A YOUNG Inverkip dancer is turning her dream into a reality during lockdown as she sets up her own school.

Julie Darroch has been making moves since she was a toddler and now wants to give others a chance.

After years of teaching she is taking the plunge and starting out on her own. Julie, aged 23, said: "I just love dancing and teaching. I have been dancing since I was two years old.

" I have started parents and child dance classes and they are fully booked.

"We just want to make it all fun. It has always been a dream of mine.

"This was something I had been thinking about during lockdown and I just thought I would go for it."

Julie, who also works as a home support worker, is joined by two coaches Carly Wilson, 18, and Rebecca McInally, 17.

She added: "I am delighted to have them on board as well."

JD Dance will be offering youngsters the chance of traditional disciplines like jazz, free style, as well the likes of lyrical and Acro.