A GROUP of youngsters at the Georgie School of Dance in Shelley have won the chance to work with professional ballet dancers.
Courtney George, 9, a pupil at Shepley first School, Katie Peaker, 10, from Kirkburton Middle School, and Stephanie Webb, 15, from King James's School, beat off competition from 200 entries in auditions with the Yorkshire Youth Ballet.
It is a new arts funded company set up to perform Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker at Bradford Alhambra Theatre in May next year.
The company is made up of former professional ballet dancers.
Donna George, who runs the Huddersfield dance school, said: "It is to give children an opportunity to work with a professional dance company while they are still learning."
Rhiannon Baker, aged 9, from Holmfirth, has won a place with the Northern Ballet Association's training course.
It means she will be able to regularly training with the Northern Ballet at their weekly classes in Leeds.