Jemma so proud of all her team

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A DANCE school owner has praised her young students for their excellent display at their second awards night.

Jemma Mudd, 25, who runs JLM Dance in Hartlepool, told of her pride at the youngsters who performed everything from the waltz to the tango at the event held at the Victoria Park home of Hartlepool United.

The venue is the home olf the dance school which held its second awards night earlier this month.

Jemma, who is mum to Evan Mudd, aged eight, and one-year-old Ellsie Mudd, said: “It went really well.

“All the students were supported by their families as they were examined on their ballroom and Latin dances in their new dresses.”

The children danced the waltz, tango and quickstep in ballroom as well as the jive and cha cha in Latin.

Jemma added: “All dancers where very brave and danced one by one so that all the students and families could watch and encourage them.”

She praised the students for “working extremely hard in class which makes it a pleasure to teach them”.

Jemma is planning to follow up the successful evening with an awards presentation night next month.

And there’s more news as JLM Dance plans to take in more students from November 10.

The Halloween presentation party, where students will receive their trophies in front of family and friends, will be held on Friday, November 1.

Jemma runs JLM Dance within the Victoria Park home of Hartlepool United, having originally run the school from St Theresa’s Church Hall.

Jemma has been a dancer herself since she was five years old.

The school holds classes including salsa on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm, adult social dance from 4.30pm to 5.30pm on Saturdays, as well as the following sessions on a Sunday.

l Baby bop for children aged from three months to a year, between 2pm and 2.45pm.

l Bigger boppers for one to three-year-olds from 3pm to 3.30pm.

l Infant classes for three to seven-year-olds from 3.30pm to 4.15pm.

l Junior classes for eight to 13-year-olds, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Jemma would welcome more students to her new venue.