Barnet dancers prepare to compete in live semi-finals of Got to Dance

Javier Santos and Julie Lynn will star on Got to Dance this Sunday

Javier Santos and Julie Lynn will star on Got to Dance this Sunday

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Two dancers from Barnet are limbering up to perform in the live semi-finals of television show Got to Dance this Sunday.

Julie Lynn, 35, and Javier Santos, 23, are ready to give it their all to impress JLS star Aston Merrygold, former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and Diversity street dancer Ashley Banjo.

The pair hope their contemporary and jazz moves will be enough to secure them a place in the final.

Speaking to the Times Series, Julie of Cricklewood said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have got this far.

“It’s the first time I’ve done anything like this – going out in front of a lot of people, and there are no second chances. 

“I’m really nervous to do the live performance. We do big lifts in our routine – if something goes wrong when I’m above his head, the floor is a long way down.”

But Julie, who has been dancing since she was just two years old, is determined to conquer her fears and remember why she entered the competition in the first place.

She said: “There’s so much hip-hop and street dance that’s influencing children – I want to do my part to bring another form of dance for children to get excited about. I really want to inspire young people to try contemporary dance.”

The live semi-finals of Got to Dance will start at 6pm on Sky1 HD this Sunday.

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