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Street dancers to tour with Dicersity

PUBLISHED: 16:49 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 23 August 2010

AN all girl dance troupe are to perform with Britain s Got Talent winners Diversity on tour this month. Street dancers Sugar Free will join the ITV talent show s 2009 winners on their six-week long tour starting on March 23. Diversity s management team

AN all girl dance troupe are to perform with Britain's Got Talent winners Diversity on tour this month.

Street dancers Sugar Free will join the ITV talent show's 2009 winners on their six-week long tour starting on March 23.

Diversity's management team were so impressed with the team, who come from Higham, Dartford, and Bexley, that they signed them up immediately.

It comes on the back of major successes for the girls with them winning the Top British Street Dance Championship at the Street Dance Championships last month.

Professional dancer and choreographer Sarah Richards, 26, was also a backing dancing for Cheryl Cole when she performed her hit Fight for This Love at the Brits, a day after cheating allegations against her Chelsea star husband Ashley Cole emerged.

Louise Carlier, 40, who runs Sugar Free Dance school in Dartford, said: "The girls have worked so hard. This tour is a massive deal, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity and they are going to give it all they have got.

"One of the girls has quit work and others have worked around commitments to do this.

"We are in the process of training now but I can say it is going to be a fantastic show and is pretty much a sell-out."

Diversity became one of the best Britain's Got Talent winners after beating favourite Susan Boyle - aka Subo - in a tense final. They went on to perform in front of the Queen at the London Palladium for the Royal Variety Performance.

Professional dancer Sarah Richards, 26, Donna Jeffrey, 23, both from Dartford, Emma Cator, 24, from Higham, sisters Josie and Kirsty Palmer, 21 and 19, and Joann Wright, 17, all from Blackfen, make up the troupe.

Jemma Elliott, 22, will not take part as she has just moved to Spain but is still a member.

Mrs Carlier operates her school from Goodman Dance studios, in Market Street, Dartford, which Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman founded before finding fame.

Looking back to the show's performance's last year, she added: "I was not surprised they came across so good on TV.

"They are very professional and have danced together for a long time."

Make-up artist Emma Cator has quit her job to go on the tour, with the first date on March 23 at Winter Gardens, Margate.

To find out more, see sugarfreedance.com.

michael.adkins@archant.co.uk

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