Henri Matisse once said, “Creativity takes courage.” We are creative beings at the core, but it can be intimidating to express ourselves to others. In Creative Arts class, the aim is to help students explore their inner creative thoughts, and to give them a way to convey their ideas to the world. The class focuses on drama, but also uses many different art forms to support the drama lesson. Throughout the year, there will be a focus on movement, voice, improvisation, scenes, plays, and Broadway-style musical and dance pieces. Students will make their own set pieces, costume pieces, and props to use in their performances in class.
Aside from increasing their capacity in the arts, students will also acquire English language skills in Creative Arts class. Each day, students will engage in speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will think deeply and express their thoughts in English, read and write scripts, and listen to both the teacher and their fellow classmates using English. There will be opportunities to link the course content to topics students are studying in their other classes, so they can deepen their understanding of the core curriculum.
HD Qingdao’s dancing course is aimed to cultivate students’ creativity and aesthetic appreciation. We are not purely teaching the dancing skills, nor for the purpose of stage performance, but developing the potential of all students so that students are happy to express themselves with their bodies, forming unique temperament and the internal confidence and external integrity to achieve balance.
HDQD dancing art education is formed by three components,
Core Dance Class:
Offered to all students, focusing on cultivating the students’ physical temperament, popularising basic artistic accomplishment and experiencing the aesthetic appreciation of dance art.
ECA Dance class
Our students select particular courses within this area according to their own interests and hobbies. There is no boundary between the grades and classes and there are no requirements for physical conditions. Students can register and select courses online if they are interested.
Chinese Dance Club
The dance club is offered to the whole school and it is designed to cultivate students' professional dance accomplishments. We will offer international performing chances for students to show themselves to the world on the larger stage.