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Kent and Sussex Courier
April 12, 2012

A primary school pupil has become one of just a handful of boys in the world to be offered a place at a top London ballet school. Ten-year-old James Large is getting set to attend the Royal Ballet School in London in September.

To get there, the youngster had to get through two audition stages at Covent Garden and White Lodge overcoming competition from hundreds of other hopefuls. Just 12 boys and 12 girls were selected from national and international applications for those entering Year 7.

Once there, he will have a full-on schedule, with four hours of dance each day, plus four hours of academic lessons and homework to cope with.

He and his identical twin brother Sam, who did not apply for the Royal Ballet School, have been on the dancing scene for some years and have become regular faces at competitions locally and nationally.

During this year’s February half-term holiday the pair walked away with the Kent Youth Ballet Cup at the Tunbridge Wells Dance Festival at the Assembly Hall.

Copyright © 2012 Northcliffe Media Limited.

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