Wondering how to minimise the kiddos’ screen time when school’s out for year-end holidays? Consider one of Capitol Theatre’s exciting new music, dance and theatre holiday programmes!
Mention the Capitol Theatre and you’ll probably recognise it as one of Singapore’s popular architectural and historical gems. But this Christmas, Capitol Theatre is getting extra kid-friendly by opening its doors for a series of music, dance and theatre school holiday programmes for kids, teens and families, from 21 November to 23 December 2020.
The series is called “School Holiday Performing Arts Workshops at Capitol Theatre” and is a part of Capitol Singapore’s and CHIJMES’ collaborative Christmas celebrations. So what can you expect? For starters, some of the island’s top performing arts schools, Believer Music, Académie of Stars, Recognize! Studios, and Singapore Ballet Academy have come together to stage more than 40 music, dance and theatre workshops – all exclusively held at Capitol Theatre. Not only are there a wide variety of options for kids, teens, adults, and parent-child pairs, but these workshops are also the only school holiday programmes in Singapore to take place at an actual performing arts space. How’s that for impressive? All workshop participants will also get to enjoy a 10% discount on selected menus from restaurants within The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore and the Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski.
Need a hand picking out a fun workshop? Here are some of our faves. Don’t forget to share your kid’s school holiday programme snaps on IG with #CapitolHolidayWorkshops.
Music Making: Believer Music brings kids, adults and families together for a 60-minute cajon or ukelele lesson. There’s a session for Contemporary Songs and another session for Christian Songs.
Deets: Price from $50. For dates and times click here.
Parent & Child Ballet Workshop: Both mums (or dads) and kiddos (aged 5 years up) will get an introduction to classical ballet at this workshop by Singapore Ballet Academy. Bring your crafting skills, too, as you’ll need to create simple costumes during the art-making activities. No dance prerequisites are required.
Deets: 19 December 2020, 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm, $85 nett per parent-child pair
Happy Phantom: This 90-minute holiday class by Académie of Stars takes young theatre enthusiasts behind the scenes! They’ll go backstage to learn about the creative team, and discover how the director, stage manager, set, costume and lighting designers, come together to bring a theatrical production to life.
Deets: 28 November 2020 & 12 December 2020, $80 nett, for timings click here.
K-Pop Kids Dance Workshop: If your kid (7 to 17-year-olds) has what it takes to out-dance the boys of BTS or the girls of Blackpink, then check out Recognize! Studios’s school holiday programme. Professional dance choreographers will teach moves to some of 2020’s most popular K-pop songs in this five-day programme. There will be a video shoot of the dance choreography taught to the kids at the end of the workshop.
Deets: 30 November – 4 December 2020, 9am – 12pm (boys aged 7-12); 1pm – 4pm (girls aged 13-17), $450 nett
Nutcracker in a Nutshell: This five-day programme for 7 to 12-year-olds by Académie of Stars gives primary school kids a taste of theatre performance. Not only will your child experience performing on a professional theatre stage, they’ll also learn acting techniques, audition skills, characterisation, staging and stage combat. The final performance will be captured on video and shared with the participants after the workshop.
Deets: 7 – 11 December 2020, 9am – 1pm (for kids aged 7-9), 2pm – 6pm (for kids aged 10-12), $615 nett
Kids Cajon or Ukelele 5-Half-Day Workshop: 5 to 16-year-olds can learn to play the cajon (a box-shaped percussion instrument played by hitting with your hands or with mallets) while 8 to 16-year-olds can try their hand at the ukelele. This workshop by Believer Music is a great confidence-boosting music session to learn rhythmic skills while playing to real songs.
Deets: Price from $480, For dates and times click here.
The Nutcracker Ballet (Workshop/Masterclass): Singapore Ballet Academy’s three-day school holiday programme will teach kids original ballet choreography set to The Nutcracker. Additionally, young dancers will get to learn a fun Jazz choreography routine, too. The dance presentation at the end of the workshop will be filmed and shared with participants. Check here for the minimum dance requirements.
Deets: 16 – 18 December 2020, For prices and times click here.
Pop Ensemble Experience (Cajon & Guitar): In this two-hour school holiday programme by Believer Music, kids and families can experience cajon and guitar jamming together. Suitable for beginners.
Deets: Price from $80, for dates and times click here.
Thinking of signing up for one of these fun school holiday programmes at Capitol Theatre? Visit www.schoolholidayworkshops.capitolsingapore.com to book a slot in your programme of choice! Terms and conditions apply.
Enjoy a 10% discount off all classes when you use promo code SASSY10 to book. Valid until 30 November 2020