Jack Petchey grant allows members age 11+ to chat and dance with BGT champions Twist and Pulse
Updated: Jan 27
Thanks to the Jack Petchey Foundation's generous summer activity grant in celebration of their 21st birthday, members aged 11+ (age 11 to 25 is the age group the foundation focuses their support towards) were able to finish off our 'lockdown' classes with a 'twist' and a 'pulse'!
The Britains Got Talent Champions Twist and Pulse are favourites here at Hip Hop Pop, not only for their talents but for their humour, their down-to-earth-ness and how they inspire young dancers.
The Jack Petchey grant saw 40 students in that age range enjoy an hour street dance workshop via Zoom on Friday 4th September, where they learnt and enjoyed a challenging routine to the Chris Brown track: No Judgement (clean version of course), which the BGT duo said is their 'brand new' piece of choreo (at the time of the workshop), and it certainly got 'pulses' going!
The duo have delivered many workshops for Hip Hop Pop since their first appearance on BGT back in 2010, yet this time with a 'twist'! For the first time, members had the opportunity to virtually-meet the duo in a post-workshop Q & A. Armed with so many questions, students loved being able to ask their questions personally.
Here's some of the questions our members asked Twist and Pulse and the duo's answers (in brief):
Brad asked: "I was lucky enough or come to your live theatre tour back in February. You guys have a great friendship. How did you become friends?"
T&P answer in brief: In college at The Brit School in Croydon studying BTEC dance, the duo shared a love for music and dance
Shelley asked: "I saw you on tour last year but what’s next for Twist n Pulse, and will your you tube videos ever be brought to life on stage?"
T&P answer in brief: The duo said they'd to bring some of their videos to stage, in particular their Christmas Special. Next on the list is a new video though! Watch this space!
Alfie asked: "What are your best tips and advice for someone who wants to become a dancer?"
T&P answer in brief: Have fun! Work Hard!
A group of student's asked: "What inspired you to start dancing?"
T&P answer in brief: Wanting to dance like Michael Jackson! Seeing dance movies like Stomp the Yard and You Got Served, even watching friends in shows and being inspired to give it a try.
Jess asked: "How have your lives changed since winning BGT Champion of Champions?"
T&P answer in brief: Biggest change was the tour, having a sold out tour for a show that was theirs, a bucket list tick! The duo also told us about the 'hype' being in a different format back in 2010, where in 2010 the person 'hype' was fairly intense, now it is more online - more follows and views on videos.