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Lynn News
February 4, 2011
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DANCER Reece Causton is tripping the light fantastic after winning a place at a prestigious London dance school.

Reece, from Denver, has been accepted for professional dance training at one of Europe’s leading dance schools, Central School of Ballet (CSB), being chosen for his place from among 400 applications.

Nineteen-year-old Reece gained his early enthusiasm for dance by attending the Footlights Dance Centre in Lynn. He formerly studied at Springwood High School.

Reece, who has been dancing since he was 12, will now train for three years aiming for a BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Performance.

CBS is the only dance school in the UK to offer this unique qualification which focuses on ballet and classical ballet supported by contemporary dance, as well as choreography, Spanish dance, pilates, jazz dance, drama, dalcroze eurythmics, singing and contextual studies.

CSB director Sara Matthews said: “Students typically join us aged 16 after GCSE. By this stage many of them will have been dancing since primary school. “Only the most talented and dedicated students are accepted but ballet is no longer an elitist profession. “Bursaries are available to students who need financial support to complete the course.”

During his final year Reece will join the school’s touring company Ballet Central, formed from final year students.

Ballet Central celebrated its 25th anniversary this year with a nationwide tour that covered 25 venues across the UK including the Lowry in Salford Quays and the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House.

Graduates from CSB go on to join the world’s premier dance companies. Recent CSB students are currently employed The Royal Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Company, English National Ballet and the Scottish Ballet.

 

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