Members of Padbury-based arts school The Dance Academy have been celebrating its fifth birthday.
The academy, which is home to almost 100 students, has grown from a two hour per week school to five days per week, while principle Rebecca Easter has seen several students move onto the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance.
She said: “I went to teach underprivileged children in the Favelas in Brazil as part of some charity work I was doing. It really inspired me and when I got back I decided I wanted to teach more, so I set-up the Academy. I wanted to make sure the children got the very best out of all aspects of dance.”