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Strictly Couple Weeks – Claudia and AJ – Day 7 and POLL

Yes, we’ve reached the end of our week dedicated to Team Pocket Rocket *hands out tissues for people feeling a tad emosh* 

It’s been a week filled with wonderful dances, from their brilliant Quickstep to their Charming Charleston, Their Roarsome Salsa to their Elegant Viennese Waltz, Their dramatic Argentine Tango to their Gymnastic Cha Cha Cha.

Overall, it has been a wonderful week, and earlier today we shared the final dance of the week from this pairing – their Magical American Smooth.

It was an unusual song choice but it worked! Together they created magic on the dancefloor and they were true dance wizards! 

Now, we’ve seen all the dances this week, it leaves us with one (very difficult) task! All we need you to do is watch the playlist below, then pick your top three dances from this couple by voting in the poll just below:

Now here’s the important part, the terms and conditions! Voting will remain open until 8pm tonight when we’ll reveal the winning dance along with the next couple to be in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks!

Get voting people!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Georgia and Giovanni – Day 7 (Poll!)

Unless you’ve been hiding under a Sparkly Rock over the past few days, you’ll probably know we’ve put one Strictly couple in the spotlight, Team GG.

Yes, we’ve shared 7 of our favourite Team GG moments and this morning shared our final moment – Their Beautiful American Smooth (featuring Giovanni’s singing!)

Now you’ve seen all 7 magical moments, it’s time for your to vote for your favourite in our poll. All you need to do is watch the dances below, then vote in the poll. You can choose up to 3 dances. Voting will remain open until 8pm tonight when we’ll reveal the winning dance.

Keep voting and dancing people! We’ll be back later for the results. We hope to see you then.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Ultimate Strictly Challenge – Week 4πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ†πŸ’ƒπŸ»

We’re nearly at the half-way mark in our Ultimate Strictly Challenge. Over the past week you have been voting to choose your favourite perfect scoring Samba or Salsa and Quickstep.

We’ve had many votes and have used our good old friend Bill Payer to verify and count your votes this week. As there wereΒ more than 2 dances in each category we have chosen your top two from both categories. Thank you for all your votes. We can now reveal the dances making their way to the Final of our Ultimate Strictly Challenge are….

Danny and Oti with their Samba, Abbey and Aljaz with their Salsa and Lisa and Brendan and Harry and Aliona with their quicksteps!

So another week is gone. It’s time to vote for in our next two categories. This week we’ll have a truly lovely and fab-u-lous battle, as American Smooths battle it out against one another and Foxtrots fight to be crowned the best Foxtrot ever!

All you need to do is watch these videos below then vote for your favourite Foxtrot and favourite American Smooth in the polls underneath.

You’ll be able to vote once a day for your favourite dance in each category. Voting will remain open until 6pm next Sunday when we’ll close the vote before revealing our winners at 8pm on Sunday!

Keep voting and dancing people.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Take Your Dog To Work Day – A Strictly Support Group Take On Events!

They say, never work with children or animals! Having worked with children, we know it’s not that bad. We’ve never worked with animals before, but imagine it’d be relaxing and filled with hugs.

Today is take your dog to work day. Or in Anton’s case, deal with two petrified dalmatians live on national TV! Yes, our furry canine companions have made appearances on Strictly too.

Over the last 12 series, we have seen 3 canine companions (Toto, Perdita and Perdy) play an integral part in performances.

We’d love to find out from you which canine companion deserved the golden bone and which one was in the dog house. Watch the videos below, then vote for your favourite in the poll. We’ll reveal the winner at 7.30pm tonight!

Get voting people (and canine companions!)

Cassie πŸ™‚

Smooth Sunday – A Lovely Dance To Sooth You This Sunday!

We have to admit that in the run up to Father’s Day us mums and daughters are always running around like headless chickens, so today’s dance is the perfect antidote for those of you needing a calming influence this Sunday.

We’re watching the lovely, elegant American Smooth from Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole. This dance was performed during movies week and for us evoked all the hollywood glamour of the 1940’s. It was classy, elegant and just the sort of dance that made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It showed Sunetra’s progress and the performance was wonderful. In our opinion it deserved 9s and 10s!

It’s the perfect antidote for anyone in need of some chill-out time, so, if you’re feeling a little on edge, or like a headless chicken, we recommend watching this dance.

Here are Sunetra and Brendan with their fab-u-lous American Smooth. We hope you enjoy watching it to:

We’d love to hear what you thought of that dance. Tweet us @scd_support or comment below to let us know what you thought of it.

For all the dads we wish you a Happy Father’s Day and we hope the rest of you all have a wonderful Sunday Afternoon.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

30 Day Challenge – Bella’s Smooth Sunday Dance Off!

Our #30daychallenge is almost over. Today, we’re having a #smoothsundaydanceoff! We’ve chosen 2 dances. You have to vote your favourite.
The youngest Strictly Fan in the household, Elodie is getting Christened today, so she’ll be getting a little wet, and hopefully singing in the rain. Today we’re showing you two dances which are performed to the same song “Singing in the Rain!” One is from this side of the pond, the other is from the U S of A. When you’ve watched them both let us know your favourite by commenting below. We’ll then reveal the winner at 7pm tonight!
Our 1st dance is from Jason & Kristina and it’s their fab-u-lous American smooth:

Our 2nd dance is a Jazz routine from Derek Hough and Bethany Mota on Dancing with the stars. We want to see this dance style on Strictly next year! 

Now you’ve seen them both let us know which one is your favourite! Comment to let us know. We’ll reveal the winner at 7pm!
Bella and Cassie πŸ™‚

30 Day Challenge – Bella’s A to Z of Strictly – U is for Unicorn!

I like unicorns a lot! They’re better than horses because they fly and they look really pretty and fluffy. They’re magical too and I’m going to ask Santa for one this year.

On Strictly, there have been lots of magical moments and the American Smooth is a really magical dance, because there are lots of lifts which make us girls look like we’re flying (like a unicorn.)

Over the last 2 series that I’ve watched Strictly, I think there are lots of magical American Smooths, just like these in the video playlist below. Sometimes, it’s not just the best American Smooths which are the most magical, but the ones which are most fun to watch:

Now you’ve watched all those dances, I’d like you to let me know which is your favourite. Tweet me @scd_support or comment below to let me know.

I’m off to the farm to see some horses unicorns without horns. Have a great day!

Bella (desperately seeking a unicorn!) πŸ‘Έ

30 Day Challenge- Bella’s A to Z of Strictly. N is for @realnatalielowe

It’s Sunday & day 14 of my Strictly Alphabet. Today it’s time for the letter N! On Strictly there is a Princess in the Ballroom called Natalie! She’s one of the professional dancers and always looks like a beautiful princess when she dances. Look, I even have a bunny rabbit named after her too:

 

Natalie the Ballerina Bunny – She can’t dance that well yet, but she’s only a few days old!
 
It’s Natalie Lowe. She is a patient and kind teacher who always gets the best out of the celebrities and people she’s partnered with. She even won the People’s Strictly and got a Glitterball. I was really happy because she really deserved to win a shiny, pretty Glitterball! *dreams of glitter*

 As it’s Smooth Sunday, mummy helped me choose 2 American Smooths. These are two of my favourite American Smooths Natalie has choreographed and performed. The lifts look like great fun, the dances look beautiful and Natalie’s dresses were very pretty.

My first American Smooth is from Natalie and Michael Vaughan. They performed this at Wembley to a song about New York! That must have been really confusing for any Taxi Drivers! 

The second dance is from Natalie and Ricky Whittle to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow!” I was still in my mummy’s tummy when they performed this dance, but mummy said it made her cry in a good way because it was very beautiful. I think it was lovely too. Even if Grumpy Len didn’t like it, I did and think it was beautiful! 

I’d have given both dances a 10/10! Which dance did you prefer! Watch both the videos below and let me know. You can tweet me @scd_support or comment below. 

I’ll be back tomorrow with the next letter on my A to Z of Strictly! Have a lovely day everyone!

Bella πŸ‘Έ

30 Day Challenge – Bella’s A to Z of Strictly – Day 7 – G is for…..

G is for GorgeousΒ Gaw-jus, Glittery and THE (Russell) Grant!

It’s a Sunday and while Bella’s enjoying a well-deserved day of rest, she’s kindly asked me to help her write today’s post! When it comes to the letter G, you may have guessed in her eyes the best word beginning with G is glitter! If you don’t like glitter, or are allergic to it, look away now!

The shiniest glitterball of them all, with extra added glitter and a bit more glitter on top!

On Strictly there is one dance which is more glittery than any other and that’s the American Smooth. It always seems to be the sparkliest dance on the dancefloor. It’s rarely outshone by the other ballroom dances. This may be because there are added sequins as well as lifts! It looks glamourous, gaw-jus and extra glittery.

For us, there is one American Smooth which was sparklier than the rest and that is Russell Grant and Flavia Cacace’s fun and entertaining dance from 2011.

It may not have been technically perfect, but there was some serious bling with the sequins going on with their costumes, which looked gaw-jus. It was full of theatricality and just made us want to burst out into song and join in *looks around to see if anyone else felt the same* 😯

Here are Russell and Flavia with their American Smooth. We hope you enjoy it:

We’d love to hear what you thought of that dance. You can tweet us @scd_support or comment below to let us know. Let us also know what’s been the most glittery dance on strictly for you and we’ll give you a shoutout!

Bella will be back tomorrow with the next letter in her Strictly A to Z!

Cassie πŸ™‚

Strictly Support Group – The Election (Day 4)

We’re making the most of the pre-election Bank Holiday weekend today, with the fourth candidate for our Strictly Support Group Election.

Today’s Smooth Sunday comes from Gethin Jones and Camilla Dallerup. Although they left in the semi-finals of Strictly 2007, we felt they were both worthy contenders for the glitterball and today’s dance showed us just why.

For a male celebrity, learning to lead their female professional across the ballroom floor can be the most challenging part of Strictly, and Gethin mastered this brilliantly.

The routine was soft, elegant and flowing. It made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Camilla’s choreography was perfect for Gethin’s strengths and the music and costumes were brilliant too.

We loved this routine and hope you will too. Here are Gethin and Camilla with their fab-u-lous American Smooth:


Don’t forget to let us know what you thought of that dance. You can tweet us @scd_support or comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.

So, Gethin and Camilla join Mark and Iveta, Alesha and Matthew and Chelsee and Pasha as candidates in the Strictly Support Group election. Who will be tomorrow’s candidates? Come back tomorrow to find out. On Wednesday afternoon, we’ll launch our poll giving you all the chance to vote for your Strictly Support Group Prime Minister(s.)

Cassie πŸ™‚

Chief Returning Officer of the Strictly Support Group