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Darcey Bussell

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Week 12 – The semis We’re back to a lengthy show, so I’ll keep this brief. Here are my five gripes about an otherwise enjoyable semi-final…

Strictly speaking

Week 10 “We will not have another disaaaahstrous week,” they said. “We will have jazz hands, and the movie musical equivalent of Stars in Their Eyes, and Ann Summers’ take on a Disney dressing-up box!” they said. “We will have props, and pizzazz, and incongruous ghostly backing dancers, and the hills will be alive with […]

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Week 8  BREAKING NEWS: while our stars were distracted by feathery fans, camp cowboys and dizzying hyperbole, their Blackpool dressing rooms were beset by seaside bandits. Possibly pirates. Rumours that their haul included all of the judges’ low scoring paddles remain unconfirmed. Yet how else to explain Saturday’s WTF marking? Of course, the judging process […]

Interviews with Darcey Bussell, Kevin O’Hare and Christopher Hampson

In partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance, the free online arts website HiBROW [www.hibrow.tv] has filmed in-depth interviews with ballerina Darcey Bussell, Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, and Christopher Hampson, director of Scottish Ballet.

Dance Photographer of the Year

The search is on! Dance Photographer of the Year opens to entries on Saturday, May 11, and is looking for the best, the most creative, the most thoughtful and the most enthusiastic dance photographers in the world.

Strictly speaking

Week 12 And then we came to the end. Not the world (sorry, Mayans!), though to loyal sequin superfans or anyone not seduced by Louis’s “guns”, it may feel that way. Still, we now have our Strictly champions after an action-packed night featuring three gosh-no-not-at-all-trained girls and one acrobat with his top off.

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This week’s Strictly caused almighty (con)fusion. Did the gimmick bring something new to the show? Yes. Did it work? Um…not exactly.

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Week 9 The message of this week’s Strictly is that we must beware the ballroom gods. Sometimes they are benevolent, and bestow sequinned favours upon us, but sometimes we invoke their wrath. And the wrath of the ballroom gods is a terrible thing to behold. Thus it came to pass that Kimberley, with her array of […]

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Week 8 The only good thing about Strictly‘s disaaaahstrous Wembley Week is that the following show, bathed in the rosy light of Television Centre, automatically becomes one of the best of the series. We can hear human speech! The mob is not roaring outside the gates! No one feels the need to feign the gift […]

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Week 7 Ah, Strictly’s Wembley Week – a party to which the TV viewers are not invited. “It’s a brilliant atmosphere here!” people howled at us with increasing levels of desperation (and from the bottom of a lake in 1964 if the sound was anything to go by). In order to reassure us that this was […]

Strictly stars revealed!

The celebrity line-up for this year’s “Strictly Come Dancing” has been announced, a cast that runs from Olympic gold medallists to actors and singers. Audiences will get their first glimpse of the stars in action in the launch show this weekend, which will also reveal which professional dancer will partner which celebrity.

Darcey on “Strictly”

Darcey Bussell joins BBC1’s “Strictly Come Dancing” as a judge this autumn. In a sneak preview from our August edition, she speaks to Dance Today about preparing for the series.

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