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Taking a Chance on Dance

Applied Learning Course Taking a Chance on Dance

This course focuses on the aesthetic aspect of dance by engaging students in a whole experience, intending to enrich them as people, dancers and makers of dance through the “three key learning processes: making, performing and appreciating”. It involves learning to perform and create dance, learning to appreciate and appraise dance and using dance to support cognitive learning, contextualisation and critical thinking.

Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to:

  1. master the characteristics of various dance styles and understand the underlying principles common to dance movements such as body positions, spatial patterns, kinesthetic awareness, dynamics and movement qualities through performing, making and appreciating dance;
  2. demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the arts of dance, performance etiquette and stage terminology in relation to historical, cultural, and personal perspectives;
  3. apply decision-making, analytical and problem-solving skills in creating, organising and composing dances to demonstrate clear dance forms or structures and be able to communicate ideas, moods, feelings and themes through dance;
  4. cultivate critical responses, ability of appreciation and creative thinking skills through performing, making and appreciating dance;
  5. demonstrate teamwork skills, personal responsibility and positive values during the choreographic and making process; and
  6. develop self-understanding for further studies and career development in the related field.

Introductory Video

Course Information

Videos and Photos

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Cohort 2022 - 24 Student Selection Arrangement

Selection Criteria

  1. Interest in Dance Arts and the related industry;
  2. Related skills and experiences;
  3. Learning attitude; and
  4. Communication and language skills

Selection Procedure

On or before 18th Jun 2022 (Saturday), applicants are required to:

  1. Write a Personal Statement;
  2. Video record an Audition Video; and
  3. Submit an Online Application Form.
Personal Statement

Applicants are required to write a Personal Statement in no less than 300 words, including your reasons and expectations in applying for the course, and the future planning upon its completion.

Audition Video

Complying to the Audition Video Requirement below, applicants are required to video record an Audition Video.

Online Application Form

Applicants must submit an Online Application Form on or before 18th June 2022 (Saturday) at the link below.


Successful applicants will be notified later in July 2022. Please pay attention to the latest news issued by the Education Bureau, secondary school and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

For enquiries, please contact the ApL team at 2584 8425 or email at