Carrickfergus recently played host to the Ulster Championships of Irish dance organisation, Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa.
The event was organised by teachers Ruth McCalmont-Long, Marti Shields and June McCalmont of the Royal Tara Dance Academy.
The renowned local dance school, which holds classes in Carrickfergus and Larne, was formed as a festival dance school over 40 years ago by June, an accomplished champion dancer of her time.
Now in its fifth year, the championship continues to grow in size and to attract dancers from all over Ireland, England, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
This is an indication of the growing popularity of CRDM, a relatively new dance organisation. The next major dance event in the CRDM calendar is the All Ireland Championships, which will take place over four days from today (June 23) in Killarney.