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Louis achieves place at prestigious London Dance School

posted 12 Apr 2019, 02:53 by N Nelson

Year 11 student, Louis Harris has achieved a place at the Rambert School of Ballet and Dance on a scholarship, one of the hardest contemporary dance schools to get into in the UK.

Louis is in his final year at the Academy and about to start his GCSEs. Last year he achieved an A grade in his A Level Dance exam. He has worked exceptionally hard to get to where he has and taken every opportunity including working as a Dance Ambassador for Pineapple Dance Studios, and attending dance competitions around the country. He also helps choreograph the 100 + team of Rock Challenge students and is Head Boy at the Academy.

His time at the school will be tough as training is intense and includes long days as well as evening rehearsals and performances. But this doesn’t put Louis off. ‘I don't think it has sunk in yet! I am ecstatic that I have been offered a place to study at such a prestigious dance school. I couldn't have done it without all the support from Ryde Academy and the wonderful Miss Seaton, my dance teacher, the Principal, Mrs Ballard, and of course my amazing mum who is always by my side. Now for new opportunities and a life surrounded by what I love!

His mum, Christine Harris, said I am absolutely delighted that Louis got into Rambert. It was his first choice and he has worked so hard and deserves this so much. I couldn't be prouder’.

Principal, Joy Ballard said: So many of our students have remarkable and wide ranging talents, it is just wonderful to see Louis who is such a humble and hardworking young man achieve his dreams.  We are all extremely proud of him and share his family's joy.'