Guru on the hip-hop
SLURPS, gulps and outlandish behaviour ? it almost sounds like school camp at an ice cream factory and, in many ways, it is going to be just as fun!
Coffs Harbour's hip-hop guru Travers Ross has ventured back our way after touring Brazil and America, and this time around he's inviting youth to take up beatboxing.
Known to many through his professional theatre group 'G Lock', Travers is heading into deeper water this month offering dance and beatboxing classes to anyone eager to learn.
Primary children up to high school and beyond can take part in the go-as-you please program and, for the first time, classes will be held in Bellingen and Woolgoolga.
There will be girls and boys programs available in hip-hop dance routines, along with beatboxing in its new phase including blues and rap flavour.
"I've been travelling most of this year so now I have trained others who can teach classes also," Travers said.
"This means classes won't interfere with travelling, and it also means we can get right into beatboxing with my new teachers in a relaxed environment," Travers said.
Classes start next week, October 17, with Primary School Beatboxing from 5.30pm at 5 Howard Street, and Hip-Hop for Beginners at Boambee Hall from 6.45pm or Fellas Break from 7.45pm.
On October 19 High School Beatboxing will be held from 5.30pm with Kids Hip-Hop and Break at 4pm and Girls Break at 4.45pm; venue to be announced.
On October 20 Travers and his team will be at the Bellingen Memorial Hall with Beginners Hip-Hop from 6.30pm and an Open Boys and Girls Break at 7.30pm.
On October 21 the VRO Hall at Woolgoolga will hold Kids Break from 4pm with Fellas Break at 4.45pm.
For those already up on dance moves Travers will also be offering master classes. For information phone 0423 206 855.