THEY were dancing in the streets at the Huddersfield Carnival on Saturday.
Thousands of people crammed into the town centre to watch the procession of floats.
It made its way from the Hudawi Centre on Great Northern Street to John William Street, where it was greeted by shouts, horns and whistles from excited children and other onlookers.
The first float carried the Huddersfield-based North Stars Steel Orchestra, setting the pace with Caribbean beats.
They were followed by carnival queens Helena Hamlet, of the Caribbean Carnival Crusade Club - who led the procession - and junior section winner Natalie Nelson, from the same club.
The carnival queens, dressed as butterflies, were judged at the Festival of Queens in Huddersfield Town Hall on Friday night.
The queens were followed by children dressed as pink butterflies, dancers wearing head-dresses and gowns in golds, blues and pinks.
Next came an impressive head-dress based on a deck of playing cards, followed by children wearing playing card suits.
Dancing to the beat of sound systems on trucks, next came troupes from Carriacou and Trinidad and Tobago Ladies, wearing Caribbean costume and waving flags.
The Hudawi Centre float was followed by an Out of Egypt-themed group in pharoah's outfits, carrying a huge picture of a pharoah and dressed as Egyptian women and soldiers.
Ashbrow Infant School also had a float. The children were dressed as scientists and held up information on famous black inventors.
More Caribbean dancers followed, as well as the final float, based on a Jungle Book theme. Those on the float braved the heat to don elephant and bear costumes.
Mrs Linda Sutcliffe, of Almondbury, watched the event with her nephew and two children.
She said: "It was very good. There seemed to be more floats. We come every year; the kids love it."
The procession left town via Cloth Hall Street and Trinity Street and made its way to Greenhead Park.
At the park, crowds of people flocked to the international food stalls, fairground rides, arts stalls and drumming workshops.
Live entertainment was by dancers, DJs and bands including, Made In Huddersfield, music group Dancing Fly, reggae group Positive Vibration, the North Stars, Congolese- style Soukous Koumbele, Turbo Charge Sound System, MC:Sylvester and the YaaAfrikan Carnival Show.
There was a stage for young people featuring a talent competition and artists including Connected 2, Africa For All Project and Suga Brown Dance School.
Police reported a trouble-free day.
Insp John Barrett said: "It appeared to have concluded without any serious incident. It was good- humoured throughout."