Stenhouse Calendar Girls leave nothing tutu the imagination.
Dance teacher Irene Langlands has become a Calendar Girl . . . at the age of 73.
And the Falkirk-based gran says she couldn’t wait to get her kit off to support her dancing passion.
Today sees the final of the Genee International Ballet Competition come to Scotland for the first time in its 82-year history.
Dance teachers from all over Scotland have been doing whatever possible to raise £20,000 to help fund it.
For Irene and her pals from the Stenhouse School of Dance, that involved shedding both their clothes and their inhibitions for the new calendar.
“I really wasn’t sure how the others would take to it,” said Irene.
“There was one lady who took a lot of persuasion but the rest were quite up for it.”
The ladies looked out their best tutus before baring all.
“I’d taken along a bottle of champagne and a few of us had some before we got undressed,” said Irene, a Royal Academy of Dance teacher for 54 years.
“There was a fair bit of nerves as we sorted out where we were going to put the tutus to preserve our modesty.
“I certainly didn’t think I’d be stripping off at my age.”
Strictly Come Dancing’s Darcey Bussell, President of the RAD, is one the judges at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.
“I’m very excited,” said Darcey. “Past winners have gone on to have careers in the best companies in the world.”
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