Arky Posted June 19, 2012 Share Posted June 19, 2012 I posted details about a ballet dancer who ran with the Olympic Flame the other day in the NOT Ballet forum, but perhaps this was a mistake, as it is does involve ballet indirectly, and not many people have looked at it. Some Doing Dance contributors may know some of those involved. This is what I wrote - I have been watching the torch run through Stockton-on-Tees and spotted a runner who was clearly a dancer. He thoroughly enjoyed his run & so did everyone watching! The BBC commented on-line about him. What an inspirational story. Here is what was said: - " Kicking off his stint by delivering a high kick is James Hobley. He was diagnosed with autism at four-years-old and had problems with his legs as he tiptoe walked as a toddler. He had to wear braces on both legs and special orthopaedic boots because the tendons up the back of his legs were tight. But he made a recovery and discovered dancing, and has won a full scholarship to the Hammond Dance School in Chester. James adds split jumps to his earlier high kick to complete a snazzy little torchbearer routine" ! Kathy G then mentioned Lydia Hurst of Elmhurst. She is featured on Elmhurst’s site http://www.elmhurstd...rch-Bearer.html and has her own site http://lydiaholt.com/ where she describes the experience. She clearly had a brilliant time. Now I find that Daniel Dolan from Widnes, flew back from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy to be a torch bearer. According to the article I found he is only the third British boy to train at Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy in 236 years. http://www.runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk/news/9744994.Ballet_prodigy_flys_home_from_Russia_to_carry_the_Olympic_torch/?ref=rss Scottish Ballet Youth Collective performed at the Olympic Torch Relay celebration in Glasgow. They can be seen on Isn’t it great that so many young ballet dancers are involved ? Are there any more?!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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