Last weekend, one of our couples danced a beautiful foxtrot to one of our favourite ever songs. For us, it was like all our Christmasses had come at once. We really really L-O-V-Ed this dance, and felt it deserved a place as a dance on our Foxtrot Friday.
We’re talking about Mark and Karen’s gorgeous dance. Craig complimented Mark by telling him that he’s really starting to look like a dancer, and Len referred to him as being the underdog with lots of bite. We always love Foxtrots and for us, this dance was just perfect (we’d have given them 10s if we were judging at home.) There are 4 reasons we loved this routine:
1) L Lovely choreography. Karen always choreographs great routines which compliment her celebrity perfectly and this dance was no exception. It suited Mark perfectly and he looked like smooth, sophisticated and just L-O-V-Ely! If Mark doesn’t perform this dance at his wedding to Michelle Keegan, we’ll literally eat our proverbial hats!
2) O Outfits! Seeing Mark in tails and Karen’s gorgeous dress just added to the glamorous feel of the whole dance. They both glittered and shone on the dancefloor. The outfits were traditional and were our 2 favourite costumes of the night.
3) V Very good Music and superb staging. We love a bit of Nat King Cole and this song is one of our all-time favourite tunes. Dave Arch, the Singers and the wonderful Strictly Band did a fab-u-lous job. The staging and the letters L-O-V-E just made the whole thing even more fab-u-lous.
4) E Effortless dancing. Foxtrot is meant to look like you’re gliding across the floor (something we struggled with at our last Ballroom class.) Mark mastered the technique and with Karen’s feathery outfit, they glided across the ballroom floor like two graceful swans.
It’s clear to see we really loved this dance and hope you will too. Here are Mark and Karen ( Team Markarena) with their gorgeous, lovely Foxtrot.
We hope you L-O-V-Ed watching that dance as much as we did. Comment below to let us know what you thought of it, or tweet us @scd_support. You can also like us on our Facebook Page “Strictly Support Group.” We look forward to hearing from you.