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TALENTED dancers performed with a national ballet company when it visited Corby as part of a UK tour.

Year 9 Corby Business Academy students Erin Anderson and Polly Jones spent two days with the Ballet Central company after being selected from an audition held at the school.

Along with nine other dancers from across the area they were taught a piece by the ballet company’s choreographer and then performed at the Cube before Ballet Central’s own professional dancers took to the stage.

Erin, who attends the Helen King School of Dance, said: “It was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.

“It has given me a real insight into the life of a professional dancer and it was tough as we were rehearsing for seven hours over two days.”

Polly, who attends the Wendy Sharpe and Sharon Potter School of Dance, said: “I would like to become a professional dancer and so it was a great opportunity to dance with the company. I really enjoyed it.”

The girls performed a piece based on Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.