note: This video is footage of the primary school show version
Itty Bitty Beats focuses on music and movement and how the two are integrally linked. It is designed to engage young children both as an audience and actively in the performance.
Whether it is all your students up singing and dancing or Karina performing her punk rock version of Jingle Bells, played on the bells and with new quirky Australian lyrics, children are encouraged to voice their own opinions about each of the music genres explored.
Karina shows how for hundreds of years parents have sung to put their babies to sleep and more recently to sell all manner of items. Learning with music is much more fun and makes learning easier.
Children learn how many holidays and events have their own song that we sing to celebrate the occasion.
In another audience participation segment children explore body movement as Karina gets them all up and dancing her wicky wacky version of the Hokey Pokey.
With music, instruments, puppets and colourful dress-ups, the strength of Itty Bitty Beats is its variety; across music genres, from a capella to house, between watching and participating and the ever changing costumes and props.
Excellent. The children were all involved, laughing, singing, dancing for the whole show. Thoroughly enjoyed by all staff and children. Karina was amazing!
Katrina Messer. Rouse Hill Pre-school Kindergarten. Rouse Hill. NSW.
The children were engaged. Karina was amazing. The children listened to Karina and loved being involved.
Mary Kataolos. Integricare Childcare Centre Rockdale. Rockdale. NSW.
She was fabulous - very engaging with the kids, we loved her with Shake and loved her with Itty Bitty Beats.
Sabrina Vandersteen. Blair Athol Child Care Centre. Blair Athol. NSW.
Price: $5.50 per child ($5.00 + $0.50 GST) or $352 (GST incl) whichever is the greater.
Suitable: 2 to 6 year olds.
Times: Show: 45 minutes. Set up: 40 minutes. Pack up: 40 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.