YOUNG dancers in Barry have excelled in performances across the UK this month, competing in a variety of street dance championships to qualify for British, European and even world tournaments next year.

Twenty-seven dancers from Motion Control Dance school in Barry have been demonstrating their skills as part of the UDO Welsh Championships and the BDO South West Championships. All three teams have been successful in navigating these competitions, and will now go on to compete in more prestigious events across 2018.

The results mark an impressive achievement for Motion Control Dance, whose members through hard work and determination also recorded a number of solo and pair trophy victories for their displays in the events.

Members of the club also impressed judges at the 'ultimate dance' competition at Encore this month with their contemporary showcase.

Dancers performed in front of other dance schools from across the UK and were given a standing ovation for their performance, being presented with the inspirational award. One of the judges, Jonny Labey (Paul Coker from Eastenders) described the group's performance as the highlight of his weekend.

Motion Control Dance, which operates out of their new studio based at the YMCA in Barry has been teaching dance classes for more than 16 years. A registered charity, they are now on the lookout for new members to join their dance family and are set to hold an open day on Saturday, January 6 between 10am and 2pm.

The club have a range of new sessions starting in the new year that will seek to promote health and wellbeing for all ages, including creative Latin dance sessions for the over 50s.

Other sessions will be catered towards those with disabilities, creative dance improvisation sessions for young people as well as sessions in street and breakdance.

To find out more about the club and the services they offer, visit their website at: New visitors to the website are able to register to try out a class for free.