Be Active buzzED
Be Active buzzED facilitates access to the creativity, immediacy and potency of live dance theatre.
Buzz recognises that childhood and youth are key times for exposure to the performing arts. Our programs reach children, young people and their communities, engaging all of them as creators and audiences. Buzz does this, believing that creativity is the domain of all ages, backgrounds, and people, and a crucial cultural resource that gives profound meaning and quality to life.
Be Active buzzED connects with children and young people physically and conceptually through a program of workshops and residencies. Professional development for teachers, holiday programs for community groups, workshops in schools and festivals are just some of the highly successful Be Active buzzED activities Buzz offers. Participants are encouraged to play, learn and explore aspects of dance theatre.
Along with the Be Active buzzED workshop programs run in conjunction with each performance season, Buzz offers dynamic professional development opportunities for primary and secondary school dance teachers.
Education Giving Program
Buzz Dance Theatre invites you to contribute to our education program. You will be helping children across the state access Buzz's award winning education programs. Your donations are tax deductible and you can specify in which area you would like us to apply your donation. Help us share the joy of dance and enable children and youth to enjoy quality arts experiences.
Teacher and Student Feedback on buzzEd Workshops
“The Buzz workshops where a very positive experience for the
The Buzz dance tutors were very professional, and had a wealth of knowledge. They also had a good rapport with the students”.
Heather Meldrum – Dance Teacher – Eastern Goldfields College
"The Buzz tutors helped me gain a better understanding of how choreographic devices can shape a dance and the audience’s view."
Year 12 student at Eastern Goldfields College - 2011
"I loved the creative dance section of the workshop....It was great performing in front of everyone, it was great for boosting my confidence."
Year 12 student at Eastern Goldfields College – 2011
Education Resource Kits
Education Resource Kits based on current performances will be available by contacting Mary Wolfla on firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to Digirock’s generous sponsorship Saturday Fun & Funky Dance Workshops are back again in Term 1. Join us for a series fun and uplifting contemporary dance workshops focused on creative dance and confidence building. Great for both boys and girls who are interested in dance.
Age 4-9 year olds
Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, Apr 6, 13
Contact Mary on 9226 2322 or email@example.com to let us know your coming!
School Holiday Programs
For local councils and vacation care groups where we come to your venue!
Dance Taste - a half day program
A fun packed dance program where children get to stretch, twist, roll and try out new-found physicality. This high impact program will get your group’s bodies pumping, and busting out the latest moves. Over 3 hours, this program will teach children skills in contemporary technique, hip-hop and creative dance culminating a short performance. What better way to spend the day!
Cost: $550 (inc GST) for a maximum of 20 students.
Fun & Funky Dance Workshop
An inspiring and fun dance workshop perfect for school holiday programs!
buzzED – Primary
Creative Dance Theatre for Students PP – Year 7
In a fun and playful atmosphere we introduce developmental skills including: warm-up; isolation of body parts; co-ordination and sequencing; shapes, spatial awareness and patterns. Participants will be guided through creative play, and imaginative games with dance, movement, music, and rhythms.
Year 2-Year 4
The focus is on dance sequences, creativity and collaborative team building games. Based on themes linked to performances and/or curriculum, participants will be involved in performance outcomes; building confidence, incorporating problem solving techniques; and higher order thinking.
Year 5-Year 7
Students will be taught dance based on contemporary and dance popular culture. Intricate dance sequences will be taught to challenge and inspire. The students are given the opportunity to extend these phrases adding their own flair. Workshops are physical, fun and funky. Strut your stuff on the dance floor!
Theme Based Residencies
Invite Buzz into your school for a 6-week dance residency in 2012.
Each classroom will create a fun and inspiring dance piece to showcase to family, friends, and the school community. Dance pieces can connect to classroom content or school wide initiatives. Let our dancers get your students up and moving. A residency will be created to fit your school. Past residencies have run for 1 day a week for 6 weeks. Contact Mary Wolfla for more information and to receive a quote.
Introduction to Dance
We can be in your school for a whole day to provide introductory dance classes for every year group. Each class will incorporate highly physical, exciting and fun dance phrases to funky tunes, a great way to get the school up and moving. This is a positive and healthy way to engage the whole school in an arts extravaganza. Let us take over for the day, sit back and watch the whole school bust a move.
buzzED – Secondary
Introductory Curriculum–Based Workshops
Workshop programs run by professional dancers and teachers are available for secondary students based on current dance curriculum. Teachers may select one of the following curriculum elements for intensive study:
Intensive Workshops for Year 11 / 12 dance students
Intensive workshops for students in years 11 and 12 are available to aid in the understanding and practice of the new dance course of study. Workshops are flexible and can be from an hour to an intensive full day experience. Buzz’s dance specialists can come into your classroom to conduct workshops on
Theme Based Residency
What is your school working on at the moment? Residency Programs can be designed and tailored to benefit your school. Buzz can provide intensive technique workshops, choreograph a new work on your students, help with your school’s performance or production, or devise a program based on the themes, ideas and concepts you are currently working on. Let us help you out!
Hip Hop Workshop for Secondary Students
Invite Buzz to your school for a fun and funky Hip Hop Workshop with Buzz’s experienced tutors. A good end of year treat or simply a uplifting dance workshop for your students. Let Buzz teach you some new moves!
Moving Out- A Day with a Dance Company
Buzz is offering your students the opportunity to view and participate in the workings of an Australian Dance Company in our studios at Kings Street Art Centre. Let them become Buzz’s Young Artistic Associates.
Based on maximum of 30 students per class
Please note that travel outside the metropolitan will incur a charge and that classes for special education students will require separate negotiation.
For more information on any of these workshops, please contact:
Contact: Mary Wolfla, Education Manager
Secondary Professional Learning 2013
Friday Evening PL
June 14th - Choreographic Tasks 5:00pm-7:00pm King Street Arts Centre
Full Day PL
Covering Contemporary Technique, Improvisation, Performance Skills and Composition for Secondary Teachers
Saturday May 18th - 9:30am-3:30pm
Contact Mary Wolfla on 9226 2322 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Mary Wolfla, Education and Administration Manager
Buzz Dance Theatre
08 9226 2322
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A compelling story with a beautiful resolution...Goodbye Jamie Boyd is something that should definitely be experienced. - Kaycee Graham, Teensoul
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