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New scheme means music will play on for Greece's ballet dancers

29 November 2012 Last updated at 16:50 GMT

With arts funding slashed as a result of the country's austerity measures, many ballet dancers in Greece are struggling to find places on training courses and employment within dance companies.

But a new initiative launched by the Greek National Opera, called The Dancebox Project, hopes to give 11 young dancers the experience and exposure they need to secure jobs by letting them train at the opera house for free for two years.

Tom Santorelli reports.