Burnley’s Got Talent 2011 dance auditions

DANCERS of all disciplines hotfooted their way onto the latest round of Burnley’s Got Talent.

And they certainly plenty of talent in abundance as a magnificent seven dance groups competed for the affections of the judges.

The second round of the auditions, held again at Koko’s in Burnley, saw a variety of different groups take part including ballet, tap, river dance and cheerleaders.

Opening the audition was a troupe of cheerleading mums named Panther, followed by green-clad girls ELSD performing their own version of Michael Flatley’s famous River Dance.

Next came the biggest group – 18 cheerleaders from the Little Ladies Cheerleading Group followed by seven girls and a boy from Unity College.

There was an emotional entry next in the shape of Kian’s Krew, young cheerleaders attempting their very first performance in memory of baby Kian Simpson who died aged just six months in September last year. Ballet troupe Our Song completed the auditions.


The judging panel for the second round was drag queen Jay Howarth, Koko’s owner Beverley Musso and 2BR DJ Jim Coulson.

Organiser Raynor Pepper said: “I thought the standard was extremely high again. I was surprised but pleased by the great mix of different dancers we had.

“This again proves that there is talent in Burnley and I’m just so please this competition is bringing it out.”

After deliberating, the judges decided to send through ELSD River Dance, Little Ladies Cheerleading, Unity College and Ignition.

The competition, which is being part organised by Burnley Mayoress’s Committee in aid of Pendleside Hospice costs £1 per person to enter.

The next audition takes place on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. when it will be open for ages 15 to 30.

To enter pick up an application form from the Burnley Express, ASDA, Burnley Market Hall office, Koko’s or visit the 2BR website. You can also vote via FaceBook on the Burnley Express’s page - visit www.facebook.com/burnleyexpress.

Burnley’s Got Talent sponsors are Koko’s, KM Chartered Accountants, Euravia, Baldwin Wyatt Solicitors, Alderson and Horan Funeral Services, Cottage Carpets, CGS Glazing and Poshies Cakes.