Dressed in feathers and sequins and pirouetting across a packed ballroom, 10-year-old Jimmy Hobley is competing for the Disco Kid championship in Blackpool - the biggest disco championship in Europe.
But what makes Jimmy different from the other dancers vying for the title is that he has autism.
Until he began dancing, he used to wear splints on his legs to help his walking and, until less than two years ago, he could not read or write.
"Before the dancing, I was a nobody," says Jimmy. "I was a regular school kid with special needs.
"Dancing makes me feel like I'm normal… like all the other kids… it's like somebody's fixed my brain inside."
There are over half a million people in the UK with autism and it tends to run in families.
"James was keen, was throwing himself around unable to do the splits. He was trying his best but at times I thought he would injure himself," says Sheila.
Within four months, he was at his first disco competition with a routine of his own. He was only expected to make the first round but he made it right through to the final.