'Body Poppin' dance workshop led by Got To Dance semi-finalist

'Body Poppin' dance workshop led by Got To Dance semi-finalist

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Lucy Golding

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'Body Poppin' dance workshop led by Got To Dance semi-finalist

A semi-finalist of Sky One's Got to Dance and professional breakdancer delivered an awe-inspiring dance workshop in Maidenhead.

The workshop was held for children aged between seven and 14 at St Edmund Campion in Altwood Road.

A lesson in Body Poppin was led by Alex 'Mechanikool' Peters, who appeared on the popular X-Factor style competition Got to Dance earlier this year but missed out on a place in the final.

Children also tried their hand at breakdancing which was led JP Omari who has danced with both Dizzee Rascal and Sean Paul as part of his crew Floor Crusaders.

The 32 children who attended the workshop, held on Friday, May 31,  learnt some foundation moves before they were able to put together a few short routines.

The workshops were organised by 26-year-old Amy Opalko, a Maidenhead based dance teacher who also runs her weekly 'Dance Inspired' street dance sessions.

"I think it is valuable to offer children classes from lots of different teachers," she said.           

Visit danceinspired.co.uk for information about future sessions. 

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