Choctoberfest 2016
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Choctoberfest 2016

Choctoberfest 2016

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ImagineNations Church

1 Simeon Road

Orchard Hills, NSW, Australia

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Choctoberfest is the place to be, if you LOVE CHOCOLATE & FUN!!!

2 days of crazy kid-fun, messy games, creative workshops, Squirt the Clown, fun and faith and the favourites...... CHOCOLATE GRAB and the CHOCOLATE ZONE!
Kids spend 4 sessions in their (ONE) chosen workshop, learning new skills and having heaps of fun. Those who participate in a performing workshop, will prepare a performance to dazzle their family with at the CHOCTOBERFEST SPECTACULAR on the Thursday night. Those who aren't performing, will still particpate in the Spectacular and show off their amazing workshop creations through displays and multimedia.

So read through all the workshop options below. Pick your favourites in order of preference so you have choices in case your first pick is full, (workshops that are full will show as N/A in the dropdown menu when you go to order your tickets) and  INVITE all your friends (Kindy-Year 6) who want to join in on the action (tell them to register on the website) and be prepared to be amazed.....

 Important stuff:
  • Wear comfortable old/play clothes
  • We provide morning tea and lunch (please contact us if your child has dietary requirements)
  • Doors open 8:30am
  • Program runs (9am-3pm)



WORKSHOP ELECTIVES


Abracadabra (5-6)

If mischief is your middle name, then sign up for this hilarious workshop to learn the art of illusion. Squirt the Clown will fill you in on some industry secrets, teaching you illusions that will amaze your family and friends! Showcase your newfound skills to the crowd at the Choctoberfest Spectacular.

Squirt the Clown has been clowning around for over 12 years and performs to tens of thousands of kids and adults each year as he travels the world with his unique mix of comedy and illusion.

www.squirttheclown.com 

 

Acro (k-6) SOLD OUT

Tumble, stretch and fly as you are coached by the team from Sydney Gynmastics and Aquatic Centre (SGAC) in our Acro workshop. This workshop will introduce kids to the fun of gymnastics with coaches from Sydney's most elite Gymnastic Centre. From beginners, to those who are moving through the gymnastics levels, this workshop is for kids with energy and a love of movement.

As one of the largest purpose built facilities with state of the art equipment, SGAC's comprehensive range of programs are here to accommodate the widely varying fitness needs of everyone in the community regardless of age or ability.

SGAC place a strong emphasis on children – their swim programs start at 4 months of age. They take pride in providing everyone with a fun environment that encourages fit, healthy, and safe lifestyles. Their extensive range of programs are spread across aquatics, gymnastics and the fitness club and are designed to cater for a range of needs - from those who want recreational fun to those focused on high level fitness, from basic skill development to elite level competition.

In addition to the SGAC programs, Sydney West Sports Medicine is a large multi-disciplinary facility located in the foyer of SGAC that enhances health, well-being and rehabilitation

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Act Out (3-6)

If life is a stage and you’re a budding drama queen or king, then Act Out Drama is the place for you to be! Learn the art of improvisation, understanding stage craft, communicating emotion and more from one of industry’s best. This workshop will be over-the-top-dramatically fun! Your dramatic experience all comes together at your Choctoberfest Spectacular performance.

Act Out Drama will be taught by Rebecca Penning

Rebecca has been working as a drama teacher for over 10 years. She has 3 children of her own and is a member of ASCA and ASDA.

Her passion is to give children a voice and confidence.

Growing up Rebecca was very shy and she doesn’t want other kids to suffer from the same thing.

Rebecca’s students have had many success stories.

Some have gained T.V roles and gone on to further their acting careers.Others have chosen a different  life path enjoy greater confidence in what they are striving to do.

Rebecca began her career in 1990 as an actor. She went on to complete a Bachalor of Arts in Performance in 1996 at UWS


Art Express Senior (3-6)

Let your creativity go wild in this arty setting. The Art Express workshops are where art meets fun, as you learn techniques from the professionals. Workshops are being run in 3 age groups: Grades K – 2 and Grades 3 – 6 and our sculpture workshop for Grades 4-6. Produce an impressive work of art to showcase at the Choctoberfest Spectacular.

SENIOR (Yrs 3-6) will be a PAINTING workshop with Di Walsh whose passion will have you creating art you might not thought possible. Di has lived across Australia and travelled extensively, pursuing her love for art. Di studied under well known Australian artist, Les Dorahy. She has many years experience teaching painting and drawing to children and adults and is the children’s art teacher for the Nepean Art Society. This workshop will give you a professional art program with a session of drawing techniques and practical application including developing form and using shading and light to create shapes; a session of painting techniques where you will learn how to use your brushes and apply paint, texture and colour; a two hour session of drawing and painting a chosen subject using a step by step approach. 

You can see Di’s art on her facebook page: Di’sart and her children’s artwork on Dizkidzart

Children will need a paint shirt and old clothes for this workshop

Art Express Junior (k-2) SOLD OUT

Let your creativity go wild in this arty setting. The Art Express workshops are where art meets fun, as you learn techniques from the professionals. Workshops are being run in 3 age groups:  Grades K – 2 and Grades 3 – 6 and our sculpture workshop for Grades 4-6. Produce an impressive work of art to showcase at the Choctoberfest Spectacular. JUNIOR (Yrs K-2) will be workshopped by the amazing Hayley Tuft whose passion for art combined with her Masters of Teaching will bring out the artistic flair of all. Get ready for some crazy creativity.

Children will need a paint shirt/ old clothes for this workshop.


Cake Art (5-6) SOLD OUT

This art-form has taken the world by storm. Now you can learn how to turn your own cake into an amazing work of art. You will showcase your very own Cake Art project at the Choctoberfest Spectacular.

Renee Borg has over 8 years experience creating masterpieces for family, friends and clients. Renee’s relaxed and easy going personality along with her attention to detail will have you making things you didn’t think you could!

Children should bring an apron for their workshops and need to wear enclosed shoes.


Cheer (3-6)

Get your pom poms ready for the fun of Cheer, with the team from You Can Dance! This workshop will introduce kids to the high energy of Cheer with lots of acrobatic fun including lifting and balance skills.

You Can Dance! hit the competitive cheerleading and dance scene in 2011 with remarkable success...they are now home to a HUGE number of STATE & NATIONAL CHEERLEADING & DANCE GRAND CHAMPIONS!! The 2015 team won 7 AASCF national titles in All Star Cheer and Dance

You Can Dance! Performing Arts School has been servicing the Emu Plains, Leonay, Penrith, Glenmore Park, Castlereagh, Glenbrook, Mulgoa, Mt Riverview, Blaxland, Springwood, Lower Blue Mountains, and Western Suburbs districts since 2004. YOU CAN DANCE continues to provide its community with EXCELLENCE in DANCE, CHEER and PERFORMING ARTS tuition. If you don't feel great about what you are doing...why do it? So at You Can Dance! they aim to make their kids feel GREAT!! They realise the impact they have on the lives of young people and take this role very seriously!

www.youcandance.com.au

Children need to wear joggers with non-marking soles and comfortable clothing for this workshop. 

 

ChoctoberChef Senior (3-6) SOLD OUT

If you love getting creative in the kitchen, then let your spatulas fly in one of the Choctoberchef workshops. Workshops are being run in 2 age groups: Grades K – 2 and Grades 3 - 6. In this hands-on workshop you’ll discover your sweeter side as you whisk, measure, roll, cook and decorate. You will be responsible for producing and serving the delicious ‘Death By Chocolate’ supper for everyone attending the Choctoberfest Spectacular.

Choctoberchef Kids will be cooking with Susan Gorman -food consultant and Royal Easter Show judge and her twin sister, Michelle Green. Let their love for food inspire you.

Children should bring an apron for their workshops and need to wear enclosed shoes.

 

ChoctoberChef Junior (k-2) SOLD OUT

If you love getting creative in the kitchen, then let your spatulas fly in one of the Choctoberchef workshops. Workshops are being run in 2 age groups: Grades K – 2 and Grades 3 - 6. In this hands-on workshop you’ll discover your sweeter side as you whisk, measure, roll, cook and decorate. You will be responsible for producing and serving the delicious ‘Death By Chocolate’ supper for everyone attending the Choctoberfest Spectacular.

Choctoberchef Kids will be cooking with Susan Gorman -food consultant, hospitality teacher, Royal Easter Show judge and her twin sister, Michelle Green. Let their love for food inspire you.

Children should bring an apron for their workshops and need to wear enclosed shoes.

 

Claymation (5-6)

Get ready for stop motion madness in the style of “Sean the Sheep” and “Chicken Run”!

For over 20 years Brett (Cardy) Cardwell from Cardytoons has been using his cartoon skills for public speaking from outback Australian schools, to rural Thailand, Indonesia and Kazakhstan. He realized the potential and universal language of visual story telling.

Now, working in animation and discovering its powerful influence valuable tool of communicating, Brett has introduced it in animation workshops in schools around Australia, while keeping up with painting murals and drawing caricatures. So get ready to get CREATIVE and ready to capture the ACTION!

www.cartoonworkshop.com.au/cartoonworkshop

 

Dance Dynamic Senior (3-6) 

Calling all dancers! The Dance Dynamic workshops will involve you in a powerful and dynamic dance experience. Workshops are being run in 2 age groups: Grades K – 2 and Grades 3 - 6. Explore flexibility, rhythm, grace, expression, stage craft and more as you learn to communicate through contemporary dance. Put all you’ve learned together for a beautiful performance at the Choctoberfest Spectacular!

Grades 3-6 will be dancing with Tenille Tavares

 

Dance Dynamic Junior (k-2) 

Calling all dancers! The Dance Dynamic workshops will involve you in a powerful and dynamic dance experience. Workshops are being run in 2 age groups: Grades K – 2 and Grades 3 - 6. Explore flexibility, rhythm, grace, expression, stage craft and more as you learn to communicate through contemporary dance. Put all you’ve learned together for a beautiful performance at the Choctoberfest Spectacular!

Grades K-2 will be dancing with Emily Parker and Kathleen North.  Emily has years of dance experience and teaching alongside her Bachelor of Ministry. With a love of kids, and a Bachelor of Education, Kathleen will work with Emily to engage children in a fun and exciting dance workshop.

Children need to wear clothing suitable for dance for workshops and have black dance pants/ leggings and a white t-shirt for their performance.

 

Fizzics Frenzy (k-6) SOLD OUT

With an ability to bring science to life, the Fizzics team will make science learning fun and more importantly... memorable for your children this Choctoberfest! The team will do four workshops

–Disasters, Digital Microscopy, Cold & Hot and Forces, Friction & Movement.

Fizzics Education has been a leading Australian provider of interactive science workshops and shows since 2004, at schools, preschools, holiday clubs and private parties.

www.fizzicseducation.com.au

 

Hip Hop Senior (3-6)

Get your swagger on, in the high-energy Hip Hop dance workshopswith the team from A-Live Performing Arts. Join BJ Rorke (SNR) and  Brandon Atoui (JNR) as they workshop this urban dance style in 2 age groups: Grades K – 2 and Grades 3 - 6. The Hip Hop crews will be in-da-house for a performance at the Choctoberfest Spectacular!

(SENIOR) 

BJ is one of the most known and respected performers and choreographers in Australia performing with the likes of Natalie Bassingthwaite, Stan Walker, Fergie, Jessica Mouboy, Zoe Badwi, Timomatic and has also choreographed for Anja Nissen. He created and choreographed Hip/hop group RAPT, featured on Australia's Got Talent. He owns and runs A-Live Entertainment through which he has recently put on his first theatre show: ‘Machismo - Live Dance Show’ and has been providing workshops and entertainment packages since 2009. His choreographic specialty blends styles such as jazz, lyrical and Hip Hop with an always new and interesting feel. BJ has recently opened his own dance studio A-Live Performing Arts Centre in Penrith NSW.

 Credits include: So You Think You Can Dance 09 TOP 6, FAME the musical (Australian tour), CATS the musical (Asian tour), regular dancer on X Factor and the Voice, Corporate events with Tap Dogs, featured dancer in the films “Mao’s Last Dancer” and "Goddess", Opera Australia  and numerous TV appearances/performances including the MTV awards.

Children need to wear loose clothing and joggers for this workshop. They will need black pants and a loose jumper/ shirt and joggers for their performance.

 

Hip Hop Junior (k-2) 

Get your swagger on, in the high-energy Hip Hop dance workshops with the team from A-Live Performing Arts. Join BJ Rorke (SNR) and  Brandon Atoui (JNR) as they workshop this urban dance style in 2 age groups: Grades K – 2 and Grades 3 - 6. The Hip Hop crews will be in-da-house for a performance at the Choctoberfest Spectacular!

Children need to wear loose clothing and joggers for this workshop. They will need black pants and a loose jumper/ shirt and joggers for their performance.

 

Rhythm Konnect (4-6) 

Feel the beat as you jam to the music on your African drum. Join the workshop with Rhythm Connect African drum jam, a totally rhythmic experience! Come on an amazing journey into the world of African drumming, then, showcase your performance at the Choctoberfest Spectacular alongside the African Dance Workshop.

Chinta Reiss is a professional African drumming teacher with many years of experience teaching children as part of Rhythmn Konnection. Chinta will bring his love of this art form to all involved.

www.rhythmkonnections.com

 

Rock Star Senior (3-6) 

Calling all wanna-be rockstars! If you’re a singer with stars in your eyes then this is the workshop for you. Learn vocal control, microphone technique, stage presence and more and then put it all together at our Choctoberfest Spectacular performance.

Rockstar Senior will be learning with “Soul Nights” lead singer, Maybelle Galuvao. Maybelle Galuvao would probably be best known to Australian audiences for her soulful television performances on Channel 9′s ‘The Footy Show’ and THE VOICE 2014.

Maybelle is also a member of one of NZ’s chart topping 90″s group Ma-V-Elle, a well known female group, who were the winners of the NZ’s Showcase competition and toured Europe. Ma-V-Elle were very fortunate to have worked alongside some of the world’s biggest names including Tina Turner, Sister Sledge, The Supremes, Boney M, Macy Gray, Mos Def and local artists including Jimmy Barnes and Little River Band. Maybelle is passionate and driven by music, when an opportunity arises she leaps for it.


Rock Star Junior (k-2) 

Calling all wanna-be rockstars! If you’re a singer with stars in your eyes then this is the workshop for you. Learn vocal control, microphone technique, stage presence and more and then put it all together at our Choctoberfest Spectacular performance.

Our junior students will have the most amazing time with the dynamic and fun Asha Rau.

Asha Rau is an experienced singer and performer in her own right, having performed on many stages over the last 10 years. She has worked creatively with kids for 7 years, through mentoring and training. She currently leads and develops a team of teen singers on a regular basis through INY Worship. Asha is passionate about seeing kids develop their confidence and unlocking their potential as singers and performers.


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