A MINI flash mob of dancing youngsters took over Freshbrook Community Centre when they enjoyed a special Irish-themed class.

The toddlers gathered yesterday, ahead of St Patrick’s Day tomorrow to celebrate in style and dance the morning away by trying out a variety of toe-tapping moves.

It was organised by Caroline Steele, the franchise manager of diddi dance Swindon, along with teacher Deena Lovegrove.

Spinning, skipping and galloping were all part of the action-packed session, which also featured games to keep the youngsters entertained.

Caroline said: “The children in Deena’s diddi dance class were learning about the Irish dance style through skipping with a partner and learning a themed dance including steps such as pointing, rising, bending, springing and spinning.

“They loved it and they adored Deena. They developed great friendships with the other children and they loved galloping with each other.

“Our aim is to give the children an opportunity to sample different genres of music and dance and get a feel for the style whilst having fun.

“Children are encouraged to bring in a prop and accessory from home which is anything green this half-term.

“Next half-term the children will continue to enjoy the popular dancing games, action songs and props that are included in every class but we will be looking at a country style in our themed section.”

Classes are held every week at Grange Leisure in Stratton St Margaret, Freshbrook Community Centre and Christchurch Community Centre.

To find out more or to book a free trial email caroline.steele@diddidance.com