Watch Beyoncé surprise a group of young dancers backstage

The 'Lemonade' artist visited the LA-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater over the weekend

Beyoncé surprised a group of dancers over the weekend during a surprise visit to their theatre in LA.

The ‘Lemonade’ artist visited the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre on Saturday (March 11) to watch a performance by the theatre’s dance company. While there, the 35-year-old star met a group of young dancers – dubbed ‘Tina’s Angels’ after the mentorship programme they are affiliated to, which is run by Beyoncé’s mother Tina Lawson – backstage.

Footage of the dancers registering their shock and awe at meeting Beyoncé has now surfaced online. Lawson filmed some of the delighted reactions, which you can see below.

Back stage after the Ailvin Ailey Show with my beautiful Angels❤️

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The Alvin Ailey Dancers were spectacular!! My Angels , and the gorgeous Dancers And Beyonce' after the show❤️

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After Beyoncé had to pull out of headlining this year’s Coachella following doctor’s advice regarding her pregnancy, Lady Gaga was announced as her replacement. She joins Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead as the headliners of this year’s festival, which will be held in its usual Californian location at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on the weekends of April 14-16 and April 21-23 2017.

Announcing her pregnancy back in February with a much-shared Instagram post, Beyoncé wrote: “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters.”