Hard work pays dividends for Jemma’s students at JLM Dance

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DANCE school students have been putting in the hard work ahead of examinations.

These dedicated youngsters are all from JLM Dance which was set up by Jemma Mudd, 25, in 2012.

Jemma said: “These are the first examinations for the UKA Dance Association and will give the children the opportunity to enter competition throughout the year.”

Children will be performing dances dancing including the waltz, quickstep, jive, cha cha and classical sequence.

Jemma said: “Once the children have done their exams they will qualify for competition.”

And one of the first competitions that the students will be competing in will be one at the Whitby Pavilion tomorrow.

The students of JLM Dance practice at the Victoria Park home of Hartlepool United. 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.

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.