FAQ’s

Q1: What does the fee include?
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Hong Kong Camp

International Transportation No (Non-HK residents have to arrange own transportation to HK)
Local Transportation Yes (1 round trip transfer by coach to and from Kowloon Tong and Camp Site. Airport-Camp Site transfer can be arranged for non-HK residents at cost)
Dormitory Yes
Meals 3 meals including Breakfast, lunch and dinner (except dinner on Day5  and Breakfast on Day 6)
Training Fee Yes
Show Tickets 2 FREE tickets per enrollment
Costumes Yes. Costumes will be provided for the specific roles. A ‘What To Bring List’ will be handed out to the participants at the briefing session prior to the camp.
Show Night DVD 1 complimentary
Camp Insurance Inclusive
Q2: Do I need to join an audition?
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NO. Beauville Arts Summer Camp does not require participants to go through audition. We believe in you to be passionate enough to join our Camp. You should know that this is not a English Camp. We do make you sing, dance, act and work hard to create a stage show in 6 days. You must be enthusiastic enough to be part of our cast.

Q3: Can I go to the France Summer Camps directly?
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We would recommend you to book it through Beauville Arts Hong Kong Office so we can coordinate with our Head Office. There may be other students from Asia travelling with you as companion. However, due to the high cost of travelling, unless we have a group of minimum 10 travelers, Beauville Arts Hong Kong will not escort the group. We will assist you with air-tickets booking and airport pick up arrangement.

Q4: Where do the students sleep?
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In Hong Kong, students sleep in 6 or 8 berth dormitory. Each room is equipped with WC & shower facilities. Each dorm is assigned a staff member / activity coordinator who sleeps in the dorm with the students and oversees the students at all times. Girls and boys occupy separate rooms.

In France, students sleep in 8 or 12 berth dormitory tents with built-in bunk beds on our own private field at the village campsite. Each tent is assigned a staff member / activity coordinator who sleeps in the tent with the students. Students need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow case. Girls and boys occupy separate tents.

Q5: What if my child needs to use the bathroom or feels ill/homesick during the night?
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Our activity coordinators are there to be woken up – they really don’t mind!

In Hong Kong, bathroom facilities are built in.

In France, no child is allowed out of their tent alone at night. Any child wishing to use bathroom facilities will be accompanied by their activity coordinator.

Q6: Can my child be in the same tent /room as their friend / sibling?
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Rooms/Tents are single sex and grouped by age. We will however do our maximum to accommodate such requests which must be made in advance.

Q7: What are the training hours?
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Following arrival day, rehearsal hours are: 09.00 – 18.00 with one hour lunch break. Evenings are mostly used for group social event although participants are encouraged to practise their lines as small groups. Typically, participants are released to the room by 9pm.

Q8: How many students do you accept on each course?
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For Hong Kong, our in-take is 50 students.

For France, there will be a maximum of 10 spaces for students in Asia. The “class size” is also 50 students

Q9: How will be the teacher to student ratio?
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In Hong Kong, we try to keep to one staff member per 10 students which is far less than the Hong Kong Education Department suggested ratio 1:25.

Q10: My child plays an instrument, should they bring it along?
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No, we have a professional band and your child will be too busy singing, dancing and acting to play along instrument!

Q11: My child wants to act and dance but not sing. Is this possible?
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We rather not. We work on an ‘everyone does everything’ basis and whilst we try to play to each individual’s strengths. All students are expected to participate enthusiastically in every area of the production.

Q12: My child will be one of the younger ones, does this mean that he/she won’t get a big role?
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Not at all. For rehearsals the cast is divided into “workshop” groups based on age. Different scenes will be played by different groups and within the groups roles swap around. There will be several students playing the same role within a show giving all students a chance to shine. All students will have lines in the final performance.

Q13: What should they wear for the show?
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A ‘What to bring’ list provided to participants will include clothing specific to the performance.

Q14: Will there be a DVD of the show?
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Yes, but it may take time to produce, typically within 2 months after the show. We will notify you once available.

Q15: When do you announce the programme for the following year?
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Our website is updated with the following years’ programme at the end of September. Past students, and those on our mailing list, will be notified by email. We will also announce our courses on our Facebook page.

Q16: Can I visit my child during the week?
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This is not generally encouraged as we have a lot to get through. In exceptional circumstances visits can be accommodated though only outside of rehearsal times.

Q17: Can I phone my child?
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In Hong Kong, there is restriction on phone usage to ensure the students remain focused on their tasks. Parents wishing to contact children by phone should call / text over lunch time (13.00 to 14.00).

In France, emails sent to Beauville Arts can be printed off and passed on to students. Parents wishing to contact children by phone should call / text over lunch time (12.30 to 14.00). Please note that there is very limited mobile phone reception at the campsite in France. Parents wishing to speak to children who do not possess a phone are invited to call the Beauville Arts mobile number during these hours. The number will be distributed to parents in advance of the course.

Q18: My child is taking medication – can it be kept safe / administered?
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All students must provide a completed medical form upon which details of any medication to be taken must be noted and a doctor’s prescription attached. Our HK staff will assist in the administration of any medication required by students.

In France, a nominated staff member with first aid qualifications will store and oversee the administration of any medication required by students. Written parental authorization must also be provided on the medical form for older students wishing to self-medicate.

Q19: First Aid
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In France, Claire Mallalieu, Director of Beauville Arts France is first aid qualified. We further ensure that at least one of our activity coordinators is also qualified in first aid.

In Hong Kong, there is a 24 hours qualified first aid staff.

Accompanied visits to a local pharmacy or doctor will be arranged where considered necessary. In the event of a doctor’s appointment being made, parents will be notified and kept fully informed.