A DANCE showcase celebrating its eleventh year has electrified audiences once again.

The Ulverston Primary Dance Platform was held over three nights, involving 23 primary schools and 500 pupils from across the Furness area.

Pupils from Ulverston Victoria High School, Barrow Sixth Form and Kendal College, alongside dance groups from across the region, came together to perform their annual showcase.

There was a huge variety in style of dances which this year included titles like, ‘Beneath the Waves’, ‘Inside the Laboratory’ and ‘Tickets Please’.

Event organiser Christine Jamieson was delighted with this year’s performances.

She said: “What’s great about the event is that it has got a real community about it.

“It’s fantastic to see the faces of the community come together and watch their family member’s perform, their faces light up.”

In preparation for the performance, a dance teacher goes into a school for four weeks prior to the show.

This year just under 500 children took part in the dances, performing to an audience of 800 people.

Mrs Jamieson explained how the show often leads pupils to pursue further education within the performing arts.

She said: “It is lovely to see students from the very first dance platforms to study at performing arts schools.”

Richard Butler, assistant head at Ulverston Victoria High School, said: “It was such a brilliant celebration of dance for the region. I was bowled over by the quality of the performance.

“The pupils were performing to packed-out audiences every night thanks to the support from the community. We want to celebrate the arts as much as possible and events like this are doing so.”