A team of Dads from Crewe smashed their first audition on BBC One’s prime-time show, The Greatest Dancer, on Saturday night.
Dynamic Dads entered the competition, where they performed in front of a mirror, aiming to impress at least 75% of the audience in order for the mirror to open and reveal the audience and judges.
In their energetic and beautifully choreographed audition, the audience showed their appreciation and took them to the ‘call back’ stage, where the mirror opened and showed a packed audience and judges Cheryl Cole, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse,
The Dads are competing for a chance to perform on Strictly Come Dancing and to win £50,000, against competitors from all styles of dance, performed across a diverse selection of individuals, duos and groups ranging from the ages of 7 to 70+.
Training at The Glasheen Academy, on Thomas Street in Crewe, began in 2017, following an idea from Academy owner, Damian Glasheen to bring Dads together, with no prior dancing background, to dance.
Single father to 14-year-old Kya Glasheen, Damian said: “Dynamic Dads began when I wanted to prove to my daughter, Kya, that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything.”
Featuring in an interview on The Greatest Dancer, Kya said: “My Dad means the whole entire world to me.
“Dyamnic Dads meet up about twice a week to practice, and some of them have like dodgy knees and backs! But I’m so proud of my Dad because he has the guts to stand up there and dance. I’m so proud of them all.”
When the mirror opened, the Dads celebrated in style, stopping their performance, by screaming and jumping onto each other.
Damian added: “That was absolutely amazing! It meant the world to us that the audience wanted us to go through to the next round. It just shows that something that started small, has now become a performance on national TV!”
Singer, TV personality and Greatest Dancer judge, Cheryl, said:
“You could see how much work and effort you had out in to training, but which really touched me was how much it means to you because you can see from all of the emotion that you’re showing, it’s a real deal for you guys, it mean a lot. I love to see the emotion and the passion. So good for you Dads.”
Actor, dancer, singer-songwriter and judge on The Greatest Dancer, Matthew Morrison, said: “As a new Dad, I love what you guys represent. A lot of people think when you become a dad, you lose your cool. But that isn’t true, you are doing this for your kids and this is such an amazing thing.”
The Dads will now continue their practice ready for the next ‘call back’ rounds, where they hope to secure a place on the deliberation stage where the dance captains decide which three acts they want to mentor.
Dynamic Dad and Assistant Manager at a Vehicle Leasing Broker in Congleton, David Lloyd, said “We have got so much we want to show and do. Thank you!”
To find out more about classes, please contact The Glasheen Academy on 0800 035 1507 or email email@example.com