Thursday, 23 December 2010

Shortlist Announced For Best UK Dance Act 2010

Five acts have been shortlisted for an online public vote as they bid to become the first ever Barclays Live UK Champions. Vying for bragging rights and a bumper £1,000 prize are Birmingham duo Steadiflux, Bristol group The Freestylers, Reading Kathak star Anuradha, Manchester students Precise Crew and London troupe DEM LOT. (In descending order photographically.)

Barclays Live is capping off an incredible year and kicking off 2011 with a bang by announcing an online vote for the Barclays Live Best UK Dance Act 2010 following a nationwide dance competition that took place over the past year.

The competition was rolled out in various regions across the UK with celebrity judges including Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole and Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara. The finalists overcame extraordinary competition with the likes of UK HipHop Champions Smash Broz, London Dance Crew champs Definitives and UDO All Star CHUCK all pipped to the post in their respective regional competitions.

Videos of the five shortlisted acts are now live on the Barclays Live website where a public vote will decide the winner. Voting will run from Wednesday, December 22nd to Wednesday, January 5th and all votes are free of charge.

The Barclays Live competition celebrates continued investment in branches across the region. In addition the events sweeping the nation, Barclays Live also teamed up with StreetDance 3D star Brooke Milliner to create Your Name in Dance, an interactive dance tool showing a users name in choreographed dance form. Check it out at

Brendan Cole, 33, specialises in Latin American dancing. He is one of only a handful of professional dancers to compete in all eight series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing as well as judging four series of Dancing WithThe Stars in his native New Zealand. Earlier this year, Brendan enjoyed great success and critical acclaim during his first nationwide solo tour, Live and Unjudged.


  1. Not really a comment to do with the post Scatty, but just wanted to say:

    Merry Christmas! Have a great day :o)

  2. Hope you had a lovely day too Foxy, and a Happy New Year :-)