Aspiring dancer moving to the top

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An aspiring West End dancer has proved he has the dancing feet to make it all the way to the top.

And Adam Peet-Harrison is one step closer now he has won scholarships to two prestigious dance schools.

Adam Harrison from Kirkham has won two dance school scholarships

Adam Harrison from Kirkham has won two dance school scholarships

The 16-year-old will begin a three year course at Preston College of Dancing next month, and one day a month for the next year he will visit Tap Attack Associates in Swindon for further training.

The scholarships come after Adam, of Rawlinson Street, Wesham, won a Noda Award in Blackpool for Best Supporting Male Actor in a youth production of Fame at the Lowther Pavilion, Lytham, at the end of last year.

“I’ve done a hat trick,” he said. “This is all a step in the right direction – I’m getting better.”

Adam has been dancing in musical theatre since he was just eight, but has only been taking exams for the past three years through Clifton Academy of Dance at St Annes.

He added: “I am looking forward to starting college, I just want to get summer out of the way – I never thought I’d say that. I am so pleased to have this scholarship.

“Pretty much everyone in the year went for it, and they only offered it to two of us.

“I feel privileged to have got it. We all had to audition for it, and do a presentation on why you should be awarded the scholarship.

“Without it, I would have had to find a lot of money to be able to pay for the course.”

It is Adam’s dream to dance on the stages in London’s West End.

He said: “As long as I am dancing I don’t care where it is, but London would be good and I’d love to perform in Billy Elliot and Fame again.”