Dance prince makes the right moves
PUBLISHED: 10:04 11 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 25 August 2010
A 12-YEAR-OLD who dreams of being a choreographer is in with a chance of meeting his idols, Britain s Got Talent winners, Diversity. Michael Forrester, from Erith, made it through to the final of Let s Dance, a national competition run by NHS project Cha
A 12-YEAR-OLD who dreams of being a choreographer is in with a chance of meeting his idols, Britain's Got Talent winners, Diversity.
Michael Forrester, from Erith, made it through to the final of Let's Dance, a national competition run by NHS project Change4Life to encourage families to eat healthily and exercise.
Entrants had to learn dance moves by Diversity on the competition's website and then upload their video on YouTube.
Since the age of seven the talented dancer has learnt ballet and tap as well as his favourite, break-dancing at Crayford club, Honeyz and has become a member of their elite team.
Michael has performed variety shows at the Orpington Festival of Dance, Beckenham Dance festival, Danson Festival and The Orchard theatre, Dartford.
He said: "If I could win the competition it would mean everything, I'd love it. Ashley out of Diversity is someone I admire, how he dances and comes up with all those moves, his creativity within his dancing."
Michael is in with a chance to win a dance workshop with the group as well as tickets to their must-see tour.
Diversity choreographer, Ashley Banjo, said: "It was great to see so many kids getting up and giving our routines a go. It was really hard to choose the top ones but we've narrowed it down and look forward to dancing with the winner."
Michael is set to perform with fellow members from Honeyz in a Father's Day show at the Orchard on June 27.
Mum Joanne Wilfort, 34, said: "He used to get a bit of stick at school when he was younger but dancing is a cool thing to do now.
"I would advise all parents to get their children involved in dancing. It has kept Michael out of trouble and helped him get extremely fit.
"I'm glad that he's not stuck in front of a computer and he has met lots of friends through the dance club."
To view his routine log on to: www.youtube.com/letsdance.
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