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    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Jess Loudon, SHINE School of Confidence

Animal Adventure offers children who love animals and performing the chance to unleash their imaginations and go wild! Animal themed activities will inspire new movement, performance skills and creative play as children learn to move and act like their favourite creatures...

This fun, creative course will bring out the inner performers in young children, building their confidence and improving their skills!

Children will use their voices, enjoy music and dancing (building rhythm and musicality, as they role-play different animals and use storytelling to build an imaginary fantasy-land full of wild animals!

Children will work towards a performance on the final day, which parents are welcome to attend.

Presented by TAPAC and SHINE School of Confidence

Teaching artist

Teaching artist

Jess Loudon TAPAC

Jess Loudon

Jess is an actor and producer who left a career as a lawyer to pursue the stage. She trained at the Atlantic Theatre Company in NYC and performed off-Broadway for several years before returning to her home country, Australia in 2012. Jess has worked extensively in Australia - specialising in Shakespearean theatre with companies such as Bell Shakespeare, Sport for Jove and Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe. Since arriving in New Zealand in 2019, Jess has appeared on stage and screen. She played Queen Elizabeth in Richard 3 and Lady Stephanie Mountjoy in The Taming of the Shrew in Season 4 of the Pop Up Globe.  In 2021, Jess is joining the cast of TVNZ’s The Brokenwood Mysteries.

Teaching artist

shine TAPAC

SHINE School of Confidence

Shine School of Confidence inspires confidence and imagination in kids, helping them to communicate effectively and build self-belief, while having fun of course! Shine was founded by Nina Burchett, who has acted in film, theatre and television in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and USA.