Thursday, 8 July 2010

Diversity scrap plans for a nightclub tour...why? read on...

The group, which features 12-year-old Mitchell Craske and 13-year-old Peri Luc Kiely, had been due to appear in clubs throughout the UK. A spokesman for Diversity told Sky News Online:

"The kids were restricted in performance times by licensing laws in any case, thus affecting the dynamic of the group. "Also, the environment in these clubs wasn't suitable for a group containing such young members."

Having some lighter dancers clearly has its advantages though, as some of the moves they performed in London on Thursday demonstrated. They appeared at the launch of the UK’s first TV channel aimed primarily at boys, Disney XD.

The group featured in the first programme to air on the channel. The routine they carried out in Covent Garden, accompanied by 100 other backing dancers, involved two older performers throwing little Peri Luc into an adventurous somersault to be caught by others in the group.

Dancer and choreographer, Ashley Banjo, also took the opportunity to dispel stories of a rift between the group and Simon Cowell. He told The Sun newspaper that tales they had been dumped in favour of runner-up Susan Boyle were "completely untrue".

He says they are still working closely with Simon’s record label, Syco, and that the company are still co-managing them.

He explained to the paper: "We are not getting a record deal but that’s because we’re a dance group not a band. When we start to do things everyone will understand." Just one of the things they have planned is to perform on the next series of X Factor.

They will act as backing dancers for last year’s winner, Alexandra Burke.

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