FIVE budding Bendigo dancers have wrapped filming for one of a global television channel's most popular Australian shows.
The children spent an afternoon in Sydney dancing for a segment to air in the second series of Ready Set Dance, which is produced by pay TV channel Nick Jr.
Sophia Burdett, Saylah Quinlan, River Irwin, Mackenzie Clarkson and Bailey Rokesky won the opportunity after their dance school, Sharon Saunders Dancers was selected from 200 Australian and New Zealand groups affiliated with a Ready Set Dance program.
They are all aged between three- and five-years-old.
Their school values the Ready Set Dance program because of its focus on coordination, creativity and building confidence in children, principal Sharon Saunders said.
"It is underpinned by a core educational curriculum that teaches kids fundamental movement skills and helps improve their gross motor skills," she said.
The children did an amazing job at the shoot, Ms Saunders said.
"With five of them there you would have thought at least one of would have been a bit teary because they were away from their parents for a few hours that afternoon," she said.
"But they all got out and had a great time. It was their confidence that really impressed me."
The children have now returned home after their big adventure.
"I was sent some photos of some children fast asleep on the plane home. It was very different from the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed kids who took the trip up there," Ms Saunders said.
Only she and production staff got to view video in the monitors as it was filmed, meaning the children will have to wait along with everyone else to see their segment when it airs.
Season two is expected to hit pay TV screens at 9am on Monday 18 May and will feature a bunch of new songs and dances.
A newly formed Kid Crew will join animated characters Twirl and Freeze, who will reprise their roles as program hosts.
Each of the season's 15 minute episodes will run for seven minutes and feature a signature dance move and performances from dancers.
Season one premiered last January and became the number one subscription TV program among children aged zero- to 12-years-of-age, excluding live sports and movies.
It was developed in collaboration with expert preschool dance educators and dance studio owners.
They also launched the Ready Set Dance program, licensing it to dance schools across Australia and New Zealand, including Sharon Saunders Dancers in Bendigo.