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The Australian School of Performing Arts was established in 2009, founded on a desire to ensure that all children, teachers and communities have the opportunity to experience the enduring, significant and powerful benefits of engaging in the performing arts.

Humble beginnings

The Australian Girls Choir (AGC) was established in 1984 by Judith Curphey OAM, with 150 girls rehearsing in four classes in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood and Judith as the sole tutor. Today the AGC is proud to have more than 6000 girls learning to sing, dance and perform in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

AGC sets the stage

The founding philosophy behind the AGC is that every child can learn to sing given encouragement and training, and the dynamic and inclusive curriculum is designed to cater to varying abilities and confidence levels. The senior performance groups have shared the stage with outstanding artists including Pharrell Williams, Olivia Newton-John and on tour with Hugh Jackman, released several CDs, and performed for audiences including Pope Benedict XVI, the King of Tonga, Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II.

ASPA is born..

After experiencing the profound and positive impacts of the performing arts through the AGC, Judith was compelled to extend these opportunities to students and teachers and communities who may not otherwise have access to them. Since it’s establishment in 2009, ASPA Education (formerly Australian Arts Alive) has engaged thousands of participants in many and varied programs – providing performing arts workshops and holiday programs, creating choreography for school concerts, directing school musicals and facilitating professional development sessions for teachers.

REASONS TO JOIN OUR PERFORMING ARTS HOLIDAY PROGRAM!

3. Express yourself through drama!

Elements of drama are explored throughout the program which allows participants to express themselves creatively, discover their inner performer and be silly in a friendly, group setting. Our drama activities will have young people working as a team and building presentation skills that will serve them beyond the classroom.

Spring Holiday Program:
Adelaide: Wed Oct 6 and Thur Oct 7 at Scotch College
Brisbane: THIS WEEK Sept 29 and 30 at Brigidine College
Perth: THIS WEEK Sept 29 and 30 at Perth Modern School

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN: https://ausgirlschoir.com.au/holidayprogram/
REASONS TO JOIN OUR PERFORMING ARTS HOLIDAY PROGRAM!

2. Dance builds physical confidence and stage presence!

The dance components of our programs are always accessible to all experience levels – you don’t need to have a dance background to be able to have fun in our movement workshops! Our goal is for boys and girls to have fun physically in a non-competitive environment. The movement and dance workshops in our program are a wonderful way for children to develop their coordination, body awareness and physical self-confidence no matter their level of experience.

Spring Holiday Program:
Adelaide: Wed Oct 6 and Thur Oct 7 at Scotch College
Brisbane: Wed Sept 29 and Thur Sept 30 at Brigidine College
Perth: Wed Sept 29 and Thur Sept 30 at Perth Modern School

BOOK NOW: https://ausgirlschoir.com.au/holidayprogram/
REASONS TO JOIN OUR PERFORMING ARTS HOLIDAY PROGRAM!

1. Singing boosts our mood!

Singing in a group immerses young minds in a pleasurable, social activity. Singing has well-known wellbeing benefits, as it decreases stress, releases endorphins and boosts positive emotions. Research has found that people feel more positive after actively singing than they do after passively listening to music and has also been shown to develop children’s ability to regulate emotion, through self-expression and connecting with song lyrics.

Spring Holiday Program:
Adelaide: Wed Oct 6 and Thur Oct 7 at Scotch College
Brisbane: Wed Sept 29 and Thur Sept 30 at Brigidine College
Perth: Wed Sept 29 and Thur Sept 30 at Perth Modern School

BOOK NOW: https://ausgirlschoir.com.au/holidayprogram/
It's not too late to get active and experience the many wellbeing benefits of the arts at our Performing Arts Holiday Program taking place in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth this school holidays!

Adelaide: Wed Oct 6 and Thur Oct 7
Brisbane: Wed Sept 29 and Thur Sept 30
Perth: Wed Sept 29 and Thur Sept 30 

Register online now to secure your place. Should the program be cancelled for any reason a full refund will be issued.

Join the fun: https://ausgirlschoir.com.au/holidayprogram/