Dance duo step up to UK awards

Romi Page has been shortlisted for a Carl Alan award.
Romi Page has been shortlisted for a Carl Alan award.

Two local dancers have been shortlisted for a top award.

Valerie Laws, a principal at the LP Dance Centre in Whitby, and her great niece Romi Page have been honoured with nominations for a Carl Alan Award.

Valerie Laws was shortlisted for the 'Outstanding Services Award'.

Valerie Laws was shortlisted for the 'Outstanding Services Award'.

The awards event, held annually in the UK, honour people who have made significant contributions to the dance and theatre industry such as teachers, performers and choreographers .

They are considered to be the “Oscars” of the Dancing World.

Valerie was shortlisted for the “Outstanding Services Award” which reflects her long-standing commitment of more than 40 years to Freestyle dance.

A spokesman said: “Romi has been nominated for the Freestyle Young Performers Award, which at 13 is a great achievement.”