A BALLET teacher celebrated ten years in the profession.

Louise Gould teaches ballet to adults at the Jacqueline School of Dance in Willersey, also teaching students from pre-school to 18 and held two performances at The De Montfort School in Evesham to celebrate.

Seventy four dancers aged from 23 to 76 took part in the sell out event as 250 people packed into the school hall.

Ms Gould said: "We also held a raffle and other competitions on the day to raise money for Alcester Dementia Café which has been a lifeline for my mum and dad as my dad lives with vascular dementia.

"I would like to mention that Tesco and Evesham Garden generously donated prizes to this.

"We raised over £600 for the Alcester Dementia Cafe which is used by a lot of local people from Evesham and the surrounding villages even though it's in Warwickshire.

"It's a fantastic centre offering support to carers and their loved ones twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings.

"They have also recently started a daycare centre on Mondays and Thursdays as well. It is complete self funded and relies on donations to be able to run.

"The volunteers are truly wonderful people."

The performers danced to choreography music from Giselle, Spartacus, Coppélia, Romeo & Juliet, Don Quixote and tap dances to Stevie Wonder and Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock before the Ravel's Bolero finale.