Dancer’s amazing time on TV after semi-final despair

Dominique Boyle (far right) with Academy of Base during the Got To Dance auditions   �Matt Forst for Sky 1

Dominique Boyle (far right) with Academy of Base during the Got To Dance auditions �Matt Forst for Sky 1

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Dancer Dominique Boyle is looking to the future after missing out on the final of a television talent show.

She made it to the semi-final of Sky 1’s Got To Dance as a member of dance group Academy Of Base and performed live on television last Tuesday.

The 21-year-old recently graduated from professional dance school Creative Academy and the group was made up of students and graduates especially for the show.

They were on the team of judge Kimberly Wyatt, a former member of American pop group The Pussycat Dolls.

Dominique, who grew up in Wheelton and Whittle-le-Woods, said: “Our performance was absolutely amazing. I felt like everybody in the team performed the best they had ever performed and we really came together as a whole. We were really proud.”

But the group failed to get enough votes to make it through to Friday’s final, which was won by duo Duplic8.

She said: “I was very disappointed.

“I tried to hold it together on the stage and burst out crying when we came off.

“When I thought about it though, I thought we had an amazing experience, we had managed to work with Kimberley and had a taste of what our careers could be. We’re going to take all the positives.”

Dominique is now spending the week with her family in Chorley, before returning to her home in London for teaching jobs and to perform with a Bollywood troupe.

She could even be back on television, as she says Academy Of Base are considering auditioning for Got To Dance again next year.