A chance meeting at the Miami Beach Go-Karting Experience, has led to British tennis sensation, Andy Murray, being invited to join in classes at the Miami City Ballet School.
"We had been discussing overtaking techniques with this guy at the track," Fabian, a member of the Corps de Ballet, revealed to The Spoof last night. "We only realised it was Andy Murray, the US Open finalist, when we saw his biceps. Then we all fell about, goofing around with our Will Ferrell impressions."
"He seemed real keen to come to the studios. I guess it makes a change from his weight-lifting and stuff," he added.
Walt Acosta, the Artistic Director, was impressed.
"Although Andy is quite tall and lanky, he has good movement and poise. He is a quick learner who was soon mastering the intricacies of pirouettes, entrechats and grands battements. It seems his gran's mother was a ballet teacher, so it must be in the genes. Now he's resident in Miami for a couple of months in a year, we hope to see him more often."
Jez Green, who is overseeing Murray's training programme in Miami, is happy at the development. "For Andy, my main remit is to keep the challenges varied, otherwise he becomes bored and loses focus. I'm sure when you next see him play, he'll be moving around the court with improved footwork and elegance. And he is already perfecting artistic flourishes which will come in useful for his first Grand Slam celebration..."
With Murray in this form, the top 3 had better watch out when the tennis season gets under way in January.