Homebase: Grande Prairie
Amanda Panda found her passion for the arts and hoop dance in 2009. Ten years later she has her own company, Hula Hoop Circus, and is the author of the illustrated childrens book, Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus. A pioneer of hoop dance within northern B.C and Alberta, shes an entertainer and circus skills instructor nominated as one of Canadas Most Influential Flow Artists in the 2019 CanSpin Awards. Larger than life and a natural kid magnet, Amanda inspires children to try new things, find their passion, and to DREAM BIG!
"Amanda's presentation was polished and entertaining for all of our students in grades K - 9. I would recommend this performance to any school!" Principal La Glace School, La Glace, AB
"Ms. Amanda is instinctively adept at modifying her circus skills program to accommodate a range of ages and abilities. Her positive nature motivates students and her care and compassion helps students gravitate towards her. Her new picture book "Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus" was also a highlight during our Literacy Week festivities. She genuinely loves children and is a kid magnet." - Principal Wembley Elementary School, Wembley, AB
"Our mission was to have performers inspire children to embrace the joy of creative expression through the arts, Amanda did just that. Ms. Syryda had a positive message that she relayed with her own storybook and throughout her performance." - Aum Nicol, Founder, Grande Prairie Children's Festival, Grande Prairie, AB
Grade Suitability: K -12
Duration: : 1 day, 30 - 60 min sessions
Capacity: 30 students/session
Tech Requirements: Access to the gym for the day.
Fee Range: $1245 - $1345 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Promote health and active living through fun and unique physical activities. Give students the opportunity to try something new, while encouraging physical literacy, in a fun and engaging one-day workshop. All equipment is provided. Sessions can be booked in 30-minute to 1-hour sessions with up to 30 students per session. Circus skills available include hoop dance, poi spinning, juggling and plate spinning. 30-minute lessons: 1 circus skill, 45-minute lessons: 2 circus skills, 1-hour lessons: 3 circus skills. Amanda would start or end the day with a 30-minute circus performance.
Grade Suitability: K -7
Duration: 45 mins. + Q&A
Tech Requirements: Clean performance area (15' x 15'), access 45 mins. prior, power outlet.
Fee Range: $766 - $866 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Work Hard. Play Hard. Dream Big! A show to inspire passion, play and purpose while showcasing a variety of creative athletic feats involving hula hoops, juggling, spinning plates and humor. Amanda Panda playfully engages students and staff in a variety of audience participation activities demonstrating the importance of practice and play. Amanda's book, Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus, will also be referenced to reinforce the message of working hard and dreaming big.