A TROUPE of Greenock-based dancers put on a sterling performance as part of an annual fundraising event for a veterans charity.

Guests at the recent Erskine Military Ball were treated to a spectacular opening to the evening’s entertainment as 10 members of the Elite Academy of Dance and Alba Ballet showed off their routine.

The Elite Academy of Dance is a dedicated Royal Academy of Dance school of classical ballet and Alba Ballet is the only touring youth ballet company in Scotland that performs the traditional classics such as The Nutcracker.

Attendees at the charity bash watched a performance to the famous Dambuster tune, created specifically by the principal of both schools, Julie Kavanagh, for the Ball.

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Julie's group of performers came from Inverclyde and Ayrshire and were aged between 15 and 17.

Sharing their thanks for being involved in the event, the dance school said: “The whole experience was amazing, and the girls didn’t want to leave, they are still buzzing.

"They would have danced the whole night if they could.”

Erskine events and sponsorship manager, Jennifer Campbell, said: “We are delighted this amazing group of young dancers could join us, and our guests even more so.

"Their Dambuster performance was a very special moment in what was, once again, a fantastic evening and we can’t thank them enough.”