Teenager’s got all the right moves

A teenager has secured a scholarship at one of the country’s top dance schools.

John Brice, pictured, of North Shields, is now set to relocate to Twickenham to be closer to the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance to study for a degree.

The 18-year-old, a former pupil of John Spence High School in North Shields, is among the first students to graduate from a two-year dance programme delivered by Newcastle’s Dance City and Gateshead College.

“I’m really excited. I’ve always wanted to dance, and as I got older, I started to push myself and I enjoyed that feeling of constantly striving for more. I realised dance was actually what I wanted to do as a career,” he said.

John has high hopes for his career in dance, adding: “After I graduate, I want to travel the world with my dance. I would love to work for a dance company, so I’m keen really keen to combine my dance with travelling and seeing the world.”

The former John Spence Community High School pupil is among eight Gateshead College students who have secured places at top dance schools.

Anthony Baker, Artisitic Director at Dance City, said: “It’s fantastic to see the students securing places with such prominent dance schools. The course was introduced to provide opportunities for local youngsters who have the talent and flair to become professional dancers and it is succeeding.”