A TALENTED youngster and her dance group have made it through to the live shows of a hit TV programme.
Eleven-year-old Jo Dempsey watched in delight as it was revealed that Mini Moves made it into the final 30 of Sky 1’s Got to Dance.
The group is now preparing to perform in the live show on February 17.
Jo, a pupil at Stepps Primary, and the rest of Mini Moves - Cara (11), Skye (11), Jay (11), and Holly (10) - impressed judges at the audition when they performed to Beyonce’s Crazy in Love.
They received three gold stars from the celebrity judges - Ashley Banjo (of dance troupe Diversity), Kimberly Wyatt (from The Pussycat Dolls), and Aston Merrygold (of boy band JLS).
The girls are trained by Robert Hamilton of Dancepoint Musical Theatre School, in Glasgow.
They are now in the running to win £250,000, which will be used to improve their dance school.
Jo’s mum Heather said: “Jo is so excited. It’s such an opportunity considering how many acts there were and cut down to 30.
“The whole family gathered to watch it. Jo went into school with posters and banners trying to get support.
“It is the public who vote live on the show for their favourite act, so it would be wonderful if our local community could support Mini Moves.”
Heather, who is also mum to Katie (14), added: “We’re very proud of Jo. She has just finished doing panto at the Pavilion and went to Hong Kong to perform last year.”
It’s the third time a group from Dancepoint has taken part in Got to Dance, following on from The Box and The Fear of the Unknown.
Pupils at Stepps Primary were treated to a performance from Mini Moves last week.
Jo is pictured on the far left with Syke. Holly, Jay and Cara.
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