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Crocodile Tales with Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
Join staff from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection for “Crocodile Tales”! The program will start off with music and a story to introduce kids to the world of the crocodile, an important Australian animal! We’ll also explore the basics of storytelling: characters, setting, action, and structure. Finally, kids will get to create their own crocodile character in a fun craft activity.
Instructors: Fenella Belle and Abigail Staub
Target age range: 2-6 (along with parents)
Times: 9:15-9:45 AM; 10:30-11:00 AM

Audition Workshop
Come polish up your audition skills with experienced Broadway actress Leighton Bryan! Learn how to make a great first impression, how to analyze a “side,” and how to tackle a cold reading.
Instructor: Leighton Bryan
Ages: 8-12
Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Salsa Dance
Learn simple salsa moves with the University’s Salsa Dance Club!
Instructors: UVA Salsa Dance Club
Ages: Any
Time: 10:30-11:15 AM

Kids Acting Out
Join us for a fun, fast-paced workshop all about the basics of theatre and acting! Play games while learning about aspects of drama including character development, improvisation, storytelling, stage directions, and vocal projections with Kids Acting Out, a group of UVA students experience in education children about theatre.
Ages: 6-10
Time: 10:45 AM-12:45 PM

How the Theater Works: Behind the Scenes Tour
Join Steve Warner on a tour of the Drama Building, getting a glimpse into the process of putting on a stage production, from backstage to dressing rooms and workshops.
Instructor: Steve Warner, UVA Department of Drama
Ages: All ages welcome
Times: 11:30-Noon; 12:15-12:45 PM

FLUX Spoken Word Poetry & Performance
Combining theatre and creative writing games, participants will dive into the power of spoken word poetry! Led by five members of Flux, UVA’s only spoken word club on Grounds, this workshop will focus on poetry and performance as a form of interaction, expression, and community.
Ages: 12-15
Time: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM

Disney Dance Workshop
Join Xtasee, a hip-hop dance crew at UVA, for a Disney-themed hip hop dance workshop.
Ages: Any
Time: Noon-12:45 PM

Storytelling with Paul Robeson Players
Participants will learn the art of storytelling, looking back at historical figures, and creating stories today!
Instructors: Paul Robeson Players
Ages: 9-12
Time: 1:00-1:45 PM

Films on the Fly
Light House Studio’s Aaron McGinnis will lead this unique filmmaking workshop. Using the cameras in their smartphones, participants will shoot a short film. Aaron will illustrate numerous tips and tricks for making the most of your phone/camera when it comes to cinematography, sounds, and storytelling! The workshop will conclude with a brief, but informative collaborative editing session.
Instructor: Aaron McGinnis, Light House Studio
Ages: 10+
Time: 1:15-2:00 PM

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Interactive Arts Fair
Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds at the University of Virginia
11:15 AM-1:00 PM

Celebrate UVA Arts and enjoy interactive entertainment and activities for all ages. Groove to the tunes of a live WTJU DJ and enjoy pop-up performances by UVA Salsa Club. Develop your artistic side at our crafts tables. Enjoy a yummy lunch from UVA’s favorite food trucks. Get your photo snapped with MoxBox. Activities are open to the public, and no pre-registration is required.

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Lobby of UVA Drama Building
11:15 AM-12:45 PM

Experience the music and sounds used to create movie magic at the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Hosted by the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia, miniature Mozarts and budding Beethovens–as well as grown-ups–can hear, see, touch, and play many different instruments found in the orchestra, and discover how music and sound effects bring films to life.

Day of the Dead Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Lobby of UVA Drama Building
11:15 AM-1:00 PM

Under the guidance of Joe Vena from Light House Studio, you can create stop motion animated films inspired by Day of the Dead. Young animators will start by sculpting and assembling their own calaveras and calacas—perhaps even La Catrina herself! Then these delightfully dead creations will be brought to life using stop motion animation. Frightening fun for the whole familia!