TALENTED students from a Bournemouth dance school are set to perform their unique routine in a national dance event at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The dancers from First Position School of Dance were selected out of hundreds of schools from across the world to feature in Dance Proms 2017.

The event, which is taking place for the seventh time, is the biggest national youth dance celebration.

First Position's Vivienne Westwood-inspired performance, which they submitted via video, impressed the show's panel of experts from the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

The six dancers, aged between 12 and 16, will join over 500 youngsters from 20 other groups to perform in the event that takes place on 5 November.

Television personality Arlene Phillips CBE is a celebrity patron of Dance Proms and she congratulated the group on their success.

She said: "Dance Proms is an incredible opportunity for talented, young dancers to have the rare chance to experience performing on a stage like no other. I’m looking forward to seeing First Position dance again, and encourage the girls to enjoy every minute of the night."

Alongside the Bournemouth group's routine, there will be a range of styles from neo-classical ballet and tap, to urban and Greek fusion.

The dancers are already busy in rehearsals to prepare for the event with First Position's principal Natalie Pearl and she said:"First Position School of Dance are over the moon at being chosen to perform at Dance Proms 2017. This is the first time we have ever applied."

"We know it’s going to be the most incredible experience for all the dancers and their families, and an inspiration to the rest of the dance school."