By Eleanor Coombes
Hello my name is Eleanor and I did a show at The Lighthouse with Jade, Toby and Ollie. I was very happy when Miss Hammond asked me if i wanted to do a show at The Lighthouse. I did nallet next to the Wessex Youth Orchestra on 12th December 2009. We had to practice loys and lots and finally i got it. We danced to The Snowman ‘Walking in the Air’ which Miss Hammond taught us, and Tchaikovsky’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’ from ‘The Nutcracker’, which Miss Kim Taught us. On the day we had a dress rehearsal. I shared a dressing room with Jayde and then Toby and Ollie shared a dressing room. In the dressing room there were mirrors with lights around, our own toilet, chocolates and drinks. We felt like superstars!
It was my first time ever I got to dance next to a live orchestra. I thought they were very good and very large and loud. I felt really excited but a little bit scared. It was a very big audience to perform in front of. My partner was Toby. The first dance was The Snowman sung beautifully by a little girl. I wore a white leotard and tutu. Miss Hammond did my make-up. The second dance, I wore a blue leotard and tutu. My Mum, Dad and big sister Tash came to watch me. I felt proud of myself when everyone clapped. Miss Hammond, afterwards gave me some flowers and a card. My family were very proud of me and I was too. I want to thank Miss Hammond for letting me dance. I will never forget dancing at The Lighthouse.