This unique, dynamic and very popular Dance Programme, now in its’ 23rd successful year at HKIS, offers World class training in many styles of dance, including Funky Jazz Dance, Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre and Contemporary classes to all HKIS students and their siblings of all ages. All the way from Lower Primary students, through to and including High School students, from Beginners to the highest level of Dance.
The aim of the Dance Programme is to nurture and encourage all dancers through their love of music and dance and strong emphasis is placed on performing and the joy of dance. Performing builds confidence in each individual and is a valuable on-stage experience.
Classes are taught by a passionate and expert team of Professional dancers and Teachers from the Glenda Allen Dance Academy who bring an enormous wealth of stage experience, highly skilled knowledge, passion and love for dance. (Bios available on the website)
Dance students take part in the highly acclaimed Dance and Musical Theatre stage performances at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA).
STYLES OF DANCE TAUGHT
FUNKY JAZZ DANCE is a very popular dance style performed to a wide variety of Pop music, including R & B. Mr Boyet’s dynamic Funky Jazz dance classes are a lot of fun and work on alignment, strength, flexibility and musicality. Jazz dance is often associated with dance musicals such as “Fame” and “Chicago”.
HIP HOP dance is danced primarily to funk, rap and R & B music. It can be very energetic and athletic and strong emphasis is placed on style and working as a ‘team’ or ‘crew’.
BALLET Myth is that Ballet has to be strict, not true! Ballet is for everyone and with the right Teachers, it is extremely enjoyable! Ballet is a Classical dance form which is very graceful – Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance.
MUSICAL THEATRE combines Singing, Dancing and Acting (also known as the ‘Triple Threat’) and is hugely popular the world over. From Broadway in New York to the West End in London, Musical Theatre offers a fantastic all round training to aspiring young Dancers and Singers.
TAP Kids love to wear tap shoes!! Tap is a very rhythmic form of dance and is characterized by using the sound of taps on tap shoes, striking the floor as a form of percussion.
LYRICAL DANCE is a wonderful fusion of Jazz and Ballet dance techniques. It is a beautiful and very expressive dance form of telling a story.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including Jazz, Lyrical, Modern and Ballet and show fluid dance movements.
HIP HOP DANCE CREWS! Seeking all interested MS and HS students to come and join our Hip Hop Dance crews! Master Classes will be given by leading Male Professional Hip Hop Teachers and Dancers.
Funky Jazz Dance - “Uptown Funk” dance - 20th Anniversary Gala performance May 2015
Musical Theatre - “Revolting Children” (Matilda musical) 20th Anniversary Gala Performance May 2015
Tap Dance - “Americano” 20th Anniversary Gala Performance May 2015
Hip Hop Dance - “Bringin’ da Noise” 20th Anniversary Gala Performance May 2015
Ballet - “Bluebirds” 20th Anniversary Gala Performance May 2015