Pupils scoop award at county dance festival

Pupils at an Ashington dance school have been celebrating after picking up a host of trophies at the south east Northumberland Dance Festival.

The Gladwin Ballet and Stage School pupils – Hannah Bishop, Amy Shute, Rose Bishop, Lois Bullough, Alicia Nicholls, Ciara McLarnon, Ella Ray, Laura Chishti, Nicole Drysdale, Antonia Coxon, Ellie Cunningham, Rebecca Cowell, Erin Elliott, Ellen Crake and Emily Arkle.

The dancers are now rehearsing for their pantomime, this year Dick Whittington, which will be held at Ashington YMCA on February 17-19. Tickets are £5 from (01670) 850921.