Academies

The Creative Arts Academy consists of 3 Categories: Creative and Performing Arts Academy (CAPA) / Dance Academy / Orchestra VAP (Very Able Pupils).

Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Academy

The Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Academy meets once a week and consists of students who are talented in more than one field of the Performing Arts. This group forms the core when it comes to productions and performances.

LAMDA

We offer LAMDA classes and exams in Introductory Level, Communication, Performing and Musical Theatre. Classes are available to all students from Reception to Year 13.   

Instrumental and Voice lessons

Private lessons are available for drums, piano, saxophone, clarinet, flute and guitar. We also offer voice lessons. All classes are one-on-one lessons with experienced teachers.

Dance

Classes are offered in ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, modern jazz, ballroom/broad way and cheer leading. We also have the Performing Dance Group which consists of our best dancers. These students frequently perform in productions and across school.

For more information regarding the Dance Academy please contact Ms Fabienne Mester at [email protected]


Ballet

Baby Ballet For 3-4 year old students This class includes basic exercises for the little one to develop coordination, rhythmic sensation, body language and body consciousness
Pink Ballet For 4-5 year old students Pre-Primary ballet class based on RAD syllabus. The students will start to learn the classical ballet terms and positions. They will develop musicality, body consciousness, flexibility and space awareness
White Ballet For 6-7 year old students This class is for beginners based on RAD syllabus Primary and Grade 1. The students will learn the proper ballet terms, positions and moves. They will develop flexibility, space awareness, musicality, energy, control, balance and core strength
Blue Ballet For 7-9 year old students This class is for beginners based on RAD syllabus Grade 2. It is recommended for these students to attend twice per week to be able to complete the expectations of this level
Ballet Fitness This class is open to all levels The class is based on ballet basics to improve posture, alignment, core strength and flexibility

Modern Jazz / Contemporary / Choreography

This class is for beginners to intermediate Secondary students with preferably some ballet basics or gymnastic background. This class is based on basics modern, jazz and contemporary techniques.

Contemporary modern dance is much more broadminded in its discovery of form, technique and musical style. As a technique, Contemporary dance is actually a mixture recycling different styles of dance to find a new angle and to stimulate the students into a creative process by being involved in the research of movements, concept and ideas; students will learn to create a choreography using space, different dynamics, control, emotions and meaning.

Hip Hop

Mini Hip Hop For 6-7 year old students in Year 1-2 This class is for young Primary students to learn easy break dancing using top rock, down rock, power moves and freezes on hip-hop, funk music and break beats found in varieties of music with certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns
Hip Hop Junior For 8-9 and 10-11 year old students in Year 3-4 and Year 5-6 This class for Primary students to learn Break dancing using top rock, down rock, power moves and freezes on hip-hop, funk music and break beats found in varieties of music with certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns
Hip-Hop Secondary Open class This class is open to students with no or little experience based on basics hip-hop moves with the dance routines more or less complicated adapted to different level group within the same class  
Free Running / B’Boy Open Class Open to all levels This class is an acrobatic and athletic discipline learning B’boy tricks (street dance) and learning to jump, grab and climb with gymnastic equipment

Cheerleading

Mini Cheerleading For students in Year 1-2 and intermediate level for Year 3-6 The class is open to all leveled students who are athletic, dancers, acrobats. It’s an intense sport activity; students will learn to tumble, dance, and jump and will have the opportunity to cheer HeadStart sports teams at some of their Football and Basket Ball games, but also they will be participating to dance events organized by the Dance Academy
Cheerleading Academy For students with a good acrobatic level who have been selected to train a few time per week under special conditions to represent HeadStart International School in competition and Sport events at a higher level.  
Rhythmic Gymnastics For 3-5 year old students (Foundation students) Students explore a range of movements using steps, gestures, coordination, formations, body shapes, acrobatics, contact work, and contrasts in dynamic and rhythmic patterning. They will demonstrate creativity by incorporating control, rhythm, timing and aesthetics into sequences
Aerial (Silk Loop) This class combines strength and technique training on fabric and hoop to develop the fundamentals of movement on Aerial apparatus. Student from primary and secondary at any fitness level can start. This class includes an aerial conditioning, acrobatics and deep stretching; a class that will give the student the strength to perform tricks with grace and confidence  

HeadStart Dance Performing Group (HDPG)

This is for students with an intermediate to advanced dance technique level in one or few disciplines (ballet / Jazz / Hip Hop / Contemporary / ballroom) and with the right attitude towards learning, improving and working technically all around different techniques. To be part of this group, students need to audition and sign a contract of loyalty and commitment. They will need to train 3 to 5 hours per week within the schedule provided for the year. The dancers of HDPG will be involved in the CAPA production (Musical Theatre, Creative Art Week), internal and external potential events, Dance competition and End of the Year Dance Recital.

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