Kids Shows & Workshops

“The best kids show I’ve seen in five years.”

-David Silver, Stage Director for the Kids Zone / Kispiox Valley Music Festival 2013


DG Storytime

Kids Story & Music Show – Harrison Children’s Festival, 2013

As the “Hoopla Troupe,”
Dirty Grace performs
music, storytelling and
puppetry for kids.

Dirty Grace member, Jesse Thom,
has even published a children’s book
that captivated and entertained
parents and kids on the 2013
festival circuit.

Wanna hear it?


The Hoopla Troupe also offers a variety of
festival crafts & “playshops” for kids;
poi (a  “flow toy”) making and instruction
as well as vocal improvisation…

hula hoop workshop

 Hula-Hoop making in Bella Coola, 2013



poi workshop 2poi playshop (Kids Zone),  2013



vocal improv workshopvocal improv playshop, 2013



Shaggy Shakers in Bella Coola1shaggy shakers craft playshop, 2013





…not to mention Jesse Thom’s original
“Shaggy Shakers” craft (musical shakers
with fur and eyes!), which has been
brought back to the Whistler Children’s
Festival by popular demand for the past
5 years and counting!


Shaggy Shakers in Bella Coola4



Shaggy Shakers in Bella Coola6







Shaggy Shakers in Bella Coola5