THIS tiny dancer is celebrating after claiming a whole host of trophies at a big competition.

Hollie Mahon, who is five, took first place for hip hop at the Fearless Competition in the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley.

She also collected three other prizes - third place for disco, fourth for lyrical and fourth in the overall first time competition in the lyrical section, where she was up against teenagers.

The youngster, who is a pupil at St Andrews Primary in Greenock, has been dancing since she was only 15-months-old.

She said: "It's the first time I've ever come first.

"I feel happy."

Fancy footwork runs in the family, as Hollie's big brother Jay, nine, has started competing too.

He finished third in the hip hip contest in what was first attempt.

St Andrew's classroom assistant Laura Flynn, whose children attend Grafitti Dance Troupe along with Hollie, said: "Hollie's fantastic, a ball of energy.

"She's so dainty but when she takes to that dance floor she's a dynamo.

"Everyone loves her.

"Jay did really well too, he doesn't dance competitively with the team and he'd had no private lessons, so he did fantastically well.

"To perform his own routine in front of hundreds of people he doesn't know, is phenomenal."

The pair's proud mum Sarah-Jane Mahon said: "Hollie loves dancing and is always cheering on her dancing friends.

"It is more about having fun and enjoying herself and if she wins any trophies, it's a bonus.

"I'm so proud of Jay too, especially because this was his first competition."

Sarah-Jane was also swift to praise dance teacher Alicia McCallum.

She said: "She's great with the kids and is always on hand with help and advice when needed."

Alicia, owner of the dance school, said: "I'm so proud of how far our little Hollie has come on since joining our competitive team at three-years-old.

"Hollie is full of energy and comes into the class with a smile and always gives 110 per cent."