Ballet changed my life: Billy who?more...
by BALLET RAMPTON for the Independent
This is not a vehicle for wannabes desperate for their 15 minutes of fame - neither are the young people chosen, Pop Idol-style, via a series of humiliating auditions. Rather, these youngsters have been selected for the scheme by their local councils in Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton. Ballet Hoo! is being run in conjunction with Youth at Risk, a charity that specialises in the care and rehabilitation of troubled children. A network of 200 voluntary life coaches is available 24 hours a day to help the youngsters, who are aged between 14 and 19, through this highly demanding programme.
published: September 10, 2006