Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 5

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-up
Another week of Strictly, but what’s this…no theme…what are we going to do with ourselves. We might actually have to judge the performances on their dancing!

Once again we didn’t get a chance to watch any of the training footage this week, though a little birdy tells me that Vincent & Dani are doing a Jive to Olly Murs, a song I choreographed for a charity Strictly-style event I took part in last year…I’m sure mine was better… 😛
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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 4 “Halloween”

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-up
Forget Strictly Halloween, this is how we roll at Learn To Dance when we have a Halloween Theme, that’s two Zumba outfits and our Halloween Social!

Anyway, back to Strictly and our Thriller of an evening ahead…
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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 3 “Hollywood”

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-up
Hollywood week and here’s hoping we some some Blockbusters, and I don’t mean with Bob Holness!

Can Richard keep out of the dance-off this week, and will Louis & Denise still be vying for the top spot. Read on to find out.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 2

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-upGreat weekend of teaching in Bournemouth, thanks to Hotel Piccadilly for asking us to host.  Unfortunately our plan to watch the show via iplayer on Saturday night didn’t work as the show was still ‘coming soon’ at 12.30am Sunday morning, so everyone went to bed instead.

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It Takes Two – Thursday 11th October

Strictly Come Dance - It Takes TwoOn Thursday’s show they featured Kimberly & Pasha, Richard & Erin, Colin & Kristina along with sneak peeks at their outfits (I won’t talk about this!) and updates on training. Continue reading

Week 1 Leader Board – Day 1

Leader Board Week 1 Day 1So the leader board at the end of day 1 is above, how does it compare to my marks?

1: 7 Denise & James
2. 6 Michael & Natalie
2. 6 Nicky & Karen
4. 5 Colin & Kristina
4. 5 Fern & Artem
6. 3 Victoria & Brendan

The judges and I aren’t quite seeing eye to eye just yet, but it’s early days and I’m looking forward to seeing tomorrow night’s show.

Hope you enjoyed the first show tonight, remember if you want to ‘Keeeep Dancing’ you know where to find us!

Colin Salmon & Kristina Rihanoff – Cha Cha Cha

Colin Salmon & Kristina RihanoffWell that’s another interesting outfit!

Better Cuban Breaks than the previous two celebrity attempts, but could do with some hip action at the same time.

His height is definitely working against him with his hip action, and the hands are just a little too camp, but Ian Waite proves that being tall doesn’t mean you can’t be a good Latin dancer so it’s something he’ll have to work on.

Also he’s looking down all the time, but that’s mainly because Kristina is just so much shorter than him, it really doesn’t help. Continue reading

Strictly Training Video analysis

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-upSo Strictly starts in a little while and all the training videos have now been released.

I’ve decided to analyse them all in one big post rather than 14 individual entries so that you can directly compare all of the pre-show training. Continue reading

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Premiere

Yes yes I know I haven’t blogged about Strictly, or anything for that matter, in 9 months but I thought it about time to get back into it.

The reveal show took place almost two weeks ago and although I watched it at the time, this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and pencil in my thoughts on the pairings and what I expect from this year’s show. Continue reading

Strictly Come Dancing 2011 FINAL

So the last few months have been fairly hectic for us, apologies therefore that I’ve not been blogging about the last few weeks.

Right back at the launch show I predicted that Harry & Chelsee could both do really well, but never gave a thought to Jason – two out of three isn’t bad though! Continue reading