On the other side of the world, a young Launceston ballerina had the experience of a lifetime.
After auditioning with the director of the English National Ballet School in January, 14-year-old Amelia Reynolds was chosen to travel to London to participate in an intensive two-week summer course.
"I trained six to eight hours a day for two weeks," she said.
"I was part of the youngest group, which was ages 11 to 14. There were 20 people in my class, and more in the older classes."
Amelia said her favorite part of the experience was the people she met along the way, especially as many of the students were also from outside of the United Kingdom.
"I think the best part about being able to take an opportunity like this is to meet other people and learn from their experiences, and I feel like that has been the most worthwhile part," she said.
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Most participants in the program were full-time dancers, and being part-time, Amelia was excited she had been given the same opportunity.
"I'm really ecstatic that he [the director] saw something in me that I didn't see in myself," she said.
Amelia studies about 10 hours per week at Ballet and Dance Arts Tasmania.
She said she was thankful to learn in such a supportive environment.
"Without them I wouldn't have been able to travel as far, I wouldn't have had the confidence to do what I did and come home with a smile on my face and be able to say that I enjoyed that experience, I learned a lot, and it was definitely worthwhile," she said.