Performers' joy after returning to Blackpool Dance Festival

Two dancers have told of a "once in a lifetime" experience after a global tournament resumed for the first time in three years.

Blackpool Dance Festival started in 1920 and hosts events including the British Open Championships across 13 days.

Mia Lennik-Holden, 19, and Andrei Toader, 20, both from Middleton, were among the dancers competing at the town's Winter Gardens.

Ms Lennik-Holden described the tournament as "unreal" and performing in Blackpool was "something every dancer should experience".

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