TWO young dancers have been offered places with the Royal Ballet School.

Jessica Huntsman, 14, and 11-year-old Emily Umpleby, who are students at Norton-based Dance Expression, were chosen from a selected group of young ballet dancers.

Jessica has been offered a place with the Royal Ballet School on their Senior Associate programme in both London and Leeds.

Emily is also delighted to have been offered a third year with the Royal Ballet School on their Junior Associate programme in Leeds.

Lucy Walker, who runs Dance Expression with her sister, Anna, said: “Both girls work extremely hard and are very dedicated to all of their classes. We are so pleased to see that this hard work and commitment is really paying off.”