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Woman with Down's Syndrome first in UK to win professional dance tuition place

Beth Gardiner during dance practice Photo: ITV News Central

A 20-year-old woman from Nottingham has become the first person in the UK with Down's Syndrome to gain a place on a scheme for talented young dancers.

Beth Gardiner from Wollaton auditioned for a spot on the Centre for Advanced Training, a programme in which amateur dancers can get professional tuition to further their careers.

Beth has become the first person with Down's Syndrome to win a place on the prestigious dance programme Credit: ITV News Central

Beth says she absolutely loves contemporary dancing and her dream is to perform in the West End.

Her parents Mike and Judy have spoken of their immense pride in her achievements - last month, she was honoured in the Youth Creative Awards, which celebrate up and coming talent in the arts in Nottingham.