Performing arts school opens in Holy Trinity Woodburn

Friday November 6th 2009

Carly Sounart, Ryan Moffett and Amy Anderson who run upLift performing arts school at Holy Trinity Woodburn.A trio of artistic young people is running a school of performing arts based at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Woodburn, Carrickfergus.

Founder of upLift is Ryan Moffett, who was born and bred in Carrickfergus and grew up attending Holy Trinity Woodburn.

For the past three years Ryan has toured the world as the only Northern Irish member of the Young Americans, a performing arts group in based in the USA. He has now decided to use his talents and open a performing arts school at home.

With the help of his friends Amy Anderson and Carlee Sounart, the school has been up and running since October 10. Ryan said that through the different classes in voice, Dramatic moves from some of the students at and stagecraft, upLift aims to build up students’ self-confidence while increasing their knowledge and ability in performing arts.

He said: “All the members of staff at upLift have had many years of training in all areas of performance, and strive to make sure the students at upLift learn in a fun and practical manner.”

Classes for anyone aged three to adult are held in Holy Trinity Woodburn every Saturday and the charge is £5 per Getting into the rhythm at upLift.class.

UpLift also offers workshops which incorporate a fun mix of dance, voice and stagecraft classes plus a bonus performance class.

For further information or to book a class or workshop, call: 07840453723; 07521560462 or 07521561355 or   email: UpLift also has a website:

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