A LOCAL dance teacher is celebrating 30 years of her school in Glasgow's Kelvindale.

Judy Fielding opened her dance school three decades ago and has been teaching jazz, ballet, and tap dance ever since.

She said: "I'm 55 now and I have been dancing since I was three.

"I wanted to be a professional dancer, but then I fell into teaching, I thought 'this is more me' and I preferred it to performing. That is how I started and I am still going.

"My whole life, I have been dancing and I am not planning to stop anytime soon."

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The Judy Fielding School of Dance has been a pillar of the community since its opening, and hundreds of children and adults have worn away its floors.

Many of her students, after they leave for university, return years later, signing up their own children for classes.

The teacher, originally from Yorkshire, said: "I don't feel like I am special, I just feel like I am part of their family.

"I am also still in touch with a lot of the children that I used to teach.

"I hear about their friendships and what they are doing. I always say: If you come to my dance school, you never really leave, you are part of the family."

Looking back on her career, Ms Fielding explained that every day is special, but one event stood out.

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She said: "One of my favourite moments was five years ago, it was my 25th anniversary and I put it on Facebook calling anybody, who's been to my lessons, and telling them I will be having a show in my dancing room, please come and join us, I would love to see you.

"On the day of the show, I went to open the door and the whole path leading up to the school was filled with these gorgeous faces. It was a massive queue and it was probably my most special, favourite moment."

To mark her school's 30th anniversary, her current pupils will perform a special show at Hylands Secondary School on Saturday.