21 June 2016

Goodbye LMTS

When I was 3 years old, like many other little girls, my mum sent me to dance lessons. At first she sent me to disco dancing but I didn't like it, I remember sitting at the top of the stairs and saying "Mummy, I want to go to ballet instead!" I had a friend called Isabella who already attended classes at Lancing Musical Theatre School and so the next week I went along with her!

I can remember my first lesson so clearly, I wore my yellow mini mouse top and I was really upset about it because I wanted to wear the pretty pink leotards like the other girls. When it was time to do mimes, the other girls got onto the floor to start their fairy dance but I stayed standing up because I thought they were being naughty and I didn't want to be naughty on my first lesson in case the teacher didn't let me come back. I think I must have enjoyed that lesson because I stayed there for the next 16 years. 

2 years after my first lesson, I took part in my first show! Now 5 years old, I got to be a sprite in A Midsummer Night's Dream. I loved my costume so much that I would wear my sprite hat a lot. I was so chuffed when I saw our photo in the local newspaper that I showed everyone in school. It's still one of my favourite pictures ever and is the one at the top of this post! I was also one of the King's children in the King & I and because I was the smallest (story of my life) I got to be the one who ran through the King's legs at the end. I saw the boy who played the King a couple of days ago and informed him that I was the one who did that, I think it shocked him a bit as I am now 19, but I probs haven't grown that much tbh. In the years to come I played the part of Noddy, Annie, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, Tracey Turnblad from Hairspray, Meg from Hercules, Dolly Parton and just recently, Lola from Copacabana. LMTS really gave me a love for performing and the arts/ Because of this I went on to study drama GCSE at school, musical theatre in college and last year I got into Brighton Film School and I credit all of this to our teacher, Mrs Tritton, who gave me so many opportunities.

You're probably wondering why I'm telling you all of this. Well besides them being happy memories, they are very poignant at the moment because Mrs Tritton retired this Saturday after our final show and so the school came to an end. I was intending on leaving so that I could focus more on film school and have more time to find work opportunities, but I was expecting it to be there if I wanted to go back to help out or to watch a show. 

It's really hard to imagine not seeing the girls I grew up with everyday, but I'm determined to stay in touch with them, especially Gemma and Tanya, my best friends from LMTS. After our performance on Saturday we all had a group hug which was probably one of the most emotional moments of my life. 

So I just want to say thank you to Mrs Tritton for starting LMTS and touching so many people's lives and shaping their careers I also want to say thank you to all the people I danced with over the years, I enjoyed every second of it. 

I don't want this post to be too sad so I am now going to share with you some cute and sometimes embarrassing pictures of me in my previous shows and a couple from last weekend:

We Will Rock You 2008

Passing our ballet exam in 2007!

9 to 5 2014

Jai Ho 2016

Only You 2014

Another Brick In The Wall 2014

Waltz of The Flowers 2016
Red Dress 2014

Grease with my little brother Ethan in 2008

Dancing Fool 2016
Hairspray 2011

On Broadway 2006

Recording our songs...not sure what year this is but judging by the glasses I'm going to say 2008!

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. Did you ever go to dance lessons? Let me know in the comments below!

See you soon,

Beth xx


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