The First Strictly Live Show

What an amazing start to a new season of

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2017 

Well done to the entire #Strictly team . It’s going to be an amazing series.

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Alexandra and Gorka danced the Waltz to (You Make Me Feel Like A) ‘Natural Woman’  by Aretha Franklin.

The tissues were out early for Alexandra’s first dance. It was an emotional one . Which is why Strictly can be a healing journey for both the contestants and viewers. We have got to “Feel to Heal” people. A perfect #Strictly partnership.

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Charlotte and Brendon danced a Foxtrot to ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ by Michael Buble.

This lady just exudes elegance down to her fingertips. A gorgeous partnership. Brendan’s choreography is old hollywood style, pure class. 👌

Chizzy and Pasha danced a Cha Cha to ‘Boogie Fever’ by The Sylvers.

This is a fun partnership and their first dance did not disappoint. Full of  energy. Chizzy has great rythmn and her personality sparkled throughout the dance. This girl can move .  Pasha is an amazing teacher👏

Debbie and Giovanni danced A Paso Doble to ‘Be Italian’ by Fergie.

This was a surprise…even for Giovanni 💋. It had passion, intensity , kicks, splits . Debbie didn’t hold back and put everything into that first dance. Looking forward to seeing their dance next week.

Gemma and Aljaz danced a Cha Cha to ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ by Shawn Mendes.

Gemma appeared super confident for her first dance looked amazing . It a fast fun routine . There’s nothing hoding you back after that cheeky cha cha  Gemma.

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Mollie and AJ Jived to ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ by Little Richard.n

What an adorable partnership. Molly played her role to perfection. Facial expressions were on point. Yes , there needs to be more bounce action in the jive but it is only week one . Love these two together.

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Ruth and Anton Waltzed to ‘This Nearly Was Mine’ ( Seth MacFarlae version)

Ruth looked the picture of elegance . Such beauty and grace. Ruth has so much potential but the nerves took over a bit  . You can do it Ruth. A gorgeous couple.

Susan and Kevin performed  the Viennese Waltz to ‘Mad About The Boy’ by Dinah Washington.

Love this partnership and love Susan’s tweets even more, such a funny lady.  Were all mad about Kevin and his imaginative routines . Susan is loving her strictly experience as we can see.

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Aston and Janette danced a Foxtrot to ‘It Had To Be You ‘ by Harry Connick Jnr.

WOW, it’s week ONE !! It had to be you Aston, what a showman. A show stopping performance . Janette brings out the best in her partners. Loved her retro look .   A dynamic duo. The ones to watch 😉

Brian and Amy danced a Tango to ‘Temptation’ by Heaven 17.

Liked the setting and the story of the dance. Who can resist red shoes  👠😍 It wasn’t an easy dance for Brian’s first dance but he got through it . Well done.

Davood and Nadiya danced a Cha Cha to ‘Dedication to My Ex’ by Lloyd ft. Andre 3000

One word “HOT”🌡

Joe and Katya Jived to ‘Rockin’ Robin’ by Michael Jackson.

Joe put 100% into this dance , brilliant. He got the character of the dance and so light on his feet . I could watch this over and over again. Katya is an sensational dancer and teacher. They were certainly rockin’ it tonight. Another couple to watch.

Jonnie and Oti Waltzed to ‘When I Need You ‘ by Luther Vandross.

For an athlete who isn’t used to dancing , Jonnnie was extemely good and performed with such charm. The basic side close side and heel leads were very good. Just needs to work on his posture more . A beautiful partnership and excellent first dance.

Rev. Richard and Dianne danced the Cha Cha to ‘There Must be An Angel’ by  The Eurythmics.

Rev. Richard was on cloud nine and full of enthusiasm throughout the dance.

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Simon and Karen performed  the Paso  Doble to ‘Song 2’ by Blur.

Simon appeared focused and determined throughout the paso. If he relaxed his knees a bit more he will drive through the dance better but a difficult first dance. Well done Simon. 

The Strictly Leaderboard : WEEK ONE 

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Loving the new judge Shirley Ballas , such vast knowledge and experience in ballroom and latin. An excellent choice .

I am looking forward to the coming weeks and seeing the improvements they make on their strictly journey.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post

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Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two

Starting Monday 25th September 6.30pm on BBC Two

until next time

 

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Strictly Newsflash!!

The songs and dances for the first Strictly Come Dancing live show have been revealed.

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Alexandra and Gorka will Waltz to (You Make Me Feel Like A) ‘Natural Woman’  by Aretha Franklin.

Charlotte and Brendon will Foxtrot to ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ by Michael Buble.

Chizzy and Pasha will Cha Cha to ‘Boogie Fever’ by The Sylvers.

Debbie and Giovanni will dance A Paso Doble to ‘Be Italian’ by Fergie.

Gemma and Aljaz will Cha Cha to ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ by Shawn Mendes.

Mollie and AJ will Jive to ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ by Little Richard.

Ruth and Anton will Waltz to ‘This Nearly Was Mine’ ( Seth MacFarlane version)

Susan and Kevin will perform the Viennese Waltz to ‘Mad About The Boy’ by Dinah Washington.

Aston and Janette will Foxtrot to ‘It Had To Be You ‘ by Harry Connick Jnr.

Brian and Amy will Tango to ‘Temptation’ by Heaven 17.

Davood and Nadiya will Cha Cha to ‘Dedication to My Ex’ by Lloyd ft. Andre 3000

Joe and Katya are Jiving to ‘Rockin’ Robin’ by Michael Jackson.

Jonnie and Oti will Waltz to ‘When I Need You ‘ by Luther Vandross.

Rev. Richard and Dianne wi;ll dance the Cha Cha to ‘There Must be An Angel’ by  The Eurythmics.

Simon and Karen will perform the Paso  Doble to ‘Song 2’ by Blur.

Who Are Your #Strictly Favorites ? 

Until

Saturday 23rd @18:25 on BBC ONE 

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Strictly Launch Show 2017

       What an amazing launch show. Well done to the entire #Strictly team .

But now I

 Gotta Dance …

Meet The Class of Strictly Come Dancing 2017!

 

Meet the New Head Judge 

Shirley Ballas 

So looking forward to Shirley judging with her vast experience she will be a valuable asset to the judging panel.

Meet the 3 New Strictly Pro Dancers Nadiya Bychlova, Amy Dowden and Dianne Buswell.


And What An Entrance They Made on Strictly Come Dancing 2017

It was an emotional show for Tess , Claudia and the strictly team. (I Had the tissues out at this stage) . Sir Bruce will never be forgotton.

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What a beautiful heartfelt and moving tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth. 

Here are your Strictly Couples 2017

Loving the pairings this year. We have the perfect petite pairing – Aston and Janette, can’t wait to see their jive.  The tall and elegant Gemma and Aljaz, they will be gorgeous in ballroom. And maybe this could be Anton’s year now he is paired with the beautiful Ruth.

Watch Them All Perform Their 1st Group Dance 

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Strictly Come Dancing Series 15

The 1st Live Show Starts on Saturday 23rd September 2017

Until then

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Keep Dancing

The Official Photos Are Here …

The #Strictly Class of 2017! 

And don’t they all look amazing.

 

 

We are only 4 days away from the

STRICTLY COME DANCING LAUNCH SHOW

Saturday September 9th 7pm

Until then

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Keep Dancing

Strictly Celebs 2017 Part Two

 

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TV Legend and Strictly Presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

The whole strictly team are devastated…

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It was a sad day to lose an inspirational entertainer & presenter that I grew up watching as a child.

       Here is :   A lookback at Bruce Forsyth Career

           You Will Always Be My Favorite 

Sir Bruce Forsyth. 

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We’ll pay tribute to Sir Bruce, in the best possible way. Through his love for dance.

 

Posted by BBC Strictly Come Dancing on Wednesday, 23 August 2017

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HOLISTIC HEALTH BENEFITS OF DANCE

Dance Can Improve Your Life on a Mental, Emotional, Physical and Social Level.

  • Boosts memory
  • Relieves Stress
  • Improves coordination and mobility
  • Elevates your mood
  • Diminish Depression
  • Improves strength and flexibility
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases physical fitness
  • Weight management
  • Increases energy
  • Improves your self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves your social skills
  • Make new friendships
  • Improves overall well-being

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If you are considering learning to dance or joining a dance class , I suggest you read the following:

Dancing can be a great way to stay fit and healthy for individuals of all ages, shapes and size. If you have not exercised in a while or have any medical or age related conditions or concerns, please consult your doctor first .

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If you get the chance, I hope you dance x

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