Join a workshop

Learn a new skill, get involved and have some fun at the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival.

We have a new range of workshops to cater for our Festival fans.

Ukulele Workshops

Beginners Level

Thursday 10am – 12pm: Book here

Learn your favourite Elvis songs on the ukulele; it’s easy to play and loads of fun. This workshop is for new players and we have ukuleles for those that haven’t got one yet. Remember to bring your vocal chords too!

Intermediate Level

Thursday 2pm – 4pm: Book here
Friday 10am – 12pm: Book here

Learn your favourite Elvis songs on the ukulele. This workshop is for those players that know a few chords and want to learn more; we teach music and create an entertaining sound. All levels of players are welcome because there are parts for everyone! Oh and bring your vocal chords too!

Kids Talent Workshop

Friday 4pm – 5.30pm: Book here

Fans just can’t help falling in love with Elvis at an early age in Parkes, so in a Festival first we are bringing you an exclusive kid’s talent workshop to nurture and develop the next generation of Elvis tribute artists.

Do you want to learn to shake, rattle and roll like The King? Join Greg Page, the former Yellow Wiggle, and Damian Mullin, accomplished Elvis Tribute Artist in a hands-on interactive workshop to help you perform just like Elvis himself. Learn how to master the moves, the look and the voice in small groups lead by the pros.

Even if you just love to perform, come along and see what you can learn as you sing and dance your way through the afternoon!

Suitable for both boys and girls aged 6 to 10 years, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Limited spaces.

All Shook Up Burlesque Workshops

… with special guest performances

Join the girls at Dance Like A Diva for a glamorous afternoon of fabulous fun at the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival.

We have two wonderful dance workshops to choose from
– Vintage Showgirl Burlesque and Marilyn Monroe Little Rock. Book here.

Workshop 1 – Vintage Showgirl Burlesque

Friday 4pm – 6.30pm

A fun and playful bump ‘n’ grind dance workshop for lovers of all things vintage. Get ‘all shook up” to some of Elvis’ sexiest tracks as well as burlesque classics from the 40s 50s & 60s. Learn burlesque basics and elegant showgirl moves. Discover the quintessential glove peel and graceful silk fans.

Best suited to a mature audience as our special guest performances are rather risqué!

Workshop 2 – Marilyn Monroe Little Rock

Saturday 4pm – 6.30pm

The Marilyn workshop is based on the iconic “Two Little Girls From Little Rock” from the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Learn a glamorous Marilyn-inspired routine and work with silk scarves, satin gloves and men’s ties as props.
Feel free to dress up, bring your dancing heels along and whilst bling is not compulsory, remember, “Diamonds are a Girls’ best friend”!

Guest performances are naughty but nice – suitable for all ages from teens up!

Extra info:

  • No prior dance training is needed as workshops are tailored to suit all levels of ability.
  • The emphasis is on having fun, Laughter is guaranteed.
  • Price includes satin gloves for you to take home.
  • All props are provided.

Brought to you by celebrated dance teacher, performer & choreographer Sharyne Jewell, Dance Like A Diva & Blue Cabaret. Performances by Sugar Derramar, Turquoise D’Lite, Miss Sadie Bends, Lucy L’amour, Mister Ree, the Sugar Shakers and Dance Like A Diva troupe.