Homebase: Grande Prairie
Author, entrepreneur and creative influencer, Amanda Panda, will leave you smiling with her bright colours and exceptional skills. She's an entertainer and author of the children's book, Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus. A pioneer of modern style hoop dance in North America and an international performer, Amanda has gone as far as Australia for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Larger than life and a natural kid magnet, Amanda inspires kids of all ages to explore their passions 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
Capacity: 30-50 students per session
Tech Requirements: Access to the gym for the day.
Fee Range: $1345 - $1445 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Promote health and active living through a fun and unique physical activity. Give students the opportunity to try something new and improve their physical literacy in an engaging one-day workshop. All equipment is provided. Learn hula hooping, poi spinning, juggling and/or plate spinning. Sessions can be booked in 30-minute to 1-hour sessions with up to 30 students per session. Hula hoop workshops can have up to 50 students per session. A 30 minute version of the Dream Big Assembly Show is included in the full day of workshops.
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 with her skills and audience participation activities to demonstrate the importance of perseverance, practice and play. Amanda's book, Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus, is referenced to reinforce the message of working hard and dreaming big.