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By Tina Miles
Liverpool Echo
March 8, 2012

Young Got To Dance ballet stars Tayluer Amos and Elliott Hanna received a heroes’ welcome when they returned to their Liverpool dance school. Tayluer Amos, 11, and Elliott Hanna, eight, made it to the top three of Davina McCall’s talent show Got To Dance.

Today it was back to their classes at the Old Swan dance studios as the pair, who are best of pals, prepared for a place in a major US competition in June.

Tayluer, who lives in Netherley, said: “Everyone kept saying to us ‘You made the top three’ and they were asking us all about Davina and the judges. It was weird because the judges were famous people talking to normal people. They were nice as well.”

More than a million people watched on Sunday night as the pair narrowly missed out on the £250,000 prize.

Tayluer, who attends Our Lady of Good Help in Wavertree, said: “It couldn’t have gone any better. I didn’t mind that we didn’t win. I was pleased we got into the top three because all the other acts were amazing.

“My school threw a party for me and kept watching the final. We just need to keep practising in case anything else comes along.”

Dance teacher Nazene Langfield, who put the duo together for the Sky1 contest, wants to fundraise to take them to Las Vegas for the Hall of Fame Dance Challenge.

Elliott from Tuebrook, who attends St Cecilia’s Junior School, said: “I would like to do more competitions.

“The dance school are delighted and I enjoy the classes. They said congratulations and they said we were winners to them. I knew they were cheering us on at home and that gave me the power to do well.”

The pair arrived back to banners, balloons and good luck cards including one from Liverpool Football Club.

They have a huge fan base which includes Boy George and Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson.

Reds fan Elliott said: “Listening to celebrities talk about us was like when you meet a celebrity and you have to take a deep breath, WOW.”

© 2012 Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales Limited

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