Celebrating primarySTEPS children’s achievements

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We are delighted that the following children have successfully auditioned for the Associate programme at The Royal Ballet School

Junior Associates

Zayaan Rashid from Dagenham will join London JAs September 2014
Sandy Jarvis from Bury St Edmunds will join London JAs September 2014
James Gilbert from Mansfield will join Leeds JAs September 2014

A special mention for Maria Hussain from Dagenham and Lewis Palfrey from Bury St Edmunds who have been put on the London JA waiting list.


Amaan Rashid from Dagenham will progress from JAs to MAs in London September 2014


Other achievements

Lord of the Flies

Over the last six months, boys from a number of primarySTEPS centres have enjoyed taking part in audition workshops for this exciting production by Matthew Bourne’s NEW ADVENTURES which is currently on a national tour. George Jennings from Blackpool was lucky enough to perform in the production this April at the Lowry, Salford Quays. Most recently, following initial auditions, Amaan Rashid and Owen McNaughton from Dagenham have been invited to attend final auditions.

Regional gifted & talented groups

primarySTEPS Year 6 graduates have been busy auditioning for gifted and talented groups in their area, including:
North Notts Youth Dance company at The Old Library Theatre in Mansfield

3volution, a Year 7 – 9 group at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds
Jump Ahead, a Year 5 & 6 group at Dagenham Park CofE School in Dagenham
Steps2, for ages 9 – 12 years at Swindon Dance in Swindon
Year 7 – 9 Gifted & Talented group at Bispham High School (Bispham Aspire Academy from September 2014).


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