This summer we had the fantastic opportunity to provide rocking dance and movement coaching sessions for The Rockstar Experience in Herne Bay and Margate. A few TRS Teachers planned together and then went along to the different groups. We had a huge amount of fun planning and I received an email along this lines after every session so I knew the participants, staff and TRS Teachers were all having a rocking time too!
“We had a brilliant time with Kirstie from The Right Step Dance Company. Our young rockstars just went up a big notch on the rockstar scale. We’re looking forward to seeing their moves at the show tomorrow.
Thank you so much, we can’t wait until next week.” Jacob, Lead Rockstar
They’ll be more from Jacob later, but here’s what a few of the TRS Teachers had to say!
Kirstie was our first rocking dance teacher. She said…
I had the pleasure of being a part of the rockstar experience workshop on Wednesday and what can I say it was SO much fun! 😍
Being a rock lover myself, it was wonderful to be surrounded by people who loved the same thing as me.
My main aim was for the students unleash their inner rockstar!! We used many forms of media to help us become performers including music, photos and videos. We cat-walked, power posed, rocked out, talked about rockstars, danced and even played some confidence building games.
Even the shyest of students were ALL rocking out by the end of our 2 hour workshop 🎸🎹🥁
Marie was technically new to the TRS Team, although many of us have worked with her in other capacities. She went to Arkley Studios and said…
My first two workshops as a TRS teacher were certainly ones to remember – I got to be a Rockstar alongside over 30 amazing young Rockstar trainees!
‘The Rockstar Experience’ ran a series of summer schools in Herne Bay and Margate this Summer and some of the TRS team were invited to run workshops to help the young rockstars to develop their performance skills and create their own rockstar persona. We looked at some iconic artists signature moves like Azl Rose’s ‘snake dance’, Mick Jaggers ‘rooster strut’, Pete Townshend’s ‘windmill strum’ and Chuck Berry’s ‘duck walk’ and this inspired the young rockstars created their own fantastic signature moves.
They were a fabulous group of young people to work with and I loved watching them grow in confidence during the workshops. ‘The Rockstar Experience’ summer school in general is an amazing opportunity for any young person that’s interested in music. Each week the young people were mentored in their chosen instrument by professional musicians, formed a band and worked together to put on a concert at the end of the week.
During my final workshop I got to work with two young rockstars to create a fun dance that was performed while the band played Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’. Their energy was incredible and matched the music perfectly. This opportunity has definitely inspired me to use rock music in future creative and contemporary classes, not sure why I hadn’t thought of it before!