YOUNGSTERS took to the stage to celebrate the second night of Blackburn and Darwen’s ninth annual celebration of amateur dance at King George’s Hall.

Children aged from five to 16 took part in Blackburn and Darwen Council’s Schools’ Celebration of Dance. Starting on Tuesday, youngsters from reception class pupils to GCSE students greeted audiences with a carnival of colour, music and movement.

Local school developed their own ideas for their performances based on this year’s theme of history.