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Top Tips from Jenn Colella

Jenn Colella is a consummate professional whom we can’t thank enough for bringing her Broadway expertise to APATA for May’s LIVE Virtual masterclass. Many thanks also to Oscar Bridges, our 2023 APATA National Performing Arts Student of the Year, for showing up bright and early to participate in Jenn’s teaching demonstration. This was a LIVE

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CATCH UP: ZOË BARRY & MEANING-MAKING IN YOUR ARTS PROGRAM

(*NOTE: Click the CC icon on the video to access captions) The Story of Harmony in Strings Harmony in Strings is a compulsory instrumental strings program nestled within Sacred Heart Primary School, Fitzroy and is led by co-directors Zoë Barry and violinist Esther Henderson. The program was originally established by The Song Room in 2011 as

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CATCH UP: Building Resilience Through Emotional Agility with Chris Cheers

(*Click the closed captions icon to access video captions) Meet your presenter Chris Cheers is a psychologist and lecturer with a focus on elevating mental health in the arts and LGBTIQ+ community. Before training as a psychologist, Chris worked for arts organisations across Australia, and has brought this experience and understanding to provide workshops and

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CATCH UP: Get Ready – Audition Prep and Presentation

Performing Arts Teachers, audition season is on its way! We are super excited to have Dr Linda Sastradipradja and Kalman Warhaft back with us to share their preparation and presentation process for getting students, teachers and parent/carers working together to reach those big audition goals. Auditions are a PROCESS and Linda and Kalman are seasoned

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Spencer Howson: Radio and Podcasting for High Schools

Meet Spencer Howson – Master of the Airways! Spencer Howson, a tirelessly curious storyteller. His career began at Reading Radio (then 4RPH) in 1990. Going on to work for the ABC from 1993-2020, including 15 years hosting the top-rating ABC Brisbane Breakfast show. From 2017-2020, Spencer held the position of Program Quality Advisor, which involved

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CATCH UP: Getting Started with ‘Drama for Learning’ – The Basics with Patrice Baldwin

Mentions: Drama for Learning and Creativity Facebook/Meta group Children’s author Anthony Browne Patrice Baldwin website Patrice Baldwin Books  Part Two: Using Drama for Oracy – now also in the Digital Library  Your complimentary printables from Patrice Baldwin. (download via the buttons below) Visiting Storyland Article by Patrice Baldwin, for Drama Magazine Spring 2021. Storyland by

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CATCH UP: Using Drama for Oracy – with Patrice Baldwin

Mentions: School21, Voice21 and Co-Founder Peter Hyman Two Islands by Ivan Gantschev Professor Robin Alexander Professor Neil Mercer Patrice Baldwin Website Mantle of the Expert (The Teachings of Dorothy Heathcote) Dorothy Heathcote (Drama education pioneer – watch 3 Looms Waiting Documentary) Your complimentary printables from Patrice Baldwin. (Download via the buttons below) Drama and Oracy

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