Workshops

Overview

FunSing was created by Kim Hernage in 2009 and she directs and manages each workshop. Specialist singing, drama and dance teachers as well as youth to assist with workshop delivery are employed. Working with Children requirements are met.

FunSing is a high energy fast pace 4 day school holiday personal capacity building program for 5 to 15 year olds held in Ballina NSW.

Those attending experience dance routines, sing songs and learn drama plays to performance level. They develop new skills, make new friends and have lots of fun. Developing young people’s self esteem, confidence and social interaction skills are core outcomes of the program.

Workshops are held regularly during the Autumn, Winter and Spring school holidays at the Ballina Players’ Theatre. They will be held during the Summer holidays if Ballina Players’ does not hold its January youth production.

A Person of the Workshop award is presented at each workshop. The winner is judged by their attitude, co-operative approach and effort.  The winner receives free attendance at another workshop.

Program

Introductory/getting to know you activities and eight 40 minute singing, dancing and drama sessions are held each day in a fun setting.

The workshops are held for 6 hours each day. Those attending must provide their own lunch and nibbles as well as water bottle.  Casual and comfortable dress to be worn, appropriate shoes (no thongs).

A concert on stage under lights is provided on the last day of the workshop at 5:00pm.  It is an opportunity for the children to showcase what they have learnt over the 4 days.  Each group performs a song, dance and drama play. It is provided free of charge. Each child is allocated 2 tickets and the remaining tickets are distributed by way of ballot if additional tickets are sought.  Seats are not allocated.

Who Attend

The youth are generally placed in groups according to age ie 5 to 8 years, 9 to 11 years and 12 to 15 years.  Children/youth from approx. 18 schools in the area attend each workshop.

Each workshop consists of approximately 60 children/youth (about 20 youth per group). It is common for 2, 3 or 4 children from the one family to attend a workshop. There have been over 1,800 attendances at FunSing workshops to date.

Approximately 85% are repeat customers. Many have attended more than 10 workshops.

How to Book

Enrolment form is to be completed online. All attending must agree to adhere to strict behaviour codes.

Payment of fee is by direct deposit. The fee is non refundable unless special circumstances warrant it (eg cancellation of workshop, sudden illness or injury, serious family issue etc).

Note – Bookings for the Sept/Oct workshop opens 1 September.

 

2019 Dates

Monday 15th to Thursday 18th April – Workshop held.

Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th July – Workshop held.

Monday 30th September to Thursday 3rd October – Bookings open 1 September.

Times

Days 1,2 and 3 – 9:00am to 3:00pm. Day 4 – 12 noon to 6:00pm

Address

24 Swift Street, Ballina

Fee

$250.

Payment of fee is to be made directly to bank account (BSB 062 502; Account 28003779). Child’s name must be referenced.

If you are claiming the $100 discount under the Creative Kids Program pay just $150 and provide the Creative Kids voucher number to us for claiming. Go to service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-creative-kids-voucher for details.

Booking confirmation is subject to the form and fee being received and a place being available at that time.

Bookings

Bookings for the Sept -Oct workshop opens 1 September.

Concert

A concert on stage under lights is provided on the last day of the workshop from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.  It is an opportunity for the children to showcase what they have learnt over the 4 days.  It is free and each child is allocated 2 tickets and any additional tickets sought will be distributed by ballot.  Seats are not allocated.

Bookings for Sept/Oct workshop opens 1 September.

09/07/2019 - 12/07/2019

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