At the first audition I was immediately out of my comfort zone, as I’d never done activities like flocking and group impulses before but I really enjoyed the opportunity to try new things. As the rehearsals went on my confidence grew, and Rhiannon was so supportive of us all. I was really surprised but honoured to be asked to do some solo work within the piece, and I didn’t tell my friends or family, so it was quite a surprise for them! As someone with very limited prior dance training, I have always described myself as an enthusiastic amateur, but I’m keen to learn and love exploring new styles of dance. Being a part of The Legacy Project was such a dream come true; to perform on stage at The Place, with such a fantastic bunch of people, knowing we had friends and family supporting us from the audience, it really felt like we were keeping the Olympic spirit going.
I’m always saying to the pupils I teach at school that the best thing I’ve learnt is to “just go for it” – you may not be the best, but with a positive attitude and hard work you’ll be amazed what you can achieve!
Written by Charlotte Aldhouse
Photos by ClickSka Photographer