Arts Excellence Awards

AWARD WINNERS: Students from Ribble Valley Dance. (s)
AWARD WINNERS: Students from Ribble Valley Dance. (s)
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Five students from Ribble Valley Dance school were amongst the recipients of Arts Excellence Awards from Ribble Valley Borough Council.

The successful students, whose prize included a grant to support their ongoing training, attended an awards evening for successful youngsters from across the valley.

Three awards went to the same talented family. Lillie Dummer (13), Oscar (12) and Madeleine (10) are all keen to continue their pursuit of work in the arts and are attending summer school at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. They will use the award to fund their experience at the high profile school, which turns out hundreds of TV and music stars each year.

Other recipients were Ashleigh Smith (18), who will commence the next phase of her dance training at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks in Blackpool and nine-year-old Lizzie Griffiths, who is currently attending the Junior Associates Programme of the Royal Ballet School in Manchester.