FORMER Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson helped cut the ribbon to officially launch a new dance school in Sandiway.
Rosie Burrows, has run her own dance school, Impulse-dancers, for four years, opened her own studio in Blakemere village after Christmas.
George and the Urban Jokers, who came runners up in Got to Dance in 2012, were the guest of honour at the school’s official opening day last month.
George, from Warrington, shot to fame when he won the second series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2008 at the age of 14.
The dance prodigy opened his own studio in Warrington in 2012, but this has since closed. Leo Christ, Rosie’s 11-year-old brother, is a former pupil.
Rosie wanted to bring in a special guest the official opening of the studio and George immediately sprang to mind.
Julie Christ, Rosie’s mum and assistant manager of Impulse-dancers, said: “I was really chuffed because a lot of people have gone through his doors, he’s met so many people.
“But he remembered all of our names and remembered Leo, They bust a few moves before it started.
The school’s two dance crews, which perform at competitions, did a class with George, along with a number of handpicked children.
George has agreed to return to the school to perform Singing in the Rain – the routine he performed in the final of Britain’s Got Talent – at the studio’s annual Christmas show.
Julie said: “He was absolutely lovely. He did a class with the kids and spent a lot of time talking to them.
“Leo stalked him. He’s a break dancer and Leo’s a break dancer, so he was absolutely fascinated.”
Around 60 children attended on the day. They were excited to meet the Urban Jokers, consisting of Sia Lord and Pierre Lafayette-Marsh.
“The kids love them,” Julie said. “They are literally like their names, jokers. They are so funny, the kids adore them.”
Julie added: “It was such a fantastic day. The kids had a whale of a time, they had a ball.”