DANCEWORKS Devon Newton Abbot has two reasons to celebrate this month.
Dance school proprietor Pauline Mason has just been awarded Dance Teacher of the Year 2013 by the monthly national dance magazine Dance Today.
Readers were asked to nominate their dance teacher and describe why they should be awarded the title.
After the votes were counted Pauline was announced as the winner and has just collected her 'trophy' in the form of a framed picture that is also the front cover of the September issue of the magazine.
The issue features an article about Danceworks Devon, which had its second birthday in East Street on September 5.
Among the prizes Pauline received were two tickets to see the musical West Side Story at Sadlers Wells in London, a selection of music CDs and a year's free subscription to Dance Today.
The trophy was presented to Pauline and husband Rob by Dance Today editor Nicola Rayner.