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Shining Stars!

Two of our children from Team Staynor have accomplished an amazing achievement. Jasmine and Ciara have both been accepted into the Royal Ballet Junior Associates Programme.

Please read below as Jasmine and Ciara tell us in their own words how this happened…



After dancing for 6 years, my dance teacher mentioned to me about applying for the Royal Ballet School for classes they held on weekends.  I attended the insight day to see what it was all about, enjoyed it so much I auditioned and was thrilled when they offered me a place’.– Jasmine, Team Foss 


‘I have been dancing in the theatre and dance academy in Selby since I was three years old with my teacher Miss Gemma. But to be able to dance in the Royal Theatre I had to audition. The first auditions were in Leeds and 216 people auditioned at different times, however there were only 16 spaces available that went through to the next audition. The second audition I did in the dance studio with Miss Gemma. I had to copy 15 minute clips of the Royal Ballet teacher. A week later I found out that I had got into the class. Now I am doing the Saturday class (over zoom) with 15 other pupils.’ – Ciara, Team Calder 

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