Unleash Your Talent: Participating in 4-H Share the Fun

The 4-H Share the Fun program offers a vibrant platform for young 4-H’ers to explore their talents, develop their skills, and share their creativity with others. As part of the 4-H Leisure and Performing Arts project, this event takes place at County, District, and State levels, aiming to enhance various aspects such as talent appreciation, leadership, confidence, and interest in special training.

Here’s what you need to know about participating in 4-H Share the Fun:

Opportunities for Participation: All 4-H age divisions are welcome to compete at the county level, where participants can showcase their talents across various categories. These include instrumental performances, vocal renditions, dance routines, dramatic skits, and more. Acts can range from solo performances to group presentations, allowing participants to explore their interests and talents in different settings.

Category Classifications: Share the Fun encompasses a wide range of artistic expressions, from instrumental and vocal performances to dance, drama, and novelty acts. Participants have the flexibility to choose the category that best aligns with their talents and interests, whether it’s showcasing their musical prowess, delivering a captivating monologue, or wowing the audience with an energetic dance routine. Categories include Art classification: Instrumental – musical instruments of all descriptions, Vocal – signing numbers, Dance – all dance, baton, and acrobatic routines, Dramatic and Novelty – skits, stunts, pantomimes, monologues, puppetry, ventriloquism, impersonations, etc. General: acts which include two or more of the above classifications.

Group Performances: While individual acts are common, participants also have the option to perform as part of a group. Group acts should consist of members from the same 4-H age division and are limited to five participants. This collaborative approach not only fosters teamwork but also allows participants to draw inspiration from each other’s talents and creativity.

Presentation Duration: Each act is allotted a specific time frame, typically ranging from 3 to 5 minutes. Participants should carefully plan their performances to ensure they stay within the designated time limits while effectively showcasing their talents and engaging the audience.

Equipment and Preparation: Participants are responsible for providing all necessary equipment and props for their performances. This includes musical instruments, costumes, and any other materials required to bring their act to life. It’s essential to plan and rehearse thoroughly to ensure a smooth and polished performance on the day of the event.

Song Selection and Approval: For vocal performances, participants must select their songs at the time of completing the entry form. All song choices are subject to approval by the 4-H Agent and County Extension Director to ensure they align with the event’s guidelines and suitability for the audience.

Compliance with Guidelines: Participants should adhere to all guidelines and regulations outlined for the Share the Fun event. This includes refraining from using living specimens in performances and ensuring that their acts are age-appropriate and in compliance with event rules.

Celebrate Your Talent: Share the Fun is not just about competition; it’s a celebration of creativity, talent, and the joy of performing. Whether you’re singing your heart out, dancing to the rhythm, or delivering a captivating monologue, embrace the opportunity to share your gifts with others and inspire those around you.

Participating in 4-H Share the Fun is a rewarding experience that allows young 4-H’ers to showcase their talents, build confidence, and foster a love for the performing arts. So, unleash your creativity, step into the spotlight, and let your talent shine bright!

Use this link to view the Share the Fun Scoresheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yU2B0eC0Rkm2GYN5_i1hLhzsgDBbRkh2/view


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Posted: March 19, 2024

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Appropriate, 4-H Club, Florida 4-H

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