Clare Battersby - Fly the Fairy Family Night Out
TAPAC, the Auckland Performing Arts Centre, is hosting a “Fly the Fairy Family Night Out” on Saturday March 28 from 5pm -7pm in aid of Fairy Clare Battersby, one of Auckland’s most beloved child dance educators. In July Clare will be representing the three to seven year olds of New Zealand when she presents her research at the Dance and Child International (daCI) Conference 2015 in Copenhagen.
This FUNdraising evening of music, dance and entertainment has something for mums, dads, grandparents, littlies and everyone in-between.
The entertainment zone for littlies will include Trixie the Fairy and her magic show, Stephen Hollins the Clown Doctor and Nina Burchett from Shine Speech and Drama. Older kids can enjoy the movie zone.
A separate entertainment area for adults will include Tai and Taane from Okareka Dance and music from Russell Scoones’ Irish band Joyce Becket Racket. Clare will also be sharing her Top Ten Tips on giving your children wings.
The evening will also include silent auctions, a gourmet sausage sizzle, a glass of wine on arrival and cash bar.
Tickets cost $25 for adults, $10 for children under 16 and under 2’s are free.
To book go to www.tapac.org.nz/events or call TAPAC on 09 845 0295.
Clare Battersby is one of NZ’s most experienced dance educators, and has been teaching children to express themselves creatively for over 25 years.
In December 2014 Clare’s contribution to children’s education and the community was recognised with a Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Local Heroes Award.
Her alter ego, Fairy Clare arose while teaching at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and led to her presenting at the Dance and Child International (daCI) conference in Finland. From this, she developed shows for and with children about nature, which she has performed in botanic gardens around the world.
In July 2015 she will be representing the three to seven year olds of New Zealand when she presents her research at the Dance and Child International (daCI) Conference 2015 in Copenhagen.