BOYS BALLET ACADEMY STUDENT GAINS A PLACE AT THE PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL BALLET ASSOCIATES SCHOOL
A huge congratulations to BBA student, ten year old Caleb Wood, who has been successful in his audition for a place in the Royal Ballet School Junior Associates.
Caleb has been taking regular dance classes as well as private classes with us, taught by the Head of Ballet – Alex Cowie – who himself trained at the prestigious Royal Ballet School’s White Lodge and then its’ Upper School.
Caleb’s Mum Sally, on hearing the news, contacted Claire Jones, Boys Ballet Academy Founder. “Caleb passing his Junior Associates audition has made our year”says Sally. She goes on to thank BBA and Alex for their role in supporting Caleb in his excellent achievement and adds “I think many children love music and have potential to dance but may lack confidence or the opportunity to develop it. A boys only space, with the fun and the deeper sense of really belonging, has been very important for Caleb to thrive as a boy and a dancer”.
The Royal Ballet Junior Associates programme is designed to augment an individual’s current training while introducing them to the Royal Ballet School’s system of training, alongside other gifted children who aspire to a career in dance. Caleb will continue to study each week with Alex Cowie at the BBA in addition to the weekly associate classes.
Claire Jones comments “We are very proud of Caleb and are delighted to be part of his ongoing development here at the BBA. He is a superb role model for the other boys here. We all wish him every success in his training with the Junior Associates and look forward to one day possibly watching him in a future Royal Ballet performance!”
Claire goes onto explain that the BBA is a non-profit organisation based in Worthing where classes are held each Sunday. She is very happy to be contacted to answer any enquiries and is happy to offer a taster session for any boy who would like to try a dance class in this boys only dance environment.