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Week one: Complete! ✔️ It has been incredible to see the CAPA College students back in the studios doing what they do best! days ago 5
RT @DominicBooth_: I am continuously in awe of this incredible school and I am forever proud to have “CAPA College” on my CV. The old studi…6 days ago 1
RT @GeorgiaGomx: Thank you for an amazing first day! Can’t wait to work hard for the next two years! 🤩 days ago 1
Alongside welcoming our second year students back through the doors of CAPA College, today was the first day of classes for our first year students! Here is a sneak peek of what they have been up to in the studios... we can't wait for another jam packed year! 🌟 days ago 5
Today we opened our doors to the new cohort of CAPA College students. After a quick temperature check, we can finally welcome our Class of 2022! You have an incredible two years ahead filled with outstanding training, learning and opportunities. 🌟 #CAPACollegeFam week ago 5
CAPA College staff have spent the past three days in training ahead of starting the new academic year. We are ready and excited to reopen our doors to the CAPA College students and have another incredible year!🌟 weeks ago 9
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RT @ICA_Perform: Great opportunity @CAPACOLLEGE. weeks ago 5
Nervous about starting CAPA College? There is no need to be... we are so excited to welcome our new cohort of students! Here are some tips from our 2020 graduates on how to succeed at CAPA College! weeks ago 7
RT @AlexBowen92: Well deserved short list for Claire Nicholson @CAPACOLLEGE @onedanceuk! She’s the reason I started dancing and I have ever…3 weeks ago 3

CAPA College’s virtual alumni event reunites Performing Arts stars from across the UK 

On Friday 29th May, CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) launch their first alumni event to reunite their graduates living nationwide with the Wakefield based CollegeAs Wakefield’s first DfE-funded Free School, CAPA College provides specialist education and training in various aspects of media and the theatrical arts for students aged 1619. Students receive professional Arts training alongside rigorous academic study. But while the studios of the College’s multi-site campus are usually alive with a sea of leotards and ballet shoes, recently it has been a different story. 

Like schools, colleges and universities up and down the country, CAPA College closed its doors on Friday 20th March. The College successfully faced lockdown head on, now offering a full remote learning timetable with live streamed classes, active participation dance, drama and singing workshops, collaborative digital projects and face to face tutorials for ongoing pastoral support. Covering everything from ensemble singing and devising to ballet, Fosse and jazz, these interactive lessons ensure students can continue with their artistic studies in these uncertain times. 

The success of College’s online campus caught the attention of their alumni. CAPA College graduates took to social media to express their enthusiasm to join in with the classes that they missed so dearly. One past student said:  

Would love a good insanity workout right about now!! Miss CAPA College so much!” 

CAPA College alumni have gone on to study at the best Arts universities and conservatoires in the UK. Their graduates’ impressive careers have led them to star on the West End stage, appear in Hollywood movies and become the next generation of directors, designers and technicians. Most recently alumni have stared in Saturday Night Fever UK & International Tour, along with West End shows Waitress and City of Angels. These alumni located across the UK will now be reunited as the Wakefield based College that kickstarted their success has planned a virtual alumni reunion, allowing CAPA College graduates a chance to take a step back in time from the comfort of their own homes. 

Claire Nicholson, Principal of CAPA College says: “We are so proud of the impressive careers that our graduates have gone on to achieve and we’re excited that our virtual event will reunite us with all of our talented past studentsWe’re so pleased that our alumni look back so fondly on their time at CAPA College – it shows we’re giving them the best start. 

The online event will be so much more than your standard meet & greet reunion as CAPA College have timetabled a jam-packed step back in time programme for their graduatesAlong with catching up with staff members and other graduatesalumni will have the opportunity to participate in their favourite classes from their time at CAPA College. From commercial dance classes to physical CORE and jazz workshops, they will re-live some great memories and put their stamina to the test. 

CAPA College plan for this to be the first of many alumni events as they open their new state-of-the-art facilities next year. CAPA College’s permanent home on Mulberry Way (opposite Wakefield Westgate train station) will house dance, drama and singing studios as well as industry-standard production facilities and media suites, a 150-seat theatre, a public café and an amphitheatre. As the ‘Gateway to Wakefield’ this facility will not only be open to current CAPA College students, but graduates and the wider community alike. 

See the highlights from the virtual event: