Article Nov 28, 2016

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Victoria and David Beckham's daughter training with English National Ballet

David and Victoria Beckham's little girl Harper has followed in her mum's dancer footsteps by enrolling with the English National Ballet.

The retired soccer star has been spotted taking their five-year-old to weekly junior classes with the ballet company, which is one the four main groups in the U.K., according to The Sun newspaper.

Harper's interest in ballet will come as a relief to her mum, who feared Harper would become a tomboy and choose soccer over fashion when she was small.

"Harper is of the age now where she is trying loads of different things but she really loves going to ballet," a source told the publication. "There really is no better place for her to learn than the English National Ballet. It’s up there with the most distinguished ballet schools in the world. Both David and Victoria love watching her perform and helping her practice too."

The former Posh Spice, who also trained to become a ballerina in her youth, recently said, "She (Harper) loves fashion, you know, as all little girls do... but she loves sports. She said to me the other day, 'Mummy, I think I want to play football'.

"(That was like) a dagger through the heart! I have three boys that want to play football, you know, come on, let one of them want to be into fashion or dance."

Harper isn't the first Beckham child to show an interest in the arts. Their eldest son Brooklyn, 17, is a keen photographer, while Romeo, 14, has done some modelling for brands such as Burberry, and Cruz, 11, has proven his singing talents on his mum's Instagram account.