Almost 800 young people from 20 primary schools took part in the Primary Dance Festival at Magnet Leisure Centre on Wednesday and Thursday last week.

The event was organised by the Ascot & Maidenhead School Sport Partnership.

This year's performance had the theme Into the Wild, taking its inspiration from animals, landscapes and the environment.

The young performers were all aged four to 11.

The festival is unique in that the young dancers all performed in class size groups, showing the quality of dance that can be performed within the curriculum - developed by the Partnership's dance teacher Jane Douglass in schools across the year.

The junior dance companies had auditioned from schools across Maidenhead and Ascot.

There was a showcase performance from Newlands Girls School - with welcome returns by Burchetts Green Infant and Larchfield.

Emma Fitzgerald, partnership development manager from the School Sport Partnership said: “Schools put in weeks of hard work to prepare for this festival and I’m really pleased the Partnership is still able to provide this special performance opportunity for them to feel part of something bigger."