Any of Katherine’s programs can be adapted to fit specific themes.
No limit on audience capacity, providing adequate sound system is available.
New activity songs, (bounces, claps, taps and lap-sit songs) especially for parents/care givers and babies 4-18 months.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta SOLO FOR FAMILIES
Katherine Dines performs original and traditional songs and stories from her 12 award-winning Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta® Music albums. Packed with participation, Katherine engages audiences of all ages with movement, story songs, sign language, sing-alongs, percussion, zany props and more, in a uniquely entertaining and educational experience
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta BAND For FAMILIES:
Same program as above, with the added fun of three amazing musicians. Ed Contreras plays a wide variety of percussive instruments from around the world; Brian Mullins adds in his own expertise with many stringed instruments, flute and jaw harps; and
Chadzilla Johnson on bass, vocals and
These 45 to 90 minute presentations focus on the impact of sound and music on the lives of young children. They are interactive, multicultural and provide sound awareness adventures for care-givers and early childhood educators that present important brain research and information in the field of sound technology. Groups will experience a variety of powerful music activities to help build learning skills and integrate music into standards curriculum.
In these half or full-day in-Service Trainings for care-givers librarians and educators, Katherine shows ways to integrate new music into all areas of curriculum: art, math, language, social studies and science, food, movement, games and more, that meet US national standards. Participants explore the effects of sound, and participate in a variety of hands on-activities, including one make-and-take, creativity adventures, listening exercises, movement, games and more. Handouts provided.
Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music assemblies are 45 to 60 minutes in length and can be targeted to specific age groups as well as mixed ages (Pre-K-5th/6th). Songs and activities can also connect directly to curriculum and provide students with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the song writing process. The highly participatory performances thoroughly engage students in learning through call-and-response, zipper songs, American Sign Language, zany props, humor and movement. Adequate time is allotted for questions.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta FUNsies! – Participants will learn a number of songs and activities created to develop baby’s earliest skills through music and movement. Bounces, claps, taps, lap-sits, tickles, lullabies, sound awareness, and more activities that enhance brain and motor development.
For parents, caregivers and babies/toddlers from four to 24 months.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta TODDLERS – Explore a host of musical activities (rhythm, sounds, finger plays, small and gross motor skills) created to help boost coordination, brain and motor development. Participants will stretch, march, hop, jump, spin, bend and crawl. Solid rhythms and simple singable lyrics help toddlers build phonemic awareness along with pre-reading skills.
Parents, care-providers and their toddlers
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta FUN! – Designed to help develop pre-literacy, small and gross motor and other learning skills, this workshop motivates minds and activates bodies of young children ages 3-6. Beginning with a short circle time warm-up, children move around and across the room to songs and rhythms and end the session with a creative cool down.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta SOUNDS! – Students listen to, try to identify and then emulate a series of unusual sounds collected and recorded from different parts of the world. An interesting array of unique musical instruments from other cultures are also demonstrated in this hands-on workshop. Can also be presented separately for older grades (4-5th) with focus on ethnic cultures, natural history and geography.
K-1; 2nd-5th Grades.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta MAKIN’ MUSIC! – Select one of 22 different instruments to make during this workshop. Then watch as they proudly play along to an original song. (All designs use inexpensive materials and/or found or recycled objects. Complete materials list provided in advance).
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta CHANTS – Explore history behind many interesting phrases, rhythmic chants and songs from around the globe. Presentation includes: a welcome chant (Ghana), field holler (US east coast), sea shanty (Ireland), chain gang (US south), washing day ditty (Jamaica), clapping game (Brazil) sheep-shearing (Scotland) and others.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta KINDNESS – A musical program that inspires inspires students to modify their reactions toward bullish behavior and songs and participatory activities that encourage cooperation, acceptance and kindness.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta WRITE-A-SONG! – A group of students create their own lyrics, a melody and record their song. In smaller groups and in longer residencies where time allows, students may write and record their own songs. If time allows, there is an option to choreograph and perform their song. This works well for PTO events. (Study Guide provided).
K-5th Grade Levels.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta BOOGIE! – Traditional chants from around the world and original songs that actively involve audiences with singing and movement. Multicultural and historical in focus.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta WACKY WORDS! – An English language adventure through songs, visual props, movement, and musical activities. Pronouns, adjectives, punctuation, clichés, some Sign Language, reading, writing and more to enhance literacy.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta SELF-ESTEEM – A lively combination of songs and musical activities that foster self-esteem.
Hunk•Ta•Bunk•Ta SENIORS! – Senior citizens use their eyes, ears, hands and bodies on any of the above workshops. This workshop has much to offer these communities, and can also be presented as a multi-generational program with grand or great grandchildren.
65 Years and Up.
Residencies are from one whole day to three whole weeks in duration. Curriculum ties are emphasized! During a typical residency, each class writes and records one song. Katherine offers up to five classes per day, and three 50-minute sessions are suggested for each class. The school also designates a small quiet space (with a desk and flip chart) for Katherine to use as an “artist’s studio” during the residency. Students are encouraged to visit Katherine’s studio and observe and ask questions during studio time. A kick-off interactive performance (school assembly or community performance) of Katherine’s own award-winning songs introduces the craft of song writing, and motivates the students prior to the residency. A closing performance where students perform the songs they have written is also offered.
No limit on audience capacity, providing adequate sound system is available.
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Katherine Dines has performed for audiences around the globe since 1992. Featuring songs from her 11 award-winning Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta® albums, Katherine engages audiences of all sizes with movement, story songs, sign language, sing-alongs, percussion, zany props and more for a uniquely entertaining and educational experience.
“Dream Big!” – Let your dreams and imaginations soar through stories and
songs in a 45-60 minute creative concert featuring Katherine Dines and her award-winning story songs, zany props, musical instruments from around the world, and plenty of audience participation.
“Big Dreams for Littlest Dreamers!” – A 35-45 minute musical performance
featuring story songs and activities for the youngest ears and bodies. This
concert can also be done in the evening. Participants can come in their
pajamas with their favorite cuddle toys and the concert will feature
Lapsits, rocking songs, lullabies, and two short bedtime stories.
Calling all pre-schoolers! Join Katherine Dines and her award-winning Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta music — featuring songs, zany props, musical instruments from around the world, and plenty of audience interaction.
Join Katherine Dines and her award-winning Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta music in a lively concert full of movement, story songs, sign language, sing-alongs, percussion, zany props and plenty of audience participation.
Bring on the wiggles! Join Katherine Dines and her award-winning Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta music for a fun show that’s full of movement, story songs, sign language, sing-alongs, percussion, zany props and… loads of participation.
Hunk-Ta-Bunk-TaU R 1 2: A Hero! Join Katherine Dines in a concert featuring movement, story songs, sign language, sing-alongs, percussion, zany props and more— and discover the hero in all of us.