Creative Futures is a short-term intensive designed to support the further development of dedicated dance students at the Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts. The program was launched four years ago to provide additional instruction and guidance to students seeking ways to expand their skills and understanding of dance as a language.
Creative Futures is open to HCA students aged 11+ enrolled in at minimum three hours of dance class each week OR students who have passed their Level IV (or higher) ballet exams with a Commended (or higher) score in the last school year. As well, selected students will be those who consistently demonstrate exemplary behaviour, including a positive attitude and friendly conduct toward their peers and teachers. Upon acceptance to the program, a fee of $50 is due by the first rehearsal.
As this is a program with limited spaces, attendance is required for every class and rehearsal, without exception. Additionally, attendance at regularly scheduled classes is still expected.
For more information on the Creative Futures program, please speak with our friendly staff in person, or call 905-528-4020.
*The current schedule is as follows:
February 23, 1:30pm-4pm
March 23, 2:30pm-5pm
April 6, 2:15pm-4pm
April 27, 2:30pm-5pm
May 4, 2:30pm-5pm (Creative Futures Showcase/Auditions)
May 25, 2:30pm-5pm
June 1, 2:15pm-4pm
June 15, 2:30pm-5pm
June 22, Time TBC (Dress Rehearsal at Hamilton Place)
*Please note: While we strive to maintain the program schedule shared above, HCA reserves the right to make adjustments if necessary.
2019 Creative Futures Choreographer: William Yong
William Yong is a Canadian actor, performer and choreographer who was born in Hong Kong. William Yong’s first passion was music. When he was young, he was a member of a children’s choir and went on to become the lead-singer and songwriter of a music band in Hong Kong/Asia signed by two major record labels. He received his dance and drama training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts while he was a singer. After graduation, he was twice the recipient of the HK Jockey Club Dance Fund scholarships and chose to further his dance study in the U.K. at the London Contemporary Dance School. He completed his Master’s Degree in dance with distinction validated by and graduated at University of Kent in Canterbury. William’s professional theatre and dance career spans more than twenty-four years since starting in London U.K. in 1994. To date, he has performed in 75 cities within 15 countries. He has created over seventy-six theatre and dance works world-wide. He is the artistic director of Zata Omm. He also works in live productions, theatre, film & television, music videos, and other artistic collaborations.