Join a workshop

Learn a new skill, get involved and have some fun at the 2020 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.

Burlesque Workshops

… with special guest performances from award winning burlesque artists – Turquoise Delite, Sugar Derramar & Mister Ree

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 Burlesque and Showgirl Burlesque. Book here.

Workshop 1 – Vintage Burlesque

Thursday 1pm – 3pm

A fun and playful bump ‘n’ grind dance workshop for lovers of all things vintage. Learn burlesque basics to some of Elvis’ sexiest tracks as well as burlesque classics from the 40s & 50s. Discover the quintessential glove peel and the art of tease. Best suited to a mature audience as our special guest performances are rather risqué!

Workshop 2 – Showgirl Burlesque

Friday 1pm – 3pm

Release your glamourous inner showgirl with this seductive and entertaining dance workshop. Featuring some of Elvis’ sexiest tracks as well as burlesque classics and some elegant showgirl moves. Discover the quintessential glove peel and graceful silk fans. Guest performances are naughty but nice – suitable for all ages from teens up!

Brought to you by celebrated dance teacher, performer & choreographer Sharyne Jewell, Dance Like A Diva & Blue Cabaret. 

 

Learn Rock ’n’ Roll Partner Dance & Line Dance with Sharee Wilson

4 step Rock ’n’ Roll Partner Dance is very easy to learn, adaptable to most speeds of music and authentic to the 1950’s. In the line dancing, you will learn two Rock ‘n’ Roll style line dances. Book here

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

9 am – 10.30am Level 1 – Absolute Beginners Rock n Roll Partner Dance for Adults (partner required)
11 am – 12.30pm Level 2 – Beginners Rock n Roll Partner Dance for Adults (partner required)
1 pm – 2.30pm Rock ‘n’ Roll Line Dancing Lessons (no partner required)

Saturday

12 pm – 10.30am Level 1 – Absolute Beginners Rock n Roll Partner Dance for Adults (partner required)
2 pm – 12.30pm Level 2 – Beginners Rock n Roll Partner Dance for Adults (partner required)

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes with Stan & Stela Alexander

Learn Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancing – Jitterbug, Swing & Jive with Stan & Stela, internationally qualified and licensed dance teachers. Book here

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday

10:00pm – 11:30am  &  5:00pm – 6:30pm

 

1950’S Hair and Make Up Workshop

A hands on, interactive workshop where you will learn the techniques of how to create 1940’s/50’s up do’s in “a flash” for personal use only, that are done by simply using your hands! We will cover old time favourites like victory rolls, bangs & barrel curls to name just a few. Limited to just 20 spaces in total. Book here

Pin Up Posing & Deportment Workshop

Join us for a day that empowers YOU!!! This old school deportment, pinup posing workshop will teach you some good old fashioned skills of self presentation!

Learn all about how to best present yourself, how to feature your assets, whether it be for everyday use, photographic work or even stage presence/performance… we cover it all!

Limited to just 30 spaces in total. Book here.

 

One Song Sing

Join in singing with everyone to your favourite Elvis song! In one hour we are going to teach you ‘Return to Sender’ in three vocal parts. All singers, (even shower singers) are welcome to give this a go, it’s so much fun and sounds great! We learn the vocal parts and then film the results so you can enjoy watching it later on Youtube. Be part of this choir in a pub! Book here