CELEBRITY dance star Louie Spence inspired Inverclyde youngsters when he shared his skills at a national dance event.

TV personality Louie taught the local youngsters at Dance Champs UK — a show at the SECC in Glasgow which was organised by Greenock dance teachers Lynne Weston and Gabriella Tamburini.

Lynne, who owns Dazzles Dance Studio and Grafitti Dance Troupe, says the event was a dream come true for the young dancers.

She said: “Louie was so fabulous.

“He spent so much time with the kids and was so good with them.

“He really went out of his way to make them feel special — it was great.

“The kids got a lot from it and some of our dancers also performed, so it was a really good experience for them.

“Louie also spoke to me personally afterwards and praised the attitude, ability and talent of the Grafitti Dance Troupe dancers.”

Lynne and Gabriella, who owns Scarlet Fever PoleFitness, both hope their event inspires dancers to reach their potential.

Lynne added: “We give them these opportunities so that they can see that they have got potential and they can do things that they thought impossible.

“A lot of our kids are on track to pursue a career in dance so these events are good for their CVs.

“It also gives them the experience of learning other teachers’ choreography and to be able to adapt through different teaching methods.”

Over 1,000 dancers from 39 schools across the country took part in lessons with Louie and fellow dance star Dane Bates, who has worked as a choreographer on hit show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.