YAAS! Young Authentic and Social is an award–winning arts and culture program for 12–24 year old marginalised youth on the Central Coast, hosting social groups, creative workshops and celebrations.
YAAS! has your April school holidays covered with three awesome FREE events across the Coast, from Wyong to Umina Beach.
Dance workshop: Come strut your stuff with The Pioneers at our Street Dance Workshop
Podcasting workshop: Learn the basics of podcasting with Studio Ark
Teen Dance Party: Celebrate your uniqueness at our Supreme Beings: Teen Dance Party
Kicking off our school holiday programming on April 13 at GNL Wyong is our Street Dance Workshop with legendary dance collective The Pioneers visiting the Central Coast for one day only for a Street Dance workshop for all 12–24 year olds. No experience required so try something new, get your body moving and step into your confidence! This workshop is suitable for all experience levels and abilities and Aboriginal, LGBTQIA+ and all abilities especially encouraged to get into this one.
Youth Podcast Workshop will run for 2 days, 18–19 April in Gosford at Naughty Noodle HQ right in front of the station. Come and learn the basics of podcasting in this workshop for 12–24–year–old LGBTQIA+ youth and allies! We will create our own series with LGBTQIA+ Youth in conversations with Queer Elders. Whether you’re interested in the producing, performing, editing or promotional side of content creation, this workshop has something for everyone.
Ending the school holidays and launching Youth Week with a BANG we want to see everyone come along to our 3rd dance party. “Supreme Beings” Teen Dance Party will be on 21 April at PCYC Umina Beach and we are calling all 12–17 year old LGBTQIA+ youth and your mates/allies. Get ready to step into your divine power and shine as your authentic self. With performances from local artists and a DJ, dance the night away on Cloud 9! Get over to the make–over at our makeup booth, indulge on free food and meet new friends to add to your royal court.
Dress code: What would you look like as a Supreme Being? Think deities, celestials, gods, goddesses and immortal creatures. Wear whatever makes you feel your most powerful and FABULOUS.
All events are FREE! For more info and to register your spot at one or all activities, visit naughtynoodle.com.au/yaas