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Diversity teach Ilford Irish dancers to swap steps for street in television show

PUBLISHED: 16:39 13 June 2013

The eight Ilford dancers with Diversity's Jordan Banjo and Perri Luc Kiely for Jordan & Perri’s Ultimate Block Party. Photo: Nickelodeon

The eight Ilford dancers with Diversity's Jordan Banjo and Perri Luc Kiely for Jordan & Perri’s Ultimate Block Party. Photo: Nickelodeon

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A group of eight Ilford dancers will be hitting television screens tomorrow in a Nickelodeon show.

The children aged between nine and 12 will be swapping their Irish steps for street dance under the expert tuition of Jordan Banjo and Perri Luc Kiely from hit dance group Diversity.

In their show, Jordan and Perri’s Ultimate Block Party, they teach young dancers new street routines to perform in front of friends and family.

The Ilford Irish dancers, from the Maguire O’Shea Academy, met more famous faces on the show, including girl band Stooshe, who popped along to rehearsals to give them some last minute attitude advice before the performance.

In return, the Irish dancers taught the singers some of their own moves.

But learning street dance for the first time was not without its challenges for the talented youngsters.

Dancer Erin, 12, said: “It was a big challenge for us to take on a completely different dance style.

“Being Irish dancers we weren’t used to using our arms.”

Too see how well they did, watch the show on Nickelodeon at 6.30pm on Friday.


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