YOUNG dancers put their best feet forward to impress examiners.
The youngsters from the Skelmanthorpe School of Dance showed off their best ballet and tap moves in exams held by the British Theatre Dance Association in Leicester and came top of the class.
The group of 24, all aged five to 10, achieved 22 distinctions, one merit and one honour, receiving silver trophies as recognition of their efforts.
Their teacher, Barbara McKie, who runs the school, said she was extremely proud of all her students.
She added: “I can’t believe how well they’ve done. I’ve always got high marks with my students, but I’m especially pleased with the results of this one because it’s not an easy exam.
“Both exams I put my students in for– the Royal Academy of Dance and the British Theatre Dance Association– are educationally credited.
“This gives my students good grounding if they want to do further training.
“For a lot of the children it was their first exam, but they weren’t too nervous because they saw it as a bit of fun.
“It’s important that dancing is enjoyable and I always make sure the children have fun as well as learn something in my classes.”
Barbara’s school rehearses at the Darby and Joan Hall and teaches ballet, tap, modern and character dancing.
The school often stages shows and Barbara is hoping to organise one for this year.
She is currently taking on students aged two-and-a-half to 18 and of all standards.
For more information phone her on 01484 862760.