Dance Track is a talent identification programme that works with children from the ages six to eight who may not have had access to ballet.
The programme works with 40 schools in the West Midlands to find children with an affinity for dance. We then provide up to four years of free weekly training taught by Birmingham Royal Ballet staff and support them if they go on to join The Royal Ballet School or Elmhurst School for Dance associate schemes.
We would like to give a huge congratulations to Dance Track graduate Marlo Kempsey-Fagg, who has recently accepted a place for vocational training, starting in September, at Elmhurst School for Dance.
As a Junior Associate of the Royal Ballet School, Marlo has attended weekly classes in Birmingham since Year 3.
In January Marlo auditioned for both The Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst School for Dance, and was offered places at both! Marlo has chosen to join his brother Oscar, another Dance Track graduate, at Elmhurst. Marlo also has a younger brother, Arlie, who is currently in Year 3 and has been offered a place with Elmhurst Associates.
Speaking about his experience with Dance Track, Marlo said,
'Dance Track has helped me excel into getting a place at Elmhurst School for Dance as well as getting a place in the Royal Ballet School. Dance Track is a great experience and allows me to do the thing I love most. It has made my ballet technique much better and has given me better stage confidence after the end of year performances.'
Above: Marlo in Birmingham Royal Ballet's Annual Dance Track Celebration.
Good luck Marlo!
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