A STUDENT from Chipping Norton will be taking part in a nine-date tour of the UK with a young dance company from one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in Britain.

Hannah Kemp, 19, a dance student at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and member of the school's Encore Dance Company, which will be showcasing a programme featuring a variety of genres of dance including classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, commercial dance and more during their tour.

The tour visits theatres in Ipswich, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Brecon, Exeter, Bracknell and Sadler's Wells in London. The tour finishes on Thursday May 24.

Tring Park School boasts a glittering alumni including director and choreographer Drew McOnie, who won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for his work on In the Heights and he has been nominated for the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for Jesus Christ Superstar.

Other stars include Daisy Ridley, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lily James of Disney's Cinderella, Downton Abbey and War and Peace and Jessica Brown-Findlay of Downton Abbey.

Under the direction of Antony Dowson, who is a former principal at the Royal Ballet and has danced with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev, the 19-strong cast of the Encore Dance Company will be performing a range of dance works.

The programme includes the Concerto pas de deux choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan with the music of Shostakovich.

There will also be a number of newly commissioned works by internationally acclaimed choreographers, including Kerry Nicholls, who has created a new piece of contemporary dance.

To book tickets for any of the shows go to tringpark.com