the dance programmes are offered by Cecilia Chan &
In the early childhood years most of the learning is connected
to movement. This is the first-ever Pre-school Dance Curriculum
developed by The Royal Academy of Dance.
This Pre-school Dance Curriculum is designed to capture and
promote young children's instinctive joy of movement and freedom
of expression. This dance class aims to enhance children's
awareness of their bodies and exploration what they can do
with their bodies. Through participation in this course, children
not only expand their movement vocabulary, developing control
and skill of fundamental movements, but can utilise their
powerful curiosity and active imaginations, as well as experience
enjoyment and success at movement experiences. This course
lays the solid foundation for children to reach their potential
as future participants in dance. We hope the lessons will
stay with your child throughout their life.
Within the dance class, children develop and explore a range
of fundamental movements such as walking, running, turning
and jumping. Teacher will help develop control and co-ordination
of movements in response to the capabilities and needs of
children. Children will have the opportunities to dance with
props and respond creatively through movement to varying stimuli
such as music and sounds, stories and poems. They will also
learn how to work co-operatively as part of a group, learning
how to takes turns and communicate and interact with teacher
and peers. Students are encouraged to express themselves creatively
as well as to imitate movements and dance patterns. By the
way, they develop self-confidence and self-esteem, as well
as social skill.
Measurement of Progress
At the end of each level, students may participate in a Demonstration
Class in every May/June, lead by the teacher and performed
to a Royal Academy of Dance examiner. All participating children
will receive a Certificate of Achievement awarded by the Academy, which will
mark the child's participation and progress.
At demonstration time students are eager to show what they
have learned for an audience. They may be overwhelmed by the
excitement and the attention. Therefore we believe that the
demonstration experience can be very positive and uplifting
for kids, but please remember that the curriculum is process
and not product oriented.
Medium of Instruction
Cantonese supplemented with English
For Preschoolers and Kindergarteners Pre-school I for children aged between
2.5 and 4**, opens to
boys and girls. Pre-school II for children aged between 4 and 5, opens to
boys and girls.
**Children between the ages of 2.5 and 3 years will be accepted
if they are capable to learn independence from their parents.
Some children at this age are tentative and hesitate to participate
at first. It sometimes takes time for them to feel ready to
join the group. They may want to observe at first and slowly
begin to participate. This is normal behaviour for very young
Pink soft leather ballet shoes, short-sleeve scooped neck
cotton leotard in pale pink, chiffon skirt and scarf, sock,
headband. All the regulated dancewear is available for purchase
at . All
hair must be secured in a bun before entering class.
Pre-school Dance Curriculum is the first dance curriculum
for pre-schooler age group designed by the Royal
Academy of Dance, the world's leading educator in classical
The new curriculum is grounding in education and developmental
theory. It is a fundamental movement training providing pre-school
children with a developmentally appropriate
framework of learning dance and movement play.
The curriculum is available to all young children and it
is divided into two age groups: Level 1: 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 and
Level 2: 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 or 5, so that its
delivery is closely tailored to the needs of individual children.
The curriculum provides an outlet for
children's innate needs to move and opportunities for developing
creative responses to music, sounds, poems and prose.
Our Programme & Teaching Director, Miss Cecilia Chan believes
the importance of movement in the development of children.
Her teaching style emphasises using
guided discovery and exploration to ensure an enjoyable
and effective learning environment. She specializes in fostering
children's creativity and musicality by using their body to
express intent and emotion through the face, body and movement.
Rather than perfecting or stylising movement, young children
are encouraged to move and play expressively so as to expand
their movement vocabulary and co-ordination. Through
participation, children can be motivated to become
co-operative and sociable.
Children will be invited to participate in a Demonstration
Class, performing a selection of the material covered over
the year to an Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance. This
Demonstration Class provides excellent opportunities for developing
self-esteem, and self-confidence.
All participating children will receive
a certificate of achievement from the Royal Academy
of Dance. The certificate will mark the child's participation
and involvement in the Pre-School Dance Curriculum. This kind
of feedback and recognition not only inform parents and teachers
of the child's progress, but also motivate children fostering
their artistic and movement potential as future participants