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Talent show dancer returned to parents' dance school in Farnborough to inspire youngsters after television appearance

 

A dancer who learnt her moves in North Camp is preparing for a potential Britain's Got Talent semi-final after her dance troupe got a ‘big fat yes’ from Simon Cowell in their audition.

Kerri Donaldson, 29, was part of the Kings and Queens dance act that wowed the ITV show's judges with a Latin routine to Michael Jackson's Dangerous during auditions screened last month.

The group visited the Diamond Dance Centre in Queen's Road to give a demonstration to young dancers on Saturday.

The centre has been run for the past 47 years by Kerri's parents Colin and Jacqui Donaldson, and their tuition has helped her win several international competitions.

Kerri and her fellow dancers posed for photographs with the students and even taught them some of the moves seen by millions during their television audition.

They do not yet know if they will appear in the live shows, starying May 27, due to find out this week. However, they have begun choreographing and learning brand new routines for these and in the event of making the final, just in case.

Kerri said: "We've got a brand new routine with different tricks. Everything is different."

Britain's Got Talent contestants Kings and Queens with dancers in Diamond Dance Centre, North Camp, on May 13 2014

Fellow dancer Neil Jones, 32, from Alton, said they had been unsure whether the judges would like their act, but received good feedback afterwards.

"When we first came out Simon looked uninterested, although Alisha Dixon was into it straight away," he said. "Some of the comments were amazing. Simon said it was the best dance group he had seen in his life."

The troupe got standing ovations from the audience and presenters Ant and Dec despite having only formed a month earlier following years of competing against one another all over the world. Another member is 18-year-old Kai Widdrington, from Southampton, who made the final of the competition in a dance duo in 2012.

 

Kerri said it had been exciting to inspire the youngsters in North Camp in the same studio where she learnt her first routines.

"Without the studio I wouldn't be doing this," she said. "We came here because we want to get children into dancing. We're trying to make it fresh and young and cool."

To see a video from the Diamond Dance Centre visit, go to www.gethampshire.co.uk.

 

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