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Strictly Couple Weeks – Colin and Erin – Day 7 and Poll!

Over the past week, we’ve shared some of Colin and Erin’s most memorable dances which saw them hurdle their way to the Strictly final in 2005!

Earlier this morning we shared with you their wonderful, graceful and elegant American Smooth.

Now, as you know by now, here at the Strictly Support Group, we love nothing more than a good poll to decide our favourite moments. All you need to do is watch all 7 dances below then vote in the poll just beneath that:

You can vote for up to 3 dances in the poll and voting will remain open until 8pm tonight, when we’ll reveal the winning dance along with the next couple in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks!

Cassie πŸ™‚

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Anton and Erin at the Albert Hall – A Review by @suzannemayes

A few weeks ago, just before Christmas, the lovely Anton du Beke and Erin Boag performed at the Royal Albert Hall. Sadly, we couldn’t go, but the lovely Suzanne went along and agreed to review the show for our blog. Here’s what she thought:

A fabulous afternoon of music song and dance at The Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 21st December.

Anton & Erin were joined by the Southend Girls & Boys Choir, Capital Voices & London Concert Orchestra. It was a fantastic display of dancing from the king & queen of ballroom, Anton & Erin.

There was great audience participation for a rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas, with singing and actions from the whole audience. Anton & Erin were also joined on stage by Maddie & Jamie, the young ballrrom dancers which were recently featured on It Takes Two.

We were also treated to song & dance duets from Anton and Lance Ellington (SCD Singer), and several renditions of classic christmas carols. Anton kept the audience entertained with his great sense of humour! A fantastic afternoon was had by all!

Thank you for reviewing the show Suzanne! It sounds like truly great festive fun. We’re hoping to see the show if it comes back next year, it sounds truly amazing. If you’ve been to see a show and would like to review if for our blog, just let us know and we’ll make your dreams come true.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Foxtrot Friday – A L-O-V-E-L-Y Dance To Start Your Weekend

Tomorrow we see the Strictly Quarter-Final and Mark and Karen will be performing a Foxtrot to the beautiful L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole. When looking back through the archives we found Austin and Erin’s Foxtrot which was also performed to this lovely song. It’s one of our favourite ever tunes and is perfect for foxtrotting.

There were lots of things that made this dance great:
1) The Music
2) The Costumes – Seeing Erin in that gorgeous Blue dress and Austin in Tails just made us feel all warm and fuzzy. From watching It Takes Two last night, we can guarantee Karen will look stunning in her dress and Mark will look gorgeous as ever πŸ™‚
3) The Choreography – This was a traditional foxtrot. It had flair, floatiness, smoothness and lots of pivots which were executed and performed brilliantly.

This was and still is one of our favourite ever Foxtrots. We hope you enjoy watching it too. Here are Austin and Erin with their gorgeous Foxtrot:

We hope you enjoyed watching that dance and would love to hear what you thought of it. Tweet us @scd_support, comment in the box below or on our Facebook page “Strictly Support Group.”

Cassie πŸ™‚

Foxtrot Friday – A Trip To The Big Apple πŸ—½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸš•πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒƒ

As it’s Around the World Week on Strictly today we’re jetting you off to New York to watch a fabulous Foxtrot. We’re also taking you back in time to 2005 too. Eat your heart out Doctor Who!

For our Foxtrot Friday fix, today we’re watching Colin Jackson and Erin Boag’s wonderful dance to Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York.

Colin and Erin were one of our favourite couples of Series 3, and Colin’s transformation from Athlete to Ballroom Dancer was seamless. As a very well-matched pairing these two had a very long journey, making it all the way to the final (hurdle) and we loved watching them dance.

Colin’s technical dancing and performance were brilliant and Erin’s choreography suited him down to a tee! This dance made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside and sums up everything we love about the Foxtrot. We hope you enjoy it too. Here is Erin and Colin’s floaty, dreamy foxtrot:

We’d love to hear what you thought of it. Tweet us @scd_support or comment in the box below. You can also like, comment and share on our facebook page. We’d love to hear from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Throwback Thursday – Our Next Two Favourite Dances

For someone who’s not a Strictly Fan it’s probably advisable to keep your distance today. There has been loud screaming, lots of jumping around, lots of glitter being worn and just general excitement. As you lot all are super Strictly Fans, I know I can count on your support as there is *gets on her soapbox* JUST ONE MORE SLEEP UNTIL STRICTLY IS BACK! *climbs down from said soapbox.*

Whilst we’re super excited about the show returning, I’m a little sad as today’s the penultimate day of our Fave First Dances. *sad face.* For today’s first dance I’ve chosen to show you Penny and Ian’s fab-u-lously fast Quickstep. When this dance was performed in 2007, it scored her an amazing 33 out of 40 points. The judges were impressed as were we, the audience at home, too. It had lots of flair, was smooth, fast and had beautiful choreography as well as rise and fall (*realises she’s sounding like Len Goodman!*) We also loved Penny’s dress, although we don’t think we’d be brave enough to carry off that green. We loved this dance and hope you will too. Here are Penny and Ian with their wonderful quickstep:

For our second dance, we’ve chosen to take you back to 2008 to watch Austin and Erin’s wonderful Waltz. This dance was declared by Len to have been “The best ever first dance from a male celebrity” so it seemed quite fitting to have chosen it for one of our fave first dances today. We loved the music, choreography and dancing which was understated, soft and elegant. It did move us to tears, so we’re sending you all a pack of kleenex just incase. Here are Austin and Erin with their beautiful waltz:

We hope you enjoyed watching these dances. We’ll have our final instalment in this series tomorrow, then will put a vote on here to decide the ultimate fave first dance.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Foxtrot Friday – The Final Hurdle of our Commonwealth Games

So far this week we’ve seen 2 Quicksteps, a Tango, a Jive and a Viennese Waltz, but for today’s dance (the final event in our Strictly Commonwealth Games) we’re watching a magical foxtrot from 2012.

Today’s athlete is Victoria Pendleton, and we’re watching her Foxtrot with Brendan Cole. Although she wasn’t a natural dancer, her progress was amazing over the series. This dance oozed elegance and style. It wasn’t perfect, but she tried and looked like she was having fun, which is what Strictly is all about. We hope you enjoy watching this dance too:

So there we have all 6 of our sportspeople have danced and now we can start our poll. Just vote below for your favourite before 8pm tonight when we’ll have a medal ceremony and a ceremonial handing over of the baton to my lovely friend Cassie who’s back from her holidays today.

If you missed any of the dances this week, just click the links below to view them again:

https://strictlysupportgroup.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/throwback-thursday-a-sporting-treat-for-you-all/
https://strictlysupportgroup.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/wednesday-warm-ups-two-jives-to-relieve-your-hump-day-blues/
https://strictlysupportgroup.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/tango-tuesday-our-next-delightful-dance-from-one-of-our-strictly-sportsmen/
https://strictlysupportgroup.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/monday-memories-a-hop-quickstep-and-a-jump-for-one-of-our-athletes-from-the-strictly-archives/

Get voting for your favourites!

Serene πŸ™‚

Wednesday Warm-up(s) Two Jives to relieve your Hump Day Blues

As we mentioned yesterday, every day this week we’re showing you a sportsperson dancing in honour of the start of the Commonwealth Games. At the end of the week we’ll make a poll and have a dance duel to choose the ultimate winner. We’ll also hold a medal ceremony where we’ll award a bronze, silver and golden glitterball to the three best dances. 😊

For today’s Wednesday Warm-up, we’re showing you not one, but two amazing dances.

To start off the day, we’re watching Austin Healy and Erin Boag’s fantastic Jive. This dance was simply A-maz-ing and showed Austin as a real contender with his ability to dance both Ballroom and Latin dances. We love “Hairspray – The Movie” and love this dance just as much. Austin and Erin bounced around the floor like little bunny rabbits in sequins🐰🐰. (We must point out no rabbits were harmed in the writing of this blog post.) Austin was super light on his feet too. He danced the steps brilliantly and performed the dance perfectly too. We hope you enjoy watching this dance:

After watching that dance, we’re pretty sure you’ll need some lunch, so for our Second Strictly Fix, we’re treating you to a trip to a Diner, somewhere in Elstree, to commemorate Hot Dog Day. We’re watching Patrick and Anya’s brilliant Jive. Although this was performed in Week 1 it was as light as a fluffy milkshake and we really wanted to eat the Ice Cream in the background. Anya’s choreography complimented Patrick’s acting strengths perfectly and the costume and staging were brilliant. We thought we’d been taken back in time to the 1950s. We loved it and hope you do too:

We hope that both those dances have relieved your Hump Day blues and have left you feeling full (with happiness and food πŸ”πŸŸπŸ±πŸ‘πŸ³πŸžπŸ¦πŸͺ.) We’d love to hear what you thought of them both. Tweet us @scd_support or comment in the box below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Don’t forget that tonight we’ll have our Commonwealth Games-themed Strictly chat from 8pm on twitter. Follow us @scd_support to take part. We hope to see you there.

Serene πŸ™‚

Monday Memories – A Hop, (Quick)Step and a Jump for one of our athletes from the Strictly Archives

The weekend is over, it’s time for a new week and what better way to make us smile starting the week off with a spring in our steps than a quickstep!

When searching through the archives, we found this dance from Colin Jackson and Erin Boag in series 3. As a hurdler, Colin was very light on his feet and hopped, skipped and stepped his way across the ballroom, faster than you can say “on your marks, get set, go!” This dance was light, bright and very quick. The footwork was accurate and he flew across the floor. Considering it was performed in week 2, it scored a phenomenal 36 points and was absolutely flawless.

We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did. Here it is just for you. Colin and Erin’s quickstep:

We’d love to hear what you thought of that dance. Tweet us @scd_support or comment below! We look forward to hearing from you.

As the Commonwealth Games start this week, we thought we’d pick a dance from one of our athletes or sportspeople everyday this week. At the end of the week (Friday) we’ll put a poll on the page so we can decide who wins the Golden Glitterball Medal with the best dance. Keep an eye out on here, twitter and Instagram for each of our Strictly Fixes this week.

We’ll be back at 9pm tonight with a QuickFire quiz on @scd_support. Hope to see you there.

Serene πŸ™‚

Memory Monday – A Magical First Dance

It’s the start of the week, so we thought what better way to start it than by showing a magical first dance from one of our couples.

When this couple danced in 2008, Len labelled it the best ever first dance from a male celebrity on Strictly Come Dancing. It was amazing and truly magical. We’re talking about Austin Healey and Erin Boag’s Waltz.

We loved the gentle, soft nature of this dance and today it’s eased us into the week in a calm and romantic manner.

Erin’s choreography was simple but effective and Austin performed it beautifully. The music (as ever) from the band and singers was beautiful and had an ethereal quality which gave us goosebumps. Erin’s costume gave us serious dress envy (she looked like a princess!)

We loved this dance, and hope you do to, so here it is to kickstart your week, Austin and Erin’s magical Waltz:

We hope you enjoyed watching that dance and would love to hear what you thought of it. Tweet us @scd_support or comment in the box below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Foxtrot Friday – A Trip to the Big Apple πŸŽπŸ—½πŸš–πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

For today’s Foxtrot Friday fix, we took you back to 2005 and to the U S of A to see Colin Jackson and Erin Boag’s Fabulous Foxtrot to Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York.

Colin and Erin were one of our favourite couples of Series 3, and Colin’s transformation from Athlete to Ballroom Dancer was seamless. As a very well-matched pairing these two made it all the way to the final (hurdle) and we loved watching them dance.

Colin’s technical dancing and performance were brilliant and Erin’s choreography suited him down to a tee! This dance made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and has got us extremely excited for our trip to the United States next month! *squeals* We hope you enjoy it too. Here is Erin and Colin’s floaty, dreamy foxtrot:

We’d love to hear what you thought of it. Tweet us @scd_support or comment in the box below. We’d love to hear from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚