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Newport Summer

Programme Information

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December 2019

Dear Parents / Caregivers,

Thank you for your interest toward our Summer Programme, January 20th - Friday 24th, at Newport Community Centre.  11 - 13 The Boulevarde... With 'Special 10th year D.R.E.A.M. 2020 Celebration Saturday 25th January... Event to be confirmed as number dependant, otherwise, the summer programme of 'Sea Scene Nor' - Series X will be produced... as 5 - day programme.

'Sea scene nor' - Latin Beach Party theme!... 'Sea Scene Nor' is a comical pantomime based around 'Flavio' - from ' soccer mad - Brazil'.  Set at an Australian seaside camping ground, 'Flavio' comes down under to relive his 2011, '15 & '19 'Rrrrrugby World Cup' memories with the locals!...

What to expect?

20th - 25th January 2020

As Umbrella Studio's Producer, I look forward to directing this 'D.R.E.A.M. 2020 Programme Special' and welcome the return of 'Scholarship Assisting Marshal' Alexandra Binns, with '2019 International Scholarship winner' Eru Heke, alongside our fabulous Drama tutor - William Atkin, all en route from NZ to Sydney.

Back up Plans: Should we get the holiday season groundswell of bookings we will be able to direct the 'Special 10 - year Celebration' we have in mind... We'd prefer a cast of 30 - for such an effort.  Alternatively, we'll present the Summer Season on the Friday as usual... should we only achieve a cast of 15-20 over the holidays.

The week will detail drama and pantomime workshops, with dance amalgamations to soundtracks with wearable art costumes.  Warm-up exercises to funky soundtracks, drama scripts and lots of fun while learning creative art techniques.

We work as a cast studying each other's roles, being directed for the filming of our DVD as a complimentary debrief for all children, with an act based on historical writings about the early days of Australia and Newport... around the cultural interaction of Rugby!

On Wednesday, weather permitting, we'll conduct our 'Bilgola Pool Excursion', being our 10th year tradition... we'll hike across the hill and enjoy a supervised swim and lunch by the pool.  With gigantic spectacular floaters for the older children, parents are welcome to join in should they wish.

As well as our daily routine of 'warm-up class' and 'Postman - Postman game' to reveal our costumes, there's a medley of Latin - American dance moves, drama techniques, pantomime and work with stage sets and props.  We'll present our  'sharing of work' performance at 4.00pm on Friday 25th for family and friends.  Or you will be advised about the Saturday 2 - 4pm Special Celebration!


Parents Contract:


  • Registration Forms are important to bring us updated health information and any requirements allowing us to provide the best possible care for your child.  Please assure it is filled out and returned before the programme commencement date.

  • Drop off and Collection: You will be asked to sign a 'Sign in and Out' form each day and provide information of anyone you assign to collect your child on your behalf.

  • Code of conduct: We ask you to kindly take time before the holiday programme to explain to your child / ren the 'code of conduct' that would see them behave in a manner that allows them to learn yet have fun in our safe and exciting environment.



What to Bring Each Day: Be sure to bring morning, afternoon teas, water bottle and a lunch pack.  No nuts please!  Please advise your child / ren not to share foods as a safety measure toward allergies, etc....

What to Wear: Comfortable clothes to move in, tank tops and leggings are good, a leotard (or one - piece swimwear) and shorts help to put costumes over top.  Runners, dance shoes or bare feet are fine.  Please assure your child has a sun hat and sun smart protection for the excursion.  Please don't let children bring their own toys or jewellery to the programmes - it distracts them and there's a risk they can be lost.


Photography & Footage:


We capture magic moments during the workshops as photographic memorabilia and footage of the 'sharing of work performance'  as a complimentary service.  Please assure that you provide your e-mail address, on your forms.

Scholarships: We offer scholarships to outstanding children who show promise and exhibit supportive behaviour during the programmes.  Those who help create a healthy working environment for the performing arts during the workshops.  Scholarships will be announced at the 'sharing of work' on the final day.










Administration & Fees:

Fees are $295.00 for the Summer programme 

Family Discount: $260.00 ea per child...

Payments: Please confirm your booking by either a full payment or 50% deposit by Electronic Banking to Umbrella Studios - banking details below.

Umbrella Studios P/L.  BSB: 012 - 275     ACC: 496672272

Or Chq, written to Umbrella Studios and post to Megan Hanley, 2 / 19 Central Rd Avalon. NSW. 2107.  Cash on the day is fine if a deposit has secured your child's spot already.

This is going to be a wonderful event, should you have any further inquiries please don't hesitate to contact me on Ph: (0410) 456 241.

For photos etc please visit


Yours Sincerely,


Megan Hanley 


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