Lucky students from Totton College and Wildern School have been training with the dance company New Adventures, set up by director Matthew Bourne.
The youngsters will perform in front of a packed audience in a curtain-raiser to the final night of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at The Mayflower Theatre.
The students have spent this week in training at a four-day creation workshop being held by professional dancers Kerry Biggin and Kate Lyons, who is also originally from Southampton.
Matthew said: “I am thrilled to be bringing our ground-breaking curtain raiser programme to Southampton and to be working in partnership with NACE. Curtain Raisers are an opportunity to inspire young people with a passion for dance in front of a huge audience and I am delighted the partnership with Re:Bourne, NACE, the college and the school has been made possible.”