Our Dancing Town - Netflix

The people of Barnsley, Huddersfield, Skipton and York have put their best feet forward for a brand new documentary series on BBC Two, Our Dancing Town.

Choreographer Steve Elias has a dream to bring dance to the streets of four Yorkshire towns, in a series of spectacles inspired by the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Built like a rugby prop forward, Steve Elias does not look like your typical choreographer. But with a career spanning 25 years, including roles in everything from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Billy Elliot, he is definitely the man for the job.

Steve wants to get everyone, from gifted amateurs to complete novices, up and moving. Steve says: "My mission is get the people of Yorkshire on their dancing feet. I genuinely believe dance can change lives. I want people to tell their stories and show us what makes them and their town special. When it comes to ability, we aren't looking for perfection - the choreography is all about scale and impact. This really is dancing in the street - professionally choreographed and captured in one continuous and awe-inspiring shot."

In each of the first three episodes, Steve will head to a town in Yorkshire - Barnsley, Huddersfield and Skipton - where his task will be to persuade, cajole and mentor local residents. He works hard to get under the skin of each place, learning about its heritage, and striving to find its unique identity. In the final two programmes Steve brings all three towns together and attempts to pull off one, final dance spectacular in the historic city of York as he celebrates the whole of Yorkshire.

Our Dancing Town - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-01-10

Our Dancing Town - Leon Cooke - Netflix

Leon Dominic Cooke (born 8 August 1991) is a professional English actor, singer, and dancer.

Our Dancing Town - Film - Netflix

Cooke appeared alongside other former Billy Elliot cast in 2014 as part of the Billy Elliot the Musical Live finale. Other films include playing a 'Prison inmate' in 'Paddington 2' (Marmalade Films, 2016) and as 'Leerie' in 'Mary Poppins Returns' (Walt Disney Studios, 2016-2017). [3] Cooke is now filming 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!' directed by Ol Parker.

Our Dancing Town - References - Netflix