Creative Approaches to Teach Character: Russian,Ukrainian,Hungarian,Polish

Creative Approaches to Teach Character: Russian,Ukrainian,Hungarian,Polish

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£220 – £284

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West Kowloon Cultural District

Xiqu Centre

West Kowloon Cultural District

Kowloon, KOW

Hong Kong

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CPD: Creative Approaches in Teaching Character Work: Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian and Polish Styles - Hong Kong

About this event

General Activity Description:

This two-day workshop will take place on 1 and 4 October 2022 (9am-4pm HK time), both are bank holidays in Hong Kong.

This 2-day, face to face, practice-based workshop explore the styles, techniques and movement vocabularies (steps) found in the Russian, Hungarian, Ukrainian and Polish character dances as presented in RAD syllabi. Through creating training exercises, choreographing free enchaînements, and discussing ideas with others, participants will gain a greater appreciation of the different artistic and technical aspects of each character style. Through practice-based tasks, participants will become more confident in choreographing character work settings which are technically and stylistically sound as well as inspiring and enjoyable for students. This workshop are essential for all levels of teachers, but in particular for early career (recent graduate) teachers and dance teachers who would like to refresh and extent their knowledge, understanding and skills in teaching character work.


  • To explore and develop teaching strategies in the teaching of Character work across Royal Academy of Dance Graded syllabi;
  • To increase and consolidate knowledge and understanding of the required stylistic and technical expectations of the Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian and Polish Character styles.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  • have increased confidence creating informed and inspiring training exercises and enchaînements to develop Character work;
  • have the knowledge, understand and performance skills which demonstrate the required technical and performance expectations of different Character style;
  • have a greater understanding of how character dance can be taught in an interactive, accessible and inclusive manner
  • have greater knowledge and understanding of how Character work can both support and develop the ballet technique, performance and artistry.

Recommended preparation:

  • Basic knowledge of the applicable level character work as presented in RAD syllabi
  • Please bring your character shoes and skirt


£220 for members

£284 for non-members

Number of CPD hours: 16

Language: English


Ms Jamil Tsang

CBTS tutor, Practical Teaching Supervisor, CPD tutor, Registered Teacher

In summer 2007 Ms Tsang graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist University with Bachelor of Science (Hons) majoring in Biotechnology. During her college life she has finished ballet Advanced 2 and started her studies for RAD Certificate of Ballet Teaching. In 2008 she finished the course and became a RAD registered teacher.In 2013 Ms Tsang became a Tutor for the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies by the Royal Academy of Dance. In 2014 she was appointed as tutor for the new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses by RAD. Ms Tsang broadens her dancing skills by taking jazz classes. She has finished ATOD Gold Bar with Honors and ATOD Junior Teacher Diploma Certificate.

COVID safety measures:

In terms of the Covid safety measures required by the venues at West Kowloon Cultural District upon reopening from 20 April 2022, they will require the

1) scan of Leave Home Safe app

2) scan of vaccine record

3) temperature check

As for the number of vaccines required to enter the premises, please refer to the latest government release information here:

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