Pupils from a dance school in Bolton will be jet-setting to Paris to perform at Disneyland.

A total of 33 students from Taylor's Theatre Academy in Tonge Moor are heading over to Paris to perform on June 1 and 2 - and they will be taking part in the Disney Parade.

The group of students, aged five- to-18, auditioned for the opportunity more than a year ago and were successful.

They have been rehearsing every weekend for the past six months and will finally perform at the Videopolis Theatre on the Disney Resort as well as taking part in the well loved Disney parade next week.

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The group had their final dress rehearsal on Sunday, performing live on Tiktok to an audience of more than 2500 people - and dancers had a special visit from Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Stacey Taylor and Julie Ashton, Principals at Taylor's Theatre Academy, said they are proud of their group.

Stacey said: "We are so proud of all the students taking part, the hard work and effort they have put into every single rehearsal has been amazing to watch.

"We can't wait to see them up on that stage in Disneyland Paris next week.

"The rehearsal period has been intense, but it's been so rewarding for everyone.

"We are performing a 20 minute show number which features ten different songs from the new movie Cinderella, so there are lots of different styles of dance including jazz, street dance and lyrical alongside learning all the lyrics to the songs.

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"The students have been true professionals and have worked so hard in rehearsals and practising at home too.

"We found out we got the opportunity about a month after our original audition which was around June last year.

"So it was a long anxious month whilst we awaited the decision from Disneyland themselves.

"We were so over the moon when we got the acceptance email.

"The children were jumping around and screaming."

Dancers from the academy will be performing numbers from the Amazon movie version of Cinderella which stars Camilla Cabello and James Cordon.

The performance of Cinderella at the Videopolis theatre will start at 4pm on June 1.

They will also be taking part in the Disney Parade on June 2.

"The students are eagerly counting down the days, every day, until we go and can't wait for this fantastic opportunity," Stacey said.

Taylor's Theatre Academy is also taking on new students.

With dance classes for children aged between two and 19, everyone can be involved.

Classes help children build confidence, make new friends, learn new skills and have lots of fun.

For more information call or message the academy on 07397634362.