PREPARING FOR YOUR WORKSHOP (YAY!)
If you're new to Corrugated Iron workshops, we understand that it can be nerve-wracking to walk into a new and unfamiliar space with new people. We want you to know that we are here to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Here are a few tips to help ease your nerves and make your experience with us a positive one:
ARRIVE A LITTLE EARLY
Then you can meet us and see where your workshop will take place.
WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES
Some people come straight from school and will be in their school uniform. This is fine.
Wear clothes you can roll around the floor in and hang upside down in if you are doing an aerial class. Shorts and leggings are ideal; t-shirts or singlets are good. Mostly people will take their shoes and socks off.
HAVE A HEALTHY SNACK
It is hard to concentrate if you are hungry. Have a healthy snack before you come to your workshop. We can tell who has had a sugar hit before workshops - it affects behaviour and focus.
BRING A WATER BOTTLE
We have a bubbler and encourage you to fill up your water bottle when needed.
Arrive on time
Have a healthy snack before you arrive
Be an active participant who listens
Bring your script, equipment, costume or anything else required
Support your young person to arrive on time
Encourage your young person to have a healthy snack before class, its hard to be creative on an empty stomach
Take an active interest in what your young person is doing in their workshop
Encourage commitment to practicing any circus skills or rehearsal tasks such as learning lines
Encourage your young persons participation in performances and talk to us about backstage involvement if you would like to assist
CORRUGATED IRON provides
A safe, welcoming space to explore the performing arts
Experienced creative professionals committed to teaching your child
An environment that builds creative thinking, collaboration and community
Backstage experiences for people not so interested in performing and for those who want to do both
CODE OF CONDUCT
Our Code of Conduct was created by workshop participants and is continuously reflected on to support a positive group culture.
We take care of each other and our stuff
LISTEN AND BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS
When someone is instructing, performing or sharing ideas it is important to pay attention and be open minded.
ALWAYS TRY TO GIVE THINGS A GO
If we only ever do easy things, we will never learn!
Make sure everyone is part of the action
The teaching artists are there to help you and others learn safely!
DRAMA GAMES & EXERCISES
Participants in workshops often engage in a variety of games that not only foster teamwork and collaboration, but also teach improvisation and quick thinking. These games, such as name games to get to know each other, warm-up games to prepare for physical activity, and games to increase energy or calm the class, provide a fun and interactive way to learn important skills and build confidence in a group setting.
PERFORMANCES AND BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCES
Our program offers a variety of performance opportunities for participants, including in-class performances for families and other classes, as well as showcases in larger settings. On occasion, workshops may come together for a community-wide performance, such Raise the Roof.
Annually auditions are held for select productions produced for festivals, events and Corrugated Iron produced productions.
We understand that not all participants may have an interest in performing. Our primary focus is to support participation and engagement within the classes, as the experience of creating a performance is highly valuable. We strive to work with all participants, including those who may prefer to work backstage, to ensure that everyone has a positive and enjoyable workshop experience. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.