The Next Big Thing: Courses to make you the next Angelababy
You’ve been singing in front of the mirror and posing in way too skimpy clothing for as long as you can remember. Perhaps it’s time to turn your vanity into a professional advantage...
1) Train that voice.
So you’ve always wanted to be in the spotlight? Christine Samson’s Art and Music Studio provides vocal training lessons for beginners and professionals alike. Get trained by Christine Samson herself, of 80s trio The Samson Sisters, or by Krystal D, coach on TVB’s “The Voice” and mentor to cantopop stars aplenty. Private lessons start at $1,200 per session.
Unit 2B, Timmar Court, 10-12 Wing Hing St., North Point, 2762-0112, www.singing-in-hongkong.com.
2) Train those feet.
Anyone can learn to ballroom dance. But if you want a chance to be cast in Wong Jing’s next semi-sleazy action epic, then you’re going to want to know how to dance sexily. Brenda Blanca of Flamenco.hk teaches the passionate Spanish art of Flamenco to all comers. Group classes cost $800 for four one-hour classes, or $1,280 for two-hour classes.
Various locations, flamenco.hk.
3) Get made up.
If you’re lucky, you’ll be running all over town from photoshoot to TV commercial to acting gig. Make sure you look the part at Touch Up: The academy offers a huge range of makeup courses, from casual courses on model makeup or skin care, to full-blown ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) certificate courses on Hollywood makeup or the perfect bridal look. Prices start at $4,000 for eight lessons.
1 Suffolk Rd., Kowloon Tong, 2717-1940, www.touchup.com.hk.
4) Take the next step.
Congratulations, you’re a successful model-slash-actress! What next? Start your own fashion label, of course. The Hong Kong Academy of Design offers a wide range of fashion and design courses, from accessory and embroidery classes to a one year part-time fashion business course ($1,980 per month). English classes are held every Thursday from 7-9pm. Wafty dresses, here you come!
13B Minden House, 13-15 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3460-4520, www.aod.education.
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