Skewen dancer Tomcaz hits the stage for Sky's Got To Dance show
HE has already showcased his dance moves on television as part of a group — but now Thomas Carsley is literally flying solo.
The dancing trickster from Skewen is hitting the screens on Sky's Got To Dance talent show on Sunday with his adventurous and energetic dance stunts.
But it is not the first time he has performed on the high-profile stage, as the 16-year-old has already appeared on previous shows in street dance groups Eruption and Ffres.
As member of Port Talbot's TDM Dance School he also was part of Nu Sxool, who reached the final of last year's Britain's Got Talent show.
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Dancing on Got To Dance as Tomcaz in the style of poppin', he said he had a great time performing for the judges. "It was really nerve-wracking but it was exciting," said Thomas, who attends Dwr Y Felin School, in Neath.
The fourth series, hosted by Davina McCall sees JLS superstar Aston Merrygold join returning judges Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo to help with their search for Britain and Ireland's best new dance act, who will win a cash prize of £250,000.
"It was a really good experience as I was able to show the judges what I can do," said Thomas. "I do like going solo but I also like performing as a group."
Thomas, who has been training for five years in all styles of dance such as street, hip hop, ballet, contemporary and modern, has also been doing free running for the past two years.
He attends the Swansea Free Running Gym every Thursday, where his training includes flips, volts, jumping and precision.
"I go there to practice my breakdancing and flips," he said. "It is a safe environment as there are soft mats."
Thomas put together his routine for the Got To Dance audition by himself, which is part choreography and part freestyle.
He hopes the competition is only just beginning for him and is crossing his fingers that he makes it through to the semi-final.
"I am looking forward to see what happens in the competition," he said.
"I have been watching some of the auditions and I saw another boy called Tom who was doing the same sort of thing as me and he was really good."
This year the judges have to whittle the shortlist down to a final 30, who then will compete across five live shows. A public vote will decide the 10 finalists.
First time judge Aston said: "I am so excited to be joining Kimberly and Ashley on the Got To Dance judging panel. This series is known as the 'series of excellence' for a reason — the acts have been incredible!"
Thomas appears on Got To Dance on Sky1 HD this Sunday at 6pm.