Barclays Live: Are you the New London Dance Star?

Barclays Live is looking for dancers to show their stuff on the big stage.  Along with Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole, Barclays Live is bringing a nationwide dance tour to Croydon on 16 April trying to find the region’s hottest dance acts.  The best dancer can take home the £1,000 prize. 

If you think you have what it takes to be London’s next big dance star, simply go to and upload a short clip of your performance.  The competition is open to individuals, duos, groups and troupes.

The top ten will perform to a panel of judges, including Brendan Cole, and an audience outside the Whitgift Centre. Further entertainment on the day will include live music, professional performances, and a dance master class from Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole.

Following the live performances, five of the ten acts will be handpicked by the celebrity judging panel.  The remaining five will then go through to an online public vote whereby the acts will rely on supporters for votes with the one getting the most votes to dance away as the new star all the way to the bank with a £1,000 cheque.

Following the tour’s success in major UK cities including Manchester, London (Leicester Square) and Glasgow, Barclays Live is back on the hunt for all London has to offer.  Last year, the young street dance duo Steadiflux from Birmingham were crowned Barclays Live UK Champions after beating off stiff competition in the form of UK Hip Hop champions Smash Broz and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Mini Mezzos.  Steadiflux then picked up over 100,000 votes nationally to take the title and a further £1,000 prize.

To enter the competition visit and click on the ‘Enter’ tab or email along with your dance clip, name, phone number and postcode before midnight on Sunday 10 April. Find out more at

Finalists announced for Barclays Live at Leicester Square!

Five dance performances at Leicester Square, London had the judges tapping their toes on Saturday 31 July as part of the Barclays Live dance competition to celebrate the continued investment across Barclays’ branch network– and these performers are now shimmying through to the next round.

Definitives, Retaliation, DEM LOT, Fusion and Remix are all finalists in the Barclays Live competition – and vying for the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to see Brendan Cole in action as well as dancing all the way to the bank with a cheque for £1,000!

The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges including Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole, Kiss 100 DJ Manny Norté and Lionel Johnson from Barclays. 

Videos of the five finalists have been uploaded onto the Barclays Live website and they now face a public vote to decide on the winner.  Cast your votes now! And check out Your Name in Dance, the new interactive dance tool which allows you to produce a bespoke dance for your name.

Barclays Live teamed up with award winning street dancer BROOKE to develop the online tool which you can share with your friends via Facebook and Twitter, or can copy the link and send it by email.

Brendan Cole says: “London has talent! We saw some really fantastic performances in London from streetdance troupes to jivers- the high standard of the performances made it difficult to select our final five. After deliberations we have chosen Definitives, Retaliation, Fusion, Remix and DEM LOT. These dancers are now counting on you to vote for them on the Barclays Live website– so make sure you log on and do your bit!”

Voting closes on Monday 30 August.