Pictured from left are Shannon O’Carroll, Elise watt, Caitlin Bell, Abigail Haslam and Neve Moor, all students at Susan’s Dance Studio, Eckington. The five girls fought through a tough audition process to get a place in a production of Giselle with the English Youth Ballet at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal earlier this month. The girls were five of the 100 to be accepted from more than 300 contenders. Abigail’s mum, Amy Hasland, said: “The rehearsal schedule was tough. On top of normal dancing classes and school they rehearsed every weekend and had just ten rehearsals to learn the whole production.
“They performed beautifully. It was like watching professionals.”