A dance teacher’s dream of launched her own school has, she says, turned out to be one of the “best decisions” of her life.
Melanie Moore had no idea that - when she opened the doors to her dance academy last year - her students would be bringing home the silverware quite so soon.
But that is exactly what has happened for the 20-year-old who had set her heart on being a dance teacher at the age of just10.
Celebrating her first year in teaching, Miss Moore, who herself as performed in freestyle dance competitions all over the country said: “I can remember when I first walked into the class I was only expecting about three kids.
“But there were lots of them and the numbers have increased ever since.
“Launching my own dance school has always been a dream of mine and is definitely one of the best decisions I have made in my life.”
“Words can not even begin to explain how proud I am of my dancers. I have only worked with them for a short time but they are winning competitions wherever we go.
“It’s just amazing and something I had hoped would happen but never did I expect it to happen so soon.”
Miss Moore teaches pupils ranging from the age of three and is hoping to one day launch an adult freestyle dance classes.
Miss Moore, from the Parkway Estate, South Shields, added: “I have had so much support from my family and the parents of the dancers it has been unbelievable. It just makes me so proud to have been given this opportunity and it’s great to see the confidence of my dancers grow.”
Classes are held on Mondays at Low Simonside in Taunton Avenue, Jarrow on Mondays 5.30pm until 7pm, Wednesdays at Temple Park, South Shields, from 5.30pm - 7pm and Thursdays at the Neon Social Club in Jarrow 5pm until 6pm and 6pm until 7pm.
Anyone who would like to take part in the classes can either turn up at the session or call Melanie on 075 7245 8354.