This can widen students’ horizons, let them experience the facilities of a professional stage, and be prepared for the finale performance.
Phase 4:
Joint School Finale Performance
Late June or July 2019 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 about Street 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 Participating Schools ^ 4 3
Target Students Primary 3 to 6 Secondary 1 to 5
Required Experience 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 22 sessions
Fee Payable# $352/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 non-refundable.

Download Application Form (Chinese Version only)

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Enquiries

Application & General: 2591 1798 (LCSD)
Project: 2576 7622 (Studiodanz)