Family affair at TV show, but only mum wins

krishor dangol
krishor dangol

A BREAKDANCING Kirkcaldy mum who went along to support her daughter’s dance troupe auditioning for a national television show ended up appearing on the show!

Nancy McAndrew (46), went to SkyOne’s ‘Got to Dance’ auditions at the Science Centre in Glasgow as moral support for Nikki (22) who was performing with street dance group Unik, featuring 16 dancers aged 12-26 from the Kirkcaldy area.

And, when an interview with the group revealed that Nikki, the group’s leader, had brought along her mum who also breakdances, she was persuaded to audition too.

As chance would have it, Nancy got two stars from the judges which means she is through to the next stage of the competition, while Unik only got one, so won’t go any further.

Unexpected win

“I couldn’t believe it when I got through -- I hadn’t even gone along to audition,” explained Nancy, who has been a breakdancing fan for more than 26 years since watching a film in 1984.

She and ex husband Derek taught themselves as a hobby and went on to win many competitions during the Eighties and Nineties.

She now teaches classes with her daughter at Nikki’s NRG Dance Studios on Mitchelston Industrial Estate.

“They kept on at me and eventually I gave in and agreed to perform, not thinking for a minute I’d get through!

No hard feelings

‘’ It was a shame that Unik didn’t get through, but we were supporting each other, and there were no hard feelings!”

Nancy, of Valley Gardens, Kirkcaldy, will find out in a few weeks if she has made it through to the live finals.

Nikki, of Birnam Road, Kirkcaldy, who runs the dance studios, said she was delighted for her mum.

“There are certainly no hard feelings, and we will be entering again next time,” she said.