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Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Katie and Anton – Day 4

It may be General Election Day, but Thursdays in our house are a chance to take a Throwback and watch some of our favourite Strictly moments.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a glittery rock for the past few days, you’ll know that we’ve put one couple in the spotlight for every dance this week. 

This week, that couple is Team Derbeke – Katie and Anton from Strictly 2015. On Monday, we shared their delightful quickstep, On Tuesday their dramatic tango, Yesterday we shared their dreamy waltz and today it’s the turn of their daring Jive.

Let’s face it, over the years Anton has had his fair share of celebrity who have lacked rhythm or had no dance talent, so when in 2015, he stepped out with Katie and produced this Waltz in week one, we sat staring at the TV in awe. Not only did they master challenging choreography but they performed it with skill and it was deserving of a place on the Last Night of the proms. We loved the concept of the dance and for a week one dance it was truly incredible. 

In case you missed it earlier, here are Katie and Anton with their Jive. We hope you enjoy it:

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Simply tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 


Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Jeremy and Karen – Day 1!Β 

It’s half-term, so for one week only, I’m letting my little Strictly Superfan, takeover our Strictly Couple Weeks and showcase the dances of our one of our all-time favourite couples.

This week, she’s chosen Jeremy and Karen! In the world of Strictly, there are dancers who excel from week one and wow us with near perfect performances, there are couples who go on a bit of a journey and improve week by week on the show and there are those who capture our hearts and make us smile with their exuberance and enthusiasm. Jeremy and Karen fitted in the final of these categories.

From week one, when we first saw them dance we fell in love with not just Karen’s amazing choreography, but their partnership. They were supportive of one another and Jeremy always looked Ike he was having the time of his life. He tried his hardest week after week, and we voted, because we could see that he was genuinely doing his best.

For Day 1 of Jeremy and Karen week, little Bella has chosen their Jive. When this dance was performed, it created a splash and made us smile, even if one judge was mean and likened Jeremy to a stork being hit by lightning! It’ll definitely cheer you up if you’re feeling down today. Here are Jeremy and Karen with their Jive:

When I asked Bella earlier what she loved most about this dance, her answer was Jeremy looked like he was having fun and I wanted to dance this dance at home in the bath too! I like it when people look like they’re having fun on Strictly because it always makes me smile.

We hope you enjoyed watching that dance. We’d love to hear what you thought of it. Just tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Team Glita – Day 5

If you’ve been following our blog over the past few days, you’ll know we’ve been sharing a little bit of Team Glita every day! On Monday, we shared their wonderful Charleston, followed by their Ballroom Tango on Tuesday. On Wednesday as things got hotter, we watched their Paso Doble followed by their brilliant Quickstep.

Today it’s the turn of their Jive featuring yet another Gleb Special.

Not only was Anita completely fearless during her time on the show, but Gleb’s choreography was imaginative and challenging. The dance itself was packed with Jive content but also entertained and cheered us (and the judges up!) In our eyes the performance was brilliantly executed and should have got at least one 10 *awards them a posthumous 10 in their honour*

In case you missed it earlier, here is their brilliant Jive again.

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Comment below or tweet @scd_support to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Danny and Oti – Day 5

It’s Day 5 in our Team Doti week and today we’ve got that Friday feeling! It’s time for us to share a dance which had us jumping for joy and even attempting the splits (don’t try this at home folks!) Yes, we’re remembering their brilliant Jive!

It was a dance that truly amazed us. It was fast, fun and fab-u-lous! Oti’s choreography is world-class and it showcased Danny’s ability as a dancer. The whole concept of the dance and skill and technique was as good as some of the professional group dances we’ve seen!

There were moments that shocked and surprised us, including Danny’s splits and split jump! The music made us want to get up and dance and the costumes and outfits were just gorgeous! 

We loved it and we’re pretty sure that today it will make you smile however your day pans out!

We’d love to hear what you thought of the dance. Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

The Ultimate Strictly Challenge -πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ†πŸ’ƒπŸ» Let Jives and Tangos Battle it out!

So last week, we launched the Ultimate Strictly Challenge to help us decide the best Perfect Scoring dance in the history of Strictly!

Week one’s categories were The Waltz and the Cha Cha Cha. It saw Lisa and Brendan and Caroline and Pasha battle it out for the crown of Cha Cha Cha Champion and Matt and Flavia and Abbey and Aljaz battle it out for the crown of Waltz winners.

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Thank you all for your votes. They have been checked, counted and verified and we can now reveal that the couples winning their places in the Ultimate Strictly Challenge final are *drumroll and does a samba to create suspense*  are Lisa and Brendan Representing the Cha Cha Cha and Abbey and Aljaz representing the waltz. Well done to both couples. We’ll see you in the final.

Now we can move onto decide week two’s categories! This week we have chosen to let Tangos and Jives battle it out against one another! All you need to do is watch these four videos then vote for your favourite from each dance style in the polls below! You can vote in each poll once a day up until next Sunday at 6pm when the vote will be frozen once again.

Keep voting and Keep dancing people! All your favourites need your votes.

Cassie πŸ™‚


Wednesday Warm-Up – We’re Pretty Sure This Dance Counts As One Of Your Five-A-Day

We know all too well that as January comes to an end, keeping those New Year’s Resolutions is getting tougher and tougher. Here at the Strictly Support Group, we love helping you out, so today’s “fruity dance” will not only make you smile, but will also count as one of your five a day, well virtually anyway *inserts fruit emojis πŸŽπŸπŸŠπŸ‹πŸ’πŸ‡πŸ‰πŸ“πŸ‘πŸˆπŸŒπŸπŸ*

Today we’re watching James Jordan and Denise Van Outen’s wonderfully fruity Jive! It was fast, fun and fab-u-lous. We loved the 50s feel to this routine and had serious dress envy of Denise’s outfit. We loved the music and choreography and it’s the sort of tune to make you want to get up and dance. The whole performance was a moment of Strictly Magic and set Denise as a true contender in Strictly 2012.

We hope you enjoy watching this dance and would love to hear what you thought of it. Let us know once you’ve watched the dance. You can either tweet us @scd_support or comment below. We look forward to hearing from you:

Have a wonderful Wednesday and we hope this dance made you smile. Now, we feel all inspired to eat healthily again. *wanders off to eat some celery, carrot sticks and fruit.*

Cassie πŸ™‚

Monday Memory – A Tour Dance We’re Very Proud Of!

*sings* We’re rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on a river *starts jiving around like a lunatic*

This morning, we’ll happily admit that this dance worked better than our alarm clock and it helped us spring out of bed ready for the day ahead.

Everyday this week, we’re showing you some of our favourite Tour memories of all time. Today’s is a true treat which’ll make you smile!

Although we never got to watch this dance on the live show, watching it on the tour was worth the wait. It was a dance that made us truly proud of the wonderful world of Strictly. It was fast, fun, fab-u-lous, flawless and a fringe-filled fiesta of dancing delight!

Today we’re watching the wonderful Jive from Natalie and Artem. We truly loved this dance and hope you will too. Here they are with this wonderful dance:

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

Cassie πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

Wednesday Warm-Up – Our Last Warm-up of 2014

*Gets tissues out* It’s going to get emosh, as today’s our last strictly fix of 2014! *composes herself* But don’t panic! We’ll be back tomorrow and every day next year with strictly fixes and chats at least twice a week to keep you going while Strictly is not on our screens.

We wanted to pick an extra special dance for today’s Wednesday Warm-Up, so today we’ve chosen the dance we’d love the Beefeaters outside Buckingham Palace to perform. Yes we’ve chosen Caroline and Pasha’s Jive which made them King and Queen of Strictly.

We loved the concept of this dance, as well as the costumes (we want Pasha to be a beefeater,) music and choreography. As ever Pasha’s choreography was inventive, original and fabulous. We could hardly tell Caroline apart from the professional dancers and the whole routine was one of those perfect Strictly moments. We’re pretty sure that this routine helped her become Strictly 2014 Champion as it was an out of this world performance for around the world week!

In case you missed it earlier, here are Caroline and Pasha with their wonderful jive! We hope you enjoy watching it:

We’d love to hear what you thought of that dance. Tweet us @scd_support or comment in the box below. We look forward to hearing from you. We hope you all have a happy, safe and warm New Year’s Eve! Thank you for all your support this year, we really appreciate it! Long may the Strictly Support Group continue!

Cassie πŸ™‚

Throwback Thursday – A Jive “Still Standing” Tall After Nearly 10 Years!

For today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re watching a Jive from the archives. We can hardly believe that this dance (which became the first dance to score a perfect 40/40) was performed nearly 10 years ago!

We’re showing you our favourite Blackpool performances this week, and no list would be complete without the incredible Jive from Jill and Darren.

Not only was she wearing pink (one of our favourite colours) but the choreography was tricky and they bounced around the Blackpool floor like little Easter bunnies! It was fast, fun and fab-u-lous! They made it look really easy and, like the judges, we just sat down and enjoyed the performance at home.

We really love this dance and it sparked our interest in learning Ballroom and Latin. With it being nearly 10 years since they performed it, it seemed the perfect tribute for Throwback Thursday. Here are Jill and Darren with their final Jive:

We’d love to hear what you thought of that dance. Tweet us @scd_support, comment in the box below or like, share or comment on our new Facebook page. You can find us by typing Strictly Support Group in the search bar.

Just one more dance to reveal tomorrow, then we’ll pop a poll on here so we can decide your favourite Blackpool performance. The winner will be revealed on Sunday’s results show.

Have a great afternoon!

Cassie 😘