13 dancers from the Drouin Dance Center will be among 600 performers dancing in next week’s parade.

Danielle Drouin, the dance center’s owner and director chose the 13 girls based on their training and skill level and their work ethic. The performers, who range from 14 to 17 years old, include Ferrigan and Melanie Wright of Gorham; Katherine Axelsen, Emma Boucher, Hannah Coro, Hope Higgins, Amber Moxcey, Samantha Siewertsen and Megan Thibodeau, all of Westbrook; Jessica Brooks and Grace Foster of Windham; Meghan Dadiego of Portland; and Grace O’Mara of Scarborough.

The girls have known about this since February, but didn't recieve the routine until October and they've been rehearsing ever since. When they get to New York City on Nov. 18, they’ll go straight into a six-hour rehearsal with the 600 other dancers.

This is the 3rd time since 2011 that the Drouin Dance Center has been invited to perform. The first was in 2011, followed by 2014.

Be sure to watch for them on Thanksgiving morning!