PRESTONS-BASED Mary Easton Dance Studio staff had major cause to celebrate during last week's 2014 Liverpool City Local Business Awards presentation night.
As well as winning their category as the best dance studio, they also received the prestigious gold Business of the Year Award.
The event was held at Liverpool's Roma Function Centre.
"It was definitely a surprise in itself just to be nominated," a delighted Ms Easton said.
"Especially because I still don't know who nominated me."
Ms Easton opened the studio when she was 17 years old and said it had been operating in the Liverpool area for the past 43 years.
"I really am indebted to my teachers, as they also keep the children happy," Ms Easton said.
"We are family-oriented and many of my teachers are former students."
Ms Easton said the studio had continued to be successful, year after year.
"A couple of my kids came second at the National Hip Hop Championships in Melbourne only a few weeks ago," she said.