Twist and Pulse at Makin’ Steps
BGT stars set pulses racing with dance workshops
BRITAIN’S Got Talent finalists Twist & Pulse took a special workshop of students at performing arts school Makin’ Steps on Tuesday. Ashley Glazebrook (Twist) and Glen Murphy (Pulse) took two workshops at Potters Street Community Centre, one for younger students and the other for an older group. The ages of those who took part ranged from seven to 27. Around 70 of the school’s pupils took part in the workshops.
As well as the classes they were also given a dance demonstration by the boys.Twist & Pulse said after the workshop: “We really enjoyed teaching at Makin’ Steps and were taken back by the high standard of all the pupils. “We loved the enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism they showed. The pupils street dance technique was very strong.” Margaret Wright, owner of the school, said: “I am so proud of the students tonight. They worked really hard and really nailed the choreography set by Twist & Pulse.
“The boys were great with the students, signing exclusive Twist & Pulse T-shirts and giving a question and answer section at the end of the evening.
“Twist & Pulse are the latest of a long list of amazing dancers and choreographers we have had at Makin’ Steps. Everyone from Justin Timberlake’s choreographer to dancers for Michael Jackson & Step Up revolutions lead man Misha Gabriel have been down to show our pupils their talents.” After the workshops the students had time to get some pictures with the boys.
Margaret added: “We are very pleased with how the event went and look forward to many more to celebrate our 30th anniversary year. “We will be holding more workshops in the near future so be sure to check out our website for more information.”
Twist & Pulse were runners up on the fourth series of the ITV talent show in 2010. They narrowly missed walking away the winners in the live final to Spelbound.
In 2012 the boys returned toBritain’s Got Talent with their own dance troupe – Twist and Pulse Dance Company – and reached the live semi-finals. Also that year the boys presented and performed at every date of the 70-day Olympic torch relay tour.