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While overnight singing sensation Susan Boyle is taking some time to recover in the Priory, dance group Diversity are celebrating their win in the final of the third series of Britain’s Got Talent.

Diversity’s success has introduced street dance to TV audiences who may otherwise have been watching more old-fashioned genres on Strictly Come Dancing.

While you may know your waltz from your pas de deux, street dance, also referred to as street, covers a range of different dance styles/genres with its own terminology. Moves include waving, locking, krumping or clowning, and popping, as illustrated by Diversity in the BBC video below.

Also see our Buzzword article on street dance.

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