Croydon dance acts to audition on Sky 1's Got to Dance
3:40pm Friday 11th January 2013 in News
Two acts from Croydon will attempt to impress judges with their dance moves on Sky 1's Got to Dance this weekend.
The show sees dance acts perform in front of a panel of judges, in a bid to be crowned Britain and Ireland's best new dance act and win a cash prize of £250,000.
Sunday's show will see dancers Mid-Air and Marvel perform, in an attempt to secure a place in the judges Final 30.
Simon Lee from South Norwood, performs under the stage name Mid-Air and began free styling at school at the age of 14.
The 23-year-old break dance or b-boy dancer, has been dancing professionally for five years and rehearses once a week with his crew Peridot and five times a week with another crew, Soul Mavericks.
Speaking ahead of his audition Mid-Air said he believed his biggest hurdle is that he has to play catch up with other dancers.
He said: "I did start to dance late in life compared to most other dancers. For me it has always been the case of playing catch up and always wanting to be better than I am.
"I think I have had to work twice as hard to get to the standard I am now."
Also auditioning on Sunday's show is Nicholas Stephen, who performs under the stage name Marvel.
The 24-year-old from Thornton Heath, who like Mid-Air is also a member of Peridot, started dancing when he was 16.
Two years later he went to began attending b-boy lessons at an after school club.
Although used to performing as part of a group, Marvel said he wanted to enter as a solo dancer to get exposure for his individual talent.
See how Mid-Air and Marvel get on during Sunday's show which starts at 6pm on Sky1.