8 May 2015 at 12.33pm | Comment on this article
Part of the BBC’s Year of Song and Dance, the competition aims to find the dance stars of tomorrow. Dancers aged 16-20 were invited to enter in one of four categories: ballet, contemporary dance, hip-hop and South Asian dance. The winner of each of these will compete for the coveted prize on Saturday night.
The finalists from each category will perform a new solo created for them by a leading UK choreographer, a pas de deux, and a solo from their repertory. Their performance will be judged by a distinguished panel including Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and English National Ballet Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, as well as fellow judges Kenrick Sandy, Alistair Spalding, Matthew Bourne and Mavin Khoo. Zoe Ball and former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell will host the event.
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