When the dance group Diversity won Britain's got Talent four years ago they sparked a new surge of interest in dancing.
They are on tour and perform on Tyneside, Tuesday, December 3.
Their show includes four young gymnasts from the North East whose talent was spotted by Diversity's leader. Derek Proud reports.
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