Brother dances in to keep Callum company

AS the only lucky chappie among a class of 80 adoring girls, talented Callum Hale can now shoulder this enviable burden with a fellow bloke – his four-year-old brother Ewan.

By James Fraser

AS the only lucky chappie among a class of 80 adoring girls, talented Callum Hale can now shoulder this enviable burden with a fellow bloke – his four-year-old brother Ewan.

Since he was eight years old, the twinkle-toed 13-year-old from Otley was the only boy at the Debbie Garrod Stage School, which is based in Ashfield.

Now the pair are starring the school's new show called Stars of the Future, which takes to the stage at Stowmarket's Regal Theatre on April 27 called Stars of the Future 2002


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Callum, who attends Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge, was joined last week by little Ewan – who wanted a piece of the all singing, all-dancing action that he had seen his brother enjoy.

Callum led the school into the prestigious finals of the British Arts Association's international competition this year against stiff competition.

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But Ewan joined the chorus line just in time to star in the show later this month – in which Callum takes a lead role in mime, song and dance pieces.

"Callum has an instinctive feel for comedy – and he really likes the idea of being the only boy in the class," said dance teacher Debbie Garrod. "But when the girls get dressed to dance – he is now beginning to blush!

"Perhaps Ewan isn't quite as well behaved as Callum but he seems to be following in his brother's footsteps."

Proud mum Sarah Hale, who helps out by making the costumes for the school's shows, said Callum had been dancing since he was five.

"I think he wants to be an actor when he grows up," she said.

A fourth member of the Hale family also attends the dance school – sister Amber, nine, has been going since she was three!

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