A DANCER from Whitecrook has won a competition by showing off her best moves with her papa.

Chloe McGettigan, a keen student at April’s Street Feet Dance Studios, entered the Full Out competition ran by the dance school in the parent and child category.

After hearing about the exciting opportunity, Chloe’s papa Paul McGettigan signed himself up as her partner.

Her proud mum Stephanie said: “Any parent or anybody related to the student could get involved.

“I originally was happy to do it, but after my dad heard about it, he was keen to help out, and I definitely couldn’t stop him.

“They were practising really hard to the point the neighbours were watching. It was really good and certainly some laugh for us all. I think it boosted his spirits because he has been stuck at home throughout lockdown.

“Even if they didn’t get anywhere with it, it is still a memory they can hold as a keepsake and look back on.”

However, Chloe made sure Paul endured many hours of training over two weeks to perfect their dance routine – or, as she would like to say, “stretch his muscles”.

There were nine parent and child entries, judged by X Factor runner-up Nicholas McDonald who made a personal video announcing the duo as the winners.

In the video, the duo danced an upbeat sequence to the Black Eyed Peas.

Stephanie added: “My dad only stays two doors down, so every time Chloe saw him she would shout on him to practise with her. Of course being his granddaughter he is not going to say no.

“He thought I was kidding on that he won at first, but after seeing it on social media he was thrilled to bits. Chloe and himself were jumping about.

“Now he is reminded from people that he is the ‘dancing papa’ which makes us all giggle.

“I am just really proud of the two of them. It is so great to see my dad doing something with my daughter publicly. To have that memory of seeing the two of them bonding together means the most to me.

“I can’t wait to see what my dad will get roped into in the future when his youngest granddaughter, who is only three, grows up.”

Chloe and Paul won a trophy and a t-shirt to celebrate the win.

The online competition was to help raise funds for the Anthony Nolan charity, which is supporting Milngavie tot Arlo McArthur.

He was diagnosed with a life-limiting blood disorder Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome three years ago when he was just ten weeks old and is seeking a young male stem cell donor.