WHILE most people in Pembrokeshire were eating Welsh cakes and celebrating St David's Day, on the 1st and 2nd of March members of the West Wales Academy of Dance (WWAD) travelled to Bridlington near Scarborough for this years Diva Divo dance festival.

Seven dancers from the academy make the trip up to the north-east, and all really well during the weekend's events.

Many gained recalls and positions in the quarter and semi-finals, and took part in three finals.

Academy director Melissa Johnson said the weekend was a "huge achievement from what was a very busy weekend with over 1,500 competitors entered". WWAD's under-10 girl champion dancer Evie Berridge made the highly competitive slow dance final from more than 70 entries, and Ross John made both his freestyle and slow dance finals - gaining a very respectable second place in each.

Melissa said that she was really pleased with all of the dancers' performances at the first big event of the year, adding that she has high hopes for the rest of the season.

WWAD are always looking to add to their competitive squad and welcome all new beginners.

For further information contact the academy on 07876702810.