The ISTA Performing Arts Academy Shanghai is excited to announce our next event in

2020 - "ONE GIANT LEAP" February 29 - March 3rd.  

It's a Leap Year, and what better way to celebrate a leap year on a leap day than taking ONE GIANT LEAP into your creative imagination.  

We will be bringing one of  ISTA's best practitioners to Shanghai  to encourage and help  the  students ' imaginations come to life in  Drama and Physical  Theatre, as  they search and explore their  creative minds to bring to life "ONE GIANT LEAP".  

Dates:   Saturday February 29 - Sunday March 1, 2020 

Ages:   Grade 3 - 10 

Cost:   1400RMB or 'Early bird' discounted price if registered before Jan 17 of 1000RMB  

Please email:  to register your child.  

Where:  Proudly hosted at  the  Western International School of Shanghai, WISS. 

555 Lian Min Road, Xujing Town, Qing Pu District, Shanghai, PRC, 201702 

What happens during the weekend? 

The students work under the guidance of their ISTA qualified  practitioner to explore the title. Through collaborative brainstorming, play and exploration of movement, sound and many  other  performing arts skills, they  create their very own show from  scratch to show parents, family, friends and the community in a safe and curious environment. 

Technical Theatre Opportunity 

During this particular weekend event we are also offering a special stream for students who are interested in backstage and theatre production.  Students can apply to participate in this weekend as part of the Tech Group.  They will interact and collaborate with the other students and activities, there will be set times for this group to explore Audio, Lighting and Projection for live entertainment. These students will collaborate on the showing by contributing the technical production elements of the performance.  Tech group has a limited number to ensure authentic and valuable hands on experience and is open to students from grade 8 – 10. 

Where can I find out more? 


If you have any questions about the ISTA Academy experience please email


For more information about ISTA international please feel free to visit the  website to see ISTA's global website to see what experiences are had all around the world.