Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: First steps to fame

Ballet is regarded by many people as an elitist cultural activity. But try telling that to the many young people taking part in this year's ballet summer school in Belfast where teachers from some of the most respected companies in the UK are putting them through their paces.

For a province with little exposure to this form of dance we have produced a number of outstanding dancers, both male and female, who have learned their first steps with local teachers. That is quite an achievement and, who knows, maybe one day some of the youngsters at this year's summer school will see their own names up in lights.

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