A young Kettering star and her dance partner have quickstepped their way to victory in a national competition.
The mother of 11-year-old Emily Brown has spoken of her pride after Emily and her dance partner Scott Wilson won the award.
The dancing duo became English Open Juvenile Classical Sequence champions just two weeks ago in Blackpool.
Emily’s mother Sue Brown said she was delighted that her daughter’s hard work has paid off.
She said: “I am very, very proud indeed.
“They have had a particularly successful year, particularly after they won again in Blackpool in October as well.
“They both work extremely hard and they give so much time up and put in hours of work.”
The young dancer from St Edward’s School, in Kettering, spends six hours a week training with her teacher Marjorie King .
Mrs Brown said her daughter is totally dedicated.
She added: “I am not sure who she gets the talent from, it’s definitely not me as I have two left feet.
“It is probably my own mum as she could’ve been a professional dancer, but she decided not to because she wanted to stay with her friend.”
Emily and Scott, who is aged 10 and from Bedworth, enjoyed further success in October when they were victorious in the British Championship in Blackpool.
Mrs Brown reserved special praise for Emily’s dance teacher Majorie King.
She said: “I would really like to thank Emily’s teacher and all her hard work. She really is an unsung hero who doesn’t get the praise she deserves.
“She keeps her prices low so the children of Kettering can go and enjoy dance.”
The couple will next compete in the Champions of Tomorrow tournament in Blackpool, on January 6.