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Bella Reviews – Karen and Kevin Dance Live! 💃🏻🦄💃🏻

Those of you who follow the blog will know that my seven year-old, Bella, is one of Strictly’s smallest superfans and is also a huge fan of Team Clifton!

The tooth fairy was very kind to little Bella, and bought her tickets for not just one of their shows, but two! On Friday night, we went galavanting into Guildford and then yesterday evening we went wombling into Wimbledon! 

Here is what she thought of the show in her own words:

I love Kevin and Karen as much as I love unicorns and Strictly (note from mummy, that’s lots!) so I was really happy and excited to be seeing them this weekend. On Friday night, I went with my mummy, daddy and little sister Elodie and yesterday Mummy took me and my best friend from school and my grandma to see it.

Everyone needs to see this show, it is amazing, awesome, fab-u-lous, sparkly and magical and if you don’t go to see if you are missing out. If you have already seen the show, you need to see it again, because it just gets better and better.

It tells the story of Kevin and Karen and is a bit of a love story but also shows through dancing how they got into dance. My favourite bit had to be Kevin pretending to dance when he was little, it was really funny and I couldn’t stop laughing, but I also loved their Paso Doble. Mummy tells me the Paso Doble is from Spain, but I think she’s wrong; it’s from Grimsby. Kevin is the Paso King and Karen, the Paso Queen.

The costumes and music are beautiful and all the girls looked like princesses in their outfits!

If I were judging the show on Strictly, I’d give it 4 10s and a Glitterball because it is awesome! It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside like a hot chocolate does and I think this show would make even a really grumpy person smile a lot! 

So there you have it, Bella’s review of Karen and Kevin Dance. I have to say it is one of the most well-choreographed, directed and danced shows we have ever seen. It’ll make you laugh so much your cheeks ache, there are moments which’ll make you cry and moments which just leave you mesmerised. If you’ve been to see the show too, we’d love to hear what you thought of it. Simply tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie (and Bella)

Strictly 2016 – Bella’s Q&A with @karen_hauer @keviclifton

Those of you who know my 6 year old will know that there is nothing she loves more than Strictly, Dancing and of course Unicorns!


A few months ago she asked me if she could write some posts on my blog. One of her requests was to do a “proper interview like the news people do” with her favourite professional dancer, Karen Clifton. She kindly agreed to take part, which meant I had one very happy six year old girl! 

She began by asking them this. What can we expect from Strictly 2016?

You can expect lots of exciting new pro numbers and lots of energy from the new pro dancers!

It sounds like it’s going to be epic! The Strictly cast of 2016 have all been announced & I’m getting excited! Of the celebrities who will be dancing on Strictly 2016 who would you like to be paired with most?

Karen: I would love to be paired with someone who is not afraid to be themselves and embrace all things Strictly!

I really want to be a dancer on Strictly when I grow up. What advice would you give to someone like me wanting to be a dancer.

Always work hard and keep practicising!

And as my mummy always tells me, eat your greens and listen to your dance teacher.

What makes a good dancer for you?

Karen: I love dancers that tell a story through their movement!

What’s your favourite song to dance to and what’s your favourite dance?

Karen: This is really hard. I love all songs. It’s too hard to pick one. Same for picking a favourite dance although I do enjoy a quirky Charleston! 

You’re opening up a dance school soon and have taught lots of people to dance. What’s the best thing about teaching people to dance and who’s been your best student?

Kevin and I love teaching, specially kids. It’s great for their health, confidence and overall happiness.

All of our students have been the absolute best.

Thank you Karen for taking part and answering Bella’s tough questions! The Strictly 2016 Launch show is on the 3rd September, so just 9 sleeps away! We can’t wait!

Bella (and Cassie)