A DANCE competition in the Wee County attracted more than 100 pupils from 10 schools.

The youngsters put a lot of effort in to impress the judges when the second annual Clackmannanshire Primary Schools Dance Competition took place at Lornshill Academy.

It was organised by the council’s sports development team in conjunction with teachers and saw a total of 12 acts competing in two categories on the night.

The dancers had up to 90 seconds to make an impression with their own choreographies, which they had spent months preparing.

It was the first opportunity to perform in front of an audience for many taking part and the many hours of practice was evident from the high standard of performances on display.

Eilidh Abernethy, principal of dance at Alva Academy and member of Elite Pro Dance, as well as Heather Shrimpton, founder of Alloa Ballet Company and Stirling Academy of Dance, had the difficult task of picking the most deserving displays.

‘Prisoner Escape’, from Menstrie Primary, earned first place in the small group category, second was ‘The Greatest Alva Show’, from Alva Primary, while ‘Future Stars’, from Redwell, came third.

Sharing the top spot on the podium in the large group category was ‘The Lion King Remix’, from Strathdevon Primary, and ‘Into the Wild’, from Menstrie Primary.

Second place went to the ‘Let it Shine Squad’, from Tillicoultry Primary, while ‘This Is Us’, from Banchory Primary, came third.

A special Creative Recognition Award went to ‘Remix Friends’, from Park Primary School, who impressed the judges with their unique ideas.

Each group earning a podium spot received a trophy.