THE biggest name in British street dance will be visiting venues around the UK this autumn, including a long-awaited return to Cumbria.

Two-time World Dance Championship winners Flawless will be spreading their positive message in Chase the Dream: The Reboot - arriving at the Sands Centre on Friday October 5.

Rehearsals and final preparations are taking place, and the group's founder Marlon ‘Swoosh’ Wallen can't wait to get the show back on the road.

"At the moment we are just working on the routines and the visuals, and looking at how we can get the message across," he says.

"We've had 'chase the dream' as our motto all along, but we want to make that available to anyone in any profession - if something is your dream, we want to give people the will and the belief to chase it.

"It's always exciting being on tour, and a lot of work goes into making it happen. But once the tour starts, that's the hard work done and we can have fun.

"I think we visited Carlisle on our very first tour, so it will be good to go back after all this time. We try to visit places that don't always get tours like ours coming to town.

"What's great about this show is that it is more than just the wow factor of dance, it has a message to send and lots of emotion - we hope it will have people walking away and thinking about it."

Drawing influence from distinguished dance icons such as Michael Jackson, James Brown and Gene Kelly, Flawless stormed onto the scene in 2004 as an embodiment of ’s vision of mirroring his idols and inspiring the masses with his dazzling passion for dance.

The group were hurled into the spotlight as 2009 stars of Britain’s Got Talent, esteemed for their jaw dropping signature spins, splits and flips.

Marlon continues: "Britain's Got Talent was what gave us the national profile, so that changed everything for us. When we went on the Britain's Got Talent, that was our first experience of audiences outside London, and it showed us that we actually had fans all around the country.

"People have been following our movements since then and that gave us a fan base, but the challenge now is to tap into a new generation - many of them weren't even alive when we started doing what we do, or even born when we were on Britain's Got Talent."

The live show allows Flawless to do much more than they ever can on their five-minute cameos on TV.


Chase the Dream: The Reboot centres around an ‘intergalactic dream ship’ and the lives of 10 big dreamers who are optimistically longing for the chance to accomplish their ultimate dance fantasy.

However, tensions rise as their dream slowly descends into their worst nightmare. Utilising their outstanding technical abilities and high energy acrobatics, will they be able to overcome their ordeal?

"When you watch Flawless on TV, it's mesmerising and fast and high-energy - it's all done in a short burst," says Marlon.

"When it's a full live show though, it has all that but we want to create an experience and make people part of the show.

"People can look forward to being entertained, obviously, but it's also an emotional rollercoaster: expect the unexpected and be open-minded about it. The show is stylised for everyone and for all ages, and fans of all genres and musical tastes."


Since starring on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, Flawless have headlined for the Royal Family, performing at the Queen's diamond jubilee concert alongside Kylie Minogue, as well as appearing at the Paralympics opening ceremony, on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, and collaborating with the English National Ballet.

But a lot of graft and dedication in their first five years together laid the foundations, and instead of resting on their laurels following their stint on national TV, they kept up the intensity and developing the show.

They have now reached the point where Flawless has opened its own dance school, continuing the brand, but more importantly bringing through the next generation of street dancers.

Marlon says: "Where we are in 2018 is a time when people expect to be famous overnight. We're living proof that it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of time to get where you want to be - you can't simply just go on a TV show to achieve your dream.

"That's the main reason we started the Flawless Dance School; we had so many fans that said they'd love to be dancers, and they wanted to give it a try. But we don't only teach them dance - we want to prepare them mentally and give them the right attitude for making it in the industry.

"I suppose eventually we will be looking for these young dancers to become the next Flawless - we're creating mini-me's, though in the school we have boys and girls.

"Back in 2004, it was rare to see boys dancing, so it was more down to the circumstances of the time and attitudes back then that we launched as an all-male group. Dance has evolved so much since then.

Flawless appear at the Sands Centre on Friday October 5, and tickets are available from the venue's box office.