School girl in national final

A 10-year-old dancer has won a place at the national finals of All England Dance in London.

Grace Taylor, who attends Welton Academy, won first, second and third places at dance festivals around the county which led to the Midlands Regional final in May.

Mum, Deborah Tayor, said: “Grace loves to dance – I took her to Christine Anderson Theatre School when she was three because she was so shy that I felt she needed more contact with other children.

“After a bit of a shaky start she just blossomed and her teachers Christine Anderson and Vicki-Jo know how to bring the best out in her.

“Grace has worked really hard on her solo routines over the last 18 months and I’m incredibly proud of her. To see her compete on a West End stage in the Finals will be the icing on the cake!”