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Applied Learning Course

Taking a Chance on Dance

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Student Selection Arrangement

Applicants will be invited to undergo a student selection process to ascertain their eligibility for the programme

Selection Criteria

  1. Learning attitude;

  2. Bodily ability;

  3. Creative thinking; and

  4. Communication and interpersonal skills

Selection Procedure

   Online Assessment - Applicants are required to submit an online assessment form, which includes:


   Face-to-Face Audition - Applicants are required to attend a face-to-face audition on either 4 May or 11 May 2024 (Saturday). The audition schedule will be announced via the Education Bureau platform or applicant’s secondary school.

    Audition venue: Dance Studio 2, 4/F, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts  

   The audition includes:

  • Physique test movements;

  • Dance combination;

  • Improvisation; and

  • 1-min self-introduction (if necessary)


When attending the audition, applicants must comply to the dress code listed below:

  • Slim-fit outfits, e.g. leotard;

  • Neat and tidy hair;

  • Barefoot or wearing socks; and

  • Loos-fitting outfits, jeans, and any accessories are NOT allowed.


Successful applicants will be notified from June 2024. Please stay tuned to the latest announcement by the Education Bureau, applicant’s secondary school and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

For enquiries, please contact the ApL team at 2584 8721 or email at


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  • Phase 1: September 2023 - May 2024 [Download]

  • Phase 2: To be announced

  • Phase 3: To be announced

Notes for Learning Progress Report
To be announced

Taking a Chance on Dance is one of the Applied Learning (ApL) courses offered to senior secondary students as an elective subject within the senior secondary curriculum. This course focuses on the aesthetic aspect of dance by engaging students in ta holistic experience as people, dancers and makers of dance through the “Three Key Learning Processes: Performing, Creating and Appreciation”. It involves learning to perform and create dance, learning to appreciate and appraise dance, and using dance to support cognitive learning. The course also provides an all-around training to students, in developing their creativity and imagination, and on the other hand enhancing their interpersonal relations and self-confidence. This course is conducted in Chinese.


For enquiries, please contact the ApL team at 6090 3412 or email at

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