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Roaring fun for kids
February and March locally known as "Festival Season" is undoubtedly Adelaide's most buzzing time of the year. When it comes to attending The Fringe it can be really hard to choose which will be the best shows, or those that your children will actually sit the whole way through without getting extremely restless or whining to go home. Many shows can often be pricey and with a whole family attending you want to ensure you get your money's worth and take your kids to something they'll actually enjoy. This is where DINOSLAM comes in.


Facilitated by Brisbane based Ruckus Slam team, DINOSLAM is an interactive poetry and storytelling workshop designed for 7-12 year olds (but all are welcome). The Ruckus Slam have facilitated workshops across the world from local schools to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and all have backgrounds in either teaching or youth work.

DINOSLAM encourages young people to explore their creativity and discover a new side of poetry and storytelling through writing, rapping, dancing and spoken word. "It's like a sneaky trick" says DINOSLAM member Angela Peita. "The kids are just there because it's a heap of fun. What they don't think about, are the skills they are learning at the same time. Writing, public speaking, self-confidence, leadership skills and supporting others. It's all the stuff best learned in play"

Check out DINOSLAM during Adelaide Fringe on weekends throughout March, or book in a school performance during the week. Workshops can be adapted depending on a school's desired outcomes can be quoted for and packaged upon request.

Ruckus Slam know that making poetry relevant to kids is simple. You start by making kids into poets. The rest is easy. And beautiful. And hilarious" Simon Kindt High School teacher, Assistant Head of department, and 2015 Peter Botsman Award winner.
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Why? for young people to roar their words on stage
When: March 04th, 05th, 11th, 12th
Where: Garden at the Producers
Cost: $18-$22
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