Glasgow hosts World Street Dance Championships

Twist and Pulse in Glasgow Dance act Twist and Pulse helped launch the World Street Dance Championships in Glasgow

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About 6,000 people were expected to attend the World Street Dance Championships in Glasgow this weekend.

Dancers from more than 30 countries including the US, South Africa, China, and Australia travelled to the city to compete at elite level.

The three-day event was taking place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and Clyde Auditorium.

Acts from X-factor and Britain's Got Talent, including Nicholas McDonald and Twist and Pulse, were due to appear.

The championships were taking place in Glasgow for the second year in a row. The city has a three-year deal with the United Dance Organisation (UDO).

Alongside the competition, the SECC will also host UDO's Dance Show LIVE, on the Sunday featuring practical workshops, Q&A sessions, industry master classes and celebrity performances.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council and chairman of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: "We're excited to welcome the United Dance Organisation and the World Street Dance Championships back to Glasgow for another energetic event which will showcase the best-of-the-best in world street dance.

"The UDO's decision to bring their flagship event to Glasgow for three years through to 2015 is a massive vote of confidence in the city; one which reinforces our enviable reputation for delivering world-class events and has positioned Glasgow as the global home of street dance."

Chief executive of the UDO, Simon Dibley, said: "We had an amazing time in Glasgow last year and we're really looking forward to returning to such a welcoming, vibrant city and great venues in the Clyde Auditorium and the SECC.

"The popularity of street dance just continues to grow and grow. It's a genre that's truly inclusive; attracting people from all ages, cultures and economic backgrounds.

"Alongside The Worlds, we're bringing Dance Show LIVE back to Glasgow, which will provide a unique platform for young people across the city and beyond to gain practical skills and experience and to engage and be inspired by some of the most talented and successful performers in the industry today."

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