THE latest recipient of the 10 Cafe Bar monthly sponsorship award is a 15-year-old ballet dancer.
Sophie Milne, who is currently attending full-time residential ballet training at the Dance School of Scotland in Glasgow, popped along to the cafe bar in Castle Street, Forfar, to accept her cheque from Donna Cruickshank.
The money will come in handy, for Sophie has recently been selected from a large number of international applicants to attend Birmingham Royal Ballet’s summer school.
The course takes place in August, when Sophie will have the opportunity to work with principal dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s company.
The week-long intensive dance course consists of six to seven hours of ballet training per day.
“I will also get the chance to learn company repertoire from leading choreographers,” explains Sophie.
“The summer school is held at Elmshurst School for Dance, which is one of the full-time upper schools I will be auditioning for to further my ballet education next year.”
The monthly sponsorship, with £100 up for grabs, continues, and for full details on how to apply, turn to page 21.