Reading this post is Strictly Permitted

It’s the start of the new year, and as we ponder what we’re going to do to fill the next 243 sleeps until Strictly comes back onto our screens (many of which will be filled with our fun chats and quizzes!) we have been wondering what the correct social etiquette is for us Strictly fans.

Earlier this morning, I decided to don my sparkly sequinned jumper as we are off to visit my sister-in-law and her boys. My husband knows I am a lover of a sparkly jumper, but his disapproving look gave me some doubts! He soon changed his mind when he saw that Bella (the youngest Strictly Superfan I know) was wearing her very sparkly sequin-covered dress!

It got me thinking, what is acceptable for us Strictly fans! Strictly may be over until later this year, but here are 6 things that it is ok to do as Strictly fan! They are our Strictly New Year’s resolutions:

Number 1: Countdown the sleeps until the next series of Strictly. 

We love a good countdown timer in our house and have countdowns until the Strictly Tour and various other dance shows we will be seeing. We have also set up a countdown until the next series of Strictly. I am reliably informed there are 243 sleeps!

Number 2: Wear as much glitter is as humanly possible every day!

There’s a saying that you’re never fully dressed without a smile, but for us, you’re never fully dressed without some sparkle. There’s nothing we love more than a sparkly jumper, sparkly make-up and shoes. They complete an outfit and as Strictly fans, we fully intend to wear sparkles and sequins all year round!

Number 3: Take more chances to dance

It is perfectly ok to dance in the street, on the way to work, on the bus, on the train, in the car, in the supermarket or even at your desk! We plan to dance a little every day. Dancing is good for the soul and we feel this will definitely make the wait until Strictly go quicker.

Number 4: Keep the Strictly theme as our ringtone

Keeping the Strictly theme tune as your ringtone is now permitted all year round. It may turn heads at first, but we’re sure even the grumpiest person (including Craig Revel Horwood) will smile and start dancing upon hearing your phone ring. Now, all you need to do is convince your friends and family that a WhatsApp conversation is just not good enough, you need a phonemail.

Number 5: Threaten to pickle your walnuts when things don’t go to plan.

Alas, no more Len on Strictly. We may have tried a pickled walnut over the festive period 😷 and it wasn’t to our liking, but that still won’t stop us from uttering Len-ism’s like this when we see something we don’t approve of or if things don’t go to plan!

Number 6: Watch a dance (or two, or three or four) every day on Youtube

Everyday we provide you with daily dance fixes, but there’s nothing to stop you from watching a dance, or two, or three, or four, or maybe even more on good old Youtube!

So there you have it! Here are our Strictly New Year’s resolutions. If you can think of any other activities you plan to do this year, tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂


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