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30 Day Challenge – Bella’s A to Z of Strictly – W is for Wicked!

It’s Tuesday and time for me to show you a Tango. I’m going to the theatre with my mummy tonight so today I decided to show you a Wicked theatrical tango which was green!

W is for Wicked

Today I’ve chosen to watch Frankie and Kevin’s Tango from last year on Strictly. I liked this tango lots because it was Wicked. Frankie and Kevin both had lots of sparkles on their costumes. I liked the music and it made me want to dance. Tangos are supposed to look grumpy (according to Mummy) and these two pulled better Paso Faces than I can pull when Mummy tells me I can’t have sweeties.

I also liked this dance because Frankie flew at the end! Strictly is magical just like Unicorns and Kevin taught Frankie to fly.

I really liked this dance, even though Frankie looked green. It was fab-u-lous. Like Donny, I’d have given them a 10 too!

Here are Frankie and Kevin with their awesome and wicked Tango. Enjoy:

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

Cassie 🙂

30 Day Challenge – Bella’s A to Z of Strictly. R is for Rumba!

I’m only 5, so normally if there’s a Rumba on Strictly, Mummy tells me to close my eyes, because the Rumba isn’t a nice dance for little girls to watch. Last year, I was allowed to watch one Rumba and I really liked it!

I was allowed to watch Frankie and Kevin’s Rumba last year. I liked Frankie’s dress as she looked like a Ballerina and with Kevin together they looked like they were out of a Fairytale.

I liked the music and the dancing as well *sucks thumb* it had a good story to it and the dancing looked beautiful. I would have given it a 10 like Bruno, but the other judges didn’t like it as much. I think I need to tell them when to put out their 10 paddle this year, especially Craig!

If this is what all Rumbas are like, I don’t know why mummy doesn’t always let me watch them *stomps feet and pulls a paso face.* Here are Frankie and Kevin with their beautiful Rumba:

I hope you liked watching that dance. I’d love to hear what you liked about it. Tweet @scd_support or comment below to let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

Bella 🙂

30 Day Challenge – Day 5 – Bella’s A to Z of Strictly. E is for…

My mummy is really silly sometimes! 

This morning, I asked her what word beginning with E she felt best summed up Strictly. She told me Elephant! 🐘 

I’ve never seen elephants on Strictly before but I think if they did, they’d dance like this:  
I then asked her if she was sure and she told me that she meant elegant, silly mummy! 

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter E. E is for Elegant! Mummy told me what this word meant and I think there have been lots of elephant elegant routines on Strictly. 

For me, the Foxtrot is the most elegant. It looks simple and always looks good on the Strictly dancefloor.

 My favourite Foxtrot is this one from Frankie and Kevin last year. I liked it because it looked fab-u-lous on the dancefloor. My ballet teacher always tells me that we need to be graceful like swans and they looked graceful.

 I liked Frankie’s dress and wonder if she’ll let me borrow it for Jasmine’s party on Sunday. It also had lots of food in the dance. I like picnics *begs mummy to take her for a picnic next week* and cake! Here are Frankie and Kevin with their Foxtrot for today’s Foxtrot Friday! E is for Elegant:

I hope you enjoyed that dance. I’d like to know which Foxtrots you think are most Elegant on Strictly. Let me know by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. I’ll be back tomorrow for another dance!   Bella!

Monday Memory – The Easter Bunny’s Monday Memory Dance-Off

It’s Easter Monday and while most of us enjoy a chilled out start to the week with friends and loved ones, one person has been very busy delivering Easter Eggs and creating a hiphoptastic playlist. 

Yes, The Easter Bunny has been working hard for you all. He needs a bit of help, so today he’s hosting the Great Strictly Support Group Easter Bunny Monday Memory Dance-Off! (Try saying that with a mouth full of Easter Egg!) He’s chosen two dances which were performed to a song that he is very proud of, Get Happy.
First up is Kimberly and Pasha’s Quickstep. This is a dance full of glamour, hops, skips and lots of quick steps:
 
Next up are Frankie and Kevin with their elegant and glamourous Showdance.

Now you’ve seen both dances, just vote in this poll to choose your winner:

The Easter Bunny will reveal the results tonight at 7pm.
We hope you all have a wonderful Easter Monday!
Cassie and Bugs (The Easter Bunny!)
  

Foxtrot Friday – A Ray Of Sunshine For You This International Day of Happiness!

It’s International Day of Happiness today, so we’re celebrating in the way we know best, by watching some of our favourite ever Strictly moments. There are very very few moments on Strictly that don’t make us smile (Craig being harsh to our couples and the dreaded Elimination being the only two we can think of) but of all the dances to make us feel happiest, the Foxtrot has to be the smiliest dance which makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I am very indecisive, and needed a little help, so I asked my almost 5 year old to help me pick today’s Foxtrot Friday, and she chose this wonderful dance from Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton. 

She is a massive Kevin from Grimsby fan, but loved this dance because it reminded her of Summer, which makes her happy. She also liked it because they looked like they were having fun and Frankie’s dress made her look like a princess.

Watching this dance again we think it’s a great choice, especially for International Day Of Happiness. It is a dance which is a ray of sunshine, a pure joy to watch and will put a smile on even the grumpiest person’s face, take note Craig Revel-Horwood. 

We loved it and hope you do to. We’d love to hear what you thought of it. Let us know by commenting below. Also, let us know your your Strictly moments of happiness ahead of tonight’s twitter chat. We’ll then compile your suggestions into a poll to decide the ultimate Strictly happiness moment with the results being revealed on Saturday evening.

From all at the Strictly Support Group, we wish you a very happy International Day of Happiness.

Cassie 🙂

Monday Memory – The Great Strictly Support Group Quickstep-Off!

On Saturday we hosted the very first Great Strictly Support Group Dance-Off (think Great British Bake Off, but without Mary Berry/Paul Hollywood or cake, but with lots of glitter and sparkle from the Strictly dancefloor!) It was very popular and you all seemed to enjoy it, so we’ve decided to kickstart your week with a Quickstep-off.

We’ve chosen two wonderful quicksteps. Once you’ve seen them, all you’ll need to do is vote in the poll below to pick your favourite. We’ll then reveal the overall winners just after 8pm tonight!

Quickstep 1 – Frankie and Kevin:

Quickstep 2 – Tom and Camilla:

For us, both these dances were just as a-may-zing as one another and we can hardly separate them. We are calling on you, the wonderful members of the Strictly Support Group to choose your favourite. Just vote in the poll below to choose your winner. 

We’ll crown the winner just after 8pm before our quickfire quiz. Get voting people! 

Cassie 🙂

Monday Memory – If you’re feeling down, this dance will make you scream HAPPY DAYS

*Provides readers with earplugs* Today’s Monday Memory is proof that Mondays can be a Happy Day and don’t have to be blue, dreary or dull, dull, dull (take note Craig Revel Horwood!)

We’re taking you back to the moment Kevin from Grimsby turned into the Fonz and performed a fun, fab-u-lous and fantastic Charleston with Frankie on Strictly 2014.

We loved this dance for several reasons:
1) We loved the 50s style and concept – Frankie’s dress was amazing, Kevin became king of the quiff(tons) and the diner set was fantastic!
2) The music – It instantly put us in a good mood! We’re showing our age, but loved watching repeats of Happy Days growing up and this brings back so many memories.
3) The choreography – Kevin’s choreography was imaginative, and even if the lift may have gone a tincy bit wrong 🙈, we still loved it!
4) The dancing – who’d have thought a 50s Charleston would work. It really did and truly made us smile! The whole routine and the dancing were fab-u-lous!

We hope you enjoy watching this dance. Here are Frankie and the Fonz from Grimsby Kevin from Grimsby with their Happy Days inspired Charleston. We hope it makes you smile and scream HAPPY DAYS:

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

Cassie 🙂

Samba Saturday – It’s Party Time Thanks To One Of Our Favourite Saturdays!

Saturday is a chance for us to let our hair down, shimmy and dress up in as sparkly an outfit as possible, because it’s the weekend! We’re wearing sparkly slippers and a jumper in honour of the occasion. It’s got us in the party mood, as has today’s Samba Saturday fix.

Today’s dance is brought to you by one of The Saturdays, Frankie, and the wonderful Kevin Clifton (who appeared to get the short straw with this shirt…

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When we first watched this dance, we felt they captured the party atmosphere perfectly, and although Frankie made some mistakes, we didn’t notice them. When they perfected it in the final it was great to see the routine get the scores it deserved. It was a dance that had us shimmying along at home. It had my four year old offering to colour in Kevin’s shirt. The whole dance made us smile it was so much fun! Even Derek the Donkey looked like he enjoyed himself.

We loved this dance and we hope you will love it too. Here are Frankie and Kevin with their fun-filled, fab-u-lous Samba. We hope you enjoy it and have a great Saturday:

We’d love to hear what you thought of that Samba in La Bamba. Tweet us @scd_support or comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂

Wednesday Warm-Up – Grab Your Surfboards Dudes!

Grab your surfboards dudes (or if you don’t have one an ironing board will do!) Today we’re surfing all the way to the USA and which dance will we be watching to cheer us up? Well, we’ll be watching Frankie and Kevin’s wonderful Jive.

Wednesday Warm-Ups are there to cure your midweek hump day blues and this dance sure did that. Never before on strictly had anyone ever flown into the ballroom on a surfboard and danced jive on a surfboard. These two did it perfectly.

The costumes were great and traditional california cool, even if my 4 yr old did ask “poor Kevin, why does he always look silly?” (she wasn’t a fan of the shirt!) The music was fast and fun and the choreography matched this. Frankie kept up with the King of Jive and performed this dance and the choreography brilliantly!

We loved this routine and it really made us smile. We hope it turns your frowns upside down today. Have a great day!

Cassie 🙂

Well done Frankie and Kevin!

From week 1, Frankie and Kevin showed themselves to be contenders in Strictly 2014. Her ballroom dancing has always been spectacular, however she has really improved her latin.

Week after week, Kevin’s routines were creative and original whilst challenging Frankie. They have been brilliant to watch, especially the Foxtrot, Paso Doble, Tango, Argentine Tango and Jive. Kevin’s teaching has been great too and Frankie made lots of progress.

Frankie proved she can look good in green, can dance a mean Paso Doble, Tango and Argentine Tango and can Jive on a surfboard. She’s also shown that she has the cutest fan club in the world (her baby Parker) who we have a feeling could be a ballroom dancer when he’s older.

Even though they didn’t win tonight, for Kevin to have been the only professional never to have been in the dance off is testament to his great teaching and choreography.

As a partnership, we’re pretty sure they will remain friends for life. We’ve loved watching them dance and cannot wait to see them on the tour.

Frankie and Kevin, thank you for wowing us week after week! Here are some of your best bits:

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Comment below with your messages of support for Frankie and Kevin. We’ll make sure they see them.

The Strictly Support Group