DANCING in the spotlight has never been so popular.
Over the past couple of years TV celebrities have flocked to share in the glitz and glamour of the ballroom.
Now a new exhibition is to take a look at the appeal of the waltz, foxtrot, jive and rumba in Kirklees.
Its organisers say ballroom dancing is more fashionable than ever.
The Ballroom Bliss exhibition at Red House Museum in Gomersal takes a quick step round at the dancing scene in Kirklees, from tea dances to top-level competitors.
The display is part of the fourth annual Kirklees Fashion project, run by Kirklees Council's Community History staff.
This gives local people the opportunity to choose objects and artefacts for the museum collections.
The main feature of each exhibition are two new outfits, one male and one female, that reflect the latest fashion interests of Kirklees people.
In previous years Kirklees Fashion has looked at Asian weddings, school uniforms and nightlife.
This year, ballroom dancing was chosen as the theme, as local dance schools have enjoyed a surge in popularity following BBC TV's Strictly Come Dancing, hosted by Bruce Forsyth, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
When the programme was first screened last year, 500,000 people across the country became converts to ballroom dancing.
They followed in the footsteps of the series one winners, TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and Brendan Cole, a Kiwi specialising in Latin American dancing.
Ballroom Bliss has given the curators, Katina Bill and Carmen Taylor, the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful dancing and view some sparkling and beautiful dresses.
Collections assistant Katina said: "It has been a dazzling experience.
"I have never seen so many rhinestones! The dresses are gorgeous."
The centrepieces are two outfits worn by Melanie and Stuart Earnshaw, from Thornhill Lees. They are rated 12th in the British Seniors dancing category.
Melanie's dress, which she designed herself, is decorated with rhinestones and lace.
The display also features quotes and photos from local people at dance schools, tea dances and social dances.
* Ballroom Bliss will be showing on the upstairs landing of Red House Museum on Oxford Road from Saturday, September 24, to Sunday, November 27.
It then moves to Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Moldgreen, from December 3 until April 2.
Entrance is free at both venues and they are open Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5pm.