Here’s what we feel he could work on: Firstly his ‘battement degage a la seconde’ (i.e. the balance on one leg with the other leg swinging to the side) would look better with a straight leg, and as I always say to my students, “Point your toes darling!” He could also circle those hips a little more to get the judges on his side. Overall, we reckon he could be a bit more feminine, which might sound a bit odd given that he’s a bloke in a dress, wig and full make-up!
Our final suggestion would be for him to do the arched back movement with one hand touching the floor, then pushing back to standing (like Kate Bush does in the second verse of the song in the ‘Falls through without you’ line). If he could do that he would definitely win!
So Noel, if you’re reading this there you have it: a professional thumbs-up plus your winning strategy! We, and Maggie and her GSCE class wish you the best of luck in the final on 12th March.
Red Nose Day itself takes place on March 18th. To find out more information on how you can take part, and to read about the incredible work the charity undertakes, please visit their official website.
Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Maggie Clunie and her Year 11 class for taking the time to review Noel’s performance!