DANCERS from Bathurst's JLD studios will be touring the United States later this year and are fundraising now to help cover their costs.
Close to 30 students will travel to the USA in September where they will perform their 25-minute showcase and attend valuable workshops.
The group will perform at a number of iconic locations including Disneyland, California Adventure Park, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios and Wet 'n' Wild.
They will also be attending workshops run by the industry's leading choreographers at Disney, Universal and the renowned The Edge Performing Arts Centre in Hollywood.
Gwyneth Kelly, who is helping the group, said a number of fundraising events had been planned to assist with the cost of costumes, uniforms and workshop fees.
The first event is the premiere of Disney's Aladdin on Thursday, May 23 at Metro Cinema with doors opening at 6pm for 6.30pm start.
"Aladdin and Jasmine will be special guests at this red carpet event and children are invited to come along dressed as their favourite Disney character," Ms Kelly said.
Ms Kelly said there would be lots of photo opportunities with Aladdin and Jasmine as well as lucky door prizes, raffle prizes and prizes for best boy and girl costume.
Ainsley Melham, formerly of Bathurst and now Broadway star, has also pre-recorded a special message from Aladdin, which will be played during the evening.
Tickets are available at Metro Cinemas at a cost of $15 child and $18 adult.
Ms Kelly said the group was also holding a fundraiser this Saturday, May 18 at the Bathurst Harness Racing Club (169 College Road).
"It is a trivia night for parents and at the same time a fully supervised disco for the children, running simultaneously so that the whole family can have a fun night out," she said.
Further information is available on the JLD dance studio Facebook page or phone Jess on 0421 395 820 to secure a table.