A GROUP of young dancers made history last weekend after winning the highest ever number of trophies at one competition.

On Sunday, June 26, dancers from Silhouette Dance Club competed against girls from across the country at the national Dance Blast competition in Lytham St Annes.

The St Helens-based dancers, aged between 7 and 15, competed in one choreographed group routine and one solo freestyle routine in both Street Dancing and Cheer.

With prizes up for grabs for the top six places in each age category, the girls returned home with their "faces beaming" after winning a total of 34 trophies across the categories.

After opening the dance school on George Street in the town centre in 1983, the weekend's trophy tally made Dance Blast the most successful competition in Silhoutte's almost 40-year history.

St Helens Star: Owner of Silhouette Dance Club, Marie SmithOwner of Silhouette Dance Club, Marie Smith

Owner of Silhouette, Marie Smith, said: "I'm very proud of all the girl's achievements after all the hard work they put into their dance.

"There is no way all of this success could have happened without the hard work of the dancers, our dance teachers, and the parent's support of the children who come up to three times a week and go to national competitions.

"After being open since 1983, it's quite humbling to see the mums who I used to teach now coming in with their daughters and seeing them win these trophies."

As well as Street Dancing and Cheer, Silhouttee Dance Club, now located on Boundary Road, also offer classes on ballroom dancing, contemporary, ballet, modern, and tap.

For more information, visit their website here.