Friday, 7 January 2011

Birmingham Duo Crowned Best UK Dance Act 2010

Streetdance act ‘Steadiflux’ have been crowned the first ever Barclays Live UK Dance Champions following a hotly-contested public vote. Students Nathan Marsh (18) and Jordan Breakspear (19) from Bartley and Harborne respectively, picked up over 100,000 votes on their march to the crown, beating off intense competition from top acts across the UK. See the winning dance here!

Having overcome stiff opposition from such acts as UK HipHop champions Smash Broz and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Mini Mezzos to become Barclays Live Birmingham champions last year, the duo are now officially top of the pile and will be dancing all the way to their nearest Barclays branch with a bumper £1,000 cheque! Speaking afterwards, Nathan said: “It’s an amazing feeling to be Barclays Live UK Champions! We put in a lot of work to come up with a clean, entertaining piece and feel the effort has paid off. We were up against some great acts and just want to thank everyone for their votes and continued support.”

Barclays Live was rolled out in various regions across the UK in 2010 with celebrity judges including Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole and Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara. Five acts from Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester and Reading were then shortlisted for the prestigious title of Barclays Live Best UK Dance Act 2010, with videos hosted at www.barclayslive.co.uk and fans voting for their favourites online.

The Barclays Live competition celebrates continued investment in branches across the country and will pull up at a host of regions in 2011, starting with Glasgow at the end of January. In addition to the events sweeping the nation, Barclays Live has 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 http://barclayslive.co.uk/interactive.php

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