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Weʼre raising £8,500 to to help fund my training at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

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My name is James Platts and I'm 12 years old. I've always loved dance and drama.

I auditioned for a place in 'Oliver' at The Curve Theatre in Leicester when I was 9 years old. i got through the singing round and got my first ever call back but unfortunately I didn't pass the dancing part so I decided i would take it in my stride and use it as a learning point therefore, I wanted to learn to dance.

I attended Linda Williams Academy Of Performing Arts and after doing a few classes I fell in love with ballet.

After 2 long years of going to dance in the evenings and having private lessons right up to the last minute, trying to catch up with everyone one else that had already been dancing since they were toddlers, I was asked to go to an open class at Tring Park School For The Performing Arts. To my amazement I was offered a full time boarding place and a Music And Dance Award Scholarship.

The Scholarship does fund most of my fees however there is still some left. After one of the most physically and emotionally challenging years of my life and being away from home and the people I love most, i think i have grown so much stronger and my desire to be the best and work the hardest gets bigger and bigger.

My family are extremely supportive and have helped me through my challenging journey. However if you could donate, whether it be big or small it would mean the world to me, and help with my training to live my dream and become a professional in this extremely tough business.

James Platts

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  • Howie B.

    Howie B.

    Aug 15, 2018

    Glad to see you following your passion James. So talented! All the best,A friend of your mom. :-).


  • Mandy Summers

    Mandy Summers

    Aug 12, 2018

    Glad to see you went with the crowdfunding option rather than my second suggestion! 😉 Good luck with raising the rest....looking forward to seeing James at school for his second year. X


  • Christopher Petrie

    Christopher Petrie

    Aug 12, 2018

    Good luck James


  • Caroline Humber

    Caroline Humber

    Aug 10, 2018

    Wonderful to see you dancing today - Olivia loved being your partner 😍


  • David


    Aug 10, 2018

    Good luck James


  • Adrian Day

    Adrian Day

    Aug 10, 2018

    well done on completing this year - best of luck for next


  • Jacquie Wilson

    Jacquie Wilson

    Aug 9, 2018

    You go James, all the very best for the future


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James Platts

James Platts

Tring, UK

My name is James Platts and I'm 12 years old. I have successfully completed my first year at Tring School for the Performing Arts. Dance is my passion.

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