The LightWorkers dance and music productions have set out to provide an opportunity for all Australian primary and secondary school children to have a taste of the performing arts, be they in Rural, Regional, Urban or Indigenous areas. As a male/female partnership, our workshops include Safe Beginners Breakdance which engages the boys, original choreography and improvisation. We can develop the childrens own choreography and also include drama games to boost self-confidence and team spirit. Our programs support the relevant outcomes for various curriculum including the
new Yrs 1-10 The Arts Syllabus, New Basics and Rich Tasks.
We are also available as consultants for Professional Development (price upon application).
There is a wide range of programs available, all adaptable to your needs. The choice of program is up to you. Our experience has shown that longer contact time achieves the best results as the process is just as important as the goal.
We encourage schools to work towards the goal of ending the process with a performance/display, large or small, open to family and friends.
Our workshops are fun and lighthearted and have been received extremely enthusiastically by the children as well as the parents and teachers. Testimonials are included in this folder and more are available to be seen upon request.
Since mid 2000 we, Christopher 'Kester' Chalkley and Kirsty Sziron have been successfully conducting our dance and drama workshops in primary schools. Originally from Melbourne, we detected a need for our workshops to be conducted in Queensland to a wider community, so in 2003 we decided to base ourselves here whilst touring regularly to both Queensland and Victorian primary schools.
For a verbal reference please phone Kate Perkins, Assistant Principal of Pembroke Primary School, (03) 9725 6689 or Chris Schulz, Principal of Mt Mee State School, (07) 5498 2228.
Key benefits as noted by teachers and students are:
-Improved self-confidence and self-esteem.
-Increased co-operation between children, team-work
-Tolerance of others.
-Promotion of good fitness habits, i.e. being active.
-Sharing a common goal, i.e. demonstration night.
-Male dance teacher is encouraging to the boys.
-Children are invited to bring their favorite music to dance to.
-Drama games are a great way to 'break the ice' and create equality.
-Increased motor skills and co-ordination.
Schools we have worked with in:
Mornington Island State School, Doomadgee State School, Croydon State School, Normanton Christian College, Bourketown State School, Karumba State School, Georgetown State School, Wamuran State School, Mt Mee State School, St Michaels School (Caboolture), Mt Surprise State School, Forsayth State School, Sandy Strait State School, Laura State School, Cooktown State School, Rossville State School, Lakeland State School, Hopevale State School, Bloomfield State School, Glenden State School, St Michaels School (Palm Island), St Anthony's School Dimbulah, Chillagoe State School, Dimbulah State School, Mutchilba State School, Herberton State School, Glenview State School.
Woori Yallock Primary School, Croydon Primary School, Yellingbo Primary School, Hoddles Creek Primary School, Wesburn Primary School, Mt Evelyn Primary School, Silvan Primary School, Sherbrooke Community School, Pembroke Primary School, Kallista Primary School, Ferntree Gully Primary School, Millwarra Primary School, Croydon West Primary School.
We have worked repeatedly at most of the above schools.