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Halifax Boy Gets Golden Buzzer at BGT

Dance company Phoenix Boys are celebrating after receiving the golden buzzer on Saturday night’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent! The group, which includes members from all over the UK, were jumping for joy after dance legend Bruno Tonioli hit the golden buzzer so hard that he smashed it! A teary Bruno said how the group reminded him of being a young male dancer.

Members of the group spoke of how it felt like everything was frozen in time and getting the gold was the most surreal experience and the happiest moment of their lives. The group enjoyed a standing ovation from the whole auditorium at the London Palladium.

Local boy Oliver Bedford from Norland is a proud member of the group and says getting the golden buzzer was such a shock, especially because Bruno hit the buzzer that hard, he broke it!  Ballet dancing as a boy takes dedication but we just want to encourage other boys to dance and be themselves whether that be Ballet or any other type.  Oliver trains at Shine Theatre Arts in Greetland and is also an Associate student at Moorland International Ballet School in Clitheroe.   He cannot wait to go live in front of the nation in a few weeks with his friends!

Phoenix Boys is a nationwide dance associate programme which currently runs in London, Manchester and Birmingham, and provides supplementary training to budding male dancers with no audition to be involved. The ethos of the company is to provide a nurturing environment for dancing boys to thrive, whether it’s for a hobby or a career on stage/screen. For more information on how to get involved, contact Phoenix Boys.


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