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Dates

Tuesday 4 Oct - 6 Dec (8 weeks)

(NOTE: no class on Melb Cup day 1st Nov or 22nd Nov)

Times

4pm - 5:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Price

$144

Bookings via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DANCE RAPA

One of Melbourne’s most sort after contemporary dance instructors, Anton Cleaver-Wilkinson brings contemporary dance to the Hills like never before. These classes are more than learning steps, students learn how to choreograph from their own rich imagination, with an opportunity to create their own dance piece - at all levels.
DANCE RAPA does not engage in competitive dance practices such as Eisteddfods or dance examinations.
DANCE RAPA encourages personal expression through movement.
DANCE RAPA is where young people can create and choreograph their own dance works.

Ranges Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) is a NOT FOR PROFIT academy for the creative enrichment and development of young people from ages 6 to 18.
As a not-for-profit the Academy is governed by a board of directors, with all of RAPA’s creative programs designed and delivered by industry professionals with
extensive experience in various fields of the arts, and with a passion for making a difference in young people’s lives.

RAPA is a warm, friendly and safe environment. An academy for the arts that develops confidence, personal motivation and self-worth. A place of encouragement where young
people can express their own rich fertile imaginations.


More info about ranges Academy at http://rangesacademy.org.au

 

 

Term 4 Dates
Wednesdays
5 Oct - 30 Nov

Play Up 4pm - 5pm
Act Up 5pm - 6pm
Advanced Troupe 6pm - 7:30pm

Venue

Black Box Studio

Cost
Play Up $117 (9wks)
Act Up $117 (9wks)
Advanced Troupe $180 (9wks)
Visit or call the
Box Office on 9754 8723



Creative Movement and Drama Classes


PLAY UP: Grades Prep – 2 or Ages 5 – 7/8 years
The emphasis for this age group is on creative play and improvisation. Classes are designed to stimulate the imagination of young children, through participation in various drama, music and movement activities.

ACT UP: Grade 3 – 4 or Ages 8 – 9/10 years
These classes are designed to encourage children to become confident in presenting their own ideas and to work together in a group. This is achieved through movement, poetry, songs, scripts and theatre games; providing safe, supported performance opportunities.

ADVANCED TROUPE: By invitation only
This class is for students showing the commitment to work within certain guidelines enabling them to extend their drama experience and skills.  It will be a class requiring focus and dedication and within these guidelines each student should have a fully rounded drama experience, still full of creativity and enjoyment but supported by focused behaviour and extended by more advanced scripts, monologues & movement.

Classes are facilitated by Dee Whittington who has many years’ experience with children and youth of all ages in the areas of creative movement, drama and music, with fabulous outcomes for the participants.

Further inquiries contact the box office on 9754 8723 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term 4 Dates

Wed 5 Oct - 14 Dec (no class 2 Nov)
Thurs 6 Oct - 8 Dec

Time

10.00am-11.00am

Cost:

10wks $120
($12 per class)
Visit or call the
box office on 9754 8723

Venue

Black Box Studio

Rainbows and Sparkles

Have fun and get creative with your child in an engaging art group for pre-schoolers.

Join Gill Cruikshank on a Rainbows and Sparkles creative adventure singing, movement, parachute play, musical instruments and art making using a variety of media.

With a strong focus on parent/ carer participation the class invites children and adults to have fun together exploring creative activities.

Gill Cruikshank is a local creator with 10 years’ experience running this popular class and is passionate about nurturing creative expression shared between children and their families.

Limited spaces available

Please note there will a PRIORITY SALE for returning students in term 2. General bookings open on Tuesday 28 June at 10am. Classes need a minimum of 7 bookings confirmed & paid for 1 week prior to commencement to go ahead. So be sure to pay early to avoid disappointment.

ANY ENQUIRIES please CONTACT the Box Office: Tue-Fri, 10:00am-4:00pm, 9754-8723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Suitable ages: 2 – 4 with parent/carer participation

Date

THURS 8 DEC 

Time

1.30 - 2.30PM

Cost:

$18

Visit or call the
box office on 9754 8723

 

Rainbows and Sparkles
Christmas Craft Play Date


Have fun and get creative with your child in an engaging art class for pre-schoolers.
Join Gill Cruikshank for a special Rainbows and Sparkles Creative Play Date packed full of Christmas Crafts

Children and adults have fun crafting special Christmas decorations and gifts.

Limited spaces available
Suitable ages: 2 – 4 with parent/carer participation

Date

10 Dec - 12 Feb

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Wominjeka: A New Beginning

Wominjeka: A New Beginning celebrates 30 years of the Koorie Heritage Trust. This project highlights cultural continuities alongside new modes of creative practice in the work of five cross-generational early career artists; Georgia MacGuire, Aunty Marlene Gilson, Mitch Mahoney, Josh Muir and Raymond Young.

Each of the participating artists has developed new work in dialogue with the Trust’s significant collections of objects, artworks, archives and oral histories – each identifying objects and artifacts that share or spark a connection with their own artistic practice, personal or cultural enquiry. Over a three-month period the artists worked alongside senior mentors; Maree Clarke, Lee Darroch, Ray Thomas and Peter Waples-Crowe to explore the Trust’s Collections and to develop new works in dialogue with the past.

The exhibition presents this new work alongside the objects of inspiration from the Trust’s collection. Exhibited works utilise a broad array of media, materials and techniques including; painting, animal skin cloaks and textiles, bark and feather flowers, clay shields and digital prints.

Exhibition coordinator: Jan Duffy,  Koorie Heritage Trust






Image: Aunty Marlene Gilson
(Wathaurung / Wadawurrung) (detail)
Marngrook Football, 2015
acrylic on canvas
Courtesy of the artist





 

Date

Until Jan 2017

Venue

Burrinja Foyer

Burrinja Kids Stay and Play

Free family activity by local studio artist Eliza Phillips

This Summer season get boating - and stay cool at Burrinja with local artist and Burrinja studio resident Eliza Phillip's gorgeous new Kids Stay and Play free family activity!
Each year Burrinja invites 4 local artists to create engaging free activities for families to enjoy  at Burrinja.



 

Dates

Sun 06 November

Time

5.00pm – 7.05pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$30    Adult
$25    Concession
$90 / $22.50pp  Family of 4 [max 2 adults]
$25    Friends of Burrinja

Dance ARC Concert 2016
We LOVE to Dance

Dance ARC presents our end of year concert, ‘We Love to Dance’. A show for the whole family, including Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet and Singing performances by students from 3-18yrs. Dance ARC is based in Boronia and offers weekly classes for all ages (including adults) in a variety of dance styles, school holiday programs and will be launching a youth dance performing company in 2017. Dance ARC values professional, fun & expressive dance and the creative voice of young people in our community.

Run Time - 125 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages 



 

 
Dates

Sat 12 November 

Time

7.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$25 Adult
$20 Concession
$15 Youth U16

Dorset Calisthenics College
Presents their annual Showcase


Dorset Calisthenics College welcomes you to their end of year Concert, showcasing all sections of the College from Tinies through to Masters. Come and share the enjoyment of their performances.

Run Time - 180 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages  

 

 
Dates

Mon 28 November

Time

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$22    Adult
$10    Youth U19 -  F/T School Students

COOL KIDS DOIN’ GREAT  THINGS

In Schools Music


Six Bands will perform music from Hot Cross Buns with the new guys through to Hot jazz with the senior big band. Enjoy three concert bands, three jazz bands and lots of positive affirmations for good student effort throughout the year.

Celebrate the year that was with our end of year performance for student concert bands and Jazz ensembles. Proud parents and friends will experience a selection of music that demonstrates what can be achieved with dedication and practice.

Run Time - 120 Minutes No  Interval | Suitable all ages   

 

 
Dates

Sun 13 November

Time

2.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$24    Adult
$19    Concession (Health Care, Seniors/Pension)
$19    Youth U16

DANCE ODYSSEY
6th ANNUAL SHOWCASE

The talented students of Dance Odyssey are presenting their 6th Annual End of Year Showcase. Come and see the students of all ages perform Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Acrobatics. This will be another great show so come along!

Run Time - 120 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages



 

 
Date

FRI 18 NOV

Time

6.30pm – 8.15pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$22    Adult
$18    Concession (Seniors/Pension)
$16    Youth U16
$68 / $17pp Family of 4

[max 2 adults]
$12.50 Youth U16

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Empire Performing Arts & Dance Empire

AROUND THE WORLD WITH ALICE & FRIENDS

Alice Around The World is a story based on the story of Alice In Wonderland. She travels through doors entering different countries around the globe. The mad hatter, white rabbit and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum help Alice begin her journey.

Teachers of Dance Empire have written their own story to engage young audiences.
Dance Empire students from song and dance, acting and dance classes will be showcased and are aged from 5 to adults.

Music is based on hit musical theatre songs and current hits.
Alice Around The World would appeal to family audiences looking to see an adaptation of Alice In Wonderland.

Run Time - 105 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages  

 

Dates

Sat 19 November

Time

12.00pm – 2.30pm
6.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$27    Adult
$22    Concession (Seniors/Pension)
$18    Youth U16

DanceXpress Academy present
HITS THROUGH THE DECADES

Both shows will be filled with hits we all know and love that will keep you bopping in your seat. The shows will feature some amazingly talented dancers that have been working hard all year to bring you an enjoyable and entertaining concert. This show is not to be missed and guaranteed to have you dancing out of the theatre.

Run Time – Matinee 150 Minutes & Evening 180mins including 20min Interval  | Suitable all ages  



 

 
Date

Sun 20 November  

Time

10am

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$15 Adult
$10pp/$40 Family of 4

[max 2 adults]
$12.50 Youth U16

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Every Body Dance

Local Upwey dance school – Every Body Dance Studios presents their End of Year Concert featuring pre-school and primary students. The students will be presenting Song & Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap performances plus there will be several special guest performances also.

Run Time - 60 Minutes No Interval | Suitable all ages 

 

Date

SUN 20 NOV

Time

6:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

All Tickets $10
Bookings 8288 2772
Or at the Door

 

The Writers' Patch Presents

The Writers' Patch presents is a relaxed and intimate forum of songwriters performing a few of their songs, discussing their craft and answering questions from the audience. Open to everyone, The Writers' Patch presents provides a unique and fascinating evening of quality music and creative insight.

This month features well known, established and respected singer-songwriters: Michelle Chandler, Enda Kenny (guest performer) and Tracey Roberts.

A great way to end your weekend and it won't be a late night either.

The Skylark Room - Music starts at 6:30 pm, (doors open all afternoon) - Book your table on 8288 2772 - Tix $10 at the door. Delicious, light meals are available and a great wine list too.









Date

THURS 24 NOV

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

All Tickets $10
Bookings 8288 2772
Or at the Door

 

The Jon Magill Jazz Orchestra - featuring vocalist Tracey Roberts

The Jon Magill Jazz Orchestra (JMJO) is an 11-piece big band playing the great jazz standards and some jazz-stylized popular songs with guest vocalists and musicians selected from the cream of Melbourne's jazz music scene - this month features vocalist, Tracey Roberts.

With Ade Ishs on piano, Robert Mercer on drums, Paul Bonnington on bass and Tim McLaren on guitar plus a 7-piece horn section, lead by band-leader and saxophonist, Jon Magill.

The JMJO performs every month at The Skylark Room with different guest vocalists.

Superb musicianship, wonderful musical arrangements and great entertainment - if you love jazz, these nights are truly a musical treat not to be missed! Book your table now for dinner and show on 8288 2772 - delicious, light meals are available with a great wine list. Tix: $10 at the door - Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 8pm.






Dates

Fri 25 NOV
Sat 26 NOV

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$29    Adult
$24    Youth U15

Friday Performance
Fri 25 NOV 7.00pm – 9.45pm
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Boronia  Performance
Sat 26 NOV 11.00am – 1.20pm
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Emerald Performance
Sat 26 NOV 4.00pm – 7.00pm
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Kreationz end of year Showcase
Cheer and Dance

Kreationz Cheer and Dance presents its End of Year Showcases. Each Showcase will feature students from Kreationz Boronia and Emerald Studios performing in styles such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Cheerleading.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Please Note: Strobe lighting may be used but the items will be detailed at the entrance.

Run Time – Varied | Suitable all ages

 

Date

SUN 27 NOV
SUN 4 DEC

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

FREE
Bookings 9754 8723

 

The Skylarks - Free Sunday Afternoon Music!

Back by popular demand, The Skylark Room is proud to bring you another week of fantastic music from our house band - The Skylarks!

Fast becoming the 'place-to-be' on Sunday afternoons in the Dandenongs, come and enjoy some afternoon jazz/soul/blues tunes, with vocals from venue owner Kathleen 'Snowy' Snowball and local favourite Nessy Smith.

Footy season is over, so come and reaquiant yourself with the sun by indulging in some delicious food and drinks in our newly built courtyard!

FREE ENTRY! - Music from 2pm. Family Friendly. Bookings Essential!






Date
Thursday 1st December

Times
2pm – 3:30pm

Prices
FREE



Smoke and Mirrors: A Graffiti to Graffiti Project - Book Launch

JYou are invited to the launch of the ‘Smoke & Mirrors: A Graffiti to Graffito’ resource project. The book journals the efforts of Council, community groups, Victoria Police and other services in addressing graffiti across the municipality.

Afternoon tea is provided. Please RSVP for catering purposes

RSVP NOW

Dates

Sat 03 December

Time

1.00pm – 3.45pm
6.00pm – 8.45pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$27    Adult
$22    Concession
$22    Youth U16

Ready Set Dance Studios 2016 ANNUAL CONCERT 'ONE WORLD’

Ready Set Dance presents their 2016 Annual Concert ‘One World’.
The show has two acts. The first act is non-themed and showcases some of RSD Studio’s winning competition routines.
The second act encompasses the ‘One World’ 2016 theme, showcasing songs about the world and from different countries in the world.

We hope you enjoy RSD Studio’s show; the students have been working really hard and are excited to showcase their talent.
Don’t miss out on watching their amazing performances!

Run Time - 165 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages  

 

Date


Mon 05 December    7.30pm – 10.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Individual Tickets


$25    Adult
$23    Concession
$23    Youth U16



GENERATION DANCE
2016 Dance Showcase

The Generation Dance Co dancers are set to entertain, performing an exciting variety of dance style, glittering costumes and toe tappin’ music. Join us in celebrating our dancers, and their achievements.

Our shows are suitable for all ages, with age appropriate costume and music. 

Run Time - 150 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages  





Dates

SAT 10 DEC
SUN 11 DEC
(10am - 4pm)
12hrs (including breaks)
Suitable 18+

Where

Arts Workshop

Prices

$260 Full weekend [12hrs]
$150 Single day [6hrs]

Bookings: 03-9754-8723

Weekend Mosaic Workshop December

Facilitator: Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

Back due to popular demand… with a few variations!
This brand NEW workshop is designed for those of you who would like to indulge in 12hrs or 6hrs of tuition with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan over single weekend...

Beginners are welcome too!
Students may also book for a single day only.

Classes are run by professional artist and qualified teacher Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan.
Main materials will be supplied (Tools, adhesives, a selection of crockery, tiles).

Workshop Variations & Specifications:
- A pre-prepared marine-ply surface (30cm X 30cm) will be provided (and optional).
- You are free to bring along your own pre-prepared surface of any dimension.
- Possibility of a grouting session for works completed prior to the actual weekend.
- The workshop will effectively be booked for 12hrs in total over the weekend, so you can choose what kind of breaks you prefer at any time.

The Weekend Mosaic workshop at Burrinja in Upwey, comprising of a total of 12hrs of tutored classes will cost $260 per student or $150 for a single day (6hrs). Classes are limited to 6 places to ensure individual attention.

Book via the Box Office on 9754 8723




Date

SAT 10 DEC 6.30 – 8.30pm
SUN 11 DEC 1.30 – 3.30pm
SUN 11 DEC 5.30 – 7.30pm
Performer schedule here

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

Early bird discounted tickets from 09 - 16 NOV
$26.90 / $29.90 Adult
$25.10 / $27.90 Concession
$20.60 / $22.90 Youth U16
$25.10 / $27.90 Friends of Burrinja

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Kallista Dance Academy


Kallista Dance Academy's End of Year show gives the students from our Monbulk and Seville studios the opportunity to showcase their many talents in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary and hip hop.

The students have been working really hard and are excited to present ‘Books’ to you!

Run Time - 120 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages  
Dates

Mon 12 Dec

Time

6:30pm for 7pm start

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

FREE

TEMPLETON GRADUATION 2016

Graduation ceremony for Templeton Primary
* Opening number ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’
* Speeches and presentations
* PowerPoint running throughout the show
* Closing number ‘Graduation Song’

Run Time - 120 Minutes | Supper to follow graduation ceremony | Suitable all ages

 

 
Dates

17 - 24 January

Prices

Classes $22
Early Bird $18 (until 13 Jan)

January Holiday Art Classes

Tues 17 Jan 10.30am-12pm  3D Diorama Card Scenes  Drawing and Collage
Tues 17 Jan
1.15pm-2.45pm  Owl Drawings  Greylead, coloured chalk crayons
Wed 18 Jan
10.30am-12pm  Watercolour Beach Reflection  Illusion of water
Wed 18 Jan
1.15pm-2.45pm  Message Flag  Meditation What is your Message?
Thurs 19 Jan
10.30am-12pm  Screenprint Bag, Summer scene & necklaces or cartoons.  Fabric bag provided
Thurs 19 Jan
1.15pm-2.45pm  Hidden Image Pictures. Experiment with mixed media to see what is hiding in the picture.
Fri 20 Jan
10.30am-12pm  Calendar Portrait Drawing for the New Year
Fri 20 Jan
1.15pm-3.15pm Sun dye, Tie Dye Fun Dye $30.00, E bird $26.00   Family Discount (2) $50, $45 E bird, Class for Adults & children *3 items BYO t.shirt. Material provided
Tues 24 Jan
10.30am-12pm  Felt Soft Toy Design, sew & Fabric Pencil Case
Tues 24 Jan
1.15pm-2.45pm  Watercolour Imaginary Animals  What happens when you put 3 animals together?

*Term 1 2017 “Every Child’s an Artist” Tues 7th Feb, Thurs 9th Feb, 4.10pm to 5.30pm, 6 weeks $90

Ages 6-12 years

Inquiries : Bev 0449 654 343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook // www.creativerainbowsoul.com.au




Date
Wednesday January 25

Times
10:30am

Prices
$12



Magic Show and Balloon Twisting Workshop

Join Steve the Magician as he presents Magic and Balloons in a fun 1 and a half hour session for kids of all ages.

It all starts with a 30 minute journey of hilarious side splitting laughs as this heart-warming magician empowers the children with magic and a good dose of self-esteem. Friends will be made and memories will be created all in the name of Magic and Fun.

After the Magic Show the Balloon Twisting Workshop begins. In this 1 hour session you will learn all the basics of balloon twisting and how to make 4 different objects. Then using your new found knowledge and more balloons than you have ever seen before, you will take part in a freedom session where you get to create whatever you like.

It’s colourful, squeaky clean and fun for anyone from 5 yrs to 105 yrs. This really is a treat for everyone, but a must do for the kids these holidays.

Run Time - 90mins (30min Show & 1hr Workshop (No Interval)|Suitable 5+

Dates

Exhibition 1 APR - 14 MAY
Weekend 29 & 30 APR

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios 2017

Meet the makers hidden in the Hills

You are invited to step through the threshold and into the personal studios of some of the most inspiring artists in the region.

The Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is a unique weekend and exhibition opportunity to experience and meet artists in their working studios; it is in these curious and inspirational environments that the artist’s creative practice truly comes to life.

Each year since 2004 the program showcases around 30 studios including Emerging Artists, Collectives and Individual Artists. We welcome you to visit the studios and artists that most intrigue and excite you. The Open Studios is also a unique opportunity to acquire artwork and hand crafted items directly from the artists and be enriched by the insights of their creative worlds.

IMPORTANT DATES
OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND Sat & Sun 29 + 30 April, 10am and 5pm
GROUP EXHIBITION AT BURRINJA GALLERY Saturday 1 April - Sunday 14 May
Exhibition opening and event launch event: Friday, 31st March @ 7pm

Full details and applications at openstudios.org.au

 

Date

Annual

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre
Galleries
Theatre
Shop
Cafe
Community

Tickets

$40

Existing (Jarmbi) Members
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New Members
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Buying for someone else?
Call visit us at the Box Office
or call 9754 8723

ANNOUNCING THE NEW
Friends of Burrinja
Memberships (formerly Jarmbi membership)

Show your support for Burrinja, Arts and Culture in the Dandenong Ranges and join our Friends of Burrinja membership program.

Your annual Friends of Burrinja membership fee of $40 supports our arts programming and the many local community projects we assist in the hills. The new Friends of Burrinja membership entitles you to:
  • One FREE theatre ticket each year – on us
  • Special Member discount of off all Burrinja Theatre shows and in the gallery shop
  • Exclusive invitations to join us for special exhibition openings, talks and events
  • Regular updates, behind the scenes insight and mailed out copies of new Burrinja Season and Culture Tracks Programs
  • Members pre -season launch and priority booking for new season shows
  • Burrinja gallery is now free for all patrons so enjoy our wonderful exhibitions
Become a Friend of Burrinja today and begin receiving your great new Friends of Burrinja benefits as well as showing your support with our 'I Support Art in the Hills' bumper stickers.

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Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Dr, Upwey, VIC
Tel: 9754 8723. Burrinja: Tues–Sun 10am – 4pm,