Barclays Live on the search for London’s hottest dance acts!

Barclays is celebrating the investment across its Branch Network by hosting a popular new competition designed to find the country’s hottest dance acts, and it’s coming to Leicester Square, London on Saturday 31 July.  

The competition is open to anyone who thinks they’ve got what it takes to become Britain’s next dancing superstar, be it as an individual, duo, group or troupe. 

The top ten entries will be put through to the live auditions, which will take place on Saturday 31 July on a stage at Leicester Square. These contestants will perform in front of a celebrity panel of judges that includes Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole, as well as an audience made up of the great people of London!  

The top five acts will then be subject to a public vote to decide the winner via the Barclays Live website

The winning act will be waltzing away with a pair of VIP tickets to see Brendan Cole in action as well as dancing all the way to the bank with a cool £1,000!

The Barclays Live auditions will form part of a day-long programme of events, including a dance master class by Brendan Cole and performances by a variety of fantastic dance acts.

The branch at Piccadilly Circus is packed full of ideas developed to make banking faster, easier and more enjoyable – including spacious new premier lounges, and innovative technology, including Microsoft’s Surface technology, which enables users to interact with digital content through natural hand gestures and touch.

Brendan Cole says “The Barclays Live competition is a great opportunity for talented dancers in London and I am really looking forward to experiencing some fabulous performances. If you haven’t entered the competition already, make it the very next thing you do, and I’d like to invite anyone in the area on Saturday 31st July to pop down to Leicester Square to join me for a whole host of dancing fun.”

Brendan Cole, 33, is a champion ballroom dancer, specialising in Latin American dancing.  He is one of only a handful of professional dancers to compete in all seven series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing as well as judging four series of Dancing With The Stars in his native New Zealand.

Earlier this year, Brendan enjoyed great success and critical acclaim during his first nationwide solo tour, Live and Unjudged.

Children under the age or 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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