COURSE AND CLASSES FEATURE

Run away with the Circus!
There’s no excuse for being bored these upcoming school holidays when you can run away with CircusWA! CircusWA is hosting a series of exciting school holiday workshops, held at Old Customs House in Fremantle and designed for children aged 5 to 17 years. Led by a team of professional circus performers, kids will be shown how to use different equipment to help develop strength, improve coordination and discover skills they never knew they had!
There are heaps of fun activities to choose from including juggling, diabolo, plate-spinning, acrobatics, tumbling, trapeze and hula-hoop. Children can also try their hand at walking a tight-wire, climbing a silk or even hanging on a trapeze!  Each 1.5hr workshop is only $25 or 2 hr workshop is $33 per child. These workshops are hugely popular, so book early to avoid disappointment.
CircusWA 
8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle
Phone 9335 5370
http://www.circuswa.com.au

Dance Central
If it is the best tuition, professional environment and duty of care that is a priority, you will find excellent results at Dance Central situated in Queen Victoria St North Fremantle’s eclectic hub, which also offers excellent coffee shops, eateries, antiques and boutique shopping. It has an artsy/funky kind of vibe, making it the perfect home to Dance Central, a successful and long established dance school.
Former W.A. Ballet Company dancer and Principal of Dance Central Gabrielle Cronan is delighted to welcome you in 2017: “We were established twenty four years ago, which is testament to our dedication and sound approach to teaching and have developed into a thriving dance metropolis, offering 70 classes per week,” said Gabrielle.
Dance classes include Creative Dance for toddlers, Classical Ballet, (offering exam syllabus for qualifications) Jazz/Hip-Hop, Tap, Stretch, Contemporary and/or Lyrical, taught by experienced career teachers.
Dance Central caters for both recreational students and those who aspire to work at a more dedicated level, in performance groups, with the graceful lyricism of classical ballet or the most hip moves with high energy, See our comprehensive website http://www.dance-central.net
Dance Central
212 Queen Victoria Street North Fremantle
http://www.dance-central.net

Connect with your inner creative self
“I wanted to say how much I enjoyed myself. It has been an extremely supportive and nurturing experience creatively and also for my wellbeing.”  Shirley, High School Art Teacher
If you long to connect with your inner creative self, then David Giles’ monthly One Day Painting Workshops may be just what you’re looking for.  Working with multi-award winning artist David Giles, the focus is on personal expression in a friendly and nurturing environment.
All workshops start with a demonstration by David Giles. Participants are encouraged to have their own take and find their own voice.
Workshops are held at Studio Eleven, 11 Captains Lane Fremantle, which provides a lovely courtyard/garden setting. The One Day Workshops run from 9.30am to 3.30pm on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday each month (see ad on this page for dates).
You can choose which day to attend. Cost is $100 which includes a light lunch. Just bring acrylic paints (white plus 4-8 colours of choice) and brushes. Canvases are for sale or bring your own. Easels provided.
For bookings or more info call David Giles on 0416 079 204 or visit the website.
David Giles One Day Painting Workshops
Studio Eleven
11 Captains Lane Fremantle
Phone 0416 079 204
http://www.davidgilesartstudios.com.au

Sew Much Fun!
Fifteen years ago, three sewing-mad friends joined forces to teach patchwork and quilting classes in a local hall. Word quickly got out about this fun, fabric-loving trio, and soon bigger premises were needed. After finding and renovating a shop in Willagee, Patchwork at Homespun was born.
The shop rapidly grew into a creative hub, expanding into the shop next door to sell fabrics, patterns, haberdashery and sewing machines. Patchwork at Homespun is a colourful and inspiring place, with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a cup of tea and view the stunning display of quilts adorning the walls.
A new 10-week course starts on 24 April and Patchwork has a fabulous special offer: Book for 10 weeks and pay just $230, normally $280 – that’s a huge $50 discount! Come and have fun learning, laughing and making new friends. For more info about upcoming workshop and events, please visit the website.
Patchwork at Homespun 
Phone 9337 7182
Shop 6-8, 6 Harrison Street Willagee
info@patchworkathomespun.com.au
http://www.patchworkathomespun.com.au

Kids Love Drama!
Why drama?  Drama helps develop so many important life skills for our children, such as confidence, self-esteem, language development, social skills, self-expression and lots more!  Weekly classes at the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy cater for 3 – 5 year olds, 5 – 8 year olds, 9 – 12 year olds and 13 – 17 year olds in over 50 suburbs throughout Perth.
Helen O’Grady’s unique program provides a stimulating, nurturing and exciting environment for your child to discover the joy and fun of drama! Classes include language skills, creative movement and music, improvisations, dance dramas, short scripts, production techniques and so much more!
Kids love drama and parents love the results! Classes fill fast, so ACT NOW and reserve a place for your child today!
Contact Kerry Jones on 0414 689 261
or email Kerry.Jones@helenogrady.net.au
today, or visit the website:
http://www.helenogrady.net.au

PianoEasy
PianoEasy is an amazing, revolutionary way of learning music, born right here in Fremantle! It brings back old-fashioned “fun around the piano with others” while totally overhauling traditional music education.
Learn the piano by playing beautiful pieces straight away; popular, classical, jazz, blues, sing along, and improvising, accompanying and making up your own songs too. At PianoEasy it’s all about sharing and expressing, being yourself and delighting in the fast progress you’ll make.
There are no exams, just the pleasure of playing the piano at home, playing with others in class and lots of opportunities to share your playing if you want to. Contact Anneka or Kirsten on 0431 931 373 for a free introduction lesson.
PianoEasy
Phone 9335 5389 / 0431 931 373
Facebook PianoEasy
http://www.pianoeasy.com.au

Quality Education & Training Courses
Nationally registered training organisation Education Training and Employment Australia (ETEA) opened its doors in WA three years ago. Within this short period of time, it has gained an excellent reputation for delivering quality education and training courses. Whether you are looking at starting a new career, furthering your skills in your current field, or upgrading your team’s knowledge, ETEA can assist you.
ETEA State Manager Sharon Hayden said: “Our courses are diverse, from the core allied health courses (Aged Care, Mental Health, Disability & Health Services) to business, child care and beauty. Our longest running course the IRON program trains international nurses to work in Australia.”
“We work with students to ensure the training fits their needs. We offer classroom, blended and self-directed study options,” added Admin Manager Donna Ellis.
“ETEA staff are friendly, professional and nothing is too much for them.” Leah Cruz – student.
“The teachers at ETEA have extensive industry experience and the campus is open and welcoming.” Chris So – student.
“After years of working in the industry, ETEA gave me the opportunity to teach in the classroom. I love it, it’s my second family!” Andy Iles (Lecturer).
Education Training and Employment  Australia
(ETEA) 
Phone 13 13 89
sharonh@etea.edu.auhttp://www.etea.edu.au

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