Our recent survey found that 86% of kids love to dance, so we’re launching the #Miniversity campaign to find the UK’s next dance troupe!
More children now want to be dancers when they grow up than singers, artists, actors or even nurses! So we want to find the best five best mini dancers in the UK through our #Miniversity competition.
We surveyed 500 4-11 year-olds to reveal that Psy’s Gangnam Style is still king on the dance floor, beating classics such as the Moonwalk and even the Robot. When asked about their favourite styles, street dance was a favourite with over one in ten kids, beating traditional ballet and tap.
Dance troupe Diversity were voted their favourite dancers alongside king of pop, Michael Jackson. So to give kids across the UK a chance to dance with their idols, we are on a quest, with Diversity, to find the next hot dance troupe. The five best young dancers across the UK will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience – to perform on a Butlins stage that has launched the career of so many entertainers.
TO ENTER #Miniversity, proud parents of budding Banjos simply need to submit a short video of their child doing one of the top 10 moves (as voted for in the research) to the Butlins social media channels… @Butlins, www.facebook.co.uk/Butlins or Instagram.com/officialbutlins using the #Miniversity hashtag.
Top Ten Dance Moves of children aged 4-11
- Gangnam Style
- ‘Spinning Around’
- Side Step
To provide inspiration for wannabe movers, Butlins has brought in former child dancer, S Club Junior member and choreographer Aaron Renfree to create some step-by-step tutorials on how to perform three of the favourite dance moves, as voted by kids. Have a watch…
The top five dancers – as picked for their skills by a panel of experts – will not only get to perform a choreographed routine on stage but will also win a trip to the Dance with Diversity breaks – and be able to take part in the now sold-out Dance Academies.
The criteria the judges are looking for include:
- Natural ‘star quality’
- The most innovative take on the dance moves!
- General cuteness
The closing date for applications is at 23:59 on Tuesday 10 February 2015. To view the full terms and conditions click here.
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