4 March 2024

Exploring Musicality CPD Course (HK)

In this practical workshop, participants explore and discuss different interpretations of the term ‘musicality’ with particular reference to the learning and teaching of dance, and in particular the learning and teaching of ballet. Drawing on personal experiences as teachers and students, participants will explore and discuss how musical choices can impact the learning of dance techniques and develop of artistic and performance qualities such as dynamics, phrasing and intention.

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Key Information

Duration Fee
9AM-12PM Member Fee

Non-Member Fee



Monday 4 March 2024




Xiqu Centre,

88 Austin Road West
Hong Kong

Number of CPD hours: 3
Language: English



The aims of this workshop are to:

  • Explore ways of using music creatively, knowledgeably and imaginatively through greater understanding of how musical choices can impact the concept of musicality
  • Increase awareness of the role of sound and music in the learning and teaching of dance


Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the workshop you will:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of musical terms and concepts in the teaching of dance and movement
  • Be able to differentiate between different interpretations of the term ‘musicality’, and apply this understanding to the learning and teaching of dance
  • Be able to apply knowledge and understanding of music and musicality to practical teaching and learning contexts

Optional/Recommended Preparation:

Basic knowledge of music theory. There are many online resources which cover basic music theory.



Ms Vivian Kwok

RAD Examiner, CBTS tutor, CPD tutor, Registered Teacher

Vivian started her ballet training under her father, Stephen Kwok as a toddler. In 1977, she went to England to further her study in dance at the Royal Academy of Dance, where she was trained as a teacher in ballet, national dance, modern dance and ballroom. She was awarded the Licentiate and Associate in ballet of Royal Academy of Dance, Licentiate in national dance and Associate in modern dance and ballroom of Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Vivian also attained numerous Choreography Awards in modern dance section in the Hong Kong Schools Dance Festival for the production of Dragon Boat Race (2000), If I Were A Tree (2002) and If You Can Change My Life (2003).

Vivian is an adjudicator for the Hong Kong Schools Dance Festival, an examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, an external examiner of the Hong Kong University SPACE, a subject specialist of the HKCAAVQ and an examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance. Vivian was also trained at the Trinity College of Music (London) for piano performance. In 1990, she was the champion of the Open Section in the Hong Kong Yamaha Election Festival and represented Hong Kong in international competitions.

Vivian holds a Bachelors degree in Applied Computing and a Master Degree in Education. Vivian believes that Dance Education, which helps to stimulate self-expression and increase one’s observation power, is essential for our new generation. Her School adopts a learner-oriented approach for realisation of all-rounded personal development in its students. It aims to develop students’ creativity and to enhance their self-confidence through continuous participation in public performances.


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