A Beith dance school will be holding classes for children and young people with additional support needs.

MMDC will begin running classes on January 12 and are open to kids between the ages of five and 17 where they will be taught by additional support needs primary school teacher Chloe McIlroy.

The classes will be one of the first of their kind in North Ayrshire and aim to allow young people with additional needs the chance to “exercise and have fun” in a suitable environment.

Teacher Chloe McIlroy said: “For children and young people with additional support needs, there are very few activities available in this area.

“As an Additional Support Needs Teacher, I believe inclusion begins with opportunity.

“Having access to a safe space for children and young people to exercise and have fun in a sensory targeted environment is vitally important to their development.

“The class is aimed at nurturing their individual needs, expression through music and dance, keeping fit and having fun!”

Chloe has worked taught young people who require additional support and has run dance classes for over 10 years.

Aside from offering kids with additional support needs a space to enjoy and express themselves, the classes also hope to give their parents and carers a chance to socialise.

She added: “Our ASN dance class is open to all ages and abilities and encourages inclusion within a mainstream setting.

“It is also a positive place for parents and carers of children and young people with Additional Support Needs to meet, interact and support each other.

“I cannot wait to get our class started, inspire the next generation and nurture the love and the art of dance in as many people as possible!”

Classes cost £13.50 for three sessions set to take place on January 12, 19, and 26.

Young people who haven’t been to any MMDC classes before can access their first session for free.

Anyone interested in booking a place can do so on MMDC’s website.