Dance champions to warm up for Diversity at Lincoln Magna Carta celebrations

A North Hykeham dance group will have the opportunity to perform at the Magna Carta event at Lincoln Castle next month ahead of dance troupe Diversity after winning a county-wide competition.

Street dance crew Game Over will perform as one of the warm-up acts to Britain’s Got Talent winner’s Diversity at the special Magna Carta celebration taking place at Lincoln Castle on Saturday, June 13.

Dance troupe Diversity won Britain's Got Talent in 2009.

Dance troupe Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.

Game Over battled against 14 other dance groups, selected from regional finals across the county, to take the title of Dance Factor Lincolnshire Champions at the Engine Shed on May 1.

The judges were impressed by the variety of hip hop and street dance styles that Game Over incorporated into their energetic computer-game themed routine.

Caistor group Resuss were awarded the Best Newcomer prize for their performance, with D-Feet from Holbeach taking the award for Best Choreography.

D-Feet celebrate winning the Best Choreography award

D-Feet celebrate winning the Best Choreography award

All the dance crews taking part in the competition were formed earlier this year as part of the Dance Factor Lincolnshire project which provides free street dance sessions for young people aged 11- 18.

The 2015 competition has expanded to cover seven regions of Lincolnshire, with over 750 young people benefitting from up to ten weeks of lessons with a professional dance teacher.

Game Over performing their winning routine

Game Over performing their winning routine

Alice Carter, from the InspireDance committee, said: “This was the most exciting Dance Factor Final ever, with the standard of dance amazingly high.

“All groups improved enormously from the semi finals and left the judges with some very tough decisions to make.

“It was fantastic to see so many young people enjoying dance, performing on stage and supporting one another throughout the entire day.”