DANCERS from Chandler’s Ford have been selected to take part in an international dance showcase.

On November 2 students from the SJ Academy of Dance will take part at the fourth annual Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

They will perform with 23 other acts in front of a wide-ranged audience, including such revered dance experts as Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell, Kimberly Wyatt and Wayne Sleep OBE.

Sally O’Rourke, principal of SJ Academy of Dance, said: “We are especially thrilled to be able to perform at the Royal Albert Hall. It is an experience they will never forget. It gives the children the opportunity to perform to a really high standard and we know they will enjoy every minute.

“We are so lucky to have such a great teacher, Donna Claffey, who choreographed our chosen tap routine.”

Darcey Bussell CBE, patron of Dance Proms and president of the Royal Academy of Dance, said: “Dance Proms is an important event because it promotes and champions the very best young dance talent. It also reflects the pure enjoyment that is gained by dancing, especially in groups. Every year I am amazed at the young dancers who wow us with their skill, creativity and extraordinary talent.

“These dancers are the future of dance – many will become the stars and role models of tomorrow. To dance on the iconic Royal Albert Hall stage is an experience the dancers will never forget and I wish them all the best of luck!”