Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 7: Dance Through The Decades

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Just when you thought we were safe from themed weeks it appears tonight at Wembley is going to be ‘Dance Through The Decades’, why can’t we just have dance through the show instead?!

You can definitely see that this is designed to be a higher budget show, amazing what a difference it makes when you’re charging people for tickets (although hopefully a large chunk is going to Children in Need).

Bruce’s intro is just painful for us tonight but (4 repeats of ‘nice to see you’ later) it thankfully moves on to the ‘stars of our show’…oh dear it’s not over yet – cue en masse Gangnam Style.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 6

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30 seconds in to the opening VT and Emma (the wife) has already declared the pairing of Tess & Claudia to be better than Brucie & Tess…think I’ll reserve judgement for now but I think I’m probably going to agree with her.

Is Tess playing Brucie today, or has she dressed as a pseudo-man just for fun?

Anyway our stars are introduced, Artem has his chest out again so obviously their dance must be bad again this week, but everyone else doesn’t look too bad…apart from Brendan’s hat???
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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 – Week 5

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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”

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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”

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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

Strictly Come Dancing Week 1 Day 2

BBC Strictly 2012 Line-upSo we had a pretty busy weekend of teaching and weren’t able to blog during the second show.  I’ve decided to analyse the second show all in one big entry rather than spamming everyone with 8 separate entries two days after the live show.

Going forward I’ll probably just do a Monday analysis of the weekend show as certainly the whole of October is going to be difficult for me to watch the show live.

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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