Diversity launch kids contest

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 January 2015
Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo

Diversity have teamed up with Butlins to find the five best young dancers in the country as part of a #Miniversity competition

Diversity are on the hunt to find their own "#miniversity".

The 'Britain's Got Talent' stars are looking for the five best young dancers in the UK, who will get to perform with them on stage at Butlins, which have launched special 'Dance with Diversity' breaks and discovered street dance is the most popular style amongst 4-11 year olds.

To celebrate the contest, Butlins commissioned a survey of 500 youngsters to find their favourite dance moves, with Psy's 'Gangnam Style' topping the list ahead of breakdancing, pirouetting and Michael Jackson's famous Moonwalk.

Diversity's Ashley Banjo said: "Dancing is a great way to express yourself, it's fun and accessible and anyone can do it which is why we're so delighted to be working with Butlins to help inspire the next generation of dancers. And of course we're Thrill(er)ed that children put us in the same bracket as Michael Jackson. #Miniversity is a great way to get young children dancing and who knows, we may even spot the next big thing!"

To enter the competition, parents need to submit a short video of their child showing one of the top 10 dance moves to social media sites using the hashtag #Miniversity.

The top five dancers will then be chosen by a panel of experts, who are looking for star quality, innovation and general cuteness.

And to help, former S Club Juniors star Aaron Renfree has created some step-by-step tutorials for the most popular moves.

Visit www.butlins.com/miniversity for more information, or follow @Butlins / www.facebook.com/butlins to view the dance tutorials.

The contest is open for a week from now.

Most popular dance moves among 4-11 year olds:

'Gangnam Style'


'Spinning Around'






Side Step



  • Written by: Ashley Banjo

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