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Ballet

BalletIntroductory
Class DayTimeStart DateSessionsInstructorFeeCourse Number
Wed8:15-9:35pm27.058Irene Lo1010BD101Full
In this course, both the Russian and British ballet styles are introduced. Class will start with floor exercise -- some stretching,floor barre to experience specific muscle we needed in our ballet training .Following up with some simple barre work simliar to our floor barre. And ended with a bit centre work to find the weight of the body. Class with conducted in a slow paste in order to explain details information. Target: suitable for beginners students and one's want details work.


BalletElementary
Class DayTimeStart DateSessionsInstructorFeeCourse Number
Mon8:15-9:35pm25.058Shirley Loong1010BD102Full
Tue6:45-8:05pm26.058Justyne Li1010BD103
Fri6:45-8:05pm29.058Pau Wai-seung1010BD104
Sun4:00-5:20pm31.058Shirley Lok1010BD105Full
In this course, both the Russian and British ballet styles are introduced. The transfer of weight, proper alignment, simple jumps and turns are the main focuses of this course. Target: suitable for beginners and students who are interested in ballet.


BalletElementary Progressive
Class DayTimeStart DateSessionsInstructorFeeCourse Number
Tue8:15-9:35pm26.058Shirley Lok1010BD106Full
Sat7:00-8:20pm30.058Justyne Li1010BD107
Sun10:00-11:20am31.058Shirley Lok1010BD108Full
Sun2:30-3:50pm31.058Shirley Loong1010BD109
Target: suitable for students with at least half or one year of training in ballet.


BalletIntermediate
Class DayTimeStart DateSessionsInstructorFeeCourse Number
Wed6:45-8:05pm27.058Irene Lo1010BD201Full
Fri8:15-9:35pm29.058Pau Wai-seung1010BD202Full
To further explore the body and muscle functioning, this course presents an array of jumps, turns and control combinations to enhance students’ technical skills and musicality. Students must have at least 1 year of prior ballet training. Target: students must have completed at least two years of ballet training.


BalletIntermediate Progressive
Class DayTimeStart DateSessionsInstructorFeeCourse Number
Mon6:45-8:05pm25.058Tasha Wong1010BD203
Target: students must have completed at least two and half years of ballet training.


Pointe WorkElementary
Class DayTimeStart DateSessionsInstructorFeeCourse Number
Thu8:15-9:35pm28.058Pau Wai-seung1010BP101
Sat8:30-9:50pm30.058Pansy Lo1010BP102
A continuation of the intermediate training, this course focuses on the fluidity in movement through the unique style of point work in Ballet which reveals the exquisite contour of a dancer. Suitable for students who have completed at least one year of intermediate Ballet training. Target: suitable for students who have completed at least one year of intermediate ballet training.


Pointe Work & VariationElementary Progressive
Class DayTimeStart DateSessionsInstructorFeeCourse Number
Mon8:15-9:35pm25.058Tasha Wong1010BP103
This course will focus on Ballet point-work as well as variation. Variation is a solo dance in classical Ballet. Students have to warm up by themselves before class. Target: suitable for students with at least one year of Point Work training.



 
 

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  • Justyne Li
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    Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, School of Dance, Ballet and Modern Dance Stream.

    She is a former member of the Hong Kong Ballet and Tanz Graz (Austria), and was a soloist with Ballett Bremerhaven (Germany). Currently working as an independent dancer and choreographer. Her recent choreographies include: My Shadow and Me presented by the Hong Kong Art Festival 2011, Galatea & Passenger presented by LCSD’s “New Force in Motion” Series (2010), Galatea &Pygmalion at the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010. Other works includes, Toy Story with Ballett Bremerhaven; Symphonic Magic with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Narcissus and Echo at “Emerging Choreographers 2007 - Taking Off”;  A Serpent Eating Its Own Tail at the Fringe Festival 2007; Angel #666 vs Demon #999 at the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2006; and Studio Storm. Other recent performances include: Andy Lau Unforgettable Concert 2010; B. O. B. (choreographed by Dick Wong); Spooool & Nocturnal Vista (produced by Theatre du Pif); The Story of Island and Boat (produced by Y-Space).

    <<Galatea & Pygmalion>> received the Hong Kong Dance Award 2011.
  • Irene Lo
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    Irene was the Former Artist of Hong Kong Ballet Company.

    During this time, She performed many major roles like Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Clara in Nutcracker, Pu Yi's first wife in Last Emperor, Zhu Yin Tai in Butterfly Lovers which win the Award of "Outstanding Performance of the Year" by Hong Kong Dance Alliance in 2000, and same year win the" Most Promising Dancer" by the Friends of Hong Kong Ballet.  

    Irene still active in ballet field gusting with some local dance and drama company ; Workshop Tutor in Asian Grand Prix 2011 and  AGP Summer Intensive Program 2012; was invited as a Guest teacher in South African Ballet Theatre and the Academy; Artistic Coordinator and performer for " Dance for Japan"311; Artistic Coordinator for AGP competition 2012.

    Also part time teacher at APA and Ballet Mistress of Youth Ballet of Asia, freelance dancers and certify yoga instructor.
  • Pansy Lo
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    Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts majoring in ballet in 2015.

    With her outstanding performance, she has awarded numerous scholarships, such as Dean's Prize in Dance in 2015, and being the representative of the School of Dance to participate the ImPulzTans Vienna International Dance Festival in 2014.

    She joined the City Contemporary Dance Company as Dancer Trainee in 2015-2016.

    She is currently working as a freelance dancer, dance teacher and choreographer.
  • Shirley Lok
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    Born in Shanghai, Shirley Lok graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2009 majoring in Ballet.

    During her studies she was awarded several scholarships. She has performed widely in Hong Kong and toured with various professional dance companies including The Hong Kong Ballet. In 2007 she joined CCDC's youth dance ensemble WuDaoQinNian, when her interest in modern dance was sprouted.

    She joined CCDC in 2010.
  • Shirley Loong
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    Loong is currently the Executive Committee Vice President of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance and Chairperson of the Royal Academy of Dance, Hong Kong Committee.

    Shirley Loong first started learning ballet at the age of eight under the tutelage of Ms Jean Wong. In 1986, she was admitted to the National Ballet School of Canada. Upon graduation, she honed her skills further at the John Cranko Ballettschule in Stuttgart, Germany for two years. She is the first Hong Konger ever admitted to this world-renowned dance institute.

    Shirley joined The Hong Kong Ballet as a dancer in 1990, performing many solo pieces and principal roles. Later on, she completed a Degree in Business Studies with distinction at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, and returned to Hong Kong in 1997 to begin her career in dance education. From 2001 to 2004, she was General Manager at the Hong Kong Ballet Group, where she coordinated major productions such as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Young Ballet Stars Award and summer showcases including Cinderella’s Slippers Lost & Found, La Sylphide and Swan Lake.

    A registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance. Shirley was also an instructor at the City Contemporary Dance Company, Advisor at the Hong Kong Arts Development Council until 2008, and has continued her service with the Council as Assessor to this day. She worked with The Hong Kong Ballet again from 2005 as the Director of Education and Outreach Department until 2011.

    In 2012, Shirley played the role of Princess Moon Wisdom for the Buddhist 4D Dance Dynamics Theatre production, The Dancer of Ultimate Bliss. In 2014 November, her performance in The Buddha’s Path received rave reviews.

    Shirley is currently a member on the Executive Board of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance, one of the ballet teachers for Gifted Young Dancer Programme at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and dance instructor for the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection.

     

  • Wai-seung Pau
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    RAD & Teacher Certificate
  • Shirley Pu
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    Born in Taiwan and grew up in Hong Kong, Shirley Pu started ballet training at the age of five. Training with different teachers, including Louis Strike-Beacon, Sit Ching Wah and Tang Min, allows her to foster her ballet techniques. She was awarded all with Distinction in Royal Academy of Dance Classical Ballet Examinations from Graded 2 to Advanced 2. She has been awarded the Tsinforn C. Wong Memorial Scholarship for 6 years and the Dr. David S H Chu LLD, JP Scholarship in 2007 to train in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts between 2006 and 2008. In 2010, she was invited to be a Community Cultural Ambassador and presented Dancing Keys with Hong Kong Ballet Education and Outreach Department in local communities. She was admitted to the three-year full-time diploma programme of Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow as one of the first Hong Kong ballet students and graduated in 2013. She was in the class of Vera Potashkina and Irina Pyatkina. Pu participated in many performance productions, including Nutcracker with Hong Kong Ballet (2003), Don Quixote with Mariinsky Ballet (2010) and the Graduation Performance with the Bolshoi Ballet (2013).

  • Tasha Wong
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    Graduate of the Hong Kong Academy of Ballet and the Royal Ballet School of London. Principal dancer of the Hong Kong Ballet (1988- 94) and the Singapore Dance Theatre (1994-2002).
 
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