Homebase: Grand Prairie
Author, circus performer, and creative influencer, Amanda Panda, will leave you smiling with her bright colours and exceptional skills. Owner of the fun filled business, Hula Hoop Circus, this multitalented artist is known for bringing the fun wherever she goes. Amanda's the author of the children's book, Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus, and enjoys sharing her circus story in schools and libraries across Canada. Larger than life and a natural kid magnet, Amanda inspires kids of all ages to work hard, play hard and dream big!
Amanda was entertaining, energetic and had a great message for all our students. We all enjoyed her show. Our whole school wanted to try hula hooping for days after she left. Sara Lai, Vice Principal, Westwind Elementary, Richmond, BC
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: Full day, 30-60 minute workshops
Capacity: 30-50 students per session
Tech Requirements: Access to the gym for the day. Virtual will be done over live streaming platform such as zoom or google meets.
Fee Range: $845 - $1345 (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 workshop. All equipment is provided for in-person workshops. Schools will have to resource their own materials for virtual workshops. 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. Hoop workshops can have up to 50 students per session. Able to work within COVID safe guidelines.
Grade Suitability: K-6
Duration: 45 minutes + Q&A
Capacity: Unlimited for Virtual, COVID safe regulations for In-person
Tech Requirements: Virtual will be using a video streaming platform such as zoom, google meets etc. In-Person: Performance Space: A large flat surface a minimum of 20 wide 12 deep. 1 outlet near performance space
Fee Range: $545-$845 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Get students excited about stepping out of their comfort zone, trying new things, and shining their unique light in the world! A solo performance 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 to demonstrate the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone, embracing your natural talents, and that practice makes progress. During the show Amanda Panda shares her journey in becoming a professional hula hooper, overcoming her insecurities of being seen as weird or different, and how finding her passion changed her life. She also talks about the process and obstacles she overcame while publishing her book. The presentation will include a reading of her book and schools will received a signed copy plus a coordinating activity book.