Jacqui O's done it. Heath Ledger loved it. Random (from X Factor) DID it last year. Austin Powers, Cinderella and Aliens are in it for 2005. As are Reality TV, Aussie Legends and The War in Iraq. There's chart topping tunes and show stopping moves.
Hotties galore. And more bling than Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle. A heap of talented Aussie teens shaking their stuff and getting on down to the music. Dance moves to make your eyes water. And fashion and make up that is hot hot hot! It's hip and it's happening soon. Get with the programme & check out The No 1 Performing Arts Extravaganza for Aussie teens - The 2005 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge®. YOU'D BETTER BELIEVE IT!
Yeah! That dance and drama thing for high school students - the 2005 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® - is back! We've been applauded, awarded, parodied and plagiarised, but year in year out REC returns in a new form. This year we're even holding events for the primary school kids too under the guise of J RockTM
. In 2005 a new generation of teens and tweens get the chance to experience first hand the buzz and excitement of participating in one of the scores of events REC & J RockTM
stage annually. So check this out - and don't knock it 'til you try it. In 2005 - there are 48 events in 16 regions across Aus and over 350 schools and approx 35,000 students taking part;
125,000 people will watch our events in venues nationwide, one in three young people sight our tv specials and one million people worldwide have taken part in REC events;
A raft of new 'cool' sponsors and heaps of 'free stuff' from Maybelline New York, SUPRÉ and Streets® Paddle Pop® in addition to the existing stable of committed supporters of the event;
The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® is all about health ...with a new "My Life I DecideTM" message for '05. 90% of students recall our drug, alcohol & smokefree messages & research shows high school participants are more resilient than those who don't give it a go;
In response to the topical issue of childhood obesity, our junior event J RockTM - aims to empower participants to be active and adopt healthy lifestyle practices. 93% of participating primary schools say student fitness levels have increased as a result of J RockTM;
By taking part, students represent their school outside the traditional sporting arenas, perform on stage in some of Australia's biggest venues and have "life changing experiences." We empower students to build practical life skills via hands-on leadership, budgetary, performance and vocational education opportunities;
We boast a huge community of REC fans - terrific teachers, mad mums, dedicated dads, crazy collectors, addicted audience - a loyal lot they are!
Show Day is more than just performing - we host heaps of activities to give participants (and media!) an unrepeatable and memorable experience. Come curtain call the live dance, drama and design spectaculars in venues across the country exceed professional standards;
There is a huge variety of themed performances chosen, produced and performed by young people - anything and everything from Reality TV, modern takes on traditional fairy tales and theatrical faves. REC HQ don't influence these choices they reflect the issues, trends and interests of the 21st Century generation.
We have fun, put on great events and inspire and motivate thousands of students, teachers, parents, schools and communities each year!
If you're too cool for school then get into the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge®, Australia's longest running and biggest performing arts event which promotes positive youth initiative and encourages students to make healthy lifestyle choices. Any student team can create an eight minute performance piece, within a set budget, live on stage in front of a public audience.
Executive Producer of the event, Mr Peter Sjoquist AM, said: "The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® shows students that getting active and being healthy can be fun. Participation gives young people a professional environment to showcase their creativity and access to the performing arts. It allows students to express themselves and represent their schools beyond the traditional sporting environment."
This year the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® & J RockTM events are set to include over 350 schools and approximately 35,000 participants in 47 events in 16 centres across Australia. It's a far cry from the inaugural event 25 years ago at Sydney's Horden Pavilion when just 8 schools participated.
According to an independent study the aims of the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® events really do work. A University of Sydney research program revealed that students are more likely to lead healthy lifestyles and develop a stronger sense of identity, purpose and belonging than students from non participating schools.
The 2005 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® is supported by the Australian Government and presented across Australia by Maybelline New York and in association with SUPRÉ and with support from our state governments helping create healthy lifestyles. The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® will be staged in conjunction with the 2005 Junior Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® for primary schools presented by Streets® Paddle Pop®. Streets® Paddle Pop® is delighted to join the J RockTM team. We believe that through J RockTM kids will learn more about the importance of a well balanced diet and that being active is fun. Streets® Paddle Pop® is an ideal treat for growing youngsters. It is a source of calcium and is 97 per cent fat free.