School Workshop

Modern Dance Creation In Practice Project

CCDC’s modern dance workshop for secondary students is the largest-scale programme of the CCDC Dance Centre. The scheme is now in its 31st year since its inception when the Regional Council still existed. Almost 6000 students have joined the scheme so far. Some of them now study dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and some have become professional dancers or instructors.

The scheme now has been served 6 primary and secondary schools in different districts. Our professional instructors go into campus to provide a 10-month training for students, which includes in-school introductory dance performance, costume & props workshop, teachers dance workshop. They also choreograph works for students to perform in the annual finale performance.

Throughout years of development, the scheme has evolved from a dance course for students to now a systematic and all-round dance-learning experience which also benefits the parents and teachers. This makes the scheme unique and valuable.

School Modern Dance Creation In Practice Project

Highlights and Objectives

  • A School-year-long modern dance training programme
  • Suitable for participation by primary and secondary schools with a variety of dance experience
  • Through a series of training and activities, this modern dance programme aims at enabling students to take a fresh look on themselves, to consider their innate infectious appeal, to cultivate team spirit and empathy, and to learn about respecting, accepting and embracing themselves and others. It also envisions to broaden students’ horizons for the art of dance, and to nurture their interest in art appreciation.
  • The programme includes an introductory dance performance, creation and dance training workshop, professional dance appreciation activity, costume and props workshop and the finale performance
  • Participating students will have public performances at a professional performance venue


Programme Content

This year, the programme continues to focus on dance creation.  Through physical exploration and technique training, students will be encouraged to be present, and to learn with an open, curious, and accepting attitude, unlocking the potential power and uniqueness of their bodies.  Simultaneously, the programme aims to nurture students’ creative thinking abilities, allowing them to express their emotions through art, and gain more motivation, hope and direction, thereby promoting personal growth.

This year’s creative theme focuses on holistic health and wellness.  “The 8 Pillars of Holistic Health and Wellness”* will serve as the starting point of the creative process of the students.  They will engage in discussions and guided creation to inspire creative thinking and infuse positive energy.  The students will then explore themes of personal interest and express them physically, gradually developing these into unique works for their respective schools.

*Holistic health is connected through “The 8 Pillars of Holistic Health and Wellness”, including physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, financial, environmental, and nutritional aspects.

Participating schools of 2023/24 School Modern Dance Creation In Practice Project

  • PLK Fong Wong Kam Chuen Primary School
  • Stewards Pooi Kei Primary School
  • ELCHK Faith Love Lutheran School
  • Our Lady’s College
  • Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School
  • Heng To Secondary School (Tseung Kwan O)

CCDC Dance Centre’s future support to the participating schools after their completion of the Scheme:

  1. Provide materials for conducting dance activities at schools
  2. Design and run tailor-made dance courses at schools
  3. Introduce other dance courses, instructors or dance activies

Prospects of the students who have finished the Scheme:

  1. Join CCDC Dance Centre’ Scholarship Scheme and further develop their techniques and performing skills
  2. Continue their training at Dance Centre and perform at our annual showcase as well as other community performances
  3. Join our WuDaoQingNian project for young adult and perform in the community and overseas
  4. Study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  5. Work as a dance instructor, choreographer or a dance administrator
For more details, please refer to the Chinese version.

Application can be submitted online through ‘Art Connect: Arts and Culture Platform for Hong Kong Schools’.

Schools should complete the online application by 11:59pm on 7 June 2024

Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Tel: 2591 1300

CCDC Dance Centre
Tel: 2326 8597

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