The first steps towards being a professional model are very important. Kachain Arthur Wheatley or ‘Nong Art’ is a good example. Many people remarked to his mom Khun Pornlapas Ruengthong that he had the right sort of material to be model and so he eventually entered the competition ‘Top Model Thailand 2016’. But first, to prepare, his mom took him to modeling classes at the PIDA Dance Academy – the classes comprised a workshop to learn how to present himself on the catwalk. Let’s have a chat with Nong Art and his teacher Phatthida Phasintharat aka Teacher Juk about their modeling classes.
Tell us something about yourself
“My name is Kachain Arthur Wheatley, I am study at British International School Phuket.” This seven-year-old boy is obviously very smart. Teacher Juk remarks, “Nong Art, has great intelligence and talent. In this class we not only teach him how to walk like a model but we also improve his personality and bolster his selfconfi dence in the right way. We give him the best that we can.”
What’s your favorite hobby?
“I like drumming because it’s fun”. Yes, like everyone he loves to play. His teacher says, “We are not fi xed or stuck in our ways in our training; we mix both playing and lessons, trying to avoid any boring factors.”
What do you like most in this class?
“I like it when the teacher puts a book on my head.” Juk says, This can help form a good posture, when an invisible vertical line can be drawn down your side from your ears, shoulders, the centre of the hips, knees and ankles, and for children it can be a game to help them pay more attention in class. “We need to have answers for their questions, children have their own opinions, we need to show them why we should do things the way we do and when they accept your reasons they’ll do it.”
How did you discover this place?
“I know this place because my mom first took me here at her friends’ suggestion.” Says his mom, “This class not only teaches catwalk skills but will also train Nong Art’s personality.”
PIDA Dance Academy
158 Yaowarat Rd. Muang Phuket 83000
Tel. +66 (0) 76 213 644, +66 (0) 76 213 655, +66 (0) 86 475 1534