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Callum: Dick the bootblack

Posted on Tuesday 17th May, 2016
Hello, my name is Callum and I’m 13. I only started ballet a couple of years ago and it was by accident. I had to watch my sister’s ballet class and I ended up joining in. Both me and my sister love to dance. In the beginning my mum almost didn’t let my sister do ballet because she was worried it would make her anorexic, but actually you have to be really fit to do ballet. I play football as well, and ballet definitely takes more energy! I’m the only boy doing ballet in our village school. We ha…

Ciara: Determination wins the day!

Posted on Sunday 24th April, 2016
Hi, my name is Ciara and I’m 14 years old. I auditioned for LCB five times, and at last this year I made it! The first four times I was given a place as part of the LCB2 touring company, which performs to people in special needs schools and care homes for the elderly. These people don’t have the opportunity or aren’t strong enough to come to the theatre to experience the awe of a ballet production, so it was really good to bring our ballet, our costumes and music to them. On tour I changed not …

Becoming Little Lord Fauntleroy

Posted on Wednesday 9th March, 2016
The first audition for Little Lord Fauntleroy had come! I had been waiting for this day since April 26th 2015 – the day Snow White ended. When I walked into the audition room, I felt so nervous seeing all the amazing dancers. I had never seen such a large group of boys at an audition before. This first audition was lots of fun, and I was delighted when I found out I’d got through to the second round. Two weeks later the second audition took place and I found it a lot more difficult. I tripped o…

December 2015

Posted on Thursday 31st December, 2015
Just before Christmas I had my first costume fitting. I felt like a prince trying on the velvet outfit. This month I had my 10th birthday and my parents gave me a copy of the book. It’s really helping me understand the story and get into character. The passages about Cedric muddling up his words and spellings make me laugh as I used to do the same when I was 7, which is the age Cedric is in the story.

Farewell to LCB

Posted on Thursday 2nd July, 2015
Being in LCB for the last two years has been an absolutely incredible experience. Nanny McPhee was my first production with LCB. I was very nervous about making friends as I was quite shy and didn’t know a single person in the company. Soon enough I made many amazing new friends who I will never forget. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, but even when you didn’t have anyone to talk to - Anne (the LCB chaperone) was there to save the day and put a smile on your face! I enjoyed myself so muc…

Jamie: A rush of happiness

Posted on Tuesday 7th April, 2015
Hi, I’m Jamie. This is my second year with LCB and I am enjoying it just as much as I did last year. Once I walk into the studio I never want to leave, I feel a buzz of excitement. Even if you don’t know any one , there’s always someone there to be your friend.   Being in LCB is so much fun. I love learning new dances and techniques every week and I always look forward to the next rehearsal. This week, we are rehearsing everyday over the Easter holidays, it’s really intense and tiring but so mu…

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