GOOD luck to the students from a Hartlepool academy who will be competing in their competitions next week.
The youngsters at the new Michelle Brown Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts will be competing at a festival in Hartlepool and will also be represented at a championships in Chester-le-Street in County Durham.
Michelle Brown, 29, runs the academy, from The Studio in Tower Street in Hartlepool.
She said: “The school has doubled in size since Christmas.”
Michelle trained at the internationally-renowned Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and as a British Association of Teachers of Dance member.
Now she has her own school where she teaches students skills such as dancing lessons to microphone techniques, as well as musical theatre. It also covers tap, ballet, modern dance and drama.