THEY look just like Disney princesses – and soon they will be.

These dancing divas impressed bosses at Disneyland Paris so much they won a place to perform on the main stage.

The young pupils from Bernadine Soul dance school in Didcot sent a video of themselves performing a specially-choreographed routine.

Disney dance directors liked what they saw and invited them over to perform live – which is what they will do in October.

Bernadine Soul, who started the school more than a decade ago, said: “I’m extremely proud.

“This year we’ve ventured out more and done more competitions and it’s paid off – we’re over the moon.”

The dance school, which runs classes in Harwell and Grove, has had a spectacular year.

They performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, then wowed the crowd at Bournemouth Pavilion.

Riding high, the school entered its first competition at Burghfield Dance Festival in Reading.

Mrs Soul, who lives in Didcot, took the two troupes who had performed in London and Bournemouth to show their best moves.

The girls had never competed before and were up against hundreds of dancers from across the South East.

But the two troupes came first and second in their categories and had the highest overall mark.

They also had the best choreography in the whole competition.

Feeling they were unstoppable the school decided it was “now or never” to audition for Disneyland.

Mrs Soul sent videos of her best dancers performing their award-winning routines.

The first was called Shakalaka Baby, choreographed to a song from the musical Bombay Dreams, and has an oriental theme.

The second was performed to the song He Lives in You from The Lion King and featured a more traditional musical style.

They had to wait eight weeks to get a response from Disneyland, but when they did it was good news.

Mrs Soul’s daughter Natalie, who teaches many of the girls, said it was a tribute to their hard work over the past year. Mrs Soul, 24, who splits her time between Didcot and London, said: “Every year the students go from strength to strength. They worked so hard and put in so much effort – we’re extremely proud of them whatever they do.”

In October, 20 of the girls, aged seven to 18, will go to Paris for three days to show the French that Didcot can dance.

The school, which now has about 100 students aged from two-and-a-half to adults, teaches ballet, tap, modern and street and puts pupils through exams.

To find out more call Mrs Soul on 01235 510710.