School Holiday Workshops At The Joan This April

  • Mon Apr 23 - Fri Apr 27 2018
  • Kids
  • From: $60.00

Don't miss these fantastic and engaging workshops for kids this April school holidays at The Joan in Penrith.

The Magic Wand – Prop-making and storytelling: Monday 23 - Tuesday 24 April 2018; 9.30am-4pm - $120
Two workshops for a complete theatre-making experience: artist Tania Rose’s hands-on Prop-Making Workshop provides practical and fun activities exploring prop construction; followed by a Storytelling with Props Workshop with artist Emilia Stubbs-Grigoriou, allowing the young artists to develop their prop ideas and items into scenes for the stage, through improvisation and play building activities. The two days will wrap with a short presentation of their creations for their peers and parents.

Basics of Stage Combat (13-17yrs): Monday 23 April 2018; 9.30am-4pm - $60   Ages 13 – 17 
Karin Kennedy from stage combat experts Swordplay returns to The Joan with more theatre techniques in stage combat for young artists to sink their teeth into. This full day course provides introductory training in the safety aspects, rules of engagement and basic skills for armed combat (AM) and unarmed combat (PM) for the stage, as well as expressive techniques to draw audiences into a thrilling fight scene for the stage.

Exploring Your Voice (15-17yrs): Tuesday 24 April 2018; 9.30am-4pm - $60
Artist Linda Nicholls-Gidley returns to The Joan with more vocal techniques in this full-day workshop: Accents For Acting provides the students simple systems of vocal practice they can apply to acquiring popular accents for the stage and screen; followed by the ground-breaking workshop Sensory Exploration of Sound, providing young artists a visceral sensory exploration of the sounds that we make, how we can make them safely, and make amazing sounds emerge through kinaesthetic, aural, visual and olfactory exercises.

Sydney Dance Company & The Joan Holiday Dance Workshops:
8-11yrs - 23-24 April; 9.30am-4pm;
12-16yrs - 26-27 April; 9.30am-4pm.
A fun and focused environment for young people to improve their dance technique and learn new routines under the direction of professional teachers and choreographers. Workshops are designed for passionate young dancers with some previous experience. Covering a variety of different dance styles (Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop/Street) for boys and girls 8-16 years, Sydney Dance Company holiday workshops offer an exciting and supportive environment to dance.

Where:    Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street, Penrith
When:     23 - 27 April (see individual workshop dates above)
Cost:       From $60 - $120

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