How to Be a Rock Star

Alice McGuire, aged 9, had a great time dancing along with the inimitable Tessa Waters – and enjoyed hearing some classic AC/DC too

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How to be a Rock Star
Published 15 Aug 2016
What happens in the show?

Tessa teaches you a whole load of rock star moves, dances and poses, and the DJ plays cool rock tunes. In the show, the audience can get up on stage and get involved – basically everyone gets to do their thing and the audience cheers them on.

Describe the show in five words

Fun, exciting, loud, music, dancing.


Who was your favourite character and why?

There was only one person on stage, Tessa Waters, and she was very energetic, loud and encouraged everyone to get involved. She was also very funny and didn’t mind if any of her moves might have looked a bit silly to some people.


What did you like most about the show?

I liked that all the kids and the adults got involved, and we all cheered each other.


What didn’t you like about the show?

I think the show was more for younger children, maybe best for children aged 4-7 as the younger children absolutely loved it. I was a bit embarrassed as most of the children were a few years younger than me.


What did you think of the songs?

We didn’t sing any songs, but the DJ played lots of good rock tunes, including a couple of my AC/DC favourites.


What did your grown-up think of the show?

My dad thought that Tessa was great, full of encouragement for everyone, promoting self-confidence, positive body image, and that rock can be fun. He’d have loved to have taken me to something like this when I was younger.


Would you tell your friends to come and see the show?

It depends on how old they are. Maybe not for everyone in my class, but definitely for those with younger brothers or sisters.