Ballet good show
A DANCE student has stepped up to the challenge and scooped first prize in a national ballet competition. Rebecca Scanlon won the 10-13 years age group of The Cecchetti Ballet Society Mabel Ryan Awards. The 11-year-old dance pupil from Royston, who atten
A DANCE student has stepped up to the challenge and scooped first prize in a national ballet competition.
Rebecca Scanlon won the 10-13 years age group of The Cecchetti Ballet Society Mabel Ryan Awards.
The 11-year-old dance pupil from Royston, who attends Dance Steps Academy in The Settlement, Nevells Road, Letchworth GC, took part in the competition at The Place Theatre in London.
Rebecca, a student at The Thomas More School, received a medal and a bag of goodies including a statue of a dancer and a book about Margot Fontaine.
She said: "It was really exciting. It was a great experience. I've never entered anything like this before."
Rebecca has wanted to be a dancer since the age of five and hopes to become a professional. She has already decided to enter in the next age group of the award when she reaches 13.
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Having put dancers through their paces for 17 years, teaching ballet, tap and modern, Sarah Johnson, of Dance Steps Academy, said: "I deserve a medal!"
She said: "I'm very proud. She's a dedicated, hard working student. This is the start of something for her. She's definitely got a career in dance."
Rebecca may face decisions about her future as she has been accepted at Arts Educational School in Tring on a full-time dance course but has also beaten thousands to line up a recall at The Royal Ballet in London.