Student is making her dance dream a reality

STUDENT Amber Mitchell
STUDENT Amber Mitchell
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SHE hasn’t even graduated yet but young Amber Mitchell already has her eye firmly fixed on the future.

The Winchester University student, from Cosham, is launching her own business next month, with the help of a famous friend.

She still has a year left on her dance course, but will launch Abstract dance and performing arts school on October 15 at Highbury College, Cosham.

Launching it, and teaching at the first two workshops, will be Charlotte Scally, semi-finalist on BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance.

Amber, 20, said: ‘It’s my lifelong dream to run a dance school.

‘It’s about building their confidence, giving them self esteem, getting them healthier – just about getting everyone together and learning something that they can take away and then use in the future professionally, or just have as a great hobby.’

Amber is a familiar face in the city, as she is involved with the Portsmouth School Sports Partnership.

And she is also involved with the Stop Gap Dance Company, which caters for able-bodied and disabled dancers.

Working with the company has inspired Amber to follow suit, and open the doors of her dance school to everyone.

‘I believe that people should be treated equally,’ she said.

Amber’s classes are for people aged between two and 11 years- ld for now, but will include adult classes once she graduates next summer.

‘I want to do this for me,’ she said.