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Day two of audition week! We have been overwhelmed with the amazing talent showed so far! Also a well done to all of the current students that performed incredibly! 🎶 #AuditionWeek https://t.co/N4QzxDCg9u2 hours ago 0
CAPA College audition week has arrived! We are excited for an incredible start to our Audition & Interview Week! We are excited to see all of the tremendous talent that the next generation of performers have to offer! 🌟 #AuditionWeek https://t.co/7qrlYejZqn1 day ago 1
Did you miss Live@ LOBBY 1867!? Enjoy Kaytie-Jo and Jack singing Shallow (A Star Is Born). 🎙️ Our next event at @lobby1867 is Wednesday 4th March, we hope to see you there! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more: https://t.co/JAz9T7CWUO https://t.co/Sb9n4AmOlz2 days ago 1
Students were rehearsing over the half term for their Connections performance. CAPA College students will perform two plays which have been commissioned by the @NationalTheatre. They will be first performing on the 26th February! ⭐ @LeedsPlayhouse https://t.co/UkS9dYpMBl2 days ago 5
Wonderful news! Proud of you! https://t.co/hdcVEhoBmo3 days ago 0
Sneak peak at what CAPA College have been up to over the half term... Students have been filming with a Pilot Theatre Company filmmaker. They have made their own music videos in response to their new play Crongton Knights. It will be screened at York Theatre Royal in February! https://t.co/cmkTVSEWp53 days ago 3
RT @KingEcgbert: Thanks so much to Sean from @CAPACOLLEGE for inspiring our boys this week. https://t.co/8oUoT61dAA4 days ago 5
Congratulations Tyler! Super news & super proud! https://t.co/GzvkBBBPUX4 days ago 0
Amazing news Alexa! Congratulations! Proud! https://t.co/lDlFs9DhI44 days ago 0
*** CAPA College Auditions *** If you applied to join us in September 2020 you should now have received an invitation to audition. Please confirm your attendance online ASAP. See you all soon! ⭐ https://t.co/o8fW8s1pKK5 days ago 6

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!