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Choctoberfest 2017

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ImagineNations Church

1 Simeon Rd

Orchard Hills, New South Wales 2748

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

This year Choctoberfest is running as 2x one day events! You can attend 1 day or you can come to both days. You can even choose a different workshop for each day.

Both days will be full of fun, crazy, messy games, exciting workshops, the famous Chocolate Grab and the unmissable Chocolate Zone!!!

Each night, at the Choctoberfest Spectacular where the kids will showcase the amazing skills that they have learnt in their workshops that day. This will be followed by a yummy supper. Both nights you will also have the chance to win a 10kg Block of Cadbury Chocolate!

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)

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.

To find out more about SGAC and the great programs they run, please see their website.

http://sgac.com.au/Gymnastics.html


Art Express Senior (3-6)

Art Express SNR (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’s art and her children’s artwork on Dizkidzart

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


Art Express Junior (K-2)

Art Express JNR (Yrs K-2) will be a craft and creativity workshop where children can let their creative juices flow freely as they experiment with different artistic techniques to produce something fun and innovative. It will be workshopped by the amazing Christina Pembroke 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.


Breakdancing (5-6)

Come and break yourself in this dancing phenomenom.


Cake Art (5-6)

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)

If you love getting creative in the kitchen, then let your spatulas fly in one of the Choctoberchef workshops. 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 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)

If you love getting creative in the kitchen, then let your spatulas fly in one of the Choctoberchef workshops. 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 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 realised the potential and universal language of visual story telling.

Now, working in animation and discovering its powerful influence as a 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 Pro (5-6)

Calling all experienced dancers! This Dance Dynamic workshops will push your skills to the next level. This will be a powerful and dynamic dance experience. 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 5-6 will be dancing with Rebecca Parker


Dance Dynamic Senior (3-6)

Calling all dancers! The Dance Dynamic workshops will involve you in a powerful and dynamic dance experience. 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. 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)

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. The Hip Hop crews will be in-da-house for a performance at the Choctoberfest Spectacular!

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. 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.


Lights Camera Action (3-6)

If life is a stage and you’re a budding drama queen or king, then Lights Camera Action (Drama) is the place for you to be! Learn the art of improvisation, understanding of stage craft, how to communicate 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.

Bec Matthews


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 90s 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, 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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