KeNako Academy and Rundle College hosted a function to launch the new KeNako Performing Arts Academy in the Auditorium on Wednesday 16th April that was attended by George Mayor Charles Stander and a full house of interested parents and students.
Guests were informed as to the options relating to this exciting new KeNako Academy initiative for both school going students and Tertiary Education students interested in furthering their education and qualifications. Students attending the new Performing Arts Academy can obtain internationally recognised qualifications in singing, acting and dancing by completing a Diploma Course associated with Trinity College in London.
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The new Performing Arts initiative is to be headed by Ria Vorster, who is Trinity College of London accredited. Ria has extensive experience and during her career she has studied Drama, Musical Theatre, Opera and Public Speaking. Specialist Tutors for disciplines including Acting, Dancing, Singing and Instrumental will work together with Ria in ensuring that students receive tuition and support of the highest quality. Enrolment and auditions for the musical theatre division will commence in June 2014. Diploma Courses can be completed in 4 – 5 years.
Tertiary Education students will be full time on the program (mornings and afternoons), whilst school going students will focus on their Performing Arts program after school every afternoon. Scholars attending Rundle College will, like their fellow golf students, be free to commence their Performing Arts Academy program from 12h00 or 13h00 each weekday. Rundle College students have a further advantage in that they are able to study Drama at school within the Cambridge International curriculum and then the Trinity College course after school during academy time. In effect they will benefit by having accreditation from both Cambridge International (CIE) and Trinity College. Students currently at Rundle College have already enjoyed the benefit of commencing with CIE Drama tuition provided by Ria. “Reaction to the program within Rundle College has been good and several of the College’s current student in take are participating in and thoroughly enjoying the new Drama offering at Rundle College”.
The Musical Theatre segment of the Performing Arts Academy offers Piano; Music Theory; Orchestra; Dancing (including Tap Dancing, Modern Dancing and Ballet); Singing; Acting; Theatrical Elements and Choreography.
Mayor Charles Stander was very enthused after the presentation. He told the audience that George is intent on becoming an educational hub in the Southern Cape region and that great strides are being made to this effect. He went on to say that “This launch is a historic occasion that I, as a former educator am proud to be a part of. We want to be a partner with KeNako Academy as you take the Performing Arts to the next level. The Municipality fully supports the vision that inspired the expansion of the Golf Academy to encompass the Performing Arts.”
Guests enjoyed some snacks and drinks in the upstairs lounge after the presentation where they were able to mix and meet with the Performing Arts team of professionals and ask any further questions.
Anybody interested in receiving more information on enrolment contact Ria Vorster at 083 4594189 or the KeNako Academy 044 8740370.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]