UK street dance troupe Flawless teamed up with the Julie Bruce Dance Academy in Banbury to bring a hip-hop dance workshop to more than 50 students.
Flawless rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 and have been turning street dancing on its head for the last decade. Its founder Marlon Swoosh Wallen and Steady Steadman delivered the session at Banbury’s North Oxfordshire Academy at the weekend.
The dance academy is currently based at the Dupuis Centre at St John’s RC Church on South Bar, and Mrs Bruce said: “It was a fantastic experience for the students to have such brilliant guidance from the amazing Marlon and Steady who stayed long longer to help present the students recent exam certificates and medals.”
The session at the weekend included culminated in a street dance-off between two teams, a freestyle session and a professional demonstration by Marlon and Steady themselves.
Mr Wallen said: “This has been a fantastic session involving all ages groups and it is great to see so many picking up a dance routine that would be taught to semi- professionals, especially when some of them have only been dancing for eight months. It’s great what Julie is doing here, bringing professional dancers to the area to provide a workshop that would be only usually be available in London.”
Despite being a new school, the academy has also recently held its first ever exam session with 81 pupils gaining the top mark of distinction out of 108 exams.
Mrs Bruce added: “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 reached a new milestones as we are ever expanding and on the search for our own premises to work from.”