Posted on March 27, 2019
“Any chance to please the ladies!” jokes Italian dancer Vincent Simone when I ask about his new show The Ballroom Boys. “It was an idea that Ian Waite had,” he goes on to explain. “It hasn’t been done before that a pair of boys from Strictly get together to do a show – it’s usually a couple. He asked me if I’d be happy to do something like that and, of course, I said yes. We’re both involved with the making of it,” he continues. “Ian has done his own shows before, while I’ve never done anything quite like this.”
Best known for his long-term dance partnership with fellow Italian Flavia Cacace, Simone has starred in four very successful stage shows with her – Dance ’Til Dawn, The Last Tango, Midnight Tango and Tango Moderno – and she has given this new project her blessing.
When I speak to him in late February, Simone and Waite have yet to start rehearsals. “We’ve had a few meetings about music, concept and ideas for the show through FaceTime and over the phone. I love his ideas of how to approach the show, the audience, choreography and so on.”