Zara dances to the top

Zara Pinington,14, from the Central Dance Academy, who has won a place at the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance at The Lowry in Manchester.
Zara Pinington,14, from the Central Dance Academy, who has won a place at the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance at The Lowry in Manchester.

A young Lancaster dancer is one of only 20 in the country to earn a top dance school place.

Zara Pinington, 14, will start at the Lowry Dance School in Manchester in September through the CAT (Centre of Advanced Training) scheme.

Zara, a pupil at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy, attends the Central Dance School.

She will spend one day learning dance in Manchester and one in Penrith.