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*FINAL CHANCE TO SIGN UP* Are you aged 12-16? Do you have an interest in dance? Do you want to have fun whilst gaining new skills? Our outreach programme CHARGE BOYS is FREE for any boy who wants first-class dance workshops! Sign up to the taster day at: https://t.co/02IZBZqxFr https://t.co/iv9US1GNbY2 hours ago 0
Super proud of CAPA College alumni @johnwilliam_w who has just been announced as one of the new Young Associates at @Sadlers_Wells. Amazing news! If that wasn't wonderful enough John is also cast in @E_N_O's 'Luisa Miller' taking place at the @LondonColiseum next month! https://t.co/kSLBLrwy9H23 hours ago 1
*ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY* Throwback to 'Collections'! Jam-packed with amazing choreography to wow sell-out audiences, this dance show was not one to forget! Apply to CAPA College if you want to join us on stage next year. Apply at: https://t.co/UtkSOuoxzL https://t.co/tCjtmGqx9M2 days ago 6
Did you know...? @CAPACOLLEGE graduates have gone on to perform in the West End & Hollywood. Our Drama pathway covers everything from acting & devising to directing, improv & scriptwriting. Apply today: https://t.co/q2urmm6s5O https://t.co/n3bnrkCBcR3 days ago 7
Today the year 1 Drama and Production Arts pathways had an amazing @pilot_theatre workshop with @PaulCree. They now have an impressive new skill... beatboxing! Thank you Paul for a super fun workshop! 🎶 https://t.co/XoqiFxhvWz4 days ago 8
"Why walk when you can dance?" - If dance is your passion then CAPA College has the pathway for you. From choreography & improv to theory, get the skills to thrive in your future career of dance. 💃 Applications close on 24th Jan. Apply here: https://t.co/q2urmm6s5O https://t.co/MUUMQF0bdV4 days ago 6
RT @PaulCree: On my way up to @CAPACOLLEGE Wakefield, for a @pilot_theatre workshop, #CrongtonKnights #workshop #beatbox @BeatsElements let…4 days ago 4
On our Production Arts pathway students study everything from set, costume, lighting & sound design to animation, photography & camera skills. Fancy joining us in September 2020? Don't forget - applications close Fri 24th January. Apply at: https://t.co/q2urmm6s5O https://t.co/kBmLHD9d2x5 days ago 3
Amazing news!! Well done @oliviafryer__⭐️ https://t.co/v5iCDIsHi55 days ago 1
Our Performing Arts Pathway offers all-round training including singing, dancing, acting and much more! Perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in everything to do with musical theatre.🎭 Apply online by Friday 24th January: https://t.co/UtkSOuG8Yl https://t.co/cgIXaoE6J46 days ago 4

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!