A dancer from Tyneside is desperately trying to raise £20,000 to achieve his dream of attending a prestigious academy in America. Eliot Smith, 21, has been offered a place at the world famous Martha Graham School of Dance in New York, but he can't afford the fees. Eliot says if he doesn't find the money quickly, his dream of becoming a professional dancer could be over.
Eliot has been dancing since he was 12 years old. He started out at Dance City in Newcastle.
The two-year dance course costs £30,000 and Eliot has raised £10,000, so has has until January to raise the rest.