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DON'T WORRY IF
YOU DON'T HAVE A PERFORMING ARTS TEACHER...WE HAVE ONE FOR YOU!

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMS

Are you finding yourself pressed for time or in need of assistance in delivering an enriching Performing Arts program for your students? Look no further than the Wakakirri Artist in Residence (AIR) program, a dynamic in-school initiative tailored to meet your school’s unique needs throughout the year.

Whether you aspire to engage the entire school community, create an unforgettable end-of-year concert performance, or prepare an amazing performance for the Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival, our Wakakirri AIR programs are designed to bring flexibility and creativity to schools of all sizes.

With Wakakirri’s Artist in Residence program, you gain access to our team of qualified expert Story-Dance Facilitators who will visit your school and collaborate with you in crafting a captivating story-dance performance. We understand the significance of storytelling and dance in nurturing creativity and self-expression among students, and our Facilitators are committed to igniting that spark within your school.

Let Wakakirri’s Artist in Residence program be your partner in inspiring and empowering your students through the magic of performing arts. Embrace the convenience and expertise we can bring to your school, making your artistic journey a seamless and enriching experience for everyone. 

KICK START PROGRAM

LEARN & PERFORM A PRE-DESIGNED STORY-DANCE WITH 12-HOURS OF REHEARSALS.

IDEAL FOR NEW PRIMARY SCHOOLS!

Price starts from $3569

The easiest way to get Wakakirri into your school! A Wakakirri Facilitator will arrive with a pre-designed story-dance that includes a script, choreography, soundtrack, and lighting plan ready to be delivered in 12-hours of rehearsals to your students. By the end of the program, students will have developed foundational skills in the Performing Arts and will be exposed to the exciting environment of a performance space that will build confidence and social capabilities. This story dance can be presented for either Wakakirri Live or Video, as well as any internal showcases or ceremonies at your school.

  • Begins with a phone consultation to choose a suitable pre-designed story-dance.

  • Includes 12 hours of face-to-face rehearsals with a Wakakirri Facilitator.

  • Includes a 1-hour planning session with a Wakakirri Facilitator.

  • Includes a complete story, script, choreography, and soundtrack.

  • Includes access to digital dance videos so students can practise at home or in class.

  • The Facilitator will provide support with administration and planning.

  • Minimal costumes and sets/props required.

  • Options to add extra or extend rehearsals, meetings and have the Facilitator support students on performance day (live or video) available.

  • Currently only available for Primary Schools.

BEST START PROGRAM

CREATE & PERFORM AN ORIGINAL STORY-DANCE IN 12-HOURS OF REHEARSALS.  

IDEAL FOR NEW & EXPERIENCED SCHOOLS!

Price starts from $4235

Ideal for schools who would like more involvement in the creative process to design an original story-dance performance. A Wakakirri Facilitator will support your school by helping to create the story, choreography, soundtrack, sets and props, costumes, and lighting plan for a 3-7 minute item in 12-hours of rehearsals. Facilitators can also collaborate with students in the creation of the story-dance. By the end of the program, students would have further developed their skills in the Performing Arts, while also reinforcing confidence and social capabilities. This original story-dance can be performed for Wakakirri Live or Video, as well as any internal showcases or ceremonies at your school.

  • Begins with a phone consultation to discuss what specifically your school requires our Facilitators to assist with.

  • Includes 12 hours of face-to-face rehearsals with a Wakakirri Facilitator.

  • Includes regular planning sessions and meetings with the Facilitator throughout the delivery of the program to ensure specific requirements are met.

  • Options to add extra or extend rehearsals, meetings and have the Facilitator support students on performance day (live or video) available.

  • Potential additional costs for set/props and costumes, depending on the design of the original story.

  • Suitable for both Primary or Secondary schools.

HEAD START PROGRAM

WORKSHOP & PLAN AN ORIGINAL  STORY-DANCE READY FOR REHEARSALS.

IDEAL FOR NEW & EXPERIENCED SCHOOLS!

Price starts from $895

This workshop intensive explores the fundamentals of story-dance. Schools can use this program to create a story-dance plan in preparation for rehearsals and/or as a way to recruit students to join the Wakakirri experience. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with an expert Wakakirri Facilitator who will support the brainstorming of ideas for a Story-Dance performance while also developing various creative skills in Dance, Acting, Story Telling and Production Design. This program allows teachers to gain further insight into what’s involved during the process of a Wakakirri production.

  • Begins with a phone consultation to discuss the purpose of the workshop.

  • Includes up to 4 types of face-to-face creative workshops targeting: story planning, choreography, production design, and performance.

  • Options to run the program on either a half day, full day or a 3-day intensive.

  • No offsite performance. A small informal presentation is conducted by the end of the program at your school.

  • Options of tagging the workshop to the Best Start Program as a way to develop a full story-dance item for entry into a Wakakirri event (Live or Video).

  • Suitable for both Primary & Secondary Schools.

WAKA STORY-DANCE CLASSES

STUDENTS LEARN THE ART FORM OF DANCE & DRAMA TO DEVELOP MOVEMENT SKILLS, & SOCIAL WELL-BEING.

IDEAL FOR ALL SCHOOLS

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Wakakirri Story-Dance classes are perfect for schools who do not have a Performing Arts program currently available and/or want to provide students with opportunities to learn the skills and artistry involved in dance and theatre performance. Schools can use these classes as an alternative to Physical Education by developing coordination, stamina, strength, flexibility and overall physical health using dance. This program also allows a safe space for students to explore artistic expressions and enhance their own characterisations skills using drama. Schools may wish to incorporate this program as part of a well-being day to help students build confidence, lower anxiety, and promote social connections with others.

  • Begins with a phone consultation to discuss the purpose of the story-dance classes.

  • Delivered by a face-to-face Wakakirri Facilitator that includes a warm-up, dance/drama skills and a choreographed story-dance routine.

  • Options include a once-off 1-hour session or regular 1-hour classes throughout a school Term.

  • Can be tailored to any curriculum based outcomes (e.g., Drama or Physical Education).

  • No offsite performance. A small informal presentation is conducted by the end of the program at your school.

  • Options of tagging the classes to any of the other programs such the Kick Start Program or Best Start Program as a way to develop skills related to performing a story-dance in a Wakakirri event (Live or Video).

  • Suitable for both Primary & Secondary Schools.

NOT SURE WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Book a free phone consultation with our Wakakirri Programs Coordinator.

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