A RINGWOOD street dance group has made it through the first round of a popular TV talent show.

From dance school Shake, the team High Five auditioned for Britain's Got Talent at the beginning of the year, after only a month of rehearsals, and received a yes from judges Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

The group includes Elliot Plate, aged 26, Travis Bussell, 21, Isaac Farmer, 20, Ross Robertson, 18 and Connor Stone, 17, who are now waiting to find out if they successfully got through to the live semi-finals.

Dancer Connor said: "It was an incredible experience to perform for the judges especially at the London Palladium.

"It was a performance none of us will ever forget and I can’t wait to see what happens next."

The dance school leader, Rachel King, said there was "lots of practising and lots of nerves" but the dancers "enjoyed every minute" performing for the judges.

She added: "It's surreal because it's these four faces you recognise from the telly, it is very different being right in front of the celebrities and the cameras.

"[The group] always watch the show together so just decided to go for it, they always like a fun challenge."

When asked what the audition choreography was about, Rachel said: "It's based on the guys, they're always messing around and looking for fun - just young, typical guys."

High Five with Shake member, 15-year-old Tanesha Bannerman-Williams, have also qualified as one of three dance groups to represent the UK in the Official World Hip Hop Championships in Arizona, against dancers from 50 countries across the globe.

The group now need to raise £10,000 to get to America and make their dreams of conquering the competition a reality.

Rachel added: "Their main goal was to try and achieve the biggest competition in the world. It's a huge honor and I am thrilled.

"We have no funding at all for this, so any opportunities for fundraising and performances are welcome."

For more information on the team and their fundraising effort email shakedance@hotmail.co.uk