A DANCE school is getting ready to perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

Portslade-based A2 Arts Performing Arts Academy have been awarded a place at the prestigious Dance Proms.

The group of 14 dancers, aged 12 to 16, will perform their fashion-inspired jazz routine along with 500 other talented youngsters in country’s biggest youth dance celebration on November 5.

The talented Portslade students were selected from hundreds of schools across the world when their video caught the attention of the show’s panel of experts.

The girls are now busy rehearsing ready to perform in front of the contest’s patrons, ballerina Darcey Bussell, Arlene Philips and Akram Khan.

Marnie Wallis, principal at A2 Arts Performing Arts Academy, said: “A2 Arts are thrilled and honoured to have been invited, for the fifth year, to be part of the explosion of dance that is Dance Proms. Being able to perform at this historic venue makes memories for life.”

The group will be joined on the renowned stage by 20 other carefully chosen dance academies from as far afield as Vietnam and Austria.

In addition to A2 Arts’ jazz routine there will be a range of styles and genres such as urban, neo-classical ballet, tap and Greek fusion in what looks to be a spectacular, awe-inspiring event that will showcase the industry’s best youth talent.

Former Strictly judge Arlene Philips, patron of the Dance Proms, 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 A2 Arts dance again and encourage the girls to enjoy every minute of the night.”

Presented by BBC children’s TV presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, the prestigious event will feature a guest performance from Flawless.

Dance Proms offers a platform for aspiring young dancers to perform on an international level at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall along with star guest performers.

This annual celebration of talent, choreography, passion and determination is made up of over 500 young dancers selected by a panel of experts, including artistic directors and senior examiners from the world of dance.

To qualify for Dance Proms, dance teachers submitted online videos of a short dance piece featuring original choreography in any genre and performed as a solo, couple, trio or group.