New Mills students Alana Clark and Ella Peatfield were dancing for joy after receving their A Level results.
Alana, of Acorn Terrace, secured the grades she needed for a place at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, while Ella, 18, is off to the Royal Northern Ballet School.
For 18-year-old Alana, securing a place at the prestigious school is the next step in a love affair with dancing which began when she was just two-years-old. She has been attending New Mills Dance and Theatre Centre for many years, and as well as dancing there she also helps out teaching.
She said: “When I opened my UCAS letter I read it then had to read it again. Then I just screamed and cried. I wasn’t too worried about the results I just needed to know if I’d got in.”
Ella has also been involved with dancing since she was two, and is hoping for a career in the West End in the future.
She said: “I was really really pleased. I knew I had my place anyway before the results but I was really pleased to find out how I’d done in my A Levels.”