There was plenty of dance talent on show at the Weymouth Pavilion as dance schools competed to be the best.

Six dance schools took part in Weldmar Hospicecare's Strictly Junior – Freestyle! which raised more than £10,000 for the charity.

The schools were:

  • Caron Parry School of Dance
  • Evolution Dance
  • Kelci Dance Academy
  • Let's Dance
  • Mercury Dance Academy
  • Polelatis Street Dance Crew

Each school had to fundraise beforehand in order to take part with various events organised including cake sales.

Due to some schools entering twice, a total of nine acts performed routines in front of panel of four judges who scored them, with the audience also voting for their favourite.

There was a range of dancing styles, from ballroom, to tap, disco, modern and street dance.

The winners were Let's Dance and the school's principal Julie Storey said: "It was great to enter the competition and help raise additional funds for Weldmar, as a couple of weeks prior, we had our own Let's Dance show which enabled us to donate the proceeds.

"The children had a great time taking part in Strictly Junior and with the many touches which the organisers had put in place, the extra Strictly-style buzz was given to the whole experience.

"When the four judges each gave us their scores of 10 out of 10, our whole team was very excited.

"We were totally over the moon to be announced as the winners.

"From our group of 29 students, we chose our only boy, Finn, to step forward and accept the glitter ball trophy on behalf of the school.

"We would like to say thank you to the Weldmar team for putting on such a great event."

Major events fundraiser at Weldmar, Clair Walker, said: "It was a fantastic evening of entertainment and a great opportunity for the schools to showcase their talented students.

"We raised over £10,000 through sponsorship, voting and ticket sales, so I would like to thank everyone, especially the dance schools, for supporting our event.

"The schools worked really hard perfecting their routines and fundraising for Weldmar and the final was a fitting celebration of all of their hard work over the past fourteen weeks."