Making the most of youth talent

PUBLISHED: 15:06 28 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

BUDDING rock stars and performers will be able to make the most of their talents when Portishead Youth Centre launches new music and dance activities.

BUDDING rock stars and performers will be able to make the most of their talents when Portishead Youth Centre launches new music and dance activities.

Starting on February 2, Tuesday evenings will be dedicated to music and performing arts workshops for young people.

They will be led by ideas put forward by the youngsters and will include guest speakers and tutors covering topics ranging from singing and song writing to dance and radio broadcasting.

Then, during the school holidays, the Rock Academy makes a welcome return to the Harbour Road centre.

Open to young people from across North Somerset, anyone interested in music or dance can sign up for the daytime sessions taking place from February 15-17.

Tutoring will cover dance, singing, instrument playing and music technology.

Youth Worker Alan Rowe said: "This is a terrific opportunity for anyone who wants get involved in music and dance."

Professional musicians and dance teachers will be coaching and mentoring students of the academy, which will conclude with a public performance.

The project will be funded by the Government initiative, Find Your Talent, and participants only have to pay a £5 registration fee.

Anyone in school years seven and above can take part.

For more details and an enrolment form call Portishead Youth Centre on 01275 842461.

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