START limbering up – because a dance studio will be opening soon in the town.

The GingerFred Dance studio will open its doors six days a week, all year round, and they hope light-hearted and serious dancers alike will use the facility, which is based on Westover Trading Estate.

Professional dancer Louise Barrett, who has been working as a dance performer, teacher and choreographer since 1998, will be running the studio.

Louise was left jumping for joy when Arts Council England awarded the studio a vital £10,000 grant and she said the studio will look contemporary, fun and professional.

She added: “I have worked really hard to create a programme of weekly dance classes that capture imaginations as well as keep people fit.

“For example, the class for adults, Stayin Alive, takes place under the newly-installed disco lights and glitter ball with classic disco videos projected on the wall. It gives participants that disco feel while they gather new skills.

“The grant helped to put in a new floor, change the use of the building, put mirrors in and provide the funds to help local employment to the area.”

The classes have a range of styles and there is something for everyone regardless of experience or age.

There will be an open day at the studio on December 9 for people to have a look around and classes will start on January 14.