A HUDDERSFIELD ballet dancer is to battle it out against 300 other hopefuls to win a scholarship to help pay for her dancing future.
Lauren Tibbott, 13, of Quarmby, will perform two dances when she appears before judges in Manchester next month to compete for cash to support her development.
The Royds Hall High School pupil, who goes to the Patricia Stoj Dancing School at Lindley, was nominated for the prize after achieving 92 out of 100 in her Grade 5 ballet exam.
Her mother, Kim Tibbott, of Crown Square, said: "It is not often someone gets more than 90, so to get 92 was very good.
"She is only the second person from her dancing school to be put through for it with ballet. We are very proud of her."
Lauren, who has been dancing since she was six, studies ballet, modern and tap.
Mrs Tibbott added: "She dances three times a week and practises a lot too.
"She just lives for it and wants to be a dance teacher eventually."
Lauren will compete against 300 other children at the end of February for the scholarship, which is being offered by the International Dance Teachers' Association.
If she is successful she will be awarded cash to help pay for further tuition and equipment.