AN Altrincham dance teacher who has been keeping the children of Trafford on their toes since 1964 has received Royal recognition.

June Rendell attended the Queen's garden party at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday and shared her special day with her daughter, Deborah.

Speaking before the event, June, who still teaches ballet at the school that bears her name, said she was proud to be invited to the red letter event.

June, who lives in Sale, said: "It involves the garden party, afternoon tea and the Queen will be there. Whether I shall actually be introduced to the Queen, I don't know whether I'm going to be that important."

She said she was invited to attend the garden party in recognition of her long teaching career and for the money raised by the June Rendell Academy of Dance for charity.

June said she is semi retired and the day to day running of the school is handled by Janice Woodward and Suzanne Bosworth.

When it comes to teaching she said she still finds working with children satisfying and entering them for RAD exams and dance displays is equally enjoyable.

June became an advanced member of the Royal Academy of Dance at the age of 17 and she is now a life member of RAD.

She bought what became the JRAD from Harold Hollingworth in 1963.