Weekend School EVERY DAY at Vic Hua Hin!

Whoever heard of a Weekend School that happens every day? Well, that is exactly what they are doing at the Vic Hua Hin through 13 November.

With the Bangkok floods enforcing an extended stay in our fair city for many families, not to mention the high-season crowds starting to gather, there’s a shortage of suitable activities particularly during the week.

So ‘Kru Lek’ Patravadi, with her faculty and staff of Vic Hua Hin and Patravadi High School are stepping in with their unique and wonderful workshops that run every weekend throughout the year. Until 13th November  these will run every day from 10 am to 4 pm with:

  • Art classes including clay sculpture, painting, and batik
  • Acrobat training,
  • Singing and instrumental music
  • Dance, including movement, contemporary dance, and social latin dancing for adults

There’s something for everyone. Minimum age is 4 years. No maximum

Daily Class Schedule (through 13 November):

  • Body Control: 10 am – 11 am:
  • Art Classes (Clay sculpting, painting, batik): 10 am – 4 pm:
  • Acrobat for children: 11 am – 12 am:
  • Singing class for children under 10 years of age: 1 pm – 2 pm:
  • Acrobat for children: 2 pm – 3 pm,
  • Singing class for adults: 3 pm – 4 pm:
  • Latin Dance: Friday 5 pm;  Saturday 10 am and 2 pm; Sunday 10 am.

For More Information

Call 032 827 814-5 or visit http://vichuahin.com for information on the school and the many wonderful performances coming up in the theater in the next two months.

Or just drop in. The Vic is located between central Hua Hin and Khao Tao/Pranburi, just 1/2 kilometer South of the railway overpass, on the right -hand side.

Look for the big black building and you can’t miss. But careful turning into the driveway, though. Cars go fast on that stretch, in both directions.

No matter you are thinking about enjoying arts for fun and pleasure, exposing children to nurture their creative minds, catching glimpses of Thai culture during your trip or aspiring to develop yourself professionally as an artist, Vic Hua Hin Weekend School will be an ideal choice.

Vic Hua Hin Weekend School is founded by Patravadi Mejudhon, guru of performing arts in Thailand, to gather artists and professional teachers from various artistic disciplines and give invaluable knowledge to anyone who interested in the arts. Long-term and short-term courses are available. The School can also create custom programs for your specific needs of individuals or groups.


Venue of the Week: Vic Hua Hin Theatre

The Vic Hua Hin Theatre and Performing Arts Center opened in January 2010, a project of Patravadi Mejudhon of Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok. It is a large (30 rai or 12 acres) and impressive complex located approximately 4 km South of downtown Hua Hin.

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The Vic Hua Hin complex includes:

1. The Vic Hua Hin Theatre, a state-of-the-art facility with 320 seats and standing capacity up to about 400 persons.

2. The ‘Flower Dome’ (Dome Dokmai) outdoor performance space, with full theatrical lighting and a 4-channel sound system.

3. The Arts Camp, a unique sculptured residence area with single and double bungalows plus a sizable group-stay space.

4. Classrooms, shops, dormitories, libraries, studios, offices, and so forth.


Cicada Street Dance Competition in October

Cicada Street Dance Competition 2010!

The Cicada Market in Khao Takiab, Hua Hin’s principle outdoor performance and arts venue, will host the first Cicada Street Dance Competition throughout October.

Starting Saturday October 9 and continuing through 16, 23, and 30 October), teams from throughout Thailand will compete for a 100,000 baht grand prize.

The competition will proceed by eliminations, with scoring based on various categories of Technique and Presentation. The final elimination on 30 October will also allocate points for Improvisation, Teamwork, and Creativity.

The stated purposes of the Cicada Street Dance Competition 2010 are:

1. To promote Street Dance as a branch of the Performing Arts.
2. To encourage young people to use leisure time well and avoid drugs.
3. To promote the process of learning, teamwork and creativity.
4. To be a space for expression for young people of ability.

Elimination rounds will be held at Cicada Market at 7:30 pm on Saturdays 9,16,23, and 30 October. With this kind of prize money, contestants are sure to work hard to give us all a great series of shows. This national competition is the first of its ever in Thailand, and is a big boost to Hua Hin’s reputation as a rapidly expanding center of creative activity. Be sure to come out to support this exciting and very positive event.

For more information (in Thai), visit Cicada Market’s stunning web site at http://www.cicadamarket.net.