Choose your pathway
The Nord Anglia Education Performing Arts Festival is an exciting 5-day program packed with dance, drama, and music rehearsals, workshops, activities, performances and the chance to make new friends from Nord Anglia’s schools across the region. The program is designed to enable your child to thrive in an immersive atmosphere of performing arts, creativity, and teamwork.
Discovery and Young Artists
Guided by Juilliard Alumni and guest artists, your child will develop their creativity, collaboration, confidence, and artistry in one of the following pathways.
Festival dancers will develop their technique, explore new dance forms, and enhance their understandings through inspiring leveled classes and workshops - including ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and more. They will expand their creativity through an exploration of dance composition, improvisation, and performance, including collaborations with other dancers, musicians, and actors.
Festival actors will enjoy creative physical expression, vocal exploration with text and music, ensemble acting, and a variety of fun techniques aimed toward liberating their theatrical imagination. Working and playing individually and ingroups, students will become immersed in the experience of heightened language, physical expression, and a uniquely rewarding process of acting. Drama classes will offer experiences in the following: Unlocking Shakespeare, Mask and Puppetry, Improv, Acting for the Camera, Theatre Dance, and Playwriting.
Your child will rehearse and perform in one of our festival ensembles: Wind Ensemble, Festival Orchestra, and Festival Choir. Also, they will enjoy a variety of elective workshops, and master classes focused on technique, expanding their musical horizons, and experiencing other performing arts.
In addition to the above activities, young artists in dance, drama and music will participate in unique cross-arts collaborative projects which will culminate in exciting multi-disciplinary performances.
Young Artist Video Auditions
Students who wish to follow the festival’s Young Artist pathway must submit an audition video. The video audition should be less than 5 minutes in length, unedited, and demonstrate the student’s best work (see below requirements). Videos should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org using a private YouTube link or a link to a file sharing service such as Google Docs, Dropbox, or WeTransfer. All videos will be due by October 15, 2019, at 5 pm EST.
- Dance: (1) two-minute solo - ballet, modern, or jazz.
- Drama: (1) monologue from a published play and one song from a published musical (internet monologues and original works will not be accepted).
- Music: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion (snare drum and mallets), Strings, Voice, and Piano: Solo of choice from standard literature – equivalent to ABRSM Grade 6 or above.