DANCING hopefuls will have the chance this summer to stake their claim to a coveted spot on the stage at this year’s Pavilion Christmas panto.

UK Productions are looking for principal dancers to join the ensemble for the upcoming run of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - cast to be announced - from Wednesday, December 11 until New Years Eve, Tuesday December 31.

Auditions will be held at the theatre's 'The Gym', on Tuesday, August 13at 1pm for dancers aged 16 or above who have been trained to a high standard in both ballet and jazz dance styles. Prospective dancers must also prepare a song for the audition and are asked to bring along the backing tack on either an iPod or iPhone.

Applicants must have completed their GCSEs and are advised to check their college and work schedules to ensure they are to perform before the audition.

Dancers must be available to start two full weeks of rehearsals from Thursday, November 28 - with no time off permitted - and be available for the full schedule of performances for the entire run.

The dancers will be paid a minimum of £220 per week, depending on their age.

To apply for the auditions, email jo@ukproductions.co.uk by Friday, July 26 to confirm. Applicants are asked not to attend the audition if they have not registered in advance.