A WORCESTER dance school has been put forward for a national award.

Harlequin Stage School are in the running for this year’s National Entertainment Awards.

The school, in Droitwich Road, was nominated by Leanne Hollyhead, whose daughter dances at Harlequin.

In a statement posted on their Facebook page, principal of the school, Paula Dymock said: “So Harlequin Stage School have been shortlisted for an award!

"How amazing! However we need your VOTES! Please can you visit the The National Entertainment Awards Facebook page and click Harlequin in the poll.

“Please, please, please help us. The wonderful Leanne Hollyhead has put Harlequin forward for this award.

"I am so chuffed and would love more than anything to do well.”

Harlequin Stage School is now second in the running with 1,600 votes.

The school re-opened recently after being closed due to lockdown. Dancers were still able to log in to classes online throughout.

Principal Dymock said previously: “Zoom lessons are going well - I wasn’t a fan at first but they are good to offer one-on-one support to students - we are trying out different things to not let this pandemic stop us.

"When we reopen, we’ll limit class sizes and have space in between classes.”