Barclays Live is capping off a successful year and kicking off 2011 by announcing an online vote for the Barclays Live Best UK Dance Act 2010 following a nationwide dance competition that took place throughout 2010.

Five acts have been shortlisted for an online public vote to become the first ever Barclays Live UK Champions.

Winners from past regional Barclay Live competitions, Birmingham winners Steadiflux, Bristol winners The Freestylers, Reading kathak dancer Anuradha, Manchester winners Precise Crew and winning London troupe Dem Lot are vying for bragging rights and a bumper £1,000 prize.

The competition was rolled out in various regions across the UK with celebrity judges including Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole and Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara. The finalists overcame competition with the likes of UK Hip Hop Champions Smash Broz, London Dance Crew champs Definitives and UDO All Star CHUCK all defeated in their respective regional competitions.

Videos of the five shortlisted acts are now live on the Barclays Live website,, where a public vote will decide the winner.

Voting will run from Wednesday, December 22 to Wednesday, January 5. All votes are free of charge.