Turn It Up Australia • World Tour

Cranebrook, Gosford, & Marrickville

January 2017

16Janallday20alldayAustralia, Western Sydney5-Day Performing Arts Camp

22Janallday25alldayAustralia, Central Coast, Gosford4-Day Performing Arts Camp

27Janallday03FeballdayAustralia, Murmuration Signature Workshop6-Day Performing Arts Workshop

February 2017

27Janallday03FeballdayAustralia, Murmuration Signature Workshop6-Day Performing Arts Workshop

03FeballdayalldayAustralia, End of the Week Sharing

During the school holidays in January, students have the opportunity to learn from and perform with this super talented international cast of The Young Americans. As well as developing performing arts skills in singing, drama and dance, all perform alongside one of the world’s most successful and inspirational groups in a concert at the end of each summer camp.

Our Supporters

Australia Supporters

  • Organizations: ABC FM Central Coast, Vintage FM, Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains & Penrith Valley, Central Coast Council, Murmuration, Travel Yonder, Coast and Country Insurance Consultants, Sacred Gardens, The Art House
  • Schools: St. Paul’s Grammar School, Knox Grammar School, Lakes Grammar School, Australian School of Vocal Performance, Winmalee High School
  • Dance Studios: Dancenergy, Cheryl Warwick Dance Academy, Rogers School of Dancing, Inspire Dance and Fitness


USA Partnerships

  • Country Music Association Foundation, Dance Excellence Festival
  • Make a Wish, iHeart Radio & KISS FM Los Angeles
  • Jason Mraz, Paramore, Walk the Moon, Barry Manilow

These camps bring to you an incredible combination of high-energy, team-building, confidence boosting FUN! Using music as the tool, this cast of specially trained college age performer/teachers provide a safe and fun atmosphere for your students to learn, explore, create, and GROW! All participants are encouraged to be themselves and will learn an hour long variety show to perform for their family and friends.

Ideal for students from Grade 3 to 12 these camps are not just for performing arts students but for anyone who has always wanted to enjoy the experience of a lifetime in musical performance. Unlike almost every other music performance workshop, prior training and experience in singing, dancing and acting is not necessary. For those who are performing arts students, you’re taken to a whole new level of excellence.

What can participants look forward to?

Learn an hour long variety show! Participants will be split into appropriate age groups to learn a variety show to perform by the end of the workshop. The show features hip-hop, contemporary, rock n’ roll, Broadway musicals, Disney, and more! Your students will be in front singing, dancing, and performing the show and solos they’ve learned.

Classes & Self-Confidence: In addition, the students will take classes in the areas of voice, dance, songwriting, and performance (acting and improv). Throughout the camp, we’ll focus on the students as individuals. We encourage every student to become more confident in who they are and what they’d like to become. Music is our tool to reach a common ground between age groups, cultures, and peers.

Leadership: This program helps students develop the soft skills needed for University and career readiness while utilizing inquiry learning to provide a unique real world experience which connects to each student’s education.

- History of Tours to Australia -

Since 1962, The Young Americans has traveled to Australia with both professional performances and our youth programs. In fact, in 2000, our first ever international music outreach tour began in Australia. Since then, our youth programs have visited 30 countries and worked with 800,000 students.

We couldn’t have asked for a better gift from Australia than Robyn Brawley (Dixon). The Young Americans met Robyn at an International Dance Festival, Dance Excellence, in 1997. They knew right away she would help shape the future of the organization. She was soon hired as the Resident Choreographer and Co-Director for The Young Americans. And in 2000, she was instrumental in helping the organization’s youth programs begin visiting school internationally.

Bio of Australian native, Robyn Brawley

Robyn Brawley is an internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, director, and master teacher. She began her career dancing with some of the greats in classical ballet – Nureyv, Antoinette Sibley, Jurgen Schneider (Ballet Master in the movie, Turning Point) and has been directed by Sir Robert Helpmann (star of the movie, Red Shoes) and Vera Volkava (world famous Russian director). Robyn has performed with the Australian Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, International Dance Company – Japan, and the Russian Balalaika Ensemble.

Robyn was born in Australia and following her illustrious dance career, she became Founder and Artistic Director of one of the largest performing arts colleges in Sydney, Australia – Australian College of Entertainment. Beginning in 1997, she joined the master teacher panel of Dance Excellence, a renowned international dance festival in Los Angeles, California, and she continues to be part of their annual conference.

Her choreography has been featured in the Royal Nottingham Theatre, England; The Operetta Theatre of Kiev; “La Plaza de Toros” – a 400 year-old Bull Ring in Marbella, Spain; Minato Mirai Concert Hall in Yokohama, Japan; and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (one of the largest and most successful regional theatres in the USA); to name a few.

Robyn has also directed and choreographed works and shows with television, film, Broadway, and recording artists including film and television personalities Carol Burnett, Shirley Jones, Mark Walberg, and Marc Cherry (creator of Desperate Housewives); Broadway stars Brian Stokes Mitchell (Tony Award winner for Kiss Me, Kate), Laura Bell Bundy (Tony nominee for Legally Blonde), Susan Egan (original Belle and Tony nominee for Beauty & the Beast), Hugh Panaro (Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera), Carlos Thomas and Khalid Freeman (leads in Stomp and choreographer, Stomp the Yard), and Rick Hilsabeck and Sarah Pfisterer (Phantom of the Opera); Recording Artists Natalie Imbruglia, and Delta Goodrem (top Australian vocalist & recording artist).

In 1997 Robyn relocated to the United States to become the Resident Choreographer and Co-Director for The Young Americans, an international performance group. She is an Artist in Residence at The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts and collaborates with Executive and Artistic Director, Bill Brawley, her husband. Together, Bill and Robyn direct over 400 performances a year, on 5 continents, including National and International Tours to Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Gibraltar, Ukraine, Russia, South Africa, Japan, Canada, and over 40 states in the U.S.

Robyn is a masterful teacher of dance and life and has positively impacted the lives of thousands of students around the world. She considers all of her students, past and present, a great part of her life and members of her “family”. She is forever grateful for her Australian roots and the many students, family, and dear friends from her home country whom she carries with her in her heart always.

Robyn now resides in Long Beach, California with her husband Bill and their daughter Lizzie.