New dancers win top prizes
Irish dancers have claimed some of the top spots in a competition just months after taking up the sport.
Youngsters from the Jessica Hutton Academy of Irish Dance took part in the Midlands Championships in Leicester.
Niamh Hughes, Evie Briscoe, Shannon Quinn and Greta Quinn all walked away with trophies.
Nine-year-olds Niamh and Evie performed two dances and came in the top 10 for their age group. Shannon, 11, came in the top three for her age group while her sister Greta, 12, won four titles.
Dance teacher Jessica Hutton said: “The girls had never danced before until they joined my classes in September.
"It was amazing to see them do so well after just five months of lessons.
"They were all really pleased with their performance and enjoyed the competition.”