Dancers Joel Tongue and Cassandra Donnelly have joined the ranks of professional dancers.
For seven years the brother and sister have competed together. But on June 9, they'll perform in their first competition as professionals.
At 23 years of age Ms Donnelly said her brother was the youngest DanceSport professional in Australia.
The duo announced their news at the ADS Sydney DanceSport Classic.
"It felt like after all the years of hard work and blood, sweat and tears we finally got recognition. It was so special," Ms Donnelly said.
"It's not so much about winning anymore it's all about setting an example for those who come through."
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Mother and coach Kim Tongue said she was very proud. She had tears streaming down her face when her children performed after their announcement.
"Their floorshow was danced to a very special piece of music that very close to their hearts, the beautiful 'Tenterfield Saddler', it was very emotional for us all. We are so excited to finally share our secret," Ms Tongue said.
Ms Donnelly said becoming a professional didn't make her feel that much different from when she was an amateur. Both her and her brother would continue to work, and as he lives in Sydney, fit in practices whenever they had a chance.
Ms Tongue said last year was Mr Tongue and Ms Donnelly's best year to date.
"Every opportunity they have to dance is special and they'd like to take this occasion to thank all of their coaches and anyone that has gone out of their way to give them kind words and encouragement over the years," Ms Tongue said.
"They are so excited to take this next step in their careers and compete as professionals."
Ms Donnelly and Mr Tongue will compete in their first professional competition at the Outside Change Cup and Black-Tie Ball in Melbourne.