12-year-old Vancouver dancers join Ariana Grande in concert (VIDEO)

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The two 12-year-old local dancers, Lucky Aces, who wowed Ellen Degeneres in March got the opportunity to join Ariana Grande on her recent tour stop in Vancouver.

Lucky and AC, a.k.a “Lucky Aces”, out of Richmond’s Fresh Groove Productions were featured on Ellen on March 31, and a video of their performance had jaws dropping around the world.

The hip hop duo told Ellen their ultimate goal was to someday perform with Ariana Grande. She then surprised them with VIP tickets to Grande’s upcoming concert in Vancouver where they got to not only meet the pop-star, but join her onstage twice for dance numbers.

The pair was back on Ellen this week to once again perform and report on their experience at the April 16 Ariana Grande concert at Rogers Arena.

At the concert, Lucky Aces hung out backstage with Grande and her dancers, practiced an impromptu choreography set then performed with Grande and her team to the hit song “Break Free”. Grande welcome the kids back on stage again to perform a solo as she sung “Love Me Harder”.

“AC” Boni­facio and “Lucky” Ancheta are 12 years old and have been dancing since they were three. According to Philipine Asian News Today, the pair have been named a PNE Finalist in 2013, champions in Surrey Festival of Dance and Prelims Champions in Junior Division for World HipHop International 2014 Next Level HipHop Competitions. They have also performed for Peek Invitational, World of Dance events, commercials and music videos.

Check out Lucky Aces’ experience below!

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