TWO dance schools have joined forces and hired a theatre to showcase new talent.

The Ian Pyle On Your Toes Dancers from Ferryhill has teamed up with the Bishop Auckland-based Sandra Welsh School of Dance for the one-off production.

Together the schools are to put on a spectacular show at The Gala Theatre in Durham in July.

There are already 170 dancers taking part, but the organisers want to attract more youngsters.

Mr Pyle said: "We've hired the theatre to give us a chance to perform on a professional stage, but we're wondering of there's any more kids out there who would like to dance."

Anyone aged five-years and over who is intereted should call Mr Pyle on 07769 568712 or Sandra Welsh on (01388) 609338.