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Art of Play | Foundation | Arts Incubation @ 10 Square
Foundation is an 18-month specialised arts training programme which is suitable for students who have completed the Art of Play programme, or who are ready for advanced classes to focus on a specific art genre – dance, music, theatre or visual arts. The children will be placed into classes based on their interests and recommendations provided by the trainers. They will acquire in-depth understanding of their preferred art genre and develop techniques to hone their skills. The Foundation programme also focuses on developing character and building stage confidence.
1 Build a strong foundation in technical skills
2 Further develop strengths and interests
3 Gain stage confidence
4 Grow to love and appreciate the arts
Dance | Ballet
The Foundation ballet programme follows the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus. It is a graded syllabus geared towards examinations (Pre-Primary in Dance, Primary in Dance and Grade 1–8) and is an accredited dance programme. The accreditation is recognised by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the School of the Arts (SOTA).
Students will learn to acquire grace and poise in this high-quality ballet programme. The classes help to develop the children’s physical strength and discipline, as well as improve their balance and coordination. With a syllabus that covers classical and contemporary ballet, the programme provides a broad education into dance practical and develops technical, musical and performance skills for students from age 6 onwards.
Dance | Urban Dance
The Foundation urban dance programme is a fusion of several dance forms. It allows students to be exposed to a repertoire of hip hop, jazz and contemporary dance styles.
The programme focuses on creative dance techniques and also seeks to inculcate values such as teamwork, respect and perseverance. Students will also learn to understand their body movements – to feel the rhythm and beats of different music – and dance in unison as a group. The ultimate aim is to encourage the children to develop their own style of movement.
Students will learn the dynamics of dancing in a group. They will gain awareness of their space and challenge their ability to grasp complex choreography. The class covers difficult footwork, fast-paced music and high energy dance choreography.
Music | Guitar | Keyboard
The Foundation music programme follows the Trinity Pop & Rock syllabus. The syllabus provides a structured framework designed to encourage the progressive development of music theory and practical skills for accreditation. The accreditation is recognised by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the School of the Arts (SOTA).
Students can choose to specialise in either the keyboard or guitar. They will be geared towards theory and practical examinations by Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) and/or Trinity College London Music. As part of the curriculum, they are also required to perform for a public audience curated by The Academy and may be recommended to participate in commissioned productions.
The Foundation theatre programme follows the Trinity College London Drama and Speech syllabus. The syllabus provides a structured framework designed to encourage the progressive development of integrated performance and communications skills for accreditation. The accreditation is recognised by the Ministry of Education and School of The Arts.
The class focuses on techniques such as voice projection, characterization, basic staging terms and stage presence. The stage is set for children to learn how to devise their own plays, read monologues and perform duologues. Students will be geared towards accredited examinations.
The Foundation visual arts programme is a broad-based curriculum which gives opportunities to students to experiment and express their ideas, feelings and stories into their artworks.
Students will learn about the elements and principles of art. They will understand how different mediums are used and which mediums work best for their works. Students can also choose to hone their technical mastery of mediums such as pencils, charcoal and acrylic paint, or learn representational and conceptual art-making through experimentation. Trainers facilitate learning and introduce different techniques in sketching, painting and creation of artworks.
Students will learn to apply these techniques and to tell their stories on canvas or through three-dimensional works. Children are encouraged to create original works and their best gallery-ready artworks will be exhibited at the end of the year.