Young dancers from a Musselburgh-based dance and fitness studio enjoyed success in their debut of Strictly Kids Edinburgh.

The group from LCDC, based at Newhailes Business Park, auditioned via video and 11 of the dancers were selected to take part in the competition.

The dancers then had five weeks of training with ‘Strictly’ coaches and Louise Collie, who runs LCDC, putting in many hours of work to prepare for the event at the Leonardo Hotel in Edinburgh.

Ruby Oliver, 10, and Grace Pattie, 10, danced a jive to Runaway Baby; Eva Purves, 10, and Grace McNeil, 10, performed a samba to Copacabana, reaching the final; Elisha Thompson, 10, and Isla Ridley, nine, took to the floor for the cha cha to Call Me Maybe, and got through to the final; Madison Neill, 13, and Grace Hill, 13, danced a Viennese waltz to A Thousand Years, reaching the final; Amy McLeod, 15, and Ellie Craig, 15, performed a Charleston to Pencil Full of Lead; and Imogen Sutherland, 11, with her partner from another school, staged a salsa to Let’s Get Loud.

Louise said of the event: “We were lucky enough to have three couples in the grand final and the competition was fierce. The dancers had a great day and can’t wait for the next one.”

The event raised funds for Hillhead Charity, which provides support to families, children and communities in Scotland.