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LCB2 Tour: Maggie's experience of a lifetime

Posted on Monday 2nd March, 2015
Being part of the London Children’s Ballet tour was a fantastic new experience for me. I made lots of new friends and developed my performance skills.  Before going on the tour I had never set foot in a residential care home or special needs school, which made it even more exciting. Rehearsals were really fun, however the actual tour with the costumes was incredible.  Performing in front of an audience really brought the experience to life.  As much as I enjoyed the actual dancing, I really enj…

Sofia: Wishing for a snowflake

Posted on Monday 19th January, 2015
Hi! I’m Sofia and I am really excited to be chosen for this year’s LCB production of Snow White!  LCB is such a friendly company and I’m so glad to be part of it – for a second time as well. I have been watching the productions since I was six and from that day on, I had made it my goal to be on that stage... and my dream came true!  Before the auditions I was feeling a bit nervous, but as soon as I got there I realised that there was nothing to be scared of - everyone was really friendly and a…

Mary-Jean: Patience is a virtue

Posted on Wednesday 17th December, 2014
My Grandma always says "patience is s virtue!" I feel that this definitely needs to apply to dancers! Now I am waiting ,again, for an e-mail of the cast list!! Auditions shouldn't be called a great experience of dance, but a great experience of waiting. What with waiting for post, waiting for your turn to dance, waiting for e-mails and I'm sure there will be a lot of waiting in rehearsals. It's a kind of exciting waiting, like waiting to go on a big roller coaster!! So, waiting=patience=ballet! …

Mary-Jean: Waiting for the post

Posted on Friday 12th December, 2014
Waiting for the post...this is probably the most stressful thing you can ever imagine. Even more stressful than the audition its self! In the first audition, I was one of the lucky ones who got a call back! A week later I got a letter telling me that I got to the final audition!! I was very excited! The judges are very friendly and smiley, which was nice! They were not those sort of judges who just sit there holding a pen and paper, staring at you constantly without blinking and scribbling down …

Cara: New friends and nicknames

Posted on Tuesday 9th December, 2014
I wasn’t expecting to get in but I was sort of secretly hoping. It was thrilling when I found out. I met someone on the underground train on the way there to the first audition, and she was recalled like me, and then she was at the final recall, and I was really hoping she’d get in too. When I saw her face at the casting I was so happy because I felt like I already knew her. The other girls who got in were all really friendly and after only one time together we’ve all got nicknames for each othe…

Callum: Jumping around the house!

Posted on Tuesday 9th December, 2014
I’m in! - When I found out I felt really surprised and really happy. The auditioning process was actually fun, even if I hadn’t have got in. They’re nice and supportive here - the people who teach are friendly and so are the kids.​ For auditions, I had to get up really early to catch the train to London with my Mum and my sister who was auditioning too. My Mum wasn’t auditioning though - she’s too old! In the auditions they were really nice, like they didn’t mind when you got the steps wrong and…

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