Dancer Lucy has a royal appointment

Lucy Roy will dance for the Queen
Lucy Roy will dance for the Queen

Linlithgow dancer Lucy Roy has a royal appointment in London this weekend and her performance will be shown live on TV.

The ten-year-old toe tapper will be performing in the Patron’s Lunch Street parade to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Lucy is a member of Edinburgh Ballet and will trek to London with her teacher Sara Wood and eight of her fellow dancers.

Proud mum Sarah said: “Lucy actually found out about this event at the end of April but had to be kept a secret until last week.

“She has been practising non-stop and is really looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“A big thank you to her amazing dance teacher Sara Wood who has taught all the girls so much.”

Linlithgow Bridge Primary School student Lucy has been dancing since she was three-years-old and recently moved to the Edinburgh based dance school.

Royal Academy of Dance qualified teacher Sara said: “Lucy is a fantastic pupil who just loves to dance, She is really enthusiastic and will give an amazing performance.

“It is a massive event for myself and all the dancers going and I am sure we will all have a fantastic time dancing for the Queen.”

Performing in front of a big crowd will not phase the youngster who has previous experience on stage as she was part of a Nutcracker production in Edinburgh and Stirling and was also part of a Wizard of Oz show in Edinburgh.

Lucy can not wait to travel to the capitol this weekend to show off her best ballet moves. She said: “If there is an opportunity to dance you have to take it.

“I will be dancing my hardest for the Queen.”

The Edinburgh Ballet students will perform as part of a 1500 strong cast which will parade down the Mall showcasing the support and service the Queen has given over her 63-year reign.

Sara said: “We have been rehearsing the routine like crazy and I am sure we will all perform to the best of our ability.“

The parade will go round twice with the second circuit being shown live on BBC1 and with 10,000 guests expected there will be plenty people there to cheer the performers on.

Sarah said: “We plan to make the most of it and we have been given free travel within London so hopefully we can go see some sights.

“However Lucy really wants to go to Harrods to build a bear so maybe we will just do that.”