A Moray dance group has received more than £90,000 in funding to help spread its moves throughout the north.
Bodysurf Scotland was established in Findhorn in 2003, and has promoted innovative contemporary dance performances, workshops and training in the area for the past 12 years.
It recently received £83,000 from Creative Scotland and £8,125 from Shared Care Scotland, and now plans to extend its activities to communities across Moray and the Highlands.
Bodysurf’s artistic director Karl Jay-Lewin said: “We have brought an incredible array of dance to the region over the past 12 years.
“This funding will enable us to extend our reach, bringing new dance experiences to more people in Moray, and the Highlands as well.”
Last year the group staged its own festival in Findhorn, attracting more than 600 people to the village’s Universal Hall.
The additional funding means the organisation will be able to expand the Rise Dance Festival, with special contemporary dance workshops for children aged up to seven.
Wee Rise festival will begin on Wednesday, May 20, with sessions for children aged four and below at 10am and 2pm at the Universal Hall.
On Thursday, May 21, classes for youngsters aged three and over will be held at Aberlour’s Flemming Hall, at 10am and 3.30pm.
Creative Scotland’s Emma Stewart-Jones said: “We are delighted to support Bodysurf Scotland as they continue to expand and build on an already exciting festival programme.
“The group will bring world-class contemporary dance, performed by outstanding Scottish and international artists, to Moray.”