A BOROUGH teenager has spoken of the “amazing experience” of performing live in the finals of a top TV dance competition.
Joe Priest took to the London Olympia stage last night, as part of Antics Dance Crew for Sky 1’s Got To Dance and made show history of being the only entry to reach the finals for the second time running.
The five-piece group, which also includes 19 year-old Oscar McDevitt from Tividale, 22 year-old Matthew Grieh, Nathan Marsh aged 22 and 21 year-old Jordan Breakspear, from Birmingham, were one of 10 dancing finalists vying for the winning title after also competing in the show last year.
And although the self-taught comic street act failed to make the top three, 19 year-old Joe said none of them regretted taking part again.
He said: “We were obviously disappointed to not win, but the judges praised our individuality.
“The final performance was our sixth dance on the show over the last two years, so we needed to show we were able to be different. We were really proud of what we achieved and thank everyone for their support and votes.”
Following the show, Joe, from Rangeways Road, Kingswinford, returned straight back to student life at the University of East London, where he is currently studying urban dance, but revealed there will be plenty more antics from the group to come.
Joe added: “We are going on tour as a support act from June and we will continue to perform and post Antics videos online. We won’t stop dancing.”
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