Britain’s Got Talent stars Twist and Pulse visit Brandon School of Dance

Twist and Pulse visit Brandon School of Dance.

Twist and Pulse visit Brandon School of Dance. - Credit: Archant

Britain’s Got Talent duo Twist and Pulse visited Brandon over the weekend to give young people and adults a lesson in how to street dance.

The pair, who finished as runners-up to Spelbound in the 2010 contest of the hit ITV1 television show, visited the Church Institute in Brandon High Street to teach three groups of people some of their dance floor secrets.

Their hour-long sessions with five to eight-year-olds, nine to 11-year-olds, 12 to 17-year-olds (plus adults) at Brandon School of Dance also included demonstrations of their dancing prowess, giving the groups a first-hand idea of why they were so successful with the judges - and the British public.

Brandon School of Dance principal and teacher Kerry Shoop said: “Everyone is so excited to see them and it is great for the students’ morale.”

She said the school, which has about 250 students, has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years, with the success of acts on shows like Britain’s Got Talent making the activity all the more popular.

“It keeps young people active and fit and gives them something to learn,” said Mrs Shoop.

“They make new friends and its a motivation for them rather than just sitting around at home.

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“The young people absolutely love it. It is like a big family for them and you never know what might happen - I’ve got two or three students that are going on to be dance teachers.”

Twist and Pulse, otherwise known as Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy, have pioneered a new dance genre of what they call ‘streetomedy’ - combining dance and comedy.

Born in South London, they have tooured the UK to strut their stuff and have taught at many workshops like the one at Brandon School of Dance.

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