The dancers, from Poole’s Steppin’ Out Academy, will compete against the best in the world at the competition, which will be held from 24 June to 2 July in San Sebastián.
Flying the flag for England, they earned their place after finishing in the top five in the national heats last year.
The young ‘Steppers’, aged from 12 to 18, will be entering solo, duo and large group sections.
And to help them on their way to international glory, the teenagers are seeking sponsorship from local companies to help them go for gold.
Principal of Steppin’ Out Academy, Angela Taylor, said: “This is the ultimate and most prestigious competition dancers of this age can compete in.
“To say I am proud is an understatement, this is the pinnacle so far in their young dance careers.
“Not only have they been working incredibly hard on their dance routines, but they have also been very busy fundraising to make this trip of a lifetime possible.”
Thomas Parkes aged 18 will be competing in the Senior Boys’ Show Dance, Lyrical and Contemporary solo categories, along with Charlotte Serle in the Senior Duet section in Contemporary dance.
Also doing his bit for showcasing boys’ dancing will be 17-year-old Ben Hoole who will be competing in the Boys Show Dance and Contemporary solos.
The whole Steppin’ Out team will come together for the Senior Contemporary Large Group, Song and Dance Large Group and Senior Ballet Large Group categories.
Team captain, Ruby Whitmarsh, said: “We are incredibly excited to perform our dances on the world stage and are still pinching ourselves that this is actually happening.
“We promise to do Steppin’ Out, Poole and England proud!”
Any business that would like to sponsor Steppin’ Out Academy’s World Cup Dance team can contact Angela Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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