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Strictly Support Group – Strictly Olympics – Diving Results

Yesterday you made a splash with your wonderful votes in our Stricty Olympics Diving competition!

Thank you all for your votes. We can now reveal the results in a beautiful picture form

Congratulations to our Bronze Medallists – Anita and Gleb – Go team Glita!

Congratulations to our Silver Medallists – Harry and Aliona!

And finally Congratulations to our Gold Medallists – Jay and Aliona. Not only does Aliona get two medals but this leaves Jay and Aliona at the top of our medals table with 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. If Team Jaliona were competing in Rio, they would be currently ahead of Spain in the medals table! Wowsers.

Our next Olympic Competition is the Synchronised Swimming! Join us tomorrow to suggest who you want to compete in this competition.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

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Throwback Thursday – This is how to dance a Tango!

For today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re watching Series 9 (2011) champion Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani take to the floor with a thrilling Argentine Tango.

They danced to a song called Asi se baila el tango (meaning This is how to dance the tango in Spanish) and this routine was a true masterclass in Argentine Tango. It was full of passion, tension and aggression and flowed across the floor seamlessly.

We loved Aliona’s dress and the choreography was fab-u-lous. The whole dance was slick, sharp and superb. Harry looked like a real professional and performed the role of a Gaucho perfectly.

It’s one of our favourite dances and we hope you’ll like it too. Here are Harry and Aliona with their wonderful Argentine Tango:

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

Cassie πŸ™‚

Spooky Saturday – Our Top 10 Halloween Routines

This weekend, we’ve ditched the Samba and Salsa and turned it into *clenches teeth and grabs hold of teddy bear in fear* Spooky Saturday! In honour of Strictly’s Halloween special, we’ve dedicated a post to revealing our top 10 Halloween inspired dances.

10. Thriller Group Routine (2012)

No Halloween list would be complete without the obligatory Thriller performance! We love group routines and this one is one of our favourites (partly because we could dance along at home!) The pros and celebrities all looked fierce and we’d have been terrified if we’d saw them on Halloween!

9. Hairy Biker Dave and Karen’s Jive (2013)

Although he wasn’t technically the best dancer, this is a truly memorable routine in my household. My 4 year old loved it, as (in her words) “Dave looked like a Panda!” 🐼 Karen choreographed this to play to Dave’s strengths and his performance was brilliant. He truly did the Monster Mash and it was not just a Graveyard Smash, but a smash with the viewing public at home!

8. Holly and Artem’s American Smooth (2011)

This wasn’t very Halloween themed, but Artem’s balletic choreography was unique and fitted in perfectly with the Swan Lake theme. It was a truly memorable routine which we loved and it’ll certainly go down in history as one of our favourite ever Halloween routines.

7. Kimberley and Pasha’s Pasha Doble (2012)

As you know from last week, we love a good Pasha Doble! The red riding hood concept behind this dance was brilliant, and Pasha definitely made an adorable wolf! The choreography was challenging and Kimberley performed it brilliantly. It was powerful, passionate and perfect for the Halloween show.

6. Time Warp Routine (2013)

Let’s just embrace the madness that is Halloween for a moment and pay tribute to this fantastic dance! It was completely crazy, but Strictly does crazy in such a way it is brilliant and we love it. Combining all our celebrities, pro dancers and judges on the floor at the same time was a brilliant idea. The choreography once again could be followed along at home making us feel part of the show and extra special! What more could you ask for on a Saturday?

5. Susanna and Kevin’s Charleston (2013)

Kevin as a werewolf was worth paying the TV licence alone! Enough said. On a more serious note, this dance was pure brilliance. Kevin’s choreography was challenging and Susanna performed it amazingly. Even though she managed to get away with not wearing a Halloween disguise we loved it. It was so expressive, so much fun and pure exuberance which only Strictly can do.

4. Strictly Professionals Routine to Toxic (2012)

Imagine being transported to a Halloween Masquerade Ball and this is what you get, a powerful dance with amazing costumes! We love a good bit of Britney, so whoever choreographed this dance gets extra brownie points from us! We loved it and it features all our favourite professional dancers!

3. Harry and Aliona’s Tango (2011)

What do you get when you give a drummer a pair of fangs and some amazing choreography? A vampire tango! We loved this dance and Aliona’s choreography played to Harry’s strengths. The dance was rhythmical, sharp and expertly performed. We loved the maskography and for us it’s in our top 3 routines.

2. Patrick and Anya’s Quickstep (2013)

Being in the dance-off brought this celebrity to life and his Halloween quickstep opened up last year’s show with a bang. Anya’s choreography was intense and Patrick danced the steps perfectly. For us, it was our favourite dance of last year’s Halloween show, followed closely by the werewolf Charleston.

1. Louis and Flavia’s Zombie Tango (2012)

For us nothing says Halloween better than this dance. A graveyard Tango full of delights. Flavia choreographed an impressive Tango routine which Louis performed perfectly (whilst being a zombie!) The dance had plenty of attack and we loved it. It is our all-time favourite Halloween performance!

Now you’ve heard our top ten, we’d love to hear what your favourite routines are. Comment below or tweet us @scd_support. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cassie πŸ™‚

Salsa Saturday – A Dance That the Andrex Puppy would be proud of! 🐢

I’m back from the U S of A and am recovering from Jet Lag making the most of the gorgeous sunshine today spending time with my lovely family.

For me, nothing sums up summer better than a gorgeous Salsa. We have to thank the wonderful show that is Strictly for giving us that summer vibe in Winter treating us to this Cuban delight and ray of sunshine when it’s dreary.

When my 4 year old first saw this dance she referred to it as the “andrex puppy dance!” She was referring to the part in the middle where the professional’s dress unravelled to reveal a bikini! We’re watching Harry and Aliona’s superhot Salsa. We’re not sure if the andrex puppy can dance (after all he does have 2 left paws!) but we’re pretty sure if he could, he’d incorporate this into his routine somehow. 🐢

Although the music wasn’t traditional Salsa music and would have better suited a Jive or Quickstep, we felt this dance was beautifully choreographed and really played to Harry’s strengths. His unbuttoned shirt definitely earned him a few more votes in our household! 😍 The lifts and tricks were great and really added to the flavour of the dance. It was like a Cuban Carnival full of spice and sizzle had hit Wembley Arena. We loved it and hope you will too. Here it is, just for you Harry and Aliona’s sumptuous, superhot salsa (arriba!)

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Tweet us @scd_support or comment in the box below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Don’t forget! Tonight at 6.30pm, I’ll be hosting a Carpe Diem day chat on twitter. Follow us @scd_support to join in the fun!

Cassie 😊

We’re just wild about Strictly – Wednesday’s Weekly Warm-Up

Wednesday’s at the Strictly Support Group are our chance to cure your hump day blues with a dance guaranteed to make you smile.

Today we’ve chosen a Charleston which we were mad about when we first saw it in 2011. It’s a Harry and Aliona’s fun Charleston which featured lots of tricks and great choreography. They were both perfectly synchronised too, which made it amazing viewing.

We love the Charleston for its expressiveness and also love 1920s fashion too. It’s a dance that can make even the grumpiest of people (aka Craig Revel-Horwood) smile. If it can make him smile, it can cure our hump day blues. So here for your daily Strictly Fix is Harry and Aliona’s Charleston. It’s guaranteed to make you beam from ear to ear. If not, let us know and we can find a dance that’ll make you grin like the Cheshire Cat.

Have a wonderful Wednesday guys.

Cassie 😊.

Smooth Sundays

Over the last few months, our Sundays have been anything but smooth as we’re training and dreading looking forward to running the London Marathon.

If there’s one dance that brings us back down to normality and makes us feel relaxed on a Sunday, it’s the American Smooth. It’s warm, floaty and when danced well leaves you feeling all fuzzy inside. It’s a little like your mum’s Sunday Roast, the dance equivalent of comfort food, although with the lifts, we doubt that the couples would have eaten too many roast potatoes or Yorkshire puddings before dancing these beautiful routines.

As we’re away for the day, we thought you deserve not one, but two American Smooths today. After last night’s chat, you’ve really inspired us again with your enthusiasm, and for that we’re grateful.

Today we’re going back to 2008 and 2011 to see the wonderful Rachel and Vincent and Harry and Aliona’s American Smooths. Both these dances were sublimely choreographed, beautifully danced and performed. The music, costumes and dances were tear-jerkingly beautiful too.

Here they are, again with a side order of glittery tissues, just for you all. We hope you enjoy watching them:

Cassie πŸ™‚

Throwback Thursday. Taking a step back in time.

For today’s magical moment, we went back to 2011 and showed you the pure brilliance that was Harry and Aliona’s amazing and very quick quickstep. We’re pretty sure they could have completed the marathon in record fast time dancing this dance. It was truly fab-u-lous, so we thought you’d like to see it again. Here’s a clip to remind you:-

In our books we think it deserves a 10 and it’s possibly the best quickstep ever seen on strictly! What do you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Cassie 😊