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    What are you doing this Easter Long Weekend?

  • Beachside

    Situated in the Glenrock State Recreation at Dudley Beach (about 10mins south of Newcastle)

  • Drum Class

    Learn the traditional rhythms of West Africa from brothers Mohamed and Sibo Bangoura.

  • Dance Class

    Be inspired to dance ...

FARAFINA 2019 :

EASTER LONG WEEKEND DRUM & DANCE RETREAT

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!!
Friday 19th April – Monday 22nd April 2019

EARLYBIRD PRICES NOW AVAILABLE !!

YOUR TEACHERS :

We are working on bringing you an exciting program of teachers in 2019.

Brothers Mohamed and Sibo Bangoura are two of Australia’s finest West African musicians. Born into a Griot family, Sibo & Mohamed will share with you the music & traditions of their culture. They are both extremely experienced teachers with exceptional knowledge of rhythm and dance.

Details of the Dance tuition will be announced shortly so stay tuned!

DAILY PROGRAM :

FRI 19th April – MON 22nd April 2019

Fri, Sat, Sun timetable
9.00am – 10.30am : DRUM CLASS
11.00am – 12.30pm : DANCE CLASS
2.00pm – 3.30pm : DRUM CLASS
3.30pm – 5.00pm : DANCE CLASS
5.00pm – 6.00pm :  DOUN DOUN – DANCE CLASS

6.00pm – 7.00pm : DOUN DOUN CLASS

7.00pm – 7.30pm : TRADITIONAL SONG WORKSHOP

Mon timetable :
9.00am – 11.00am DRUM

11.00am – 1.00pm DANCE

2.00pm – 3.00pm SHOWCASE
Course Finish

WHAT TO EXPECT AT FARAFINA 2019 additional to the Drum and Dance program !! …..

DOUN DOUN DANCING
The latest craze around the world is coming to Farafina this year! Learn to play bass drum and dance at the same time! You must pre-book your place in this course to ensure there are drums available.
AFRICAN TRADITIONAL SONG CLASS
A nice relaxing class design to teach you the melodies and words of the traditional songs that accompany the rhythms
and dances taught over the weekend course.
CLASS SHOWCASE (Everyone together!!)
In a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere, get the chance to see what everyone has learnt over the weekend. (After lunch on Monday)

COURSE COSTS :

PACKAGE PRICES

*packages include tuition, accommodation (dorm or camp) and catering.

1st EARLYBIRD ( Due Thurs 28 Feb 2019)

4 DAYS Drum OR Dance tuition : $550.00

4 DAYS Drum AND Dance tuition : $680.00

2nd EARLYBIRD ( Due Fri 22nd March 2019)

4 DAYS Drum OR Dance tuition : $600.00

4 DAYS Drum AND Dance tuition : $780.00

FULL PRICE (outside of Earlybird prices)

4 DAYS Drum OR Dance tuition : $700.00

4 DAYS Drum AND Dance tuition : $830.00

DOUN DOUN DANCE CLASSES : additional $75 for 3 classes

TRADITIONAL SONG CLASSES : additional $30 for 3 classes

DRUM HIRE : $10 per day (Djembe or Doun Doun)

*Stay Thursday night – additional $30 (accom only)

**family prices available on request

BOOKINGS :

All bookings require a $100 deposit to secure your place.

Full fees must be paid within 48hrs of the retreat start date by EFT transaction or in cash at registration at the camp.

St George Bank
Name : Anna Chesterman
BSB : 112 879
ACC : 458 846 041

*Please be sure to reference your EFT payment with your name.

**All deposits are non-refundable.

Bookings to Rachel Bangoura – rachel@drumanddancesydney.com / 0406 881 844

ACCOMMODATION :

Again held at the magnificent Glenrock State Recreation Area (10mins South of Newcastle). Classes are held only a short distance from beautiful Dudley Beach. Simple Dormitory accommodation or Camping facilities available. Perfect for all the family !!

Please note that course fees are the same for campers and students choosing to stay in dorm accommodation.

CATERING :

Farafina retreat is renown not only for the fabulous teaching but also for the delicious Vegetarian cuisine by Sid of Lushious Catering. Sid will serve 3 meals a day with tasty snacks in between! As this is a catered retreat, students are unable to self cater for a reduced course fee.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFO OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ….

Please give me a call or email : rachel@drumanddancesydney.com / 0406 881 844

We hope to see you all there!

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