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Choctoberfest 2019

Imagine Nations Church

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 8:30 am - Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 10:30 pm (AEDT)

Choctoberfest 2019

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

Choctoberfest is 2x One-day events! For kids in Kindy to Year 6 at school. 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, (BOTH Wednesday and Thursday) at the Choctoberfest Spectacular, 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!

**The Workshop age groups are by year at school, not age.**

 

WORKSHOP ELECTIVES

 

Abracadabra (5-6)

If mischief is your middle name, then sign up for this hilarious workshop to learn the art of illusion. Barry Newton 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.

Barry Newton has been clowning around for over 15 years performing to tens of thousands of kids and adults each year all over the world with his unique mix of comedy and illusion.

 

Acro (k-6)

Tumble, stretch and fly as you are coached by the team from Sydney Gymnastics 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 think 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 and old clothes for this workshop**

Art Express Indigenous **NEW** (Grade 5 & 6)

In this new art workshop you will paint using traditional Indigenous art techniques. This workshop is more than just art, it is a wonderful exploration of culture.

Narelle Urquhart is a Wiradjuri woman that has been painting since the age of 17 and is Mum to four children. Narelle has worked for many years with children sharing her love of culture through art.  She loves painting using both traditional colours and contemporary colours. Narelle believes that by sharing a part of who she is through cultural practise can help to action true reconciliation. Painting the native flora and fauna also helps to share the connection to land and stories.

Narelle’s pieces show the beauty that lies deep within her culture both past and present. Her art has been highly recognised with two government illustrations, launched in Parliament House Canberra. She is also a children’s book illustrator and has won numerous awards including a short film for ABC Open, as well as running a successful art business.

Narelle currently works at Bond University as the Indigenous Cultural Support Officer. She has held this position for six years and helped to establish the Nyombil Support Centre.

Narelle is a strong advocate for education, equality, self-determination (through self-worth) and believes that being an Indigenous person of such an amazing country is not only an honour but a true blessing. Narelle is passionate about all Australians working together for great outcomes for all people, including her people and all those who are marginalised.

   

 

 

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**

 

Claymotion (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 storytelling.

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!

Visit Brett’s website here for more information; https://bunchokids.org

 

Dance Dynamic Senior (3-6) **New Workshop Leader

Calling all dancers! The Dance Dynamic workshops will involve you in a powerful and dynamic dance experience. Explore flexibility, rhythm, grace, expression, stagecraft and more as you learn to communicate through lyrical dance. Put all you’ve learned together for a beautiful performance at the Choctoberfest Spectacular!

Grades 3-6 will be dancing with Rebecca Pena

Rebecca has completed a Diploma of Dance performance (Australian Bachelor equivalent) at New Zealand School of Dance as a classical major. Rebecca finished a secondment with the Royal New Zealand Ballet learning "Cacti and Episode 31" by Ekman, one of the world's great contemporary choreographers. Her repertoire includes:

Dance Gallantries (Bubeníček), Meistens Mozart (Tomasson), Paquita Grand Pas (Holmes), Concerto (MacMillan), Tempo Di Valse (Tyson),  Allegro Brilliante (Balanchine)

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

 

 

Dance Dynamic Junior (K-2) 

Calling all our budding "Angelina Ballerinas" who love to twirl and imagine themselves on the stage. This workshop will explore a combination of ballet and lyrical style dance, performance and coordination. 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

–Geology Rocks! Little Life, Forces, Friction & Movement, and Gross Science.

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) **New Workshop Leader

Get your swagger on, in the high-energy Hip Hop dance workshops with the team from You can Dance. Join …Clementine & Kelsey 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**

 

Hip Hop Junior (K-2)  **New Workshop Leaders*

Get your swagger on, in the high-energy Hip Hop dance workshops with the team from You can Dance. Join …Clementine & Kelsey as they workshop this urban dance style. The Hip Hop crews will be in-da-house for a performance at the Choctoberfest Spectacular!

 

Hip Hop Workshop leaders - Clementine & Kelsey -

Clementine & Kelsey have been dancing since the age of 2.

They are strong in many styles of Dance - but both have a flair, talent and great love for HIP HOP!!

Training under some of Sydney’s best instructors at You Can Dance in Emu Plains, they have developed strong technical strengths as hip hop dancers - and have become wonderful and inspiring young teachers.

Winning numerous awards for competitive Hip Hop routines (to National level), they have an incredible repertoire of performance experience and are continually training themselves to improve their own skills!

Their classes are energetic, fun and SUPER motivating - and they can’t wait to share their knowledge and expertise at this years Choctoberfest!

**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**

 

 

Lego Robotics (5-6)

An interactive hands-on workshop designed to demonstrate how a robot really works from the team at Fizzics Education.

This engaging workshop offers children a chance to learn real-time programming in a fun atmosphere. This workshop is for Year 5-6 students due to the mathematical level required to participate.

 

Using laptops and either EV3 or NXT Lego Mindstorm robots, the kids are asked to complete a variety of tasks whilst learning about basic programming. The programming itself is based on Lego's easy to understand computer program, whereby students intuitively use the simple 'drag and drop' icons to form their code. Working in two's or three's, children are guided step by step by an experienced presenter on how to program their robot to perform precise movements as well as how to operate environmental sensors such as light and sound. 

This workshop is built around a series of challenges, dependent on ability and interest;

- Don't knock over the Lego man!

- Dash around the block

- Follow the black line

- Herd the sheep into the pen

- Bulldozer minesweeper

- 'robot dancing' or 'robot wars'

 

Alternatively, children can creatively make their own routines following the initial instruction, again dependant upon their ability. The workshop concludes with students creatively programming their own robots to perform a short dance routine or another separate fun challenge chosen based on students ability and interests.

 

Lego Build (K-2) **New Workshop leader

Kids love building with Lego, so why not sign your child up for this workshop? Young Lego builders will have the opportunity to exercise their imagination and creativity in fun activities. Activities will include building challenges, Lego games and free building. Will you build a tall skyscraper, a strange new animal never seen before or a crazy flying machine? While you won't be able to take your Lego home, in this workshop you will be able to build to your heart's content!

With over 15 years of experience in education, Nathan has been teaching students of all ages and abilities. He has worked with children with special needs and ASD. Nathan will bring a fun atmosphere and exciting activities that will challenge your children to build to the sky!

 

 

Lego Build (Grades 3-4 @ school) **NEW!!!!

Kids love building with Lego, so why not sign your child up for this workshop? Lego builders will have the opportunity to exercise their imagination and creativity in fun activities. Activities will include building challenges, Lego games and free building. Will you build a tall skyscraper, a strange new animal never seen before or a crazy flying machine? While you won't be able to take your Lego home, in this workshop you will be able to build to your heart's content!

This workshop will be hosted by Josiah Peach, Josiah has many years working with children and young people and will bring a fun atmosphere and exciting activities that will challenge your children to build to the sky! 

 

Lights! Camera! Action! (3-6) ** New Workshop leader**

If life is a stage and you've always imagined your name up in lights, then Lights! Camera! Action! is the place for you to be! In this fun production Willy Wonka has put in his resignation and the quest to find the next chocolate master is on. Auditions for a fun, wacky replacement are bound to be interesting!

Christiann McLean, trained at Sydney Theatre School, has 8 years of acting experience, has performed in various stage productions, and has run drama workshops and worked as a mentor to drama students. She is passionate and full of fun. If you are interested in having a laugh and sharpening your drama skills at the same time then this is the workshop for you!

 

 

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 Rhythm 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. Join our workshop leader Rosie Vai as you Learn vocal control, microphone technique, stage presence and more and then put it all together at our Choctoberfest Spectacular performance.

Rosie was the first woman to be crowned New Zealand Idol in 2005. Rosie’ resume includes a New Zealand Music Award for Best Selling Single, a nomination for Best Female Artist at the Pacific Music Awards 2006 and 2016, top 20 success and collaborations with some of New Zealand’s most talented musicians. In 2015 she released her debut EP "Everything's Rosie." Rosie has featured in Jesus Christ Superstar and Little Shop of Horrors by New Zealand leading theatre company, ATC.

She spent the majority of 2014 and 2015 globe-trotting in the ensemble cast of ‘The Factory.' Rosie has worked for Australian Idol winner Stan Walker and Aria award winning artist Conrad Sewell. Rosie's continues to use music to help others tell their story and to help them through personal struggles in life.

 

 

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.

 

 

Take One Productions **NEW!!! . (Grades 4-6)

 

Gain professional filmmaking skills to create your very own TV backstory. Join Loretta in our Take One Production workshop where is just 3 45 minute sessions you will

  • Present an interview about yourself on camera.
  • Shooting a picture sequence
  • Edit in iMovies, write voice, add music, mix sound and add graphic text.

To take part in this class students need to BYOD iPad & headphones with iMovie software and have personal photos or videos on the devices as well as access to music.

LORETTA FARRELL

Television producer & editor Loretta Farrell has 28 years’ experience on location and in post-production working in Sydney, London and Asia.

Loretta has credits in factual documentary, live outside broadcast and reality television. She has filmed stories in volatile countries, hung contestants under helicopters and interviewed the who’s who of the music industry.

Loretta has a passion for communicating via moving pictures and passing on the art of storytelling.

 

**Students need to supply their own iPads for this workshop. iPads must be clearly labelled with your childs name and handed to our Welcome desk at the beginning of the day. At the conclusion of each day iPads must be collected by a parent and/or guardian from reception. During the day, iPads will be locked up when not in use.

Whilst all care will be taken, devices remain the responsibility of the child and/or parent/Guardian. Imagine Nations Church will not take responsibility for lost or damaged devices during Choctoberfest.

If you have any questions regarding requirements, please feel free to contact our admin – hayley@inchurch.com.au

Have questions about Choctoberfest 2019? Contact Imagine Nations Church

When & Where


Imagine Nations Church
1 Simeon Rd
Orchard Hills, NSW 2748
Australia

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 8:30 am - Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 10:30 pm (AEDT)


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