YOUNGSTERS from a dance academy will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall for the 2017 Dance Proms.

Judges of the event selected Slough's Creative Academy in Stoke Poges Lane, out of hundreds of video submissions from across the UK and abroad, inviting them to perform at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, November 5.

A troupe of 23 18-to-21-year-olds will be performing the routine; a street dance performance entitled The Purge. It is based on the dystopian science-fiction film of the same name, in which all crime becomes legal for a limited time. George Kirkham, manager and tutor at Creative Academy said: “The dance is dark, funky, sort of urban.”

Over 500 young dancers will be attending the event, performing in a range of classic and contemporary styles such as urban, neo-classical ballet and Greek fusion that will showcase young talent from across the nation.

Mr Kirkham said: “It’s amazing to have been selected, the Albert Hall is one of the most recognised stages in the world. It gives our students an opportunity to showcase their dance talents to the world. It represents where we are going in the quality of the programme.”