SLIDESHOW: Pupils at West Yorkshire Theatre Dance Centre in Ossett pick up awards

Talented young dancers from across the county were honoured at a ceremony in Ossett.

The students, from West Yorkshire Theatre Dance Centre, put on a fabulous performance for more than 200 family, friends and visitors before being presented with certificates, sashes and trophies for their achievements over the past year.

Maisie Kaye received the full free annual scholarship courtesy of the Ossett-based dance centre while Sophia Purvis and Olivia Patchett were presented with £100 towards tuition fees courtesy of Northern Light Media and the Yorkshire Building Society. All three girls were chosen by their teachers because of their potential.

Maya Bevan was presented with the trophy for best stage presence (donated by Richard Kendall) and Emily Walton picked up the trophy for most devoted dancer (donated by OJ Health and Safety Solutions)

The dance centre also handed out its Personality Award in memory of Imogen Murray. Her mum Sarah Murray presented the award to Georgina Stringfellow.

A cheque for £684 was presented to the Candlelighters charity after the presentation at Ossett Town Hall.

Principal Sarah Thomas said: “The showcase and ceremony went brilliantly and we were so pleased. All 200 pupils performed on stage and then later in the evening received their awards. The feedback from parents has been so positive.”