Maddison Longhorn, 8, a pirouette closer to Royal Ballet dream
HER twinkle toes have secured her a place training with the Royal Ballet and her parents couldn't be more proud.
Maddison Longhorn, 8, has been performing since she was three and wants to be a dancer when she grows up.
She is now one step closer to achieving her dream after being accepted into the Royal Ballet's junior associate programme in Leeds.
Her mum Jessica has been training her along with other little movers at LWHS School Of Dance in east Hull.
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"The judges saw potential in Maddison at the auditions," Jessica said.
"They look at feet, legs, posture and personality and she sparkles on stage.
"We had to wait six or seven weeks to find out if she'd been given a place.
"She's one of only ten or so to be accepted from LWHS since the programme started some years ago."
Maddison, of east Hull, will travel to Leeds every weekend for three years before going for a place in the mids associate programme in Manchester.
As well as ballet, she is an enthusiastic modern, tap, street and musical theatre performer.
Maddison said: "I went to London to see the Lion King and I'd love to dance on a stage that big one day.
"I'm quite nervous about my first day in Leeds but the centre looks great and I can't wait to get started and meet new friends.
"It will be nice to be taught different skills by different teachers and I love learning new ballet moves."
Jessica, 27, was a dancer until she was 18 when she suffered a back injury.
She said: "Teaching at LWHS feels like home and the girls really develop when they go off to Leeds.
"Last year we had youngsters Isabella Hoe and Lily May Bower given places at the school.
"Maddison will benefit so much from the training and it's very disciplined.
"It will really help her for the future."
Jessica said LWHS is producing some top dancers, who have secured numerous scholarships and placements across the country.
"It's a great school and the girl's all love it," she said.
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