Dancing for joy

DANCERS' DELIGHT: Lucy Hooper, Jessica Timms, Lauren Davies and Ellie Holmes, left to right.

DANCERS' DELIGHT: Lucy Hooper, Jessica Timms, Lauren Davies and Ellie Holmes, left to right.

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Four dancers from a Chesterfield dance school joined finalists from all over the country bidding for honours in a top competition.

Lucy Hooper, Jessica Timms and Lauren Davies, who are all 16, and Ellie Holmes, 14, from Kickers Dance Studios, reached the final of the Association of American Dancing’s Scholarship and Debut Award competition.

In the Debut Award, Lucy was awarded second position, Lauren reached third and Jessica fifth position.

In the Intermediate Ballet and Tap Scholarship competition, Ellie was awarded second position.

The final was held at Buxton Opera House earlier this month.

Teacher Kelly Fogg said: “Every single pupil who reached this stage at Buxton danced beautifully and to be awarded these top placings was fantastic as the standard was very high. It was a great day for all involved.”