A DANCE school is facing the threat of closure after 25 years.
The JMS school, based at St James' Mission Church in Clayton-le-Moors, is desperately searching for new premises as the building is being sold off.
Joanne Scholes, head of the school, said: "It is such a shame we are having to move.
"I have around 100 pupils ranging from three-year-olds to women in their 70s.
"The church hall in very convenient and I am worried we may lose pupils because they cannot travel to any new premises."
The school, formerly known as the Accrington Dance School, has been running for over 25 years. Joanne rescued it from closure three years ago after its previous owners could no longer continue.
She said: "We are desperately looking for somewhere to move to.
"As long as it is in the Accrington and district area we really have no preference.
"We currently run the school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and all day on a Saturday. We are used to having three large rooms at our present premises but could go down to two."
The school, which specialises in ballet, tap, modern, street, limbering and aerobics, puts on annual shows for charity and holds exams for its pupils.
Anybody who can help in the search for new premises can contact Joanne on 0773 881 8869.
St James Church held its last service last year because of dwindling congregations after serving the people of Clayton for over a century. It was opened in 1882 as a church and a school with room for more than 300 children.