A HOUSING developer has made a donation which will help a Barry-based ballet school make a fashionable statement in an international dance tournament.

Taylor Wimpey South Wales has sponsored the Nicola Peros Ballet School for the second year running with a donation of £1,500.

The donation will provide funding towards new tracksuits, tights and ballet shoes to enable young dancers, aged nine to 13, to look their best for an international tournament, The Dance World Cup, this year.

The Dance World Cup, taking place in Portugal in June, is an event involving 20,000 competitors from 54 countries.

Eight ballet dancers from the Nicola Peros Ballet School will take part in the contest.

The homebuilder, who also sponsored the team last year, is continuing its support for the dance school in Barry where Taylor Wimpey is building new homes at its Latitude at The Quays development.

Founder and principal at the Nicola Peros Ballet School, Nicola Peros said: “The Dance World Cup is a highlight tournament for my pupils who spend months perfecting their dance routines in order to perform to the best of their ability at such a well respected competition.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation towards the tracksuits, tights and ballet shoes which look fantastic on the pupils.

“The dancers are thrilled to be able to wear their new tracksuits at the Dance World Cup in June and it’s lovely to be able to provide them with beautiful tracksuits that match their dancing abilities.”

Sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey South Wales, Sara Taylor said: “Organisations like the Nicola Peros Ballet School, do such great work in the local community by giving youngsters the chance to join a team, learn new skills and make friends.

“Nicola has had a positive influence on dancers of all ages from the Barry and Cardiff areas for many years so we are delighted to be able to support the pupils by funding new tracksuits, tights and ballet shoes for the Dance World Cup.

“We wish the team great success in the tournament and beyond as they continue to develop their skills.”