More than 40 music, dance, and theatre workshops available at The Capitol Theatre this year-end school holiday

As part of Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES’ upcoming Christmas campaign titled “Discover the Nutcracker and the Whimsical Realms of Christmas”, Capitol Theatre will be running a series of performing arts workshops collectively known as “School Holiday Performing Arts Workshops at Capitol Theatre”.

Set in the historic and elegant Capitol Theatre, more than 40 workshops will be conducted by professional trainers from some of the best-in-class performing arts schools in Singapore. With a different lineup of programmes each week targeted at people of all ages, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Here are the workshops you can look forward to:

Académie of Stars

Académie of Stars is Singapore’s leading talent academy by Kuo Po, which produces star-quality young talents ready for the world stage in this new digital era.


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Workshops:

Nutcracker in a Nutshell

Dates:
December 7 to December 11, 2020
Duration:
5 days (4 hours per day)
Age groups:
7-9 years old (9AM – 1PM)
10-12 years old (2PM – 6PM)
Price:
S$615

Nutcracker in a Nutshell is a demystifying drama experience targeted at primary school children. Adapted from E.T.A Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘The Nutcracker’, this programme makes the complex ballet more fun through role play. Students will be taught acting techniques, audition skills, characterisation, staging, and stage combat, and gain experience performing on a professional theatre stage.

Happy Phantom

Dates:
November 28, 2020 – 9AM – 10:30AM, 11AM – 12:30PM, 2PM – 3:30PM, 4PM – 5:30PM
December 12, 2020 – 9AM – 10:30AM, 11AM – 12:30PM
Duration:
90 minutes per run
Price: S$80

Happy Phantom aims to teach children about production roles in a theatre show: director, stage manager, set designer, costume designer, light designer, and actor.

Believer Music

Believer Music is the leading music training centre in Singapore that provides music learners with the optimal conditions for a truly genuine learning opportunity.


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Workshops:

Kids Cajon 5-Half-Day Workshop

Dates:
November 23 to November 27, 2020
Duration:
5 days (4 hours per day)
Age group:
5-16 years old (9AM – 1PM)
Price:
S$480 (without cajon purchase)
S$550 (with cajon purchase)

Portable and light, the cajon is the perfect platform for any child to ‘step outside of their box’, feel the pulse of various rhythms, and be the timekeeper in any band. In this programme, your children will be equipped to play rhythmic skills to real-world songs while having endless fun in the process!

Kids Ukulele 5-Half-Day Workshop

Dates:
November 23 to November 27, 2020
Duration:
5 days (4 hours per day)
Age group:
8-16 years old (2PM – 6PM)
Price:
S$480 (without ukulele purchase)
S$530 (with ukulele purchase)

Small and light, the humble ukulele is one of the best child-friendly instruments out there. In this programme, your child will learn beautiful chords and catchy rhythm patterns that will have them playing and singing their favourite songs in no time!

Music Making in the City (Contemporary Songs)

Experience the musical wonders of the Cajon and Ukulele in these short introductory classes.

Ukulele

Dates:
November 22, December 5, and December 20, 2020
Duration:
1 hour per class
Age group:
adults and families (3PM – 4PM, 5PM – 6PM)
Price:
S$50 (without instrument rental)
S$55 (with instrument rental)

Gain first-hand experience of playing the ukulele in this quick, 1-hour introductory trial class. Learn how to play a simple song that will be your first step to musical expression in days to come.

Cajon

Dates:
November 29 and December 13
Duration:
1 hour per class
Age group:
adults and families (3PM – 4PM, 5PM – 6PM)
Price:
S$50 (without instrument rental)
S$55 (with instrument rental)

Experience the amazing music you can make with the Cajon in this short introductory trial class. In 1 hour, be equipped with the basics of rhythm while synergising with others with every hit.

Music Making in the City (Christian Songs)

Learn Christian worship and praise songs with real instrument skills.

Cajon

Date:
November 21, 2020
Duration:
1 hour per class
Age group:
adults and families (11AM – 12PM, 1PM – 2PM, 3PM – 4PM)
Price:
S$50 (without instrument rental)
S$55 (with instrument rental)

Experience the power of the Cajon in this 1-hour introductory trial class.

Ukulele

Date:
December 5, 2020
Duration:
1 hour per class
Age group:
adults and families (11AM – 12PM, 1PM – 2PM, 3PM – 4PM)
Price:
S$50 (without instrument rental)
S$55 (with instrument rental)

The ukulele is easy to learn, comfortable, and beautiful sounding, making it perfect for worship. Be equipped with the ukulele basics and take it higher by synergising with others in group worship.

Christian Songs Ensemble Experience For Cajon and Guitar

Dates:
December 21 and December 23, 2020
Duration:
2 hours per class
Age group:
anyone above 10 years old (10AM – 12PM, 1PM – 3PM, 4PM – 6PM, 7PM – 9PM)
Price:
S$80 (without instrument rental)
S$90 (with instrument rental)

Both total beginners and experienced players can gather for a short refreshing session with unique Worship-in-Sync tips and techniques crafted by Believer Music that you can use within small group worship.

Pop Ensemble Experience For Cajon and Guitar

Date:
December 22 2020
Duration:
2 hours per class
Age group:
anyone above 10 years old (10AM – 12PM, 1PM – 3PM, 4PM – 6PM, 7PM – 9PM)
Price:
S$80 (without instrument rental)
S$90 (with instrument rental)

Both total beginners and experienced players can gather for a short refreshing session with tips and techniques crafted by Believer Music that you can use within small social group settings.

Recognize! Studios

Recognize! Studios provides quality dance classes and courses that will equip you with the skills and knowledge that you need to take your dance skills to a higher level, regardless of your current fitness level.


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Workshop:

K-Pop Kids Dance Workshop

Dates:
November 30 to December 4, 2020
Duration:
5 days (4 hours per day)
Age groups:
7 to 12-year-old boys (9AM – 12PM)
13 to 17-year-old girls (1PM – 4PM)
Price:
S$450

This dance workshop consists of fun and engaging dance classes where kids will learn the choreography and moves of dance covers to their favourite popular K-Pop songs. It will also include games and a video shoot at the end of the workshop.

Singapore Ballet Academy

Singapore Ballet Academy (SBA) is Singapore’s oldest ballet school, creating awareness of ballet through dance training of the highest standard and providing a platform for stage performances in Singapore and the region.


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Workshops:

The Nutcracker Ballet 3-half-Day Workshop (8-10 years)

Dates:
December 16 to December 18, 2020
Duration:
3 days (4 hours 15 minutes per day)
Age group:
8 – 10 years old with at least a RAD Grade 1 or equivalent levels of other recognised dance accreditations (9AM – 1:15PM)
Price:
S$400

Dance in Christmas merriment this holiday season with this special Nutcracker-themed ballet workshop! Comprising of daily ballet, ballet repertory and jazz classes, participants will be guided through the fundamentals of classical ballet and jazz moves in an engaging syllabus over the three days and work towards a dance presentation that includes an original choreography of The Nutcracker at the end of the workshop.

*The dance presentation will be filmed and shared with participants.

The Nutcracker Ballet 3-half-Day Workshop (11-12 years)

Dates:
December 16 to December 18, 2020
Duration:
3 days (4 hours 15 minutes per day)
Age group:
11 – 12 years old with at least a RAD Grade 3 or equivalent levels of other recognised dance accreditations (1:45PM – 6PM)
Price:
S$420

Dance in Christmas merriment this holiday season with this special Nutcracker-themed ballet workshop! Comprising of daily ballet, ballet repertory, and jazz classes, participants will be guided through the fundamentals of classical ballet and jazz moves in an engaging syllabus over the three days and work towards a dance presentation that includes an original choreography of The Nutcracker at the end of the workshop.

*The dance presentation will be filmed and shared with participants.

The Nutcracker Ballet 2-Half-Day Masterclass

Dates:
December 14 to December 15, 2020
Duration:
2 days (5 hours and 45 minutes per day)
Age groups:
students at the RAD Intermediate Foundation Level and above or similar levels of other recognised dance accreditations (10AM – 3:45PM)
Price:
S$300

Set to the theme of The Nutcracker ballet, this 2-day masterclass comprises of daily ballet technique and ballet variation classes led by former Singapore Dance Theatre artist, Toru Okada, as well as contemporary dance classes led by Frontier Danceland artist, Ma Yue Ru.

Participants will get to focus on details and improve their knowledge through the ballet technique class and learn a ballet variation from the well-loved Christmas classic. Participants will also be exposed to the contemporary dance genre where they get to express through fluid dance movements.

Parent and Child Ballet Workshop

Dates:
December 19, 2020
Duration:
2 hours per day
Age groups:
parents and children aged 5 years old and above (10AM – 12PM, 1PM – 3PM)
Price:
S$85 (per parent-child pair)

This inter-generation workshop will introduce parents and their children to the basic fundamentals of Classical Ballet. Each pair will learn to create a simple costume and learn a partnering dance together set to the music of The Nutcracker.

Parents of young children participating in any of these workshops will be pleased to know that a safe and convenient drop-off and pick-up location will be available at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore’s driveway. Social distancing measures for enrichment classes and the venue will also be in place.

For registration, please visit https://schoolholidayworkshops.capitolsingapore.com/.

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