HUNDREDS of young dancers took part in two days of competitive dance classes over the weekend as party of the Devizes Eisteddfod festival.

The dance extravaganza saw performances of ballet, tap, modern, classical and cabaret styles from dancers across the country.

The competitions were adjudicated by June Hornby, from Weymouth, one of Britain’s leading dance judges and an official adjudicator from the British and International Federation of Festivals.

Eisteddfod festival director Michael Johnson said: "The dance festival was a brilliant event, especially on Sunday when we had the groups.

"The place was packed all weekend which was great.

"Our dancers came from all over the South of England, some as far as Devon.

"We had over 400 performances over the two days, and the standard of the dancing was fantastic."

As part of the ongoing festival, next weekend will see three days of music, speech and drama performances with over 200 classes judged by five leading adjudicators, Belinda Mikhail (piano), Richard Hickman (strings), Ben Costello (choirs, vocal and musical theatre), Anne Hodgson (brass and woodwind) and Ann Bauer (speech and drama).

The final part of the 2019 Eisteddfod will be the festival concert in the Town Hall assembly room on Saturday November 30 at 7pm.

The concert includes the fourth Young Musician of Wiltshire Competition in which five young musicians will compete with a £250 prize for the winner donated by the event sponsor, Wansbroughs Solicitors. Admission to this concert is free with a retiring collection.