Smooth Sunday – A Birthday Tribute To One of our Amazing ProsπŸ’ƒπŸŽˆπŸ°

Today it’s not just Easter Sunday but also the lovely Karen Hauer’s birthday. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by showing one of her dances whilst we tuck into our chocolatey haul!

Although it’s not an American Smooth, we’ve chosen her smooth, suave and sophisticated Foxtrot with Nicky Byrne from 2012.

This dance oozed glamour and reminded us of classic Hollywood films. Karen’s choreography was perfect and helped Nicky perform to his best. Karen, as always, looked gorgeous and her dress gave us serious dress envy. The dancing was effortless and sublime and we felt it deserved at least 9s maybe even 10s.

We loved it, so treated all of you and Karen to seeing it this morning. If you missed it on twitter, don’t sweat! Here it is again, just for you, Nicky and Karen’s Foxtrot:

We hope you all enjoyed watching that dance and have a great Easter.

For Karen (if you’re reading this), we hope you have an amazing birthday and all your wishes come true! Here’s some cake from us πŸŽ‚

Cassie 😊

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Your Easter Saturday Strictly Fix – A bouncy dance, so light it’d even make the Easter Bunny Jealous!

With it being Easter Saturday, we thought it more appropriate to choose a Samba rather than a Salsa as our daily Strictly Fix!

The Samba, with a bounce action even the Easter Bunny would be jealous of, seemed the perfect dance to choose for you this Easter Saturday.

So whilst we’re hopping round the garden frantically searching for Easter eggs, we’re watching Abbey and Aljaz’s great Samba from this last series. Not only did they manage a great bounce action, but it featured speedy choreography, great costumes and music which made it one of our favourite Sambas of Strictly 2013. They looked like little bunny rabbits, perfect for this time of year.

Here it is, just for you, Abbey and Aljaz’s amazing Samba. We hope you enjoy watching it.

Have a great weekend.

Cassie πŸ™‚

An eggstra eggciting Strictly Support Group Easter Special – A Recap

Despite my 4yr old’s aversion to the Easter Bunny, he kindly requested to take over our Easter Special Strictly Support Group. As he bribed us with lots of chocolate asked us so nicely, we couldn’t say no, so let him come up with an eggcitingly good strictly support group especially for you all this Easter.

For his first question, The Easter Bunny asked you all this question:

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Here are some of your answers:

We then moved on to finding out which Strictly Routine or Couple, these Easter Eggs most reminded you of. For our first Easter Egg, we wanted to find out which couple or routine most reminded you of a Creme Egg. Here are some of your answers:

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We then moved on to finding out which dance reminded you most of a Lindt Bunny. Here are some of your answers:

Finally we asked you which dance or couple reminded you most of Mini Eggs. Here are some of your answers:

If you can think of any other suggestions, just tweet us @scd_support and we’ll give you an Easter Shoutout.

We also had a brainwave earlier when my 4yr old also asked for us to switch on a special strictly show as it was Easter. We had lots of great reaction from you all. If Strictly were to produce an Easter special, who would you like to see appear on the show? and what dances would you like to see? Tweet @scd_support or comment in the box below.

We want to thank all those who commented in tonight’s chat and also thank all our followers for your continued support and contribution. We wish you all a very Happy Easter. Our Strictly Support Group will be back next Saturday at 7pm. Have a great week and see you soon.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Good Friday – A Feel good Foxtrot Friday Dance

Today there are several reasons we’re excited:
1. It’s Friday
2. We have the next 5 days off work
3. It’s Easter which means lots of chocolate
And
4. It’s our next Strictly Support Group tonight and we cannot wait.

We wanted a foxtrot that had a feel good aspect to it today, so we’ve chosen one from one of our newest followers Russell Grant and Flavia Cacace which was performed in Series 9.

Although this wasn’t the best foxtrot technically, it captured the true spirit of strictly and made us smile. It was entertaining, enthusiastic and great fun to watch. We thought you’d like to see it again, so here it is to kickstart your weekend. We won’t rain on your parade and spoil it for you (if you haven’t seen it before) but here it is for you all, Russell and Flavia’s Foxtrot:

Have a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget! Our next strictly support group is at 7pm tonight. Follow @scd_support to take part. You’re in for an egg citing treat!

Cassie πŸ™‚

Throwback Thursday – A step back in time and a step across the pond

For today’s Throwback Thursday we’re going back to 2008 and taking a trip to the U S of A to rewatch Tom and Camilla’s fabulous American Smooth.

We loved this dance for several reasons:
1. Camilla’s choreography was imaginative, creative and exquisite
2. The music and costumes were amazing and added to the feel of the dance
3. The dancing was brilliant and deserving of 10s in our honest opinion.
4. Check out Brucie bopping along in the background – it made us smile.

So here it is just for you, Tom and Camilla’s beautiful American Smooth from Chicago.

We hope you enjoyed your step back in time.

Cassie πŸ™‚

World Voice Day! A Strictly Support Group Chat

So for tonight’s fun, we had a little chat with you which was World Voice Day related. Over the last 11 series, lots of musicians and pop stars have appeared as contestants on our favourite show. With it being World Voice Day, we thought we’d try and find out which popstar has been your favourite on Strictly.

We had lots of fantastic responses from you all. Here are some of our favourite tweets:

We had a few suggestions, but it seems that you all overwhelmingly felt that Kimberley Walsh was the best popstar that had appeared on strictly. We’ve nominated her as our World Voice Day Ambassador and would love to find out your favourite dance of hers and Pasha, so have set up a poll. The winning dance will be revealed tomorrow evening. Cast your vote in the poll below:

Cassie πŸ™‚

Wednesday’s Weekly Warm-Up

It’s that time of the week again. The time we cast our hump day blues aside and share with you a dance guaranteed to make those blues fly away as quickly as you can say “strictly come dancing!”

For today’s feel good dance we’ve chosen the fast, fun and fabulously fifties inspired Jive from Kelly Brook and Brendan Cole in series 5. When we first saw this jive, we wanted to get up and dance along as they looked like they were having so much fun. Kelly truly embraced the spirit of the jive and performed the dance and danced the steps amazingly. It was our favourite jive in series 5 which is why we’ve chosen it for today’s Wednesday warm up.

It’s a true feel good dance and we hope it makes you smile too.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Tango Tuesday – A little bit of MJ to get us in the mood.

Over the last few weeks the dulcet tones of the legend that was Michael Jackson have helped us get through gruelling runs and training sessions. In fact his greatest hits are currently on loop on our iPod right now.

First thing this morning, Smooth Criminal just happened to start itself, and reminded us of a fabulous, passionate and undermarked routine from one of last year’s final couples, Susanna and Kevin.

We loved this dance because:

1. Susanna’s dress and hair were amazing.
2. Kevin had never danced Argentine Tango before but still managed to choreograph a brilliant routine.
3. Their heads were superglued together which made the dance look extra passionate
4. The music was amazing and the atmosphere was steamy and sensual (so steamy we banned our three yr old Team Kevanna fan from watching the dance!)
5. You could see how much being in the competition meant to them. We wanted to hug them both when the judges slated their performance.

We’ve chosen it today for our Tango Tuesday fix of the week. We hope you enjoy watching it. Let us know what you think. You can tweet us @scd_support or comment in the box below. We’d love to hear from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Marathon Monday Memories

We did it! In under 5 hours too. If we compare marathon running to a dance it’s definitely the quickstep. So today whilst we chill out with our feet up and recover we’re watching this joyous quickstep from Team Smurf, Dani Harmer and Vincent Simone, who looked like they were running a marathon around Wembley Arena in 2012.
We loved the 60s feel to this dance and Dani’s dress was just to die for. They were very light on their feet, danced beautifully and raced around the dance floor like (albeit very small) cheetahs. Vincent’s choreography was stunning too.
We loved watching this couple dance and Dani’s improvement was phenomenal over the course of the series. We felt they were slightly under marked and deserved at least a couple of 10s as this dance was so good.
They proved you can hurry love, but only if dancing a quickstep.
So here it is just for you Dani and Vincent’s quick and athletic quickstep.

We hope you enjoyed watching that dance. Today we’d like to find out what dance performance for you reminds you of the marathon most. Tweet us @scd_support or comment below. We’d love to hear from you.
Cassie :).

Smooth Sunday

We’re under starter’s orders today as we take on the biggest challenge of our lives, the London Marathon. We’re hoping it goes smoothly and quickly, like this gorgeous pro dance from the glittery archives. This was not only a very fast quickstep but gorgeously smooth too. We’d love to see more American Smooth Quicksteps on strictly. They have true flair. Here it is just for you. We hope you enjoy it:-

Cassie πŸ™‚

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