TWO Huddersfield dancers have been nominated for a top scholarship.

Victoria Haigh, 15, and Louise Kirrane, 17, are set to travel to Manchester's New Century Hall to compete for the International Dance Teachers Association Scholarship for Tap.

They will face competition from 48 of the best tap dancers in the UK.

Louise, from Oakes, has attended the scholarship contest twice before for different dance disciplines, but it will be the first visit for Victoria, who lives at Shepley.

The first place winner will receive £200.

Both girls attend the Patricia Stoj School of Theatre Dance and have been learning ballet, modern and tap dancing for years.

They were nominated for the scholarship by IDTA examiners who marked them in recent intermediate tap exams.

Patricia Stoj said: "It is a privilege to be picked for this. Getting picked as one of the 50 is the main thing. They have done really well."

The girls were two of seven dancers who took their intermediate tap exams at the school.

According to Patricia, this is rare.

She said: "It is unusual to get a whole class up to this standard. I am confident they have passed."