With The Great Gatsby hitting UK cinema screens today, we revisit Zoë Anderson’s investigation of the cheeky, cheerful dance that changed an era
The Charleston is irresistible. One of the best known craze dances, its rhythm and steps are an instant shorthand for the Roaring Twenties, for the Jazz Age, for a generation running wild in an era of new freedoms and rebellions. This was a dance where toes turned in, knees knocked, legs kicked high and arms went into big scarecrow poses. It’s an extravagant, thrill-seeking dance.
Snow fell heavily outside Birmingham National Indoor Arena on January 20, but dedicated Strictly enthusiasts aren’t easily kept from their sequins. Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, the live show aims to give the audience the television experience, complete with voting, training videos and comments from the judges.
Something wicked this way comes…
Two theme shows in a row, and sadly Strictly went from bad to totally crackers.
“Strictly” stars will be appearing at country house hotels for “VIP Dance Spectacular” short holidays this spring and summer. Anton du Beke and Erin Boag, Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite, Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor and James and Ola Jordan will be encouraging guests to tango, waltz and quickstep, with the chance to meet the sequinned stars backstage.
The countdown to “Strictly” has begun, with the announcement of the professional dancers for this year’s series.
Magician Paul Daniels became the second celebrity to be voted off this year’s “Strictly Come Dancing”.
If you thought “Strictly Come Dancing” returning to the small screen on Saturday nights was exciting, brace yourself, because next spring the real stars of the show will be appearing in venues across the UK as part of Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals Tour.