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GIRLS are celebrating after making waves in a UK dance competition.

The youngsters from Dance Destiny, based in Stamshaw and Tipner Community Centre, were selected to take part in the ISTD Grand Finals.

The event saw the top dancers from 45 schools compete in disco, freestyle, rock and routine categories.

Competitors were selected through continual assessment throughout the year, and a group of girls from Dance Destiny were chosen to take part.

Friends Courtney Sherwin, 11, and Tori Rowland, 11, both from Waterlooville, celebrated together for their achievements in set line – a routine-based category – after Courtney came in first place and Tori took second.

Another highlight of the event was the moment seven-year-old Dolly Harmer, from Copnor, found out she had came in second place in the solo dance category, having only taken up dancing a year ago.

And Lucy Harrison, 11, from Waterlooville, came in fifth place in the set line category.

Sian Trotter, Lauren Webb, Codi Rowland, Chloe Barge, Shannon Atkins, Summer Reber, Sky Reber, and Evie Honeyman also took part.

Debbie Hansford, who runs the group, said: ‘The girls did so well. They are all amazingly talented.’