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Erin and Polly perform with national Ballet company

Two talented dancers performed with a national ballet company when it visited Corby as part of a UK tour.

Year 9 students Erin Anderson and Polly Jones spent two days with the Ballet Central company after being selected from an audition held at CBA.

Along with 9 other dancers from across the area they were taught a piece by the ballet company’s choreographer and then performed at the Cube on May 25th before Ballet Central’s own professional dancers took to the stage.

Erin, who attends the Helen King School of Dance said: “It was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.

“It has given me a real insight into the life of a professional dancer and it was tough as we were rehearsing for seven hours over two days.”

Polly, who has been dancing at the Wendy Sharpe and Sharon Potter School of dance since the age of three said: “I would like to become a professional dancer and so it was a great opportunity to dance with the company. I really enjoyed it.”

The girls performed a piece based on Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.

Dancer teacher Francia Dickinson said: “This was a really special experience for the girls and one that I don’t think they will forget.

“The performance at the Cube was spectacular and I am really proud of them both.”