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Dance, Music, Theatre

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music

By Katherine Dines

About the Artist

Katherine Dines has performed for audiences of all ages and sizes around the globe since 1992. Featuring traditional and original songs from her 12 national award-winning Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta albums, her performances are highly interactive and a creative combination of movement, story songs, sign language, zany props and more. She also facilitates a number of workshops as well as in-services for educators.

Assemblies can be targeted to specific themes and age groups. Songs and activities connect directly to National Standards and provide students with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the songwriting process.

Dream Big: The purpose of this assembly is to motivate students to become more creative as well as encourages self- expression, communication and self-esteem.

  • Skills, Concepts and Curricular Goals: K.MR.1- Builds an understanding of how to respond to music and music performances.
  • K.CR.1.1.- Use music to illustrate how people express themselves differently. (Please visit website for other assemblies offered.)
Grade LevelsK-4
MaximumsUnlimited Students, 45-60 minutes, 3/day
Special Populations

Autistic, Blind and Deaf

Technical Requirements

Large table for props, small PA system, armless chair or stool, extension cord if outlet is more then 6’ from performing area 

Total Fee1 performance- $386 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $550
School Portion1 performance- $193 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $275

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Write a Song!  Students ages 5-12 write their own lyrics as a group then ass rhythm and a melody. In smaller groups and in longer residencies where time allows, students may write and record their own song. Students may also have the option of choreographing and performing their song for parents, the school or the community. This residency works well for PTO, end of year or other special events.

Please visit for more information.

Grade LevelsK-4
Maximums100 Students, 45-60 minutes, 5/day
Special Populations

Autistic, Blind and Deaf

Technical Requirements

Flip newsprint (blank) chart or computer and large screen, 3 colored markers, Blank CD’s for replication (if desired), prefer a quiet place for focus and to avoid moving equiptment

Total Fee5 day residency - $1,500
School Portion5 day residency - $500

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta FUN! - (PreK-1) Literacy through music and movement,

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta MAKIN’ MUSIC! – (K-4) Select and make one of 22 different instruments,

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta GLOBAL - (3-4) The history behind rhythmic chants and songs from around the globe,

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta BULLY PROOF! - (K-4) Musical activities that encourage cooperation, acceptance and kindness,

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta WRITE-A-SONG! - (K-4) A group of students create lyrics to a song and record it. If time allows, students may choreograph and perform their song,

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta WACKY WORDS! -(3-4) An English language adventure through songs, visual props, movement, and musical activities.

Grade LevelsPK-4
Maximums50 Students, 45 minutes, 5/day
Technical Requirements

Contact artist for details

Total Fee$220 (with performance only)
School Portion$110 (with performance only)


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  • Hillary Cole Davis, Happy Dog Ranch, 720-334-2428
  • Kathy Klatt, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library, 720-887-2300 ext. 4