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Playing the recorder – 3. Pease Pudding Hot

Lower primary/beginner music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

In this episode, we introduce the note C.

Duration: 
8:37
Video transcript – 
Playing the recorder – 3. Pease Pudding Hot
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Characterisation – 4. Creating characters using forms of movement and status

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we will learn about observation skills as actors. We then explore status and how to use movement to play high and low status characters.

Duration: 
9:24
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 4. Creating Characters using forms of movement and status
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Solo vocal workshops – 1. Warm-ups and getting started

Secondary music
Presented by 
Charmaine Gibbs

Do you love to sing? This is the first in a series of choral workshops for secondary students who love to sing!

Duration: 
19:10
Video transcript – 
Solo vocal workshop – 1. Warm-ups
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High school debating – 2. Defining a topic

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Maja Vasic

This week Maja Vasic defines the high school topic “That we should never allow people under 18 to use social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.” (Hint: try writing your own definition for that topic before watching and then see how you compare to a great coach!)

Duration: 
8:26
Video transcript – 
Defining a high school debating topic 2
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Introduction to lighting

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Lincoln Gidney

This Bite takes students through the basics of lighting and its effect for the stage including a focus on colour, shape and shadow.

Duration: 
13:37
Video transcript – 
Introduction to lighting
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African dance performance – 1. Introduction to African movement

Secondary dance
Presented by 
Lucky Lartey

Join in the Schools Spectacular African dance experience and learn an amazing routine from choreographer Lucky Lartey.

Duration: 
12:27
Video transcript – 
African dance performance – 1. Introduction to African movement
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Creating a detective story with props

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Susan Geldart

Using objects from around the house, create your own detective crime mystery as a short film and narration.

Duration: 
9:54
Video transcript – 
Creating a detective story with props
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Trash Totems – 3. Ditch 2D and push for 3D!

Lower secondary visual arts
Presented by 
Kate Stehr

This lesson looks at tips and tricks on the best way to create features. Nobody wants 2D when they can have 3D, right?!

Duration: 
13:06
Video transcript – 
Trash Totems – 3. Ditch 2D and push for 3D
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Practice series – 3. How to approach practising pieces

Secondary music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

The third video in a series of practice sessions to enhance your skills. So the next time your teacher, mentor, parent or tutor tells you to "practise, practise, practise!" you can do so with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.

Duration: 
12:47
Video transcript – 
Practice series 1 – 3. Practicing pieces
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Operation Art – 3. Rainbow Leaves

Mid to upper primary visual arts
Presented by 
Heidi Windeisen

Students will learn about tint and shade scales, mixing paint to create an interesting artwork with leaves they have collected.

Duration: 
11:46
Video transcript – 
Operation Art – Rainbow leaves
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High school debating – 2. Stop rebutting yourself!

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Indigo Crosweller

This week Indigo critiques and then rebuts her performance in the 2015 Junior State Debating Championships State Final. (watch the 2015 Junior State Debating Championships Final)

Duration: 
22:30
Video transcript – 
Secondary school debating – 2. Stop rebutting yourself
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Radio play – 1. Preparing your voice

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve DeSouza

Gen DeSouza provides ways to warm up your breath and body for vocal performance, including some easy and fun vocal warm-ups you can do at home to prepare for your radio play that you'll work on in Part 2.

Duration: 
15:28
Video transcript – 
Radio play – 1. Preparing your voice
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ARTEXPRESS Body of work interview – Bleating Drought

Secondary visual arts
Presented by 
ARTEXPRESS

Dubbo School of Distance Education HSC student, Sebastian Clarke, reflects on his body of work.

Duration: 
9:14
Video transcript – 
ARTEXPRESS interviews – Sebastian Clarke
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ARTEXPRESS Body of work interview – The Reading

Secondary visual arts
Presented by 
ARTEXPRESS

Maitland Grossmann High School HSC student, Belle Leonard, reflects on her body of work.

Duration: 
7:19
Video transcript – 
ARTEXPRESS interviews – Belle Leonard
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Arranging a song

Music teachers
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Ian discusses his approach to arranging a piece of choral music for treble voices.

Duration: 
19:49
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips with Ian – 4. Arranging a song
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Beginner saxophone

Beginner music
Presented by 
Sam Weller

Join Sam Weller as he guides you through a beginner's saxophone tutorial.

Duration: 
24:54
Video transcript – 
Beginner saxophone
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Characterisation – 1. Stereotypes

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Build engaging characters through role play and improvisation using voice, body and dialogue.

Duration: 
18:17
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 1. Stereotypes
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Characterisation – 2. Melodrama

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Learn about the dramatic form of Melodrama and how to act in style and with large emotions and gestures.

Duration: 
15:21
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 2. Melodrama
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Characterisation – 3. Melodrama – Characters and performance

Lower secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Stock characters are an integral part of melodrama. In the third video of the characterisation series, Jane Simmons introduces you to stock characters and delivers you a script to work with at home.

Duration: 
11:42
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 3. Melodrama – Characters and performance
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Characterisation – 4. Creating characters using forms of movement and status

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we will learn about observation skills as actors. We then explore status and how to use movement to play high and low status characters.

Duration: 
9:24
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 4. Creating Characters using forms of movement and status
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Choral singing tips – 1. Vowels

Primary and lower secondary music
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Ian Jefferson from The Arts Unit leads this at-home tutorial for students with a focus on exercises to sing vowels.

Duration: 
6:01
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips with Ian – 1. Vowels
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Choral singing tips – 2. Exceptions, the schwa and diphthongs

Primary and lower secondary music
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Tutorial focusing on variations of pure vowels, the use of the schwa and a look at diphthongs.

Duration: 
12:27
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips – 2. Exceptions, the schwa and diphthongs
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Choral singing tips – 3. Marking up a score

Primary and junior secondary music
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Ian Jefferson from The Arts Unit leads this at-home tutorial for students with a focus on how to mark up the sheet music of a choral piece.

Duration: 
17:32
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips with Ian – 3. Marking up a score
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Contemporary dance training – Creative composition for the home

Secondary and advanced contemporary dance
Presented by 
Angela Hamilton

Using the space in your home, create a simple story, then choreograph dance movements to convey the essence or feeling of a story.

Duration: 
13:21
Video transcript – 
Creative composition for the home – Contemporary dance with Angela Hamilton
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Contemporary dance training – Pilates

Intermediate secondary dance
Presented by 
Charlotte Twitchell

Challenge yourself to get stronger and more flexible with this fantastic Pilates routine.

Duration: 
21:57
Video transcript – 
Contemporary dance training – Pilates
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Creative use of rudiments for the drum set 1

Upper primary to secondary music
Presented by 
Jason Isaac

An introduction to creative ways of using drum rudiments on the drum set. This video introduces ways of using the single paradiddle, double stroke and single stroke to develop fluency around the drums; as well as an insight into Alan Dawson's Rudimental Ritual.

Duration: 
20:08
Video transcript – 
Creative use of rudiments for the drum kit
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Drama games K-2 – Movement and mime

Kindergarten to year 2 drama
Presented by 
Charlotte Connor

Join Charlotte Connor to have fun with these drama games! The purpose of these games is to focus on mime and gestures, using both imagination and body language to create characters and action.

Duration: 
15:53
Video transcript – 
Drama games K-2 – Movement and mime
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Upcoming Bites

 
 
African dance performance – 2. West African movement
Secondary dance
Presented by 
Lucky Lartey

Join in the Schools Spectacular African dance experience and learn an energetic routine in the traditional style from West Africa.

 
 
Characterisation – 5. Laban Movement Analysis
Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we will explore the movement theories of Rudolph Laban in a drama context and create interesting and fun characters using Laban’s techniques.

 
 
Characterisation – 6. Leading body parts
Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we continue our characterisation movement series by playing with how leading with different parts of the body affect character, meaning and voice.

 
 
Covering all your bases
Secondary advanced music
Presented by 
Craig Mitten

Using various articulations to get the most benefit out of practicing your exercises, studies and performance pieces.

 
 
High school debating – 3. Debate club
Secondary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

We explore strategies to presenting more complicated principled arguments. Email Tony with any questions or suggestions!

 
 
High school debating – 3. Defining a topic
Secondary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week Hugh Bartley defines the topic: 'That the casts of Australian films and TV shows should be required to reflect the racial diversity of the population.'

 
 
High school debating – 3. Stop rebutting yourself!
Secondary debating
Presented by 
Alex De Araujo

Alex looks back at his speech from the 2015 Junior State Debating Championships final.

 
 
Note bashing 1
Teachers and students
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Teaching the notes and rhythms of a pop-rock folk song.

 
 
Orchestrating a song
Music teachers
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Adventures in orchestrating a well-known Australian song.

 
 
Practice series – 4. Improving your articulation for brass players
Junior school music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

We discuss common problems that young brass players have with tonguing. We will work on ways to practise your articulation so that it is clear and efficient.

 
 
Primary school debating – 3. Debate club
Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

We look at the simple steps to presenting a debating argument. Remember, you can always email us with any questions!

 
 
Primary school debating – 3. Defining a topic
Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Alex De Araujo

Alex De Araujo defines the primary school topic: 'That parents should pay their kids whenever they help out around the house'.

 
 
Primary school debating – 3. Stop rebutting yourself!
Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Charlie Witherdin

This week Charlie Witherdin looks back at his first affrimative speech from the 2006 Primary Schools State Debating Championships final.

 
 
Radio Play – 2. Planning your performance
Secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve DeSouza

You will learn tips on how to maximise your vocal play to find character voices and suggestions to create your own radio play. This video will help you to think about the ways you can change your pace, volume, pitch and facial expression to change your vocal quality and discover new ways to use your voice.

 
 
Solo vocal workshops – 2. What we do when we need to sing and don’t feel 100%
Advanced upper secondary music
Presented by 
Charmaine Gibbs

This is the second video in a series of choral workshops for secondary students who love to sing!

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Art Bites this week – dance

African dance performance – 1. Introduction to African movement

Secondary dance
Presented by 
Lucky Lartey

Join in the Schools Spectacular African dance experience and learn an amazing routine from choreographer Lucky Lartey.

Duration: 
12:27
Video transcript – 
African dance performance – 1. Introduction to African movement
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Art Bites on demand – dance

What has been released so far.

Contemporary dance training – Creative composition for the home

Secondary and advanced contemporary dance
Presented by 
Angela Hamilton

Using the space in your home, create a simple story, then choreograph dance movements to convey the essence or feeling of a story.

Duration: 
13:21
Video transcript – 
Creative composition for the home – Contemporary dance with Angela Hamilton
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13
 
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Contemporary dance training – Pilates

Intermediate secondary dance
Presented by 
Charlotte Twitchell

Challenge yourself to get stronger and more flexible with this fantastic Pilates routine.

Duration: 
21:57
Video transcript – 
Contemporary dance training – Pilates
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25
 
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Find the performer inside you

Primary dance
Presented by 
Kylie Watts

Have fun warming up and learning to dance to the original Schools Spectacular song Supernova.

Duration: 
11:31
Video transcript – 
Primary dance – Find the performer in you
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Hip Hop – 1. Schools Spectacular dance crew experience

Secondary dance
Presented by 
Pete Evans

Join the Schools Spectacular Hip Hop Dance Crew experience. Dive deep into the songs of the 90’s and learn an upbeat routine that will put a big smile on your face.

Duration: 
7:23
Video transcript – 
Hip Hop - 1. Schools Spectacular dance crew experience
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Hip Hop choreography – Litefeet with Neale Whittaker

Secondary dance
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Join the Schools Spectacular Hip Hop Dance Crew experience. Dive deep into the songs of the 90’s and learn an upbeat routine that will put a big smile on your face.

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Hip Hop choreography – Litefeet with Neale Whittaker
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Indian dance performance – 1. Bollywood

Upper primary and lower secondary dance
Presented by 
Shyamla Eswaran

Come and explore Bollywood style dance with Shyamla Eswaran.

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Bollywood dancing
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Jazz dance performance – 1. Don't stop me now

Intermediate to advanced secondary dance
Presented by 
Kira Nelson

Join in the Schools Spectacular Jazz dance experience and learn an exciting routine from choreographer Kira Nelson.

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Jazz performance - 1. Don't stop me now!
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Upcoming Bites – dance

 
 
African dance performance – 2. West African movement
Secondary dance
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Lucky Lartey

Join in the Schools Spectacular African dance experience and learn an energetic routine in the traditional style from West Africa.

 
 
Years K-2 jazz - 1. Time to be awesome
Years K-2 dance
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Kylie Watts

Find the performer inside you. Have fun warming up and learning a dance to the song 'Time to be Awesome'.

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Art Bites this week – debating and public speaking

High school debating – 2. Defining a topic

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Maja Vasic

This week Maja Vasic defines the high school topic “That we should never allow people under 18 to use social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.” (Hint: try writing your own definition for that topic before watching and then see how you compare to a great coach!)

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Defining a high school debating topic 2
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High school debating – 2. Stop rebutting yourself!

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Indigo Crosweller

This week Indigo critiques and then rebuts her performance in the 2015 Junior State Debating Championships State Final. (watch the 2015 Junior State Debating Championships Final)

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Secondary school debating – 2. Stop rebutting yourself
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High school debating – 1. Debate club

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

Exploring a useful framework for quickly writing and explaining an argument.

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13:34
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High school debate club 1
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High school debating – 1. Defining a topic

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Elinor Stephenson

This week's topic: 'That we should punish sports clubs for the off-field behaviour of their players.'

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7:53
Video transcript – 
Defining a high school debating topic 1
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High school debating – 1. Stop rebutting yourself!

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

Hugh Bartley critiques then rebuts his performance in the 2015 Premier's Debating Challenge for Years 9 and 10 State Final.

Duration: 
23:58
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Secondary school debating 2. Stop rebutting yourself
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High school debating – 2. Debate club

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we look at ways to expand and improve arguments by looking at the different stakeholders in the debate.

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High school debate club 2
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Primary school debating – 1. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

Explore the steps for running a debate.

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14:07
Video transcript – 
Primary school debate club 1
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Primary school debating – 1. Defining a topic

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week's primary topic: 'That every class should adopt a dog or a cat as class pet.'

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Defining a primary school debating topic
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Primary school debating – 1. Stop rebutting yourself!

Upper primary debating
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Elinor Stephenson

Elinor Stephenson gives feedback to and then rebuts her former self from the 2010 Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final.

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16:17
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Stop rebutting yourself
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Primary school debating – 2. Debate club

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we talk through what great Manner looks like in a debate. Remember, you can email Tony at debating@det.nsw.edu.au with any questions!

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Primary school debate club 2
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Primary school debating – 2. Defining a topic

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Indigo Crosweller

This week Indigo Crosweller defines the primary topic: 'That teachers should have to participate in all school sport and exercise classes just like students' (Hint: try writing your own definition for that topic before watching and then see how you compare to a great coach!)

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6:25
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Defining a primary school debating topic 2
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Primary school debating – 2. Stop rebutting yourself!

Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Maja Vasic

This week Maja Vasic gives feedback to and then rebuts her former self from the 2013 Primary Schools State Debating Championships Final. Watch the 2013 debate.

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Primary school debating 2. Stop rebutting yourself
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High school debating – 3. Debate club
Secondary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

We explore strategies to presenting more complicated principled arguments. Email Tony with any questions or suggestions!

 
 
High school debating – 3. Defining a topic
Secondary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week Hugh Bartley defines the topic: 'That the casts of Australian films and TV shows should be required to reflect the racial diversity of the population.'

 
 
High school debating – 3. Stop rebutting yourself!
Secondary debating
Presented by 
Alex De Araujo

Alex looks back at his speech from the 2015 Junior State Debating Championships final.

 
 
Primary school debating – 3. Debate club
Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

We look at the simple steps to presenting a debating argument. Remember, you can always email us with any questions!

 
 
Primary school debating – 3. Defining a topic
Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Alex De Araujo

Alex De Araujo defines the primary school topic: 'That parents should pay their kids whenever they help out around the house'.

 
 
Primary school debating – 3. Stop rebutting yourself!
Upper primary debating
Presented by 
Charlie Witherdin

This week Charlie Witherdin looks back at his first affrimative speech from the 2006 Primary Schools State Debating Championships final.

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Art Bites this week – drama

Characterisation – 4. Creating characters using forms of movement and status

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we will learn about observation skills as actors. We then explore status and how to use movement to play high and low status characters.

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Characterisation – 4. Creating Characters using forms of movement and status
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Introduction to lighting

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Lincoln Gidney

This Bite takes students through the basics of lighting and its effect for the stage including a focus on colour, shape and shadow.

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Introduction to lighting
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Creating a detective story with props

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Susan Geldart

Using objects from around the house, create your own detective crime mystery as a short film and narration.

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9:54
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Creating a detective story with props
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Radio play – 1. Preparing your voice

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve DeSouza

Gen DeSouza provides ways to warm up your breath and body for vocal performance, including some easy and fun vocal warm-ups you can do at home to prepare for your radio play that you'll work on in Part 2.

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Radio play – 1. Preparing your voice
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Characterisation – 1. Stereotypes

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Build engaging characters through role play and improvisation using voice, body and dialogue.

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Characterisation – 1. Stereotypes
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Characterisation – 2. Melodrama

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Learn about the dramatic form of Melodrama and how to act in style and with large emotions and gestures.

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Characterisation – 2. Melodrama
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Characterisation – 3. Melodrama – Characters and performance

Lower secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Stock characters are an integral part of melodrama. In the third video of the characterisation series, Jane Simmons introduces you to stock characters and delivers you a script to work with at home.

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Characterisation – 3. Melodrama – Characters and performance
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Characterisation – 4. Creating characters using forms of movement and status

Secondary drama
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Jane Simmons

In this episode we will learn about observation skills as actors. We then explore status and how to use movement to play high and low status characters.

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9:24
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Characterisation – 4. Creating Characters using forms of movement and status
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Drama games K-2 – Movement and mime

Kindergarten to year 2 drama
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Charlotte Connor

Join Charlotte Connor to have fun with these drama games! The purpose of these games is to focus on mime and gestures, using both imagination and body language to create characters and action.

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Drama games K-2 – Movement and mime
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Filmmaking – How to make a TV show

Primary to lower secondary drama
Presented by 
David Todd

We all love watching great TV shows with our family and friends when we unwind after a long day, but have you ever thought about making your own TV show? David Todd shows you how!

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Filmmaking – How to make a TV show
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Filmmaking – How to make a documentary film

Primary drama
Presented by 
David Todd

David takes you through each step of this fun and creative process in this practical guide to using technology to tell your story.

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9:06
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Filmmaking – How to make a documentary film
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Playing paper puppets

Primary and lower secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve De Souza

How to make a mini paper puppet and 'breathe' life into it by adding movement.

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14:57
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Making mini paper puppets
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Characterisation – 5. Laban Movement Analysis
Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we will explore the movement theories of Rudolph Laban in a drama context and create interesting and fun characters using Laban’s techniques.

 
 
Characterisation – 6. Leading body parts
Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we continue our characterisation movement series by playing with how leading with different parts of the body affect character, meaning and voice.

 
 
Radio Play – 2. Planning your performance
Secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve DeSouza

You will learn tips on how to maximise your vocal play to find character voices and suggestions to create your own radio play. This video will help you to think about the ways you can change your pace, volume, pitch and facial expression to change your vocal quality and discover new ways to use your voice.

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Art Bites this week – music

Playing the recorder – 3. Pease Pudding Hot

Lower primary/beginner music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

In this episode, we introduce the note C.

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8:37
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Playing the recorder – 3. Pease Pudding Hot
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Solo vocal workshops – 1. Warm-ups and getting started

Secondary music
Presented by 
Charmaine Gibbs

Do you love to sing? This is the first in a series of choral workshops for secondary students who love to sing!

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Solo vocal workshop – 1. Warm-ups
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Practice series – 3. How to approach practising pieces

Secondary music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

The third video in a series of practice sessions to enhance your skills. So the next time your teacher, mentor, parent or tutor tells you to "practise, practise, practise!" you can do so with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.

Duration: 
12:47
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Practice series 1 – 3. Practicing pieces
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Arranging a song

Music teachers
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Ian Jefferson

Ian discusses his approach to arranging a piece of choral music for treble voices.

Duration: 
19:49
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Choral singing tips with Ian – 4. Arranging a song
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Beginner saxophone

Beginner music
Presented by 
Sam Weller

Join Sam Weller as he guides you through a beginner's saxophone tutorial.

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Beginner saxophone
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Choral singing tips – 1. Vowels

Primary and lower secondary music
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Ian Jefferson from The Arts Unit leads this at-home tutorial for students with a focus on exercises to sing vowels.

Duration: 
6:01
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Choral singing tips with Ian – 1. Vowels
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Choral singing tips – 2. Exceptions, the schwa and diphthongs

Primary and lower secondary music
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Tutorial focusing on variations of pure vowels, the use of the schwa and a look at diphthongs.

Duration: 
12:27
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips – 2. Exceptions, the schwa and diphthongs
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Choral singing tips – 3. Marking up a score

Primary and junior secondary music
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Ian Jefferson from The Arts Unit leads this at-home tutorial for students with a focus on how to mark up the sheet music of a choral piece.

Duration: 
17:32
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips with Ian – 3. Marking up a score
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Creative use of rudiments for the drum set 1

Upper primary to secondary music
Presented by 
Jason Isaac

An introduction to creative ways of using drum rudiments on the drum set. This video introduces ways of using the single paradiddle, double stroke and single stroke to develop fluency around the drums; as well as an insight into Alan Dawson's Rudimental Ritual.

Duration: 
20:08
Video transcript – 
Creative use of rudiments for the drum kit
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Drumming – 1. Sticking to the basics

Primary/beginner music
Presented by 
Dave Lockeridge

Presenting a hands-on beginner stick guide.

Duration: 
14:09
Video transcript – 
Sticking to the basics
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Drumming – 2. Warming up those sticks

Intermediate to advanced music
Presented by 
Dave Lockeridge

Warm ups that uses multiple sticking methods, this video helps explore where our concept of rudimentary drumming originates.

Duration: 
17:58
Video transcript – 
Drumming - 2. Warming up those sticks
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Long notes for brass – Fast track your improvement

All music
Presented by 
Michael Wray

Michael explains why long notes are so important, discusses some of the concepts to think about when playing long notes and demonstrates an example of a long note exercise that students can play along with.

Duration: 
10:29
Video transcript – 
Long notes for brass – fast track your improvement
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Music collection 1

Music
Presented by 

Musical highlights from Schools Spectacular 2018 and In Concert 2019 featuring talented young singers and instrumentalists from NSW public schools.

Duration: 
19:55
Video transcript – 
Music collection 1
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Playing the recorder – 1. Hot Cross Buns

Lower primary music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

Learn to play the recorder with the first 3 notes: B, A and G.

Duration: 
7:21
Video transcript – 
Playing the recorder – Hot Cross Buns
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Playing the recorder – 2. Gently Falls the Rain

Lower primary music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

Another lovely melody using the first 3 notes: B, A and G.

Duration: 
8:50
Video transcript – 
Playing the recorder – 2. Gently Falls the Rain
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Playing the recorder – 3. Pease Pudding Hot

Lower primary/beginner music
Presented by 
Susan Sukkar

In this episode, we introduce the note C.

Duration: 
8:37
Video transcript – 
Playing the recorder – 3. Pease Pudding Hot
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Practice series – 1. Warm-up and scales

Secondary music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

A series of practice sessions to enhance your skills. So the next time your teacher, mentor, parent or tutor tells you to "practise, practise, practise!" you can do so with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.

Duration: 
13:53
Video transcript – 
The practice sessions 1 - 1. Warm up and scales
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Practice series – 2. Double and triple tonguing and high register

Secondary music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

The second video in a series of practice sessions to enhance your skills. So the next time your teacher, mentor, parent or tutor tells you to "practise, practise, practise!" you can do so with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.

Duration: 
13:38
Video transcript – 
Practice series 1 – 2. Double and triple tonguing and high register
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Solo vocal workshops – 1. Warm-ups and getting started

Secondary music
Presented by 
Charmaine Gibbs

Do you love to sing? This is the first in a series of choral workshops for secondary students who love to sing!

Duration: 
19:10
Video transcript – 
Solo vocal workshop – 1. Warm-ups
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Vocal masterclass with Michael Mayo

Secondary music
Presented by 
Michael Mayo

Watch Michael Mayo as he works with Arlo Sim from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and his performance of Nature Boy, made famous by Nat King Cole.

Duration: 
14:58
Video transcript – 
Vocal masterclass with Michael Mayo
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Vocal workshop with Michael Mayo

Secondary music
Presented by 
Michael Mayo

Michael talks about warming up, improvisation and his approach to practicing and performing. PLUS you get to hear him sing!

Duration: 
12:29
Video transcript – 
Vocal workshop with Michael Mayo
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Warm-ups with violin and viola

Advanced music
Presented by 
Nicole Forsyth

An advanced string playing lesson of instrument and upper body warm-ups for viola and violin (upper strings).

Duration: 
23:49
Video transcript – 
Art Bites - Advanced string warm-up
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Upcoming Bites – music

 
 
Covering all your bases
Secondary advanced music
Presented by 
Craig Mitten

Using various articulations to get the most benefit out of practicing your exercises, studies and performance pieces.

 
 
Note bashing 1
Teachers and students
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Teaching the notes and rhythms of a pop-rock folk song.

 
 
Orchestrating a song
Music teachers
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Adventures in orchestrating a well-known Australian song.

 
 
Practice series – 4. Improving your articulation for brass players
Junior school music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

We discuss common problems that young brass players have with tonguing. We will work on ways to practise your articulation so that it is clear and efficient.

 
 
Solo vocal workshops – 2. What we do when we need to sing and don’t feel 100%
Advanced upper secondary music
Presented by 
Charmaine Gibbs

This is the second video in a series of choral workshops for secondary students who love to sing!

 
 
Who's going to play that tricky snare drum part? I guess it's me! 1
Intermediate/advanced music
Presented by 
Dave Lockeridge

Strategies to properly prepare and  practise that DIFFICULT snare drum part before the next band rehearsal. Part 1

 
 
Who's going to play that tricky snare drum part? I guess it's me! 2
Intermediate/advanced music
Presented by 
Dave Lockeridge

Strategies to properly prepare and practise that DIFFICULT snare drum part before the next band rehearsal. Part 2

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Art Bites this week – visual arts

Trash Totems – 3. Ditch 2D and push for 3D!

Lower secondary visual arts
Presented by 
Kate Stehr

This lesson looks at tips and tricks on the best way to create features. Nobody wants 2D when they can have 3D, right?!

Duration: 
13:06
Video transcript – 
Trash Totems – 3. Ditch 2D and push for 3D
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Operation Art – 3. Rainbow Leaves

Mid to upper primary visual arts
Presented by 
Heidi Windeisen

Students will learn about tint and shade scales, mixing paint to create an interesting artwork with leaves they have collected.

Duration: 
11:46
Video transcript – 
Operation Art – Rainbow leaves
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Art Bites on demand – visual arts

What has been released so far.

ARTEXPRESS Body of work interview – Bleating Drought

Secondary visual arts
Presented by 
ARTEXPRESS

Dubbo School of Distance Education HSC student, Sebastian Clarke, reflects on his body of work.

Duration: 
9:14
Video transcript – 
ARTEXPRESS interviews – Sebastian Clarke
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ARTEXPRESS Body of work interview – The Reading

Secondary visual arts
Presented by 
ARTEXPRESS

Maitland Grossmann High School HSC student, Belle Leonard, reflects on her body of work.

Duration: 
7:19
Video transcript – 
ARTEXPRESS interviews – Belle Leonard
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8
 
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Guided illustration of Squidge Dibley with Mick Elliott

Primary and junior secondary visual arts
Presented by 
Mick Elliott

Author and illustrator, Mick Elliott, guides you through the process of drawing his much loved character, Squidge Dibley.

Duration: 
8:45
Video transcript – 
Guided illustration of Squidge Dibley with Mick Elliott
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Operation Art – 1. Junkyard robots

Lower primary visual arts
Presented by 
Heidi Windeisen

Join Heidi Windeisen as she guides you through the process of making your very own junkyard robot!

Duration: 
7:17
Video transcript – 
Operation Art - 1. Junkyard robots
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7
 
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Operation Art – 2. The King Sun

Lower primary visual arts
Presented by 
Heidi Windeisen

This is a mixed media artwork for lower primary based on John Olsen’s artwork titled The King Sun. Children will create their own King Sun using food colouring, acrylic paint and oil pastels or crayons.

Duration: 
6:50
Video transcript – 
Operation Art – 2. The king sun
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Trash Totems – 1. Let's go collecting!

Secondary visual arts
Presented by 
Kate Stehr

Want to build your own towering totem pole? Wondering where to start when you are making art at home? Check out this first video, in the series of five that will teach you how to make you very own Totem pole from items that you might have seen as trash!

Duration: 
9:46
Video transcript – 
Trash totems – 1. Let's go collecting
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Trash Totems – 2. Build it!

Lower secondary visual arts
Presented by 
Kate Stehr

You’ve fossicked through your house, found a bunch of great stuff to start making…so how do you begin? In this, the second lesson of five, on building a Totem Pole from trash, you’ll see how you go about building your structure.

Duration: 
16:20
Video transcript – 
Trash totems – 2. Build it
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Trash totems – 4. The details
Lower secondary visual arts
Presented by 
Kate Stehr

In lesson four of this five part series, we look at the details. How to build wings, horns, and all the fun bits and pieces. We also look at ways you can cover over your surface if you want a clean start for adding some polish in lesson five!

Safety tips for online movement classes if you wish to participate

  1. You have been given approval from your parent/caregiver prior.
  2. You will clear a spot in your home big enough to give you space to move around. Be sure there are no coffee tables, plants or chairs in the way.
  3. Be aware of any pets or small humans that may sneak into your dance space.
  4. Check the height of ceiling fans and light fittings so the area is clear as you reach above your head.
  5. You will wear comfortable clothing that allows a full range of movement.
    • This will include appropriate footwear:
    • Sneakers, socks, ballet slippers, jazz shoes or bare feet.
    • You may have to adjust based on the flooring you are dancing on.
    • Bare feet may be better than ballet slippers on a slippery floor. Socks may be better on carpet.
    • Be careful if you are on a rug on a slippery floor.

If you have an injury or a medical condition please follow the advice of your health professional. It is suggested you view the exercises beforehand and adjust according to your limitations.

Please stay safe, listen carefully to all the instructions.
If you study dance please think about your knowledge of safe dance practice as you execute the instructions.

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