MAJORETTE dance troupe the Chickenley BCM Stars have been crowned Senior Troupe of the Year by the Yorkshire Carnival Association, in their 30th anniversary year.
The group was formed in 1988 and took its name from the three founders, Bernard, Carol and Maureen.
The BCM Stars are one of the longest-establised majorette troupes in the area and have approaching 50 girls and women in their ranks.
They work with girls from the age of two right up to adults, with the oldest member being a ‘mature’ 38.
There are also multiple generations of the same family dancing together.
The Stars are regular winners at the Universal Championships which take place at the Bridlington Spa theatre each year, organised by the YCA.
Besides being named Senior Troupe of the year they won a range of different dance disciplines across various age groups including Baby Military and Junior Freestyle. They also compete with the Northern Majorette Association.
The troupe leader is Annie Quinn, whose daughter Kerry Quinn is the longest-standing member and has danced continuously with the BCM Stars for 27 of their 30 years in existence.
Annie said: “I would like to thank all the dancers, parents and volunteers who help make the BCM Stars the success story it is today.
"But also to remember the former founders Bernard, Carol and Maureen, along with all the dancers who have represented the troupe in the last 30 years."
The group trains at Chickenley Community Centre and are run by parent volunteers.
New members are always welcome and if you are interested in joining, give Annie a call on 07884 028139.