This dropped into my inbox yesterday and it looks quite interesting. Barclays Live has launched a dance competition and will be stopping off at various regions around the UK. On September 4th they’re coming to Piccadilly Gardens.
The competition is open to anyone who thinks they’ve got what it takes to become Britain’s next dancing superstar, be it as an individual, duo, group or troupe. Here’s what you have to do. Email Barclays Live at email@example.com with either a link to a YouTube video of you / your dance troupe or send the video as an attachment. You should also include your name, phone number and postcode. The closing date for entries is August 29th.
The top ten entries will be put through to live auditions, which will take place on Saturday 4 September on a stage at Piccadilly Gardens. These contestants will perform in front of a celebrity panel of judges including Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole, as well as an audience made up of Manchester’s great and good.
The top five acts will then be subject to a public vote to decide the winner via the Barclays Live website.
To give you an idea of what happens on the day, take a look at this video shot on July 31st in Leicester Square.
The winner will come away with £1,000, plus VIP tickets to see Brendan Cole in action.
The Barclays Live auditions will form part of a day-long programme of events, including a dance master class by Brendan Cole and performances by a variety of fantastic dance acts.
Note: Children under the age or 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For further details visit the Barclays Live website at www.barclayslive.co.uk.