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Hong Kong Ballet’s Ballet Theatre Camp during Easter
One extra group added by popular demand!

[Hong Kong – 6th March 2015] With more than 100 happy and excited young participants each year enjoying the fun and experience of learning the many aspects of ballet, the annual Ballet Theatre Camp, organised by Hong Kong Ballet, has fast become one of the most popular ballet educational programmes in the city. Themed Ballet & the Amazing Animals this year, the 3-day camp for children aged 4-13 years returns this Easter holidays. Hong Kong Ballet is happy to announce that due to popular demand, an extra group has been added to the existing three, making a total number of four groups, with a maximum total of 160 places.

In addition to learning dance during this 3-day camp for 4-7 year olds and 8-13 year olds, children will also embark on a magical, musical journey of acting and creativity. They will explore how musical instruments are used to represent animals and themes; learn about the messages behind stories; act and dance the roles of enchanted characters; and engage in fun, hands-on interactive workshops. They will experience many of the wonderful aspects of a variety of theatrical ballet productions including Le Carnaval des Animaux(The Carnival of the Animals) and Pinocchio. At the end of the 3 days, participants who attend 80% or more will be presented with a Hong Kong Ballet: Ballet Theatre Camp Certificate.

Furthermore, the young participants will be able to learn a great deal from two professional dancers and wonderful teachers this year: Hong Kong Ballet dancer, Mr Shunsuke Arimizu from Japan, and former Hong Kong Ballet dancer Ms Li Jie, from China.

Children who participate in this camp will have a head start on Hong Kong Ballet’s performances of Le Carnaval des Animaux in May. This charming and lively one-act ballet by internationally acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky features dancers enacting animals such as elephants, jellyfish and lions combined with an impressive classical ballet technique. An exciting and beautiful score by Camille Saint-Saëns completes this ballet. A fitting season finale!

Additionally, Hong Kong Ballet’s 2015-16 Season will kick off in August with the world première of Pinocchio by Pär Isberg - a fun and family-friendly production for all ages. Children who attend the Easter Camp will have a deeper insight into, and understanding of, these two ballets.

Ballet Theatre Camp: Ballet & the Amazing Animals

Date: 3-5 April 2015 (Fri to Sun)
Venue: GR2 & GR3, 8/F, Grand Theatre Backstage, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

GroupAgeTimeNumber of studentsFee (for 3 days)
Group A1
(Conducted in English, with Cantonese support)
4 – 710:30am - 1:00pm40 students$980
Group A2
(Conducted in Cantonese, with English support)
4 - 710:30am - 1:00pm40 students$980
Group A3 (Conducted in both English &  Cantonese)
4-72:30pm – 5:00pm40 students$980
Group B
(Conducted in both English & Cantonese)
8 - 132:15pm – 5:30pm40 students$1,200
No dance experience is required. First-come, first-serve.

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Dance Instructors’ Biographies

Mr Shunsuke Arimizu, Hong Kong Ballet Dancer (2012 – present)
Born in Japan, Shunsuke graduate from Minori Ballet Studio in 2012 and joined Hong Kong Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet that same year. During his time with the Company, he has performed in productions such Don Quixote (as Bolero), The Nutcracker (as Russian Doll), Shape of Glow by Jorma Elo and Castrati by Nacho Duato. He was the 2nd place winner in the All-Japan ballet competition by Japan Ballet Association (Senior Men’s Section).

Ms Li Jie, Former Hong Kong Ballet Dancer (2005 – 2010)

Born in Hunan, China, Li Jie graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy in 2005. She joined Hong Kong Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in the same year until 2010. During her time with the Company, Li Jie has danced roles in productions such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia and The Merry Widow. She now works as a freelance dance teacher.

About Hong Kong Ballet

One of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, The Hong Kong Ballet is becoming internationally recognised as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Since 1979 the Company has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organisation with accomplished dancers and a strong repertoire composed of a range of stunning, technically challenging productions, led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne. 

For further information, please contact:
Tiphanie Chan

Senior Marketing Manager
T: 2105 9716
M: 9197 1223


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Storytelling sessionLearning ballet stepsTrying on the costumes
During the Storytelling session, the students learnt a lot about the characters in a classic ballet.
(Photo from Ballet Theatre Camp 2014)
The students are learning ballet steps from Hong Kong Ballet dancer, Candice Adea.
(Photo from Ballet Theatre Camp 2014)
The students are trying on the costumes and accessories and acting out the fun story.
(Photo from Ballet Theatre Camp 2014)
Great fun performingBallet Theatre Camp 
The students are having great fun performing the famous waltz with flower garlands. (Photo from Ballet Theatre Camp 2014)All students with their certificates, which recognise their efforts and enthusiasm during the three-day Ballet Theatre Camp.
(Photo from Ballet Theatre Camp 2012)