A GROUP of talented children have danced their way to a £3,000 community arts award.
The children are from a Saturday club which runs as part of Barnardo's Kirklees Khandaani Dhek Bhal project.
They earned the award after joining forces with Huddersfield's Chol Theatre to take part in the HeART of the Community scheme at the White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds.
Khandaani Dhek Bhal is one of more than 50 services commissioned by the Children's Fund Kirklees to benefit five to 13-year-old children and influence the development of children's services.
Under the guidance of Chol director Susan Burns, the children put on performances of music, song and dance that entertained White Rose shoppers and caught the eye of judges.
The award, sponsored by the White Rose centre and jointly paid for through the Arts and Business New Partners Investment Programme, will enable the children to develop their artistic talent.
Ms Burns said: "We will now be able to go on and create further meaningful artistic experiences, which will benefit more children from the group.
"Involvement in HeART of the Community has been very good for the children. They gained a real sense of achievement from the recognition they have received."
Chol Theatre was one of four groups to take part in the scheme.
Vanessa Gibson, of Arts and Business Yorkshire, said: "Through HeART of the Community, the White Rose centre has made a valuable contribution to youth arts projects in this region, while increasing engagement with the arts in the community."