Children from a Hillmead dance school are preparing to take to the stage with a host of Disney characters.

Thirty-two girls from Bobbi's School of Dance are going to Paris on Saturday to perform at the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland, in front of 40,000 people.

And the children, who are aged from seven to 14, have also been invited to dance in the main parade during their weekend in the French capital.

The youngest dancer, seven-year-old Celia Berry, a pupil at Holy Rood School, said: "I'm really excited about dancing and seeing Mickey Mouse. It will be fun."

Her friend, 13-year-old Laura Harrington, who attends Ridgeway School, said: "This trip will be a once in a lifetime experience that I'm proud to be a part of."

And Bradon Forest School pupil Katherine Dean, 13, said: "I can't wait. I'm really excited about going to Paris.

"It's going to be a really good experience and a lot of fun."

Dance school principal Bobbi Tomlinson, 26, said: "It's extremely exciting for us all.

"We have been preparing for about four months.

"The children will be on stage at various times for 20 minutes and we will include classics from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, My Fair Lady and Oliver.

"We put on a show at the Wyvern every year and a lot of the girls have performed at Sadler's Wells, in London, so they are used to a big stage. But this will no doubt be the biggest and most memorable for them."

"Disneyland expects crowds of up to 40,000 people at peak times. It's slightly different to the 600 at the Wyvern Theatre."

During their stay the girls will make the most of their three-day pass to explore the magic of Disney, before catching the Eurostar home on Tuesday morning.