About The Island GLEE Club
For all abilities, children will progressively learn the fundamentals of healthy singing – breathing technique, support, vocal pitch, intonation and flexibility. Also rhythm, movement, ensemble skills and stagecraft. Classes are taught with a vibrant, youthful and passionate approach, engaging students whilst instilling a love of performing.
For children who are born performers, creative and imaginative, we provide an opportunity for them to flourish and develop their talents.
For children who are shy, we provide an opportunity to build their confidence through positive reinforcement.
For children who need motivation to pursue their talents, The Island GLEE Club is an opportunity to be inspired, focused, empowered and to find their voice.
Paige, founder of MOVE Studio, has taught for The Island Glee Club for the past 7 years and is excited to have GLEE at MOVE Studio!
VENUES: CENTRAL, MOVE Studio HAPPY VALLEY, Hong Kong Parkview
Tues 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Tues 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Wed 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Wed 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Hip Hop forms the foundation of KPop as we know it – depending on the class and song, choreography could be girly, sassy, sexy, intricate, smooth, cheerful, elegant, upbeat – the list goes on with this style and the wide range of music!
Fri 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Fri 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Hip Hop MOVEs
Fri 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Kids & Adults
Sat 8:15am – 9:00am
Sat 9:00am – 11:00am
Our Junior GLEE program introduces the fundamental basics of singing, learning about breath/voice connection, intonation and articulation. We work towards developing good relative pitch with piano scales and chord progressions, keeping within a young singers 1.5-2 octave range. We work on rhythm and co-ordination skills also, so the students can fuse movement with singing. We cover a broad range of styles of songs, all content and range appropriate for the respective classes.
Sat 11:00am – 1:00pm
Students are taught how to sing correctly using placement, articulation and breath control to develop good pitch and intonation. We continue to work on rhythm and timing, advancing to some body percussion and acapella work. The students will explore songs from different genres – pop, musical theatre, jazz, folk etc.
To give the students complete performance tools, we fuse the singing component with movement and co-ordination dance work, even learning to use props.
The Intermediate students are also prompted to contribute to the creative process.
The Island GLEE Club PRINCIPAL
Leigh Jane Gibbs
Originally from Australia, she began studying ballet, tap and jazz from the age of 4. Shortly after, she was introduced to her first Musical Theatre Production.
That sparked a fire, which ignited her passion and set her on her journey.
She later honed her performing arts skills at the Johnny Young Talent School and then went on to study fulltime with the renowned Brent Street School of Performing Arts.
As a singer/dancer/actor, Leigh became an established ‘triple threat’ performer. Her versatility led her through a rewarding career in the Australian Entertainment Industry, spanning 25 years.
From stage to screen, catwalk to catalogue, her experience is vast.
For television she has featured in Home and Away as ‘Ingrid’, Baywatch Downunder, The NRL’s Footy Show, Popstars, the TV Week Logie Awards, and Good News Week with the Poptarts. She has worked for some of Australia’s most well-known artists including Kylie Minogue, INXS and Vanessa Amarossi at the 2000 Olympics, Marcia Hines and with Human Nature on their Counting Down Tour.
She has featured in a number of TVCs and walked the Catwalk for Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, Elle MacPherson and Westfield to name a few.
Musical Theatre is her passion however and has seen her enjoy success in numerous professional productions such as CHICAGO The Musical – role of Annie, (the Australasian Tour which saw her tread the boards here in Hong Kong), The BOY From OZ with Hugh Jackman; Saturday Night Fever role of Connie; David Atkins’ Hot Shoe Shuffle Lead understudy; Get Happy – The Musical role of Connie; GREASE The Musical role of Cha Cha; and as ‘Posh’ in the hugely successful Spice Power The Tribute Show.
With both classical and contemporary training, she is able to guide young voices, with a sound understanding of both styles, techniques and vocal health.
Leigh has taught singing and dancing classes/workshops over the years, in both Australia and Hong Kong and continues to work in the professional industry.
She has appeared in numerous HK TV commercials and has performed, choreographed and produced entertainment for countless events here in Hong Kong.
Dance & MOVEment Teacher
She graduated from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and went on to get her Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance at DLDC Brisbane.
Since then, Paige has gained invaluable experience performing on international contracts for Tokyo DisneySea, Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines and at Sands/Venetian Macau as a resident performer. She is a highly sought after commercial dancer here in Hong Kong.
Along the way, Paige has shared her love of dance, teaching jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary, hip hop and break dance in Australia and Hong Kong.
Paige’s true passion is sharing her love of dance and performance and inspiring others to follow their dreams. This resonates in her warm, fun and encouraging down to earth teaching style.
Paige has taught for The Island Glee Club since 2017 and is excited to be bringing GLEE to MOVE Studio!
Dance & Singing Teacher
During her time in New Zealand Angeline was working professionally in corporate dance shows, cheerleading for the Warriors, children’s productions such as ‘Cat in the Hat’, TVCS, music videos, musicals such as ‘Anything Goes’, and was even apart of the traveling international circus ‘Le Grande Cirque’. Angeline then joined a girls pop trio called ‘Laa Laa girls’ where they wrote and recorded songs as well produce their own music video.
Angeline then moved to Paris and then London where she danced for the London cheerleaders and was apart of the West End musical theatre school. She was lucky enough to tour with the band ‘Starboy’ dancing her way across Europe before landing in Hong Kong.
She has continued to work professionally in Hong Kong whether it be modelling, dancing, acting, or singing. Angeline has danced and travelled Asia for brands such as Cadillac, Parisian, Frank Muller, Victoria Secrets, Morpheus hotel, Nina Ricci and many more. As well as TVCs and short films she also played ‘Serena’ and Elle Woods swing for ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’.
Angeline is passionate about passing her experience and love for the performing arts onto the younger generations.
Life & Health Coach
She always had a passion for helping and empowering others and believes in an holistic approach of health and well being – Body, Mind, Soul.
She holds a master’s degree in psychology, is a certified Life & Health Coach, and AFAA certified Fitness Instructor with certifications in Mat Pilates, Pop Pilates, GloBarre, Barre Above, Sunrise Yoga, PlYoga.
Katrin is a mom of 4 and loves spending time with her family, being out in nature, and travelling the world.
Languages: English, German