Shana Banana offers an interactive musical concert with several themes offered, including customizable themes. For the library theme "Tales and Tails," Shana Banana presented an animal-themed show featuring her dog puppets, Hal and Henson, who accompanied her on a story-and song-laden journey of celebration of animals great and small. For the 2022 Oceans library theme, Shana presented "Banana Beach Party," which took Shana, her puppets, and her audience on a journey through the water cycle, where they met all sorts of interesting aquatic and marine species. For the 2023 theme of “All Together Now,” Shana capitalized on her extensive background as a mindfulness and yoga teacher to create the program “Good Vibrations with Shana Banana.” For 2024, we will dive into “Bananadventures: The Adventurous Spirit of Going Bananas,” in which Shana and her puppets make all kinds of incredible discoveries by honoring their adventurous spirits and curiosity! Shana Banana has also written a new adventure program with Didgeridoo Down Under’s one and only Raihan Alam (“Rai the Guy”) called “Heartbeat of the Earth.”
What makes a great story? How can you put a LOT into the PLOT? “Bananimagination” is the term Shana Banana uses to describe the wonderful world of delving into your own creative mind and making and enjoying good stories. Using puppets and original songs, she introduces story elements such as plot, excitement, mystery, suspense, etc. Children are kept moving and singing throughout, while gaining an appreciation for reading and the storytelling craft.
Step into Fairy Tale Land with not-so-classic characters who take children from America to Europe to Japan and beyond. With original songs, Shana Banana and the audience discover that fairy tales involve conflicting characters, magic, overcoming fears and other interesting elements to triumph and learn in some way. Complete with imagination, cultural awareness, and appreciation of individual and intercultural (and interspecies) similarities, this show will keep children entertained, moving, danc
A fun, music-based show about our aquatic and marine water systems and the animals that live there. Using her dog puppets that go on an exciting adventure through the water cycle, plus lots of audience interaction and original songs, her program emphasizes the inter-connectedness between ourselves, the earth's water resources and the animals that live there. Includes some Native American (Seminole) references and stories.
Shana Banana coaxes her bored dog puppets Hal and Henson into a curiosity and adventure mindset after reading them a good book. From there, imaginations and excitement take over and everyone is launched into an hourlong music- and story-filled quest of amazing discoveries and experiences!
Join Shana for a not-so-scary-but-definitely-bananas celebration of Halloween, as we take a journey with Hal and Henson the dog puppets on Halloween night. We’ll learn songs to chase away the scaries, sing about the Halloween Banana, tell the story of Herschel the Chanukah Goblin, investigate the effects of eating too much candy, review proper toothbrushing techniques, rock-n-roll style, do a Zombie Dance, and much more!
Children will learn about the cultural traditions, differences and similarities between Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa while gaining a new sense of appreciation and excitement about the holiday season. Shana Banana, with her dog puppets Hal and Henson, focus on a variety of cultures in America and how each culture celebrates the December holidays. She also demonstrates that these holidays have much in common, and that children can take the shared traditions of giving, love, food, family, and c
Shana is a 500 hour Yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance and Zen/mindfulness teacher. She combines music and yoga into a fun, interactive program designed to help kids and adults have fun and get the body moving. Shana sings about and demonstrates yoga with all-original songs.
In this show, Shana Banana talks and sings about many traditional Seminole Indian legends and explains the Tribe’s language and culture with her two dog puppets, Hal and Henson. While not Seminole Indian in heritage, Shana has worked closely with tribal leader James Billie and other tribe members to build an authentic, informative, interactive and fun program for all ages.
It’s a Pajama Party! Just because it’s bedtime doesn’t mean it’s time to be quiet…at least not at first! There’s just too much dancing, singing, and more to be done while brushing your teeth, taking a bath, putting on your “jammin’” jammies, telling stories, and singing songs! Join Shana Banana for a musical Pajama Party to remember….one that teaches kids the important healthy routines before bedtime and the opportunity for creativity and story-making…and one that will make your kids want to do
Shana Banana brings her guitar, percussion instruments, some costume accents, and a whiteboard and works with older kids, tweens and teens to co-compose and perform an original song. Participants will learn the foundation of song styles and structure, rhythm, vocal technique, and lyrical devices, and be invited to perform the song (with costume accents and percussion if desired) for friends, teachers, and family.
Join Shana for songs we sing, dance, and even create our own Good Energy Music (GEM) together. Shana will bring her puppets along too, as we explore positive words, the power of love, sharing, compassion, giving, growing, and putting good vibrations into the world. Complete with imagination, cultural awareness, and appreciation of individual and intercultural (and interspecies) similarities, this show will keep children entertained, moving, dancing, acting and singing. Shana also has a “Good V
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