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Strictly Couple Weeks – Colin and Erin – Day 2

So, yesterday we unveiled the first dance to be in the spotlight as part of our week dedicated to series 3 finalists Colin and Erin. 

We’re taking a step back to one of our favourite series and are reliving seven of this couple’s wonderful dances. Yesterday was the turn of the quickstep and today, as it’s Tuesday, it’s Tango Day!

Ok, it wasn’t this couple’s best dance, but we have to make a point that as a sportsman, Colin was not used to acting and he did try his best, as you’ll see from the video. It still was a brilliant dance nonetheless and we loved Erin’s choreography as well as the overall feel of the dance.

In case you missed it earlier, here are Colin and Erin with their tantalising Tango!

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 – Team Derbeke – Day 2

Yesterday we shared Katie and Anton’s elegant and joyous quickstep. Today, as part of our Tango Tuesday, we shared their dramatic Tango.

It was one of those moments of Strictly perfection where music, choreography, dance and performance all came together and gave us a wonderful result. It’s been windy here over the past few days, and if truth be told this dance blew us away.

It’s always good to make a great first impression, which these two did with their wonderful Jive, however for their week 2 dance there is always an air of anticipation as to how said couple will perform. We can honestly say we were left surprised and amazed at how brilliant this dance was. It was great to see Anton dance with a celebrity who could actually dance!

Normally, my little girl gets ever so slightly excited watching Strictly (imagine Bruno when he falls off his chair levels of excitement) but this was a dance where she was so mesmerised by the dance you could hear a pin drop in our house.

It had just the right amount of drama and power and if we could use one word for the dance it’d have to be this – SLAY!

In case you missed it earlier, here are Katie and Anton with their dramatic and powerful Tango for you this Tuesday.

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

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Jeremy and Karen – Day 2!

It’s Tuesday, and here at the Strictly Support Group, that can mean only one thing, it’s time for us to share a memorable Tango with you all.

As part of our Strictly Couple Weeks, every day this week we’ll be reliving one of Jeremy Vine and Karen Clifton’s moments. This couple have been chosen by Bella, my 7 year old Strictly fan, as in her words “Jeremy is what Strictly is all about – having fun and enjoying yourself when dancing!”

For today’s dance, we’re reliving their entertaining and terrific Tango, featuring Bertie the horse. We sat at home waiting for this dance filled with anticipation. It did not disappoint, Karen’s choreography was (as always) original and full of steps and content which Jeremy executed brillliantly. It was by far their best performance (and Bertie deserved a glittery rosette in our eyes too!) and it definitely made us smile.

In case you missed it earlier, here it is again for you all:

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

We’ll be back later with our quiz on twitter from 8pm. We’ll also be back tomorrow with another dance of Jeremy and Karen’s. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie πŸ™‚

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Team Glita – Day 2

Yesterday we kicked our Team Glita (Gleb and Anita) themed week with their wonderful Charleston. It’s Tuesday today and that can only mean one thing for us here at the Strictly Support Group, it’s Tango Time!

Anita and Gleb were lucky enough to perform both Ballroom and Argentine Tango during their time on Strictly. Today we’ve chosen their effortlessly cool, sleek and dramatic Ballroom Tango.

We loved Gleb’s choreography which really challenged Anita but gave us some brilliant and very memorable routines. This was unlike any Ballroom Tango we’d ever seen on Strictly, but we absolutely loved it. It was dramatic but also elegant at the same time. Gleb’s challenging choreography definitely was a risk, but it paid off in our opinion and sometimes you do have to take risks to earn the public’s votes and high scores from the judges

In case you missed it earlier, here it is again, just for you:

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

We’ll be back tomorrow with another Team Glita fix *wonders which dance it’ll be*

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks, Georgia and Giovanni – Day 2

So, yesterday we launched our Team GG Couple week with their phenomenal fearless Charleston *shows this moment again and covers eyes whilst doing so in protective mum mode*

It’s Tuesday and we love nothing more on a Tuesday than to share a Tango! It means today we’re sharing their brilliant Ghostbusters tango.

We like to think that if the Ghostbusters were ever invited to the Strictly studios to ward off some spooky spirits, they would perform this dance. It was fiendishly difficult, freakishly good,  fast, full of attitude and brilliantly executed. It was a moment where Georgia really shone and once again Giovanni gave her some challenging choreography which she mastered. In case you missed it earlier, here it is again:

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. tell us why you thought it was freakishly good by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Zoe And Ian – Day 2

Yesterday, we unveiled our Strictly Couple Weeks challenge. Over the next few weeks, we’ll pick one couple from Strictly history each week. We’ll pick one of their dances every day and at the end of the week will then launch a poll where you’ll be able to help us decide the best of their dances!

Today it’s time to relive one of the greatest moments of Strictly history ever! It’s time for us to watch Zoe and Ian’s tango. It was a dance filled with passion and drama, which scored a phenomenal 38/40 when it was first performed on the Strictly floor!

It is one of our all-time favourite tangos *pulls her tango face* and for our Tango Tuesday we have chosen it for you!

Here it is just for you!

Don’t forget to pop back here tomorrow when we’ll reveal the next of Zoe and Ian’s dances!

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

Immortal Tango – A Review

This weekend was the weekend we went to the theatre and got truly Strictlified. 

On Friday night, I got dressed as a flapper girl and was taken to see the hugely talented Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (and yes, I did attempt the Charleston throughout the show,) On Saturday, we went to see Wicked where my 5 year old wanted to defy gravity but realising this would be very challenging requested this look instead:


 And yesterday, I was lucky enough to be taken to Sadler’s Wells to experience the impressively amazing show that is Immortal Tango!

Immortal Tango is the creation of the international Tango superstar, German Cornejo. It brings together passion, glamour, drama, exquisite costumes and brilliant live music. It sounded as thrilling as a Strictly Live show, and we were not to be disappointed. The whole show was truly amazing.

I love the drama and passion that the Tango exude. Over the years on Strictly we have been treated to some truly incredible tangos. Take for example Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy’s iconic Argentine Tango, or Zoe and Ian’s dramatic Ballroom Tango and more recently Simon and Kristina’s amazing Argentine Tango. This show not only reminded us of some of these brilliant Strictly moments, but also made appreciate what an incredible dance is the tango.

The dancing and choreography from start to finish were truly exquisite. There were dramatic moments which thrilled us (such as the choreographed fight scene,) moments which made us laugh (such as the comedy picnic moment) and emotional moments which did make our eyes leak ever so slightly (such as the contemporary balletic Schindler’s List routine.) 

The music really added to the atmosphere. There were traditional tango songs, as well as more modern pop songs which had us singing along in our seats. Credit has to go to the amazing singer and band (all of whom are very very talented.) My nearly 6 year old now wants to learn the accordion because of you. The costumes were also divine and gave us serious dress envy. 

We loved the show and it transported us all the way to Buenos Aires (without the jet lag.) The show’s name is perfectly apt. From the traditional to the more modern interpretations of this dance form, it shows us that tango really is immortal. It will keep changing and thrilling us for many more years to come.

In our opinion it deserves 10/10, a glitterball and a 5* review!

Immortal Tango is on at the Peacock Theatre, Sadler’s Wells until the 19th March. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.sadlerswells.com

Cassie πŸ™‚

30 Day Challenge – Day 30 – Bella’s Final Day of Blogging and Tango Tuesday.

It’s Day 30 of my 30 day challenge and I think I need a nap right now for my final Blog Post I wanted to say a massive Thank You to everyone for reading my blog over the last 30 days. I hope you liked my posts. If you read all 30 of them, you get a massive gold star from me (it’s covered in glitter too!) ⭐️

Today, I thought I’d show you a Tango, as it’s Tuesday and that’s what mummy told me to do! I’ve chosen a Tango which has its own picture on mummy’s iPad πŸ’ƒ. I’ve chosen Rachel and Vincent’s Tango from 2008 (well before I was even born!) I never saw this version and don’t remember seeing Vincent on Strictly. I got to see Rachel dancing this with Kevin twice this year on the Strictly Tour, and I really liked it.

Rachel’s dress looked like a princess dress and they looked mean and moody. I can do that *pulls a paso face yet still manages to look adorable* It was full of drama (I like acting) and was Fab-u-lous. I’d have given these two a 10/10 and a sparkly Gold Star for their performance ⭐️. 

Here are Rachel and Vincent with their fab-u-lous Tango. I hope you enjoy it:

I’d love to hear what you thought of that dance. You can tweet me and mummy @scd_support or comment below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you everyone for reading my posts over the last 30 days. I really enjoyed blogging, even though it was very tiring. I hope Mummy lets me do it again soon.

Bye bye for now.

Princess Bella πŸ‘Έ

Thank you Bella for hosting a wonderful 30 day challenge on the blog. We’d like to relive this, so for our post tomorrow will be re-posting one of Bella’s fab-u-lous posts. Vote in this poll below to help us decide the ultimate winner and our Warm-Up Wednesday tomorrow.

Cassie πŸ™‚ 

30 Day Challenge – Bella’s A to Z of Strictly – W is for Wicked!

It’s Tuesday and time for me to show you a Tango. I’m going to the theatre with my mummy tonight so today I decided to show you a Wicked theatrical tango which was green!

W is for Wicked

Today I’ve chosen to watch Frankie and Kevin’s Tango from last year on Strictly. I liked this tango lots because it was Wicked. Frankie and Kevin both had lots of sparkles on their costumes. I liked the music and it made me want to dance. Tangos are supposed to look grumpy (according to Mummy) and these two pulled better Paso Faces than I can pull when Mummy tells me I can’t have sweeties.

I also liked this dance because Frankie flew at the end! Strictly is magical just like Unicorns and Kevin taught Frankie to fly.

I really liked this dance, even though Frankie looked green. It was fab-u-lous. Like Donny, I’d have given them a 10 too!

Here are Frankie and Kevin with their awesome and wicked Tango. Enjoy:

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

Cassie πŸ™‚

30 Day Challenge – Bella’s A to Z of Strictly. P is for @Pashakovalev

It’s Tuesday & today I wanted to talk about the Paso Doble or Pandas 🐼, but as it’s mummy’s blog, I decided I’d be nice and ask her to pick today’s letter!

Here’s how our chat went earlier:

πŸ‘Έ Bella: So mummy, what does P stand for on Strictly for you?

πŸ‘© Mummy: Well it can stand for lots of things. It could stand for the Paso Doble!

πŸ‘Έ Bella: Like my favourite ever dance on Strictly from Susanna and Kevin!

πŸ‘© Mummy: Yes, like the Paso Doble, but you know mummy likes another P on Strictly!

πŸ‘Έ Bella: Yes, mummy! *jumps up and down* What is it?

πŸ‘© Mummy: Well, it’s Pasha!

πŸ‘Έ Bella: Why’s that mummy?

πŸ‘© Mummy: Well *thinks carefully* He’s our current reigning pro champion, His choreography is legendary (look at his quicksteps, paso dobles, tangos and jives!)  and he also is a lovely person, a great and patient teacher.

πŸ‘Έ Bella: I like Pasha too mummy! I even have a toy penguin named after him! 🐧 I like your answer mummy! As it’s Tuesday, what’s your favourite Pasha Tango for Tango Tuesday?

πŸ‘© Mummy: Well, I loved Caroline and Pasha’s Argentine Tango and also loved his and Kimberley’s Ballroom Tango. They had great choreography, lots of passion and drama in both routines. They were truly uh-may-zing!

πŸ‘Έ Bella: Well, mummy, I like these tangos so have made a little playlist of Pasha’s best Tangos!

Those are our favourite Pasha Tangos. Which Tango wins the vote for you? Let us know by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Cassie and Bella!