Stepping Out founder Tyrolin Puxty is the maestro behind a group of talented youngsters at her creative arts centre.
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On December 15, Puxty’s creative writing class released a book made up of short stories written by her students – ranging from 8 years old to adult.
Nick Caughey, Elizabeth Young, Jessica Nipperess, Jack Ballantyne, Thomas McClean, Safara Neven, Sienna Hawes, Mirabai Brown and Chloe Palmer were the contributors to the book.
“These kids have so much passion and it was heartwarming to see them in their element, signing books and creating stories,” Puxty said.
“It's wonderful to share such an adoration for writing.”
Not only did her students release a book, a group of them also released an album as Puxty opted to record her student’s voices rather than perform a live show.
“I realised that audiences rarely see singers at their best, because of a pesky thing called nerves so I decided to record, so everyone could hear the singer's true voices,” she said.
“There are 23 soloists on the album and we plan to create music videos next year.”
The group has been working under Puxty’s tutelage for the last three years and got to see their leader win the Readers’ Favourite award for her bestselling novel, ‘Colt Harper: Esteemed Vampire Cat’.
Puxty recently traveled to Miami to accept the award which was televised in the USA.
It’s one of the six books she’s released and her publishing house is looking at optioning film rights.
Puxty hopes to see prospective members visit Stepping Out as she’s looking forward to a massive year.
“We've had a fabulous year and we are always looking forward to seeing fresh faces in 2018,” she said.
“We’re a one-stop shop for anyone who lives to sing, dance, act and write.”
Stepping Out will introduce make-up classes in 2018.