A NEW York dancer arrived at Ryde Academy last month to host an advanced lyrical dance class.

Eric Campros, a teacher at the world famous Broadway Dance Centre and Yale University, inspired students during the session.

Eric has also danced for Britney Spears and Usher and has trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

The students left the class having been pushed outside of their comfort zones technically, expressively and emotionally.

In a question and answer session, Eric gave advice on confidence, booking jobs, training and his journey into the professional dance world.

Watch student, Louis, performing at the workshop: