CCDC Dance Centre | Cherie Yeung | Gifted Young Dancer Programme (GYDP), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts | The HKAPA Dance Alumni Association | HKAPA Dance Ensemble | Hong Kong Wheelchair Dance Sport Association | Ivy Tsui | Passoverdance | Performing Arts Education Centre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts | Studiodanz | The Symbiotic Dance Troupe of the Centre for Community Cultural Development
CCDC Dance Centre
Established in 2004 by City Contemporary Dance Company, the CCDC Dance Centre promotes dance education and facilitates independent artists and organisations in the development of creative work. As a recognised dance landmark in Hong Kong, the centre’s rehearsal studios and the Jockey Club Dance Theatre create an ideal supportive environment for dance development. The alternative activities and experimental dance performances organised by the centre also make it an excellent meeting place for dance lovers and artists. Each year, CCDC Dance Centre provides over 8,000 creative workshops and dance courses to over 12,000 students. It also reaches out to young people and local communities by presenting free performances in schools, housing estates, parks and shopping arcades.
Cherie Yeung is currently taking her Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in painting which is co-presented by Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University and Hong Kong Art School.
Gifted Young Dancer Programme (GYDP), The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
The GYDP is a unique training programme for talented young dancers aged 14 to 18 offered by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Based on best practice models from around the world, the programme complements and supplements a student’s existing dance tuition with weekly technical and artistic training conducted by experienced dance teachers with world-class facilities at the HKAPA. GYDP aims to develop students’ awareness of dance as an art form and a career option, and is designed as a preparation for young dancers wishing to pursue full-time dance training at tertiary level.
The HKAPA Dance Alumni Association
The HKAPA Dance Alumni Association serves as a bridge between the Academy’s School of Dance and its alumni body, and provides a network offering alumni a foundation for collaboration and exchange in the field of dance and other art forms.
HKAPA Dance Ensemble
The HKAPA Dance Ensemble is comprised of a group of young dance talents currently studying at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as full-time dance students. The group perform extensively, giving around 16 performances per year.
Hong Kong Wheelchair Dance Sport Association
Established in 2003, the Hong Kong Wheelchair Dance Sport Association is a non-profit, independent society that promotes wheelchair ballroom dance sport for physically disabled and able-bodied dancers. As well as organising performances and exchanges with comparable dance bodies, the association also selects and trains wheelchair dance athletes for International Paralympic Committee Wheelchair Dance Committee events, and currently assists four voluntary organisations in their efforts to develop the wheelchair ballroom dance sport.
Independent dancer and choreographer. Ivy started dancing at the age of 6. She graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and had been a dancer for Y-Space (Hong Kong) and resident artist for Body Acts (Beijing). Ivy is now a freelance artist, active in various theatres, big and small as choreographer, performer, and educator.
Established in 1993 as a local non-profit art organisation, Passoverdance, whose members include Pewan Chow, Antoinette Mak and other young artists, works to promote an ethnic dance culture and nurture a new generation of dancers. The organisation is devoted to exploring the unique potential of each work and promoting a deeper interaction and conversation with the audience.
Performing Arts Education Centre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Established in 2007, the Performing Arts Education Centre is an Academy initiative to coordinate educational outreach activities for youngsters. The centre is involved in the development of local and international networks to strategise and raise awareness of performing arts education within community activities and government circles, and collaborates with the Education Bureau to offer Applied Learning courses as part of the new senior secondary curriculum. Students from the Applied Learning Course “Take A Chance on Dance” will perform at the WE Dance Finale.
Founded in 2003, Studiodanz is now one of Hong Kong's leading dance establishments with experienced instructors, professional dancers and choreographers from around the world keen to share their knowledge and passion.
The Symbiotic Dance Troupe of the Centre for Community Cultural Development
The Symbiotic Dance Troupe was established by the Centre for Community Cultural Development in 2009 and founded on the belief that ‘Everyone can dance’. Symbiotic dance is based on DanceAbility developed by Alito Alessi (a combination of Dan Baron Cohen’s Transformance and Nancy Stark Smith’s Underscore), and merges elements of inclusive and creative dance to enable people of different abilities to discover their potential. The Symbiotic Dance Troupe consists of a mix of professional dancers and dancers facing various challenges (visual, hearing, physical, learning), who collaborate with individuals of different abilities to create beautiful pieces of performance art.