December 5 2013 Latest news:
By Dominic Bareham, senior reporter
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A Norfolk dance school is hopeful of succeeding in being selected for the chance to appear in front of Simon Cowell and a selection of other famous judges on TV show Britain’s Got Talent.
Children from LK School of Dance, based in Diss, visited the ExCel Exhibition Centre and Convention Centre in London in November to audition for the chance to appear in front of the cameras on the ITV show.
And Lynne Bailey, the school’s principal, was confident about the chances of the 24-strong group of nine-16-year-olds after they spent four hours auditioning and being filmed. The pupils were joined by a number of parents for the trip.
She said the school should hear within the next couple of weeks whether it has been successful as the next round of auditions is set to take place at the London Palladium between January 20-23 when acts are set to perform in front of the show’s judges including Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.
“As far as we were concerned the day went brilliantly. All the parents said we had got our own little show up here so it all went absolutely brilliantly and so we have got our fingers crossed waiting for a phone call that we hope we will get, inviting us to the auditions at the end of January,” she added.
The group was initially taken into a holding room at the ExCel audition before being invited to perform in front of the show’s producer in an audition that lasted three minutes long. The dancers were then filmed on stage before returning to the holding room where they waited until being invited back to participate in the last section of filming.
The school has enjoyed success, including winning an award at a Suffolk dance competition.
And 36 children appeared in the Stars in Our Eyes show at London’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in March.