A STOURBRIDGE dance school is set to feature in a second series of hit reality TV show Baby Ballroom.

The Channel 5Star show, about the pupils and teachers of Zig Zag Dance Factory, has reportedly exceeded all expected viewing figures and is set to return for a second season.

Created by Firecracker Films, the makers of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, the show shines the spotlight on the world of junior ballroom dance couples and follows life at the popular dance studio run by former ballroom dance champions Warren and Jane Bullock with help from their children India, Savannah and Alicia.

It first hit screens in April and Jane said: “It’s been hailed as the best dance reality documentary ever made and we are delighted there will now be a second series."

The original eight-part series followed the journey of eight young ballroom and Latin couples ranging from beginners to British champions.

Warren added: “After series one was broadcast we received thousands of lovely messages about the show and the couples involved had a fantastic time with some receiving sponsorship and one couple even being flown to Romania.

"Series two is set to be even better and we are even filming a Christmas Special edition to be broadcast on Christmas Day."

Warren continued: “Lots of our pupils featured in series one besides the main lead couples and ourselves, but we are now looking for new children to join Baby Ballroom for series two.

“We want to include some new interesting characters and children with an interesting story, but also cute kids who love to dance. It’s not only great dancers we want but some absolute beginners too so viewers can see their dance journey.

“We are also hoping another spin-off series will be commissioned following our adult ballroom and Latin American classes, as we teach as many adults as we do children."

He went on: “We can’t reveal what’s in store for this series yet but we can promise it’s going to be unique and really exciting and showing fantastic levels of dancing that many of the people of Stourbridge haven’t realised is going on locally.

“The show is set to become an even bigger hit being repeated on other major channels and being sold to other countries including the US. We really want to put Stourbridge well and truly on the world map.”

Programme-makers will be filming at Zig Zag's various branches including St Mary's Church Hall, Oldswinford, from October 2.

Jane, who together with husband and dance partner Warren appeared on more than 20 episodes of BBC's original Come Dancing programme, said the new term of classes has only just started and she added: "Anyone interested in featuring in the show or the Christmas Special should come along now."

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rhianoff featured in series one of Baby Ballroom while teaching at Zig Zag which specialises in ballroom and Latin American dance - following in the footsteps of Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, James and Ola Jordan and several other Strictly dancers who have performed and taught at Zig Zag.

A number of Strictly professionals first learnt to dance at Zig Zag and were taught by Warren and Jane who are former All England Champions and finalists in the European and World Professional Championships.

For more information about the school check out www.zigzagdance.co.uk or call 01902 8979700.