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Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

CAPA College students excel in the college’s first Intensives Week

It is safe to say that no two weeks at CAPA College are the same. Yorkshire’s leading Creative and Performing Arts College provides excellent Arts training and ‘Outstanding’ education to young people aged 16 to 19 from across the North of England. Every day is filled with song and study, dance and drama as students take their first steps towards a professional career on stage and backstage. 

However, life at CAPA College became even more energetic and exciting recently when all 106 full-time students were taken off timetable for the college’s first Intensives Week. 

Intensives Week was an opportunity for students to focus on a particular project, learn new skills and techniques and experience the vigour of a professional rehearsal schedule. They worked in six companies to a strict commission in order to create six new and original works. 

Over the course of the week, students were supported and challenged to master new choreography, interpret scripts and devise new pieces, learn new vocal arrangements (both accompanied and a capella) and shoot and edit their own short video. 

Despite the demanding nature of these projects, students approached Intensives Week with professionalism and enthusiasm and it wasn’t long before the music of Hamilton could be heard blasting from the singing studio, shrieks and soliloquies emanated from the drama studio and all manner of contemporary movements were being perfected in the dance studio – all fastidiously captured on film by our talented Production Arts students. 

CAPA College were delighted to welcome back some of their most dedicated graduate students for Intensives Week who were on hand to help lead workshops, choreograph new pieces and give careers advice to current students. 

The team included Alex Bowen (CAPA College Graduate 2010) who, fresh from performing in the world premier of Dusty, devised a dance piece based on The Handmaid’s Tale entitled Under His Eye. Contemporary dancer and regular CAPA College teacher Keith Luke Gillott (who graduated in 2011), CAPA College and Guildford School of Acting graduate Will Taylor and CAPA College alumni Lucy Aspinwall (who is now studying for an MA in Choreography at Leeds Beckett University) also created a new piece based on the play Terra by Nell Leyshon. 

After five long days of rehearsal, the students created six phenomenal pieces of work: high energy, polished and showing real depth of skills. The progession they have made in just seven weeks of study is remarkable; a credit both to their willingness to learn and the expert teaching on offer at CAPA College. 

Don’t take our word for it – after seeing the work presented at a friends and family showcase event, one parent remarked “I’ve never seen my daughter shine so bright”, while a sister declared “it was fantastic to see so many students thriving in their art form, ALL clearly loving their time at CAPA College and using their passion for the arts as a driving force to succeed”. 

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this exceptional year group. The class of 2020 will be one to remember!