After 30 months without an event, the Devizes Eisteddfod was back on form this week with its dance festival, held at Lavington School where 216 performances were given in 41 classes.

Young people from all over the South West took part, embracing ballet, modern, tap, character, song and dance, lyrical and cabaret, in individual and group performances.

The five principal winners were: Most promising junior dancer, Beau Radford-Stewart from Swindon; most promising senior dancer, Estella Smith from Chiseldon; most inspirational dancer, Tallulah Hardy from Stroud; most realistic character, Eleanor Widdowson from Stroud, and the Tanya Allen Award for endeavour went to Anya Pockett from Gloucester.

Michael Johnson, director of the Devizes Eisteddfod said: “Everyone concerned with the Eisteddfod is so very pleased that after the pandemic we were able to once again present this lovely event when young people were able to gather and perform.”

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