If anyone has a daughter aged between 5 and 18 who is into singing and dancing (and all that jazz), The Australian Girls' Choir is holding an Open Day on 30th October, with free try-out classes available. My daughter has been in the choir for about five years now, and it has been really good for her - both in presentation skills, confidence and singing opportunities. She's sung on stage with Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz, sung at International Sports Events, got the opportunity to sing on stage with Leo Sayer just last week (wooo! I hear you say!! She'd never heard of him....), and has been on tour to Tasmania. She's made some great friends there too, which is probably the most important thing. It's an extremely professionally run outfit (unlike some that we have had experience with in Adelaide that shall remain nameless...)

Anyway, if anyone has one of those girls that never stops performing then (a) you have my sympathy (been there, done that) and (b) the choir holds weekly classes in Glenelg and Kensington. Their Open Day is on 30th October. Have a look at their website for details. http://www.ausgirlschoir.com.au/Home

ne more thing that might be of interest (for girls and boys aged 8-19) is a Musical Theatre non-residential camp run by a group called Pelican Productions, taking place in January. Registration is open for that now, and auditions for soloist parts are being held in the next couple of weeks. Again, fantastic way to meet like-minded kids, with the opportunity to work with professional choreographers and voice coaches, and really nice people who run it. Their website is http://www.pelicanproductions.com.au/