A DANCE school is making so much progress, it has put students forward for their first official competition.
The Hartlepool-based school JLM Dance is run by dance teacher Jemma Mudd and is based within the Victoria Park home of Hartlepool United. Jemma has been a dancer herself since she was five years old.
She said: “I am really excited about the dancing school this year as I have some wonderful dancers and some great competitions to attend, as well as other events throughout the year.”
Last year finished on a high for JLM Dance with its own in-house dance competition.
Jemma said: “We had a spooky presentation party where all the children and family came dressed up to support the children receiving their trophies in true creepy style.
“We had special awards given out. We also had a raffle to raise funds for all students to go to the national competition at Blackpool Winter Gardens.”
Jemma added: “The school will be looking forward to attending our first competition in March at Whitby Pavilion.”
JLM Dance is welcoming new recruits throughout January, and holding the following Sunday classes.
Toddler bop sessions for children aged 19 months and over are from 1pm. Baby bop sessions for children aged three months and over are from 2pm.
And from 3pm, infant dance classes will be held for children aged five and under.
Sessions for youngsters aged eight and under are from 4pm while budding dancers aged nine and under can come along from 5pm.
Adult salsa in-line classes are on Monday from 8pm to 9pm - suitable for anyone aged 16 and over, with no partner needed.