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LCB: Spider-Man spins webs in South Rise Primary

Posted on Thursday 12th June, 2014
After a year of LCB’s Dance Inspire weekly ballet classes, Year 4 of South Rise Primary had the opportunity to showcase their newfound talents to their teachers and parents at their end of year ballet show. With only a few moments before parents started to arrive, the children hurriedly added the finishing touches to their costumes and make-up (some of the boys grumbling that the girls’ costumes were more sparkly than theirs!) and they wished each other good luck – “toi, toi, toi!” Soon every s…

LCB2: Ciara's first day

Posted on Wednesday 11th June, 2014
Today I did the first day of the LCB2 Tour this year. We finished rehearsals yesterday after 5 days and performed to our parents. Today I went to the Meadbank Nursing Home in Battersea and the Ross Wyld care home in Walthamstow. We performed Nanny McPhee as a ballet to the residents staying there. My parts were the Cook, Magic Dust and a Nanny. While I am performing it brings me such joy to see them smile and enjoy themselves, this is what I love about the tour. And although they may not be abl…

LCB2: Bringing smiles to lonely souls

Posted on Monday 9th June, 2014
No West End stage for us.  No lights, no make up, no live orchestra, no dimmed auditorium and rustle of programmes and sweet wrappers by an expectant audience.  Our stage is not nearly so glamorous.  A communal carpeted living room in a care home, our props neatly ready in the makeshift wings.  Our audience though is just as expectant.  Elderly residents, much older than I imagined, sitting patiently as we arrive. The room is packed.  An elderly lady in her best floral blouse comes shuffling in…

LCB2: Sofia's yellow measels

Posted on Monday 2nd June, 2014
One more rehearsal before the Summer cast of LCB2 sets off on tour this weekend.  We will have spent five days rehearsing a 30 minute production of Nanny McPhee to perform in care homes and special needs schools across London and the South East. I am back in the Dance Attic where I auditioned nine months ago along with hundreds of children.  Now there are only 12.  Such a small group is really fun because you get to know everyone quite well, including the older children who I might not have muc…

Tameera: Finding my place

Posted on Monday 2nd June, 2014
Hi I'm Tameera and I'm 14 years old. I started dancing at the age of 3 not knowing it would be a loved passion for me now. I've been in Rumpelstiltskin with LCB in 2011 and auditioned the next 2 years. At a young age I had to stop auditioning for West End shows such as Billy Elliot and Matilda because I was the height of a teenager. Unfortunately I was much taller than the components my age. I wasn't aware that my height would be an issue. I started to get frustrated and upset that my size was …

Ruby: A puppy's perspective part 2

Posted on Monday 2nd June, 2014
I’m back! I promised to tell you all about the performances but first the dress rehearsals.  The dress rehearsals…… On Tuesday morning, I got up much earlier than I do when I’m going to school! But it didn’t bother me, I was so excited about going to the Peacock theatre. As my mum was a chaperone for the week, we arrived at the theatre at 9:30 am. We were shown to our dressing rooms – I was sharing dressing number 7 with 12 other girls, including “Baby Agatha.” Action started at 10:30am – first…

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