The signing ceremony between The Vocational Ballet School of HCM City and Asia Music and Performing Arts Education. — Photo courtesy AMPA Education
HCM CITY — The Vocational Ballet School of HCM City (VBSH), a dance training institution in the South, officially announced its co-operation with Asia Music and Performing Arts Education (AMPA Education) to include international dance programmes in their curriculum.
This is the first cooperation between the two organisations to bring diverse training courses in various dance subjects to students, alongside the current full-time ballet programmes already offered.
As a result, students will have the opportunity to be certified under international qualifications from the UK, which will help their national and international job prospects after graduation.
Under the agreement, VBSH and AMPA Education have committed to provide dance students and teachers with access to international dance training standards. The main fields of collaboration are expanding the full-time training programme of the VBSH by integrating dance subjects from the ISTD international curriculum, including modern jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and dance sport.
The ISTD international curriculum will be applied to the full-time curriculum of the school for the first time, providing teachers and students with the opportunity to study dance techniques with a focus on safety and creativity, thereby maximising the ability of each individual within their area of expertise.
For the first time, HCM City dance students will have the opportunity to graduate with both local diplomas and international qualifications from the UK.
AMPA Education will organise cost-free workshops and master classes for advanced-level dancers which will be conducted by Vietnamese and international experts, and for VBSH teachers and students to improve the professional teaching capacity, introduce an up-to-date dance syllabi, and expand opportunities for exchanges with domestic and foreign experts.
Founded in 1986, VBSH is a training institution for actors and dancers from the southern provinces that has the potential to fulfill the dreams of students within the professional dance industry.
As one of the two biggest dance training centres in Việt Nam, generations of students graduating from the school have received numerous awards and contributed significantly to the development of dance in HCM City in particular and in the South in general. — VNS