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30 Day Challenge – Bella’s Ultimate Salsa Saturday!

It’s Saturday and the weekend! Yay! As after Z there are no more letters in the Alphabet, Mummy asked me earlier which Salsas I liked the most. I chose all of these:

I like the Salsa a lot (even when mummy makes it with green tomatoes – yuk!) because it looks lots of fun and like the people are at a party!

My favourite ever Salsa of all time is Hairy Dave and Karen’s Salsa! Although the judges were mean and only gave them 17 points out of 40 *boos* I thought they deserved a lot more points. They had lots of things going on in the dance including a parrot, maracas, spins, lots of fruit and bananas, lifts, cartwheels (which I can’t do!) and head rolls *rolls head and then feels dizzy.* They also looked like they were having so much fun and it was a birthday party! I would have given them a 10 out of 10 for effort and entertainment – take note Craig.

What’s your favourite Salsa? Let me and mummy know by commenting below or by tweeting @scd_support. We look forward to hearing from you.

I’m off to practice my cartwheels, but mummy’s back at 7pm tonight for a theatrically-themed Strictly Support Group. She hopes to see you there!

Bye bye for now.

Bella and Cassie πŸ™‚


30 Day Challenge – Bella’s A to Z of Strictly. T is for Thom or Tom.

Today it’s the weekend and it’s also Salsa Saturday. Mummy made a special salsa last night which was really yummy even thought it had green tomatos in it:

Anyway, enough about food because I’m feeling hungry. As it’s Salsa Saturday, today I need to show you a Salsa dance. I’ve picked two salsas. One was from Thom and Iveta last year and the other one was from Tom and Camilla (who judged the tour and danced this even before I was born!)

Thom and Iveta’s Salsa

When I first watched this dance, I liked it because it reminded me of when I go swimming! Mummy said it made her feel a little hot. I’m not sure what she means, because they were dancing in Autumn and it’s cold in Autumn. Maybe she was wearing too many jumpers.

I also got to see this dance on the tour and it looked like lots of fun, even if Thom did lose his top! I think Craig Revel Horwood stole it from him because he was feeling mean.

Tom and Camilla’s Salsa

I wasn’t even born when this dance was performed, but Mummy showed it to me and suggested I put it in this post. It looked amazing and was full of turns and spins. I want to dance like that when I’m older! I also like Camilla’s dress because it’s very pretty and sparkly. The whole routine was fab-u-lous and I loved it!

Now you’ve seen both dances, I’d like you to help me choose the best of the two. Just vote in this poll below and Mummy will let you know the winners just before the Strictly Support Group at 7pm. *wonders if they’ll win a glitterball or a nice prize*

I’m off now to my gymnastics class *attempts a cartwheel.* Mummy’ll be on twitter from 7pm (my bedtime) with a special Strictly Support Group. She hopes to see you there.

Bye bye for now.

Bella πŸ‘Έ

30 Day Challenge – Bella’s A to Z of Strictly. M is for Mark and Matt!

People called Mark or Matt! If you’re asked to take part on Strictly, please say yes! Mummy’s shown me lots of Marks and Matt’s who’ve taken part on Strictly, and as Craig would say “Dah-lings you can dance!”

It’s day 13 of my 30 day blog challenge and today is brought to you by the letter M!

M is for Mark and Matt who have lots of rhythm and moves!

Over the last 11 years (that’s longer than I’ve been alive, you know!) there have been lots of Marks and Matts to take to the dancefloor on Strictly.

Having a look at things Marks have appeared in the Strictly Final twice (both with partners called Karen!) and Matts have appeared in the Strictly Final 4 times (one of these times was a professional dancer, but it still counts!) Spooky!

This shows us that Matts and Marks can dance and have natural rhythm and lots of moves.

As it’s Saturday, mummy says I need to show you a Salsa and a Samba. I couldn’t make my mind up which Salsa or Samba to show you today (it’s harder than choosing between chocolate cake and lemon drizzle cake!) so I’ve made a playlist of the great Sambas and Salsa from Matts and Marks. Watch the videos and then let me know which is your favourite. You can tweet me @scd_support or comment below:

I’m off to watch Matilda now with my Mummy and Daddy, but Mummy says don’t forget to join her from 7.30pm tonight for her Strictly Support Group chat. 

Have a great day everyone!

Bella  πŸ‘Έ

Strictly Day – A Super Special Salsa Saturday especially for Strictly’s 11th Birthday!

Yesterday, we hosted a super Special Foxtrot Friday to decide the best Foxtrot of the last 11 years. You unanimously voted for these wonderful people and watching the dance back, it was very easy to see why:


It’s not every day you turn 11, so we have decided to continue the celebrations all weekend long. Today we’re showing you some of our all-time favourite salsas and will be asking you to vote for your favourite Salsa of all time. Just watch the videos below and then vote in the poll below before 7pm tonight to choose your favourite:

We’ll be here from 7.30pm tonight for our Strictly Turns 11 birthday chat. We hope to see you there.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Salsa Saturday – Cats Can Dance! (A post by Bella – aged 5!)

Tonight mummy will let me take over the Strictly Support Group to host a chat from 7.30pm. It’s past my normal bedtime, but I’ve just had a nap so I won’t fall asleep I promise!

This morning, I told mummy cats can dance. She seemed suspicious and didn’t believe me. Then I showed her this dance where there was a real cat on Strictly! *looks up to see how cinnamon the kitten can take part this year.* 

It was a salsa which had lots of feathers and glitter, as well as a real cat which I loved! I hope you will love it too. Here are Kristina (although I think it’s really a cat) and someone called Colin (I don’t remember him as I was only a tiny baby when he performed:)

I hope you liked watching this dance. I’ll be here from 7.30pm with a Princess themed chat. See you later alligators (not real alligators, because they scare me!)

Happy Caturday People!


5yr old Strictly Fan and Cat Lover

Strictly Support Group – The Election (Day 3)

It’s the weekend *does a little dance* and we know the only way to celebrate the start of the weekend is with a Salsa!

It’s also Day 3 of our Strictly Support Group Election. Politics can be boring, but where the Strictly Support Group is concerned, we beg to differ. We’re here to make this General Election fun for all!

For the 3rd dance in our Strictly Support Group Election we’ve chosen this crowd-pleaser and fun routine from Mark Benton and Iveta Lukosiute.

We loved this routine when we saw it on TV but loved it even more seeing it on the tour in 2014. It was pure entertainment. For performance value alone, it deserved a 10 paddle from the judges. It summed up what strictly is all about, having fun whilst learning something new. It made the nation smile and fall in love with Mark and Iveta as a partnership. It may not have been the highest scoring dance on the night, but it truly deserves to be a candidate in the Strictly Support Group Election.

We loved it and hope you will too. Here are Mark and Iveta with their fab-u-lously fun Salsa.

We’d love to hear what you thought of this routine. Let us know by commenting below or tweeting @scd_support. We look forward to hearing from you.

So, Mark and Iveta have joined Alesha and Matthew and Chelsee and Pasha as candidates in the Strictly Support Group Election. Who will join them tomorrow? Watch this space to find out!


Chief Returning Officer of the Strictly Support Group Election

Salsa Saturday – I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning with…

It’s Salsa Saturday and time for the weekend *does a little victory dance.* Now where were we? Oh yes! It’s Salsa Saturday and today we’re off on a little adventure to Legoland. On a journey, we love nothing more than a game of I-Spy, being the observant people we are. When searching for today’s Salsa Saturday, we found this routine and felt that not only did it capture the party vibe of the weekend, but it’s also one for you Strictly fans.

So what did we spy with our little eyes?

Us being curious and observant!

1) We spied something beginning with S. Lots of spins and great salsa steps

2) We spied (and heard) something beginning with L. Lots of lovely latin beats and music.

3)  We spied something beginning with F. Fringing & great costumes

and finally 4) We spied something beginining with K. A certain current male pro from Grimsby. Yes, my 5 yr old saw him before I did, but we spied Kevin Clifton, so felt lots of you would enjoy watching it.

Here are the amazing Chris Marques and Jacqui Spencer with their great professional dancers, including Kevin (From Grimsby) Clifton:


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.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Salsa Saturday – Reasons Why We All Should Be Dancing!

This afternoon we’re making our way to the fab-u-lous, sparkly, glittery O2 to spend the evening on planet Strictly. To say we’re excited would be the understatement of the year. We’re so excited we might dance our way to the O2 instead of catching the train and tube.

This time last year, we went to the tour and watched today’s Salsa Saturday dance. It made us want to get up and dance in the O2 and we’re pretty sure it’ll do the same when you watch it today. We’re watching Abbey and Aljaz’s Salsa which we should all be dancing to. Here are some reasons why you should be dancing (yeah!)

1) Dance fills you with joy. This routine did just that. It was a real crowd-pleasing routine. Yes, it was slightly more disco than Salsa, but who cares, they danced it with style!
2) It’s a Saturday Night, which means one thing… We all have a case of Saturday Night Fever. We all know there’s one way to cure your Saturday and Post-Strictly blues and that’s by dancing, so why not join in with this routine. We promise you’ll look fab-u-lous and will be scoring 10s in no time at all!
3) Practice makes perfect. This reason may take a bit of imagination. Close your eyes and imagine a hunk/heroine stood looking dreamy *imagines Pasha dressed a la John Travolta* then switch on some disco/funk beats to get you moving and within no time at all, you will be a dancefloor god/goddess!

Ok, maybe we went a bit crazy with that last one, but we loved this routine and it was a dance that made us want to get up and join in at home. Here are Abbey and Aljaz to get you in the party spirit with their superb Salsa. We hope you enjoy it:

We’d love to hear if you were dancing (*in a high-pitched beegees voice* yeah!) along to that song. Let us know what you thought of it. You can tweet us @scd_support or comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’ll be on twitter later posting pictures of the tour as it happens. We hope you can join us.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Salsa Saturday – It’s Movie Day!

There’s nothing we like more than a chilled out Saturday at home watching movies, and today’s Salsa Saturday fix puts us in the perfect Saturday mood.

We’re watching Louis and Flavia’s Dirty Dancing inspired Salsa from 2012. When we first watched this dance, we were not only tempted to try the lift but raided our DVD cabinet for our copy of Dirty Dancing.

The choreography captured the spirit of the film perfectly. The dancing was brilliant and the costumes even better. The music was wonderful and the whole performance gave us the time of our lives, and we owe it all to Louis and Flavia.

We loved this dance and hope you will too. Here are Louis and Flavia with their wonderful Salsa:

We’re off to watch a movie now, but would love to hear what you thought of it. Tweet us @scd_support or comment below. We’d love to hear from you. We also want to know which dance movie you most enjoy watching at the weekend. Let us know your favourite dance movies.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Salsa Saturday – A moment of pure joy!

Sometimes the best moments on Strictly aren’t the highest scoring but the moments that fill us with joy and make us smile! Today’s Salsa Saturday is one of those moments. Today, we’re watching Mark Benton and Iveta Lukosiute’s fab-u-lous salsa.

Not only did the choreography and music make us smile, but the whole performance was just sheer unadulterated joy. We were left laughing and smiling. We even may have had a cheeky dance along at home too!

Watching this dance back, it’s easy to see why we enjoyed it so much. Here are Mark and Iveta with their fabulous Salsa. 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.

Cassie πŸ™‚