THESE cute kids from South Yorkshire want your votes to qualify for the final of Got To Dance when they appear in the live semi final on Sky 1, tomorrow (Sunday, Feb 19, 2012), at 6pm.
Sheffield boxing superstar Ryan Rhodes says they are a knockout - daughter Lissie, aged nine, is one of the troop called The Future.
If they get to the final and win the £250,000 first prize, they will spend it on air conditioning at their Nikki Lynam School Of Performing Arts, in Rother Court, Parkgate, Rotherham.
Nikki said: “They’ve worked hard on a great routine. Now we want people to vote.”
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The penultimate live semi-final, filmed at Pinewood Studios, will feature six acts. The top two, determined by a public vote, will progress to the live final in front of a 6,000-strong audience, at Kensington Olympia, on March 4.
The spectacular finale will also be available to view on Sky 3D.
Davina McCall hosts Got To Dance - a search for the country’s most talented dance floor divas, scouring the nation for Britain’s best crews, troupes and solo dancers of all styles and ages.
The Future are the youngest kids at their dance school and the cheeky group describe themselves as “awesome, incredible and outstanding”.
They were formed just under a year ago, have entered four other competitions and won them all - including the Under 10 Group UDO Welsh Championship title.
To get to the semi-final they have already had to dance in front of millions of TV viewers and impress the judging panel consisting of West End star and actor, Adam Garcia, singer and trained dancer Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo, lead dancer and choreographer of Diversity.
Ashley, who called in at the Rotherham dance studio to tell them they were through to the semi final, said of their TV performance: “It’s very rare on this show that I’m lost for words. What you were doing was not difficult but how you do it is something that cannot be given, it is natural swagger. It is unbelievable that you are all in one group. I’ve never seen anyone as young as you dance like that, I’ve seen people pull off bigger and better moves, but never a group aged 6-10 years old hold the stage like you guys did.”
Kimberley added: “I think the name says it all. The amount of attitude you gave every single move, is what a great dancer does and it’s how a great dancer wins. I had chills from head to toe, and when I get chills I know it’s something special.”
Adam said: “You won the crowd over and us judges in the first 4-8 counts. There’s something about one person having stage presence, but an entire group! I’m so pleased you came on the show. You are wonderful.”
Father-of-two Ryan Rhodes, who fights Sergey Rabchenko on a Hatton Promotions bill for the vacant European light-middleweight title at Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, on Saturday, March 24, said:”We’re so proud of Lissie and all the dance team.
“We want everyone to watch and vote on Sunday night to get them through to the final.”
For more information visit the Got To Dance web site at sky1.sky.com/sky1hd-shows/got-to-dance-home and follow the show on Twitter @GotToDance_Sky1
For details about Ryan’s upcoming European title fight visit www.hattonboxing.com