After School Performing Arts Opportunities

Join the CDNIS Timbertones! 

Do you love to sing? Are you in Grade 3-6? The Lower School choir, the CDNIS Timbertones, is looking for you! This year-long ensemble will practice every week on Tuesdays after school. Auditions will be held during lunch times the week of August 27. For more information and to sign-up for auditions check out the CDNIS Timbertones page.

Join the Beginning Band

Do you want to learn how to play a band instrument? Students in Grades 4 to 6 are invited to sign up for the Beginning Band here. No experience necessary! Rehearsals begin Thursday, September 6 from 2:45pm-3:55pm. Between August 20-31, interested students will select a given a day/time to try out the instruments and make their selection. Please email kimberlybutler@cdnis.edu.hk for more information.

Join the LS Strings Ensemble

The LS Performing Arts Department is excited to offer an opportunity for students in Grade 3-6 who are already studying a string instrument outside of school to join the LS Strings Ensemble. Auditions will be held throughout the week of August 27. For more information and to sign-up for auditions check out the Strings page on Ms. Benusa’s PA blog.

Join the Intermediate Band

Do you already play a wind or percussion instrument? All students in Grades 3-6 are invited to join the new Lower School Intermediate Band. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays from 2:45pm-3:55pm after school starting on September 5th. Auditions will take place from August 21-31. If interested, please complete this sign-up form in order to join! Contact kimberlybutler@cdnis.edu.hk for more information.

Join the Dance Squad!

The LS Performing Arts Department is excited to offer an opportunity for students in Grade 3-6 to join the Dance Squad on Thursdays from 2.45-4.00. Students will be invited to learn some dance and choreographic techniques with the possibility of performances. All are welcome. Dance Squad starts September 6th. Interested students are invited to sign up here.

 

 

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Save the Afternoons — LS Performing Arts Experiences 2018-2019

Next year, the Lower School Performing Arts Department is excited to offer many after school experiences for the 2018-2019 school year. As you organise your child’s schedule for next year, keep the following opportunities in mind:

Treble Timbertones, led by Ashley Benusa will meet Tuesdays from 2:45-3:55. It is open to any student who loves to sing in Grade 3 to Grade 6.

LS Intermediate Band led by Kimberly Butler will meet Wednesdays from 2:45-3:55. Students who are already studying a wind instrument or percussion in Grade 3-6 are welcome to audition to be a part of this group.

LS Strings Ensemble led by Ashley Benusa will meet Wednesdays from 2:45-3:55. Students who are already studying violin, viola, or cello outside of school in Grade 3-6 are welcome to audition to be a part of this group.

LS Beginning Band led by Kimberly Butler will meet Thursdays from 2:45-3:55. Students in Grade 4-6 will have the opportunity to start an instrument from the beginning and work within an ensemble setting.

LS Dance Troupe, led by Carole Saunders is a new LS offering. It will meet on Thursdays after school for Grade 4-6.

More information about joining each of these ensembles will come out in August.

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Physical Theatre

Grade 5 students have been learning about Physical Theatre performance in PA class this month with Ms. Saunders. Using the dance elements of Body, Space, Time Energy and Relationships, students have worked in groups to prepare a presentation of a ‘chair duet’ based on the idea from Frantic Assembly.

 

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Friday Fun in the Forum – May 25

Our last Friday Fun in the Forum will be held on FRIDAY, MAY 25 in the Forum. Please note this is a change from the published date in the Flash. Students in grades 4-6 are invited to perform from 11:10-11:35 by filling in this form. A donation of 20 HKD per performer is required in order to participate. 

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GRADE 4 SPOTLIGHTS

4A and 4C Spotlight

Date: Monday, April 16th

Time: 1:15-2:00 pm

Place: LLAC Theatre

4B, 4D and 4E Spotlight

Date: Wednesday, April 18th

Time: 1:15-2:00 pm

Place: LLAC Theatre

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STUDENT SHOWCASES

Sign-up to audition for Student Showcases
Calling all musicians, singers, dancers, gymnasts, actors, poets and more! We are looking for talented Prep-Grade 6 students to perform in the Student Showcases on May 23-25. The showcase provides an opportunity for students to share their amazing talents in front of an audience of their peers. Auditions will be held after school in the Forum on April 19 and 20. If your child is interested, sign them up to audition in the form here.

The last day to sign up for auditions is Friday, April 13. If you have any questions please email Ashley Benusa at ashleybenusa@cdnis.edu.hk

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G5 Storytelling

The grade 5s spent the week visiting our lower primary classes to share their dramatic storytelling. Take a look!

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FFF on DDD – January 26th

If you’d like to participate, complete this Google Form. Remember to bring your 20 HKD!

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Grade 5 SPOTLIGHTS!

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Get Read for the Young Americans!

They’re almost here! The Young Americans will be arriving in January to work with 6th grade students for three amazing days. Check out their website to learn more about this talented group of performers and don’t forget to watch them in action at CDNIS in 2018!

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