Breakdancing youngster from Molesey uses moves to raise cash for charity in Walton

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A six-year-old who taught himself to dance has his sights set on national stardom, after performing in front of shoppers in Walton.

Oliver Phillips, of Kelvinbrook, West Molesey, was asked to dance outside the Baby Gap store at the Heart shopping centre on Saturday, April 26, after staff spotted him dancing inside the store some weeks earlier.

The store asked Olly, a year 1 pupil at Hurst Park School, to help it raise funds for Shooting Star Chase, and the youngster performed four dance sets outside the store, adding £160 to the total raised.

The youngster, who dances in a robotic style to dubstep music, has had no dance tuition and recently set up his own YouTube channel.

Olly’s father, Justin, 45, said: “Olly absolutely thoroughly enjoyed it. He drove me mad for about three weeks prior to it, asking me if we were going today.

“So many people were saying how talented he is – he has only been dancing for three months at home.

“He didn’t understand what a hospice was so we sat him down and told him. When I told him, he said ‘I really want to help these poor children’.”

Mr Phillips said Olly now hopes to audition for Britain’s Got Talent later this year and one day wants to dance with his heroes Nonstop and Popping John from Dragon House.

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