Hip hop and street dance come to Mossley

Young rapper Cameron Lindsay (8) from Ballyclare gears up for the 'Move It At The Mill' summer dance workshops. INNT24-502CON Photo by Paul Moane/Aurora PA
Young rapper Cameron Lindsay (8) from Ballyclare gears up for the 'Move It At The Mill' summer dance workshops. INNT24-502CON Photo by Paul Moane/Aurora PA
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AS THE summer holidays approach, there’s no reason for young people to be bored whilst they are off school with a range of hip hop dance, rock & pop and back stage theatre management workshops on offer at Theatre at The Mill.

Hip hop is in the hood for kids aged from eight years to teenagers up to 14 years as they get up and ‘Move It At The Mill’ with a fun street dance course from Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8. Open to those who would like to learn hip hop for the first time as well as those who can already bust their moves, professional dancers Jennifer Rooney and Maiden Voyage Dance will put the young people through their steps with fun choreographed routines. If weather permits, the budding performers will also get the chance to create their own dances outside in the gardens in front of the theatre at Mossley Mill. The workshop costs £50 and runs daily from Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8, 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Backstage passes will be given out to those teenagers (14 to 18 years) eager to learn about what goes on behind the scenes at a theatre production at the ‘Backstage Works’ workshops from Monday, July 18 to Saturday, July 23. Throughout the week, participants will pick up trade secrets in lighting, sound, stage management, props and flying from the real technical pros who work in the industry in one of the best equipped theatres in Northern Ireland. Using a range of the theatre’s equipment, places are strictly limited to 28 spaces, costing £75 for the week-long course.

Budding rock stars and musicians can learn about what it takes to become a music performer from experts within the music business at the ‘Rock & Pop Workshops’ from Monday, August 22 to Friday, August 26. For those who sing or play a musical instrument, this workshop is specifically designed to suit all levels of ability and a range of instruments. In just one week, participants will write and record an original song as well as perform live on stage. The workshop is open to teenagers aged 12 to 18 years and costs £75 for the week.

Places are limited for all theatre workshops and are starting to go quickly. For more information or to book a place, log on to www.theatreatthemill.com or call the box office on 9034 0202.

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