A dancing teacher has secured a hat trick after winning a national title three years in a row.

Clive Moreno, of Colchester, came first in the 35 to 49-year-old male category of the International Dance Teachers Association Nationwide Medallist of the Year Award at Blackpool.

Mr Moreno, a Year Ten achievement coordinator at Alec Hunter Humanities College in Braintree, competed with dance partner Emma Butcher, who reached the semi finals in her category.