UK street dance troupe Flawless, who rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent, teamed up with dancers in Banbury.
The duo visited the Julie Bruce Academy to bring a hip-hop workshop to more than 50 dance students.
Flawless have been turning street dancing on its head for the last decade, appearing in smash hit movies and shows and is now recognised as a worldwide commercial brand.
Flawless founder Marlon Swoosh Wallen and Steady Steadman delivered the sensational hip-hop session lasting two hours at the NOA school which culminated in a street dance-off between two teams, a freestyle session and professional demonstration by Marlon and Steady.
Marlon said: “This has been a fantastic session involving all age groups and it is great to see so many of you picking up a dance routine that would usually be taught to semi professionals – especially when some of you have only been dancing for eight months. It’s great what Julie Bruce is doing here, bringing professional dancers to the area to provide a workshop that would only usually be available in London.”
Julie said: “It was a fantastic experience for the students to have such brilliant guidance from the amazing Marlon and Steady who stayed longer to help present the students recent exam certificates and medals.”
The Julie Bruce Academy, which is currently based at the Dupuis Centre at St John’s Church, has risen to stardom in Banbury over the last eight months attracting more than 130 students covering eight dance subjects.
Despite being a new school, Julie Bruce recently held the school’s first ever exam session with 81 pupils gaining the top mark of distinction out of 108 exams. Special congratulations to Alice Finne and Julie’s daughter Tee Lily for gaining the top mark of 94%.
Julie said: “These results are testament to the incredible hard work our students have put in, the majority of which had no previous dance experience. I am very proud of them and the commitment they give to their training here at my school.
“The growth of the school has been phenomenal. Although only eight months old we have now reached a new milestone as we are ever expanding and on the search for our own premises to work from.
“Our main aim is to nurture the love and passion for dance in all students, and encourage and develop the freedom and exhilaration of movement for all age groups.
“I’m delighted with the success of the school to date and, the results speak for themselves - our students develop, learn and achieve excellent results with us. We continue to attract new students via recommendation and people say great things about us.”
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