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Laura, a Year 7 pupil , has danced her way to a prestigious Junior Scholarship with the British Ballet Organization. Laura had to attend a tough audition in London and has just been informed she has been successful. Around 30 students from across the south of England competed for places.
'This is a once in a lifetime opportunity' said Laura 'and although it means travelling to London each month for training, I will be able to receive the best tuition from professional dance teachers. I have already been lucky enough to dance with the Duchy ballet in the Hall for Cornwall and this now gives me the chance to go to the next level.' In two years' time at the age of 13 Laura will be eligible to apply for a Senior Scholarship. Laura trains regularly with the Ann Holland School of Dance at St Austell Arts Centre where she studies classical ballet as well as modern and tap.
'As a specialist Sports College, the teaching of dance is a strength within the school' explained Linzi Booth Director of Specialism at Poltair. 'Laura has shown that she has the talent and determination in all forms of dance to be recognised at this level and we are very proud of her achievements.'