AN all day dance event headlined by Britain's Got Talent finalists Flawless wowed the crowds in the city centre.

St Enoch Square and the shopping mall were transformed into a hip-hop style battleground as part of a unique street dance event.

It was the final chance for dance groups to qualify and compete at the 10th World Championships which are being held in the SECC from August 28 to 30.

Around 6000 dancers from 30 countries including Japan, Australia and Canada will take part in the competition.

Local dance schools joined in the fun in St Enoch Square and members of the public were able to meet and greet Flawless, who competed on the third series of the TV talent show appearing alongside fellow street dance troupe Diversity who beat Susan Boyle in the final.

The event gave Glasgow a flavour of what will be on offer when Dance Show LIVE, billed as Scotland's biggest dance show, is staged in the SECC on August 30.

A spokesman for the event said: "There really is something for everyone at Dance Show LIVE, whether you're an up-and- coming dancer, a seasoned pro, or maybe you've never stepped foot on a dance floor in your life."

It is described as an "extravaganza" of dance which also features workshops, celerity performances and masterclasses.

City council leader Gordon Matheson said: “With Glasgow now just weeks away from hosting the UDO World Street Dance Championships and Dance Show LIVE, this exciting event marks the start of the final countdown to a weekend of dance.

“The Final Battles was a fantastic chance for dancer-lovers, families and locals to come along and get involved in a show-stopping event right in the heart of city.

"Glasgow has an enviable reputation for delivering major events and with free entry and hours of fun dance activity taking place throughout the day, the city certainly demonstrated that it is the home of world street dance.”