Chart toppers Royseven to teach masterclass to teens

Award-winning alternative rock band Royseven will take to the floor this Friday in Tipperary to pass on some of their expertise to some enthusiastic teenagers.

The workshop is taking place as part of South Tipperary County Council’s youth arts programme, Connex 12, which is already under way with events happening throughout the county during November.

The Royseven masterclass is aimed at young people aged from 13 to 18 and will be held at the Excel Centre in Tipperary town from 4.30pm to 6pm.

Booking is essential for what’s being described by organisers as a “once in a lifetime opportunity to get close and personal with Royseven” and anyone interested should contact the Excel on 062 80520.

Royseven members, including lead singer Paul Walsh from Clonmel, will lead an interactive discussion about the band’s journey to stardom.

Along the way they’ll talk about topics such as writing songs, securing a record deal, touring, making videos, the reality versus the myth of being in a band, and throw in a few funny anecdotes.

Interspersed with songs performed acoustically by the band, at the end of the session all those with instruments will be invited to join Royseven and perform an ensemble version of their track ‘Killer’, which you can see at http://exa.mn/killer.

Young people are invited to bring all and any instruments they play, and familiarise themselves with the song in advance of the workshop.

Meanwhile, for teens whose main interest is dance there is an “All Day Do Dance” at South Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel on Saturday, Dec 1.

Classes start from 10.30am and run until 7.30pm and include: ‘Discover Dance’ for children aged between six and 10, contemporary dance for children aged 11 to 14 years, Afro-Brazilian for those between 10 and 15 years, jazz dance for those between eight and 12 years, and hip-hop for children aged between eight and 12 years and 13 and 17 years.

There will also be Sean nós for those aged between 12 and 16, and Tango for those aged 17 and over.

Classes will be offered by professional dancers, Jazmin Chiodi, Tipperary dancer in residence at Tipperary Excel and Tango teacher, Emma Kelleher, Hip Hop dancer and teacher, Selma Daniel professional dancer from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Roy Galvin, Irish solo dancer and set dancer, Tigh Roy, Glen of Aherlow.

All events are free unless otherwise specified.

* For more, contact Sally O’Leary, arts officer, South Tipperary County Council at 052 6134565. Brochures will shortly be available at the county museum, art centres, and libraries or visit www.southtippcoco.ie/arts

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