TWO schoolgirls have conjured up their own piece of magic to win a place in a dance camp at Disneyland Paris.

Nine-year-old Olivia Shaw and friend Jessica Plane, 10, are off to the City of Lights to take part in their first abroad dance competition, which will take place in March next year.

The Millom youngsters have joined the Northwest Dance team, which will take part in the Dance Camp at Disneyland 2020 competition.

The two girls qualified through an audition at Rumney Greaves Dance Academy in Workington.

Millom KD School of Dance teacher Danielle Varley said: “I am over the moon for them.

“They were entered in a really tough competition, but they got through it together.

"The two girls had to take part in an auditioning stage made up of older dancers and were amazed to find out their performance pipped the senior competition to the post.”

Mrs Varley is confident both young dancers will hold their nerve after revealing they are no strangers to dance competitions.

“They are fairly experienced considering their age," she said.

“Together the two young dancers have taken part in various competitions across the northwest of England.

“They’ve been in competitions in Manchester, Preston and Darwen, and even took part in a team which got to the finals of Lakes Got Talent.

“But they’ve never been to one quite like this - both of them can’t hold back their excitement for this new magical adventure.

“Olivia and Jess are super excited and can’t wait to take part.

“They are very dedicated to the school and love to dance, but the hard work has now begun to learn the new dances to get ready to compete.”

Jessica, of Haverigg Primary School, and Olivia, of St James Catholic Primary School, have been training at KD School of Dance since they were three.

Over that time the two dancers have taken many classes in different styles of dance.

“Everyone at KD are proud of their success and we cannot wait to watch them shine on stage next year with the other members of the Northwest team,” said Mrs Varley.

For the competition Olivia and Jessica - under the tutelage of Mrs Varley, who will also be attending the Paris event - are set to perform a commercial dance, alongside their Northwest Dance team, over several days of competition.