A DANCE crew returned to the stage after a year-long hiatus to delight audiences with a 'razor-sharp' performance.

Bridport Youth Dance, which teaches young people aged between six and 21, performed on stage for the first time in a year with a show at Bridport Electric Palace.

The performance opened with a short film, named 'Freedom/Connection', which was filmed in the town, before dancers began to execute moves in several styles, including street dance and tap. The choreography and direction was done by leader of the school Nikki Northover.

Reviewing the performance, Colin Ward said: "Bridport Youth Dance returned to the stage with a powerful and moving treat, reminding us what we’ve been missing for too long, and, once again, they raised the bar.

"The razor-sharp skill and discipline, and all the thirsty fluidity in the work is testament to Nikki Northover and the rest of the team. Long may it continue to engage and excite us all."

For more information on Bridport Youth Theatre, visit www.bridportyouthdance.org.uk