TEAM PURPLE: Lexi, Eva, Imogen, Tyler, Rose, and Layla show off their True Colours in their Sing and Dance Camp shirts.
TEAM PURPLE: Lexi, Eva, Imogen, Tyler, Rose, and Layla show off their True Colours in their Sing and Dance Camp shirts. Contributed

Students dance and sing their way through holidays at camp

BILOELA'S creative young children had a chance to do all things dance and singing these schools.

Drama, Musical Theatre, Singing and Music teacher Rhona Bechaz held a "Sing and Dance Camp” over the spring school holidays just finished.

The camp was part of her new business, Ms Rainbow's Peforming Arts Studio, which will open their own studio next year.

The Sing and Dance "True Colours” was held at the Biloela Scout Hall, over three mornings.

"Sing and Dance camp is a fun, upbeat holiday camp for primary school aged performers who love to sing and dance to their favourite tunes,” Ms Bechaz said.

"We used scarves, ribbons, tap shoes, and props to create exciting performances over three days.

Students were introduced to vocal health, singing technique, and taught how to project their voice, as well as creating their our own backdrops, costumes, and props.

"It was jam-packed full of craft, singing, and dancing,” Ms Bechaz said.

Little Brushes Face Painting worked their magic on our performers before the show on the last day and the little ones performed for delighted family and friends.

"It was smiles all round,” Ms Bechaz said.

"These camps are a bit of an intensive 'taste-test' for our weekly Musical Theatre classes in 2019, and keep kids busy and active over the holidays.”

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The camp was the second camp for the region, the first one was in July.

"It was so much fun I had to do it again,” Ms Bechaz said.

"We had great feedback from students and their families who can't wait for our next one and to begin classes next year.”

Ms Bechaz has been teaching in schools for 10 years and said she loves working with enthusiastic, talented children, and helping them find their confidence and enjoyment in performing to an audience.

"Every student who has come to our camps has grown in confidence and technique - it is fantastic to see them challenging themselves and having so much fun,” she said.

The final camp for the year will be the "Cinderella the Pantomime” Sing and Dance Camp, to be held from December 17 - 21. It is open to all primary school aged students.

"We are combining a traditional pantomime fairy tale with modern musical numbers - it is bound to get toes tapping,” Ms Bechaz said.

Next year will see the opening of the new Performing Arts Studio in Biloela with afternoon classes and more holiday programmes.

"We have so many exciting events and classes planned - anyone interested should find us on Facebook to keep in the loop,” Ms Bechz said.

See pages 41-42 for photos from the dance camp.

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