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Strictly 2017 Goes To The Movies – The Best Movie Week Dance Ever!

This Saturday, Strictly heads to the movies for what promises to be a blockbuster of a show. 

Over the years Movie Week has produced some of our favourite Strictly moments.

Here are some of them in picture form:


Here at the Strictly Support Group, we know there’s only one way to decide the best dance… with a poll of course! Earlier in the week we asked you to share your favourite Movie Week moments to put to the public vote. We’ve combined your suggestions with some of our favourites. All you have to do is vote for your top 5 before 8pm tonight! We’ll then reveal the results!

Get voting people:

If you can think of others to add to the poll, vote other, then comment with your choice below and we’ll make sure it’s added to the results.

Cassie 🙂 

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Strictly 2017 – Week 2 Performance Review 💃🏻🕺🏻

Tonight, all 15 couples took to the floor battling for our votes for the first time. Tomorrow night, one couple will be eliminated *begs Strictly to change the rules* and their very short journey on Strictly will come to the end.

It was a night full of surprises, nerves and shocks as well as slay-age!

 

Here’s what we thought of each performance on tonight’s show:

Chizzy and Pasha’s Foxtrot – As first to take to the floor this week, they did not disappoint. Chizzy performed what my 7 year old called “a sassypants dance.” It was a Foxtrot full of sass. Yes, foxtrot should be elegant but in our eyes, it worked and we loved the performance overall. In our eyes, she deserved a 7. The judges awarded her 16/40 for the dance, and have lead my 7 year old to ask for Strictly Cereal for breakfast tomorrow morning!

Aston and Janette’s Salsa – This was one dance we were extremely excited about, and it did not disappoint. A dance, performed to an albeit faster version of the song of Summer 2017, set in a festival where Janette resembled a unicorn and was so fearless giving Aston some daring and challenging lifts and choreography which he nailed. It was amazing and if that’s what he can do in week 2, we want to see his showdance in the final. We awarded him a 9. Bruno agreed, with the judges awarding him 32/40.

Susan and Kevin’s Charleston – As the third couple to perform, Susan did look visibly nervous before performing and Kevin appeared to have turned into a judge. The routine was set in a courtroom and my 7 year old was disappointed that Judge Rinder didn’t come and join in. We love Susan’s joy and love of learning to dance, and yes, she didn’t master the swivel and the judges were cruel, but we loved the whole performance. It filled us with joy! Even our cat wanted to award a higher score than some of the judges awarded. We gave her a 7. The judges awarded her 22/40 (including a 7 from Shirley!) 

Charlotte and Brendan’s Cha Cha Cha. It was a moment where Cha Cha Cha, turned Cha Cha Cha-rgh! Mistakes do happen on the dancefloor and we wanted to reach into our TV screens and give Charlotte a hug. She looked stunning, but sadly there was a bit of a slip up and after that point, her nerves got the better of her. In our eyes, she deserved a 6. The judges awarded her 12/40.

Joe and Katya’s Tango. Joe entered the magical world of Narnia Planet Strictly, going through the wardrobe. It was a super speedy tango and Joe did really well. The music was a little too fast for a Tango but Joe coped with it and the overall feel of the dance (despite the judges comments) was just lovely! It was one of those moments which made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, especially with the hug at the end. We loved it and gave it a 7. The judges awarded them 22/40.

Brian and Amy’s Cha Cha Cha. If there’s one thing that Brian does well, it’s entertaining us and creating a performance. This dance was charming, entertaining and full of disco. It even featured a moonwalk. For the fun factor, we awarded him a 10. The judges gave him 20/40

Gemma and Aljaz’s Waltz. Aljaz’s waltzes are always brilliant and we’ve decided he’s king of the waltz. Earlier we asked you to vote in this poll which will remain open until tomorrow evening at 7pm:

The dance was everything you could ask for in a waltz and did make our eyes leak… a lot! It was romantic, soft and gorgeous. We thought it deserved a 9. The judges awarded her 26/40.

Rev. Richard and Dianne’s American Smooth – The anticipation of waiting for Richard to take to the floor always makes us look forward to his performances. This performance may not have been extremely smooth, but for entertainment and joy they won us over. It was one of those moments which makes you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. We loved Richard’s bribery of the judges with cupcakes at the end. In our eyes, they deserved a 6. The judges gave him 17/40

Ruth and Anton’s Charleston – Can we all take a moment to appreciate how amazing Ruth looked tonight? She shone and sparkled in her outfit and nailed the swivel action despite her hamstring injury yesterday. It was a marked improvement from last week and she did look significantly less nervous. We awarded her a 7. The judges gave her 20/40

Simon and Karen’s Waltz – An emotional tribute to The 96 which did make us shed a tear (or two million!) It was beautiful, and Simon’s technique was good. There was a small mishap with a spin at the end, but they overcame it to perform a dance which gave us “the feels!” We loved it and thought they deserved an 8. If it was down to emotion alone, we’d have awarded them a 10. The judges gave them 19/40. We also wanted to give them a hug, just like Shirley did.

Mollie and AJ’s Tango. Mollie turned Talulah the Tango Temptress in this dance. She performed a fiery dance full of agression, passion and challenging choreography. We loved it and it was a marked improvement from the week before. In our eyes she deserved a 9. The judges awarded her 25/40 (including a 4 from Craig and an 8 from Shirley.)

Jonnie and Oti’s Jive. Team Glitterblade wowed us with a dance full of sharp kicks and flicks, complicated choreography. It was truly brilliant and wowed us. Jonnie is our Strictly Superhero and we do have a rather large girl crush on Oti! We loved the speed of this dance as well as the performance aspect. In our eyes, they deserved a 9. The judges awarded him 29/40.

Debbie and Giovanni’s Viennese Waltz – If this dance didn’t move you to tears, there is something wrong with you. Giovanni choreographed a routine to play to Debbie’s strengths but also to show his respect for this uh-may-zing lady. My 7 year old thinks Debbie’s magic strictly dust is helping her dance well. It earned the first u-may-zing from Craig (surely a record) and earned 34/40 from the judges overall.

Davood and Nadiya’s Quickstep – It was set in a library. *stomps feet* Why weren’t we ever allowed to dance in the library when I was at school? It was super fast and a dance of two halves. The first part was fast and furious. The second half featured a bizarre strip tease which we weren’t sure about. It wasn’t technically perfect but pretty good and left us and Bruno speechless. We felt it deserved a 7. The judges awarded Davood 27/40.

Alexandra and Gorka’s Paso Doble – She was the mermaid. He was the matador. It was a mermaid, bull-fight paso doble. It was fast, fierce and fab-u-lous. There’s one word to sum it up #slay! We thought it deserved 10s, but the judges weren’t that generous, awarding it 36/40.

That ended tonight’s show. Who impressed you most? Who gets your vote? Who do you think could be in danger? Vote in this poll below to help us decide.

We’re back tomorrow night tweeting along with the results show, when one person will go home!

Cassie 🙂 







Strictly Couple Weeks – Ore and Joanne – Day 7 and Poll

Over the past 7 days, we’ve shared some of our favourite moments from our reigning champions, Ore and Joanne.

We began the week with THAT Jive and earlier today shared their wonderful American Smooth.

Tomorrow we start our Countdown to Strictly Challenge, meaning that this is the last in our series of Strictly Couple Weeks *sobs*

In true Strictly Support Group style, we couldn’t end this series without giving you, our wonderful followers the chance to vote for your favourite dance in a poll. They may have already lifted the ultimate prize (the glitterball) but all you need to do is watch the dances in the playlist below, then vote in the poll just beneath that to help us crown the best Ore and Joanne dance:

You can vote for up to 3 dances! Voting will remain open until 8pm tonight when we’ll reveal the winning dance.

Get voting people! 

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Sophie and Brendan – Day 7 and Poll!

Over the past 7 days, we’ve shared dances from one of our favourite finalists, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and her partner Brendan Cole.

We started the week off with THAT Charleston, the week 2 dance which truly wowed us, and earlier this morning shared their beautifully elegant American Smooth *attempts to slide down the stairs in her house*

Now, we’ve watched all the dances, it’s time for you to vote for your favourite. All you need to do is watch the dances below, then vote for your top three in the poll just beneath that:

Now for the Terms and Conditions. Please ask Bill Payer’s permission before you vote (we don’t want him to get angry now, do we?) You can vote for up to 3 dances. Voting will close at 8pm tonight and we’ll then reveal the next (and final) couple in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks series!

See you at 8pm tonight folks! Get Voting!

Cassie 🙂

 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Harry and Aliona – The Poll!

Over the last 7 days on our twitter and facebook feeds we’ve been sharing some of our favourite dances from one of our favourite ever Champions, Harry Judd and his partner Aliona.

We began the week with a Jive, then popped over to Buenos Aires for an Argentine Tango before heading back to Blackpool for a wonderful Quickstep. Thursday was the turn of their beautiful Viennese Waltz and on Friday we remembered their Charleston. Yesterday, we asked you to help us choose between their Salsa and Samba in what’s become known as the Great Salsa/Samba Off. 

*inserts appropriate link*

https://strictlysupportgroup.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/strictly-couple-weeks-harry-and-aliona-the-salsasamba-off/

The winning dance was Their Salsa which means that dance goes into today’s poll to crown the best dance from Aliona and Harry in our followers’ eyes!

You know the drill, you just need to watch the playlist below then vote for your top 3 dances in the poll just beneath that. 

Get voting people! Voting will remain open until 8pm tonight and we’ll then reveal the winning dances along with the next couple in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks series.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Harry and Aliona – The Salsa/Samba-Off

Unless you’ve been living on another sparkly planet somewhere, you’ll know over the past week we’ve been sharing dances from one of our all-time favourite champions – Harry Judd and his professional partner Aliona!

We began the week with their Jive and have taken a trip to Argentina for their Argentine Tango, Headed off to Blackpool to see their Quickstep and then watched their Viennese Waltz and Charleston.

Those of you who follow the Strictly Support Group will know that Saturdays are the chance for a party and we love nothing more than watching a good Salsa or Samba whilst doing our weekend chores *sambas with her hoover* 

Harry and Aliona not only performed a brilliant Salsa but they also performed an award-winning Samba too. We could not pick just one dance so had to share them with you both! In the true spirit of the Strictly Support Group, we also know how much you love a poll, so have decided to host The Great Salsa and Samba Off! We’ll show you both dances below and then all you need to do is vote in the poll just beneath that!


Voting will remain open until Midnight Tonight! The winning dance will then be put forward to tomorrow’s final poll to decide the best of Harry and Aliona’s dances! Get voting people.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Ali and Brian – Day 7 – Poll

So, over the past 7 days we’ve been reliving dances from one of our all-time favourite Strictly couples, Ali and Brian!


We began the week with their charming Charleston, got in a spin with their Viennese Waltz and today ended the week with That American Smooth.

It has been a week of magical dancing and Ali will always be one of our favourite runners-up ever!

Now you’ve seen all the dances, it’s time for you to vote for your favourite! All you need to do is watch the videos below, then vote for your favourite couple in the poll just beneath that:

Voting will remain open until 8pm tonight when we’ll reveal the winning dance and the next couple in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks series. Please ask Bill Payer’s permission before you vote (whoever he is!) You can vote for up to 3 dances.

Get voting people!

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Mark and Karen – Day 7 – Poll!

Over the past 7 days, we’ve shared moments from one of our all-time favourite Champions, Mark Ramprakash as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks series.

We’ve had some beautiful latin and ballroom numbers which, still, nearly 11 years on make us smile and give us goosebumps!

Earlier this morning we shared the final dance in their week, their beautiful American Smooth!

Now, we’ve watched all the dances, it’s time for you to have a chance to vote to crown your favourite Mark and Karen week performance!

If you need a reminder, here are the dances in a playlist for you:

Once you’ve watched these, you’ll just need to click below to vote for your top three. Voting will remain open unti 8pm tonight when we’ll close the vote before revealing the winning dance and the next couple in the spotlight!

Get Voting People!

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Claudia and AJ – Day 7 and POLL

Yes, we’ve reached the end of our week dedicated to Team Pocket Rocket *hands out tissues for people feeling a tad emosh* 

It’s been a week filled with wonderful dances, from their brilliant Quickstep to their Charming Charleston, Their Roarsome Salsa to their Elegant Viennese Waltz, Their dramatic Argentine Tango to their Gymnastic Cha Cha Cha.

Overall, it has been a wonderful week, and earlier today we shared the final dance of the week from this pairing – their Magical American Smooth.

It was an unusual song choice but it worked! Together they created magic on the dancefloor and they were true dance wizards! 

Now, we’ve seen all the dances this week, it leaves us with one (very difficult) task! All we need you to do is watch the playlist below, then pick your top three dances from this couple by voting in the poll just below:

Now here’s the important part, the terms and conditions! Voting will remain open until 8pm tonight when we’ll reveal the winning dance along with the next couple to be in the spotlight as part of our Strictly Couple Weeks!

Get voting people!

Cassie 🙂 

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 🙂