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Week 6 This week’s Strictly was a test run. We all know Brucie won’t be around forever, and can there be a show without him? I hate to wish a sudden career end on anyone, but the answer is a resounding YES. And why? Because of the quick-witted, adlibbing, gently caustic, genuinely warm presenting goddess […]

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Week 5 Phew! After last week’s horror fest – in execution more than premise – Strictly got back on track with a theme-free weekend, bar the occasional grating fireworks gag (mainly bleated out by Tess during links. Has Bruce rubbed off on her, or can they not even trust him with the puns these days?). […]

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Week 4 Something wicked this way comes… Two theme shows in a row, and sadly Strictly went from bad to totally crackers.

Strictly speaking

Week 3 Hollywood Week on Strictly was the equivalent of a resolutely reformed character falling off the wagon. Cardinal sins included: The return of the horrific “comedy” VTs and gimmicks. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… A disappointing lack of content in some routines. Still, this gives us the […]

Could you be a Ballroom Ambassador for Burn The Floor?

Burn The Floor, Jason Gilkison’s ballroom spectacular, is set to return to the West End in March 2013, featuring special guest stars Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff from Strictly Come Dancing. Due to open at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Burn The Floor has dazzled audiences in more than 40 countries, and this latest, updated production promises […]

Strictly speaking

Week 1 The tenth series of Strictly promises to be the year of subtle yet insidious sabotage.

Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund Gala

The Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (DTBF) will be presenting a celebration fundraising gala at the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on Sunday, October 21.

Strictly speaking

Can you believe it? Against all odds, this Saturday teatime, light-entertainment treat involving perma-tanned celebs tangoing to Priscilla and stripping to Hot Chocolate (yes, that really happened), beloved of grannies, kids, dance fanatics and students with ironic viewing preferences alike, has survived general scepticism, format tinkering and the continued onslaught of He Who Must Not Be Named […]

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.

New classes from Strictly and Olympic opening ceremony choreographers

Choreographers who have worked on “Strictly Come Dancing” and the Olympic opening ceremony will teach courses at London’s Greenwich Dance this autumn.

Hauer Power

Sometimes when Karen Hauer speaks I want to cheer. The newest recruit to the team of “Strictly” professional dancers, with raven locks and legs that rival the Shard, has been hailed excitedly by our red tops as a sizzling Latin pin-up. (And I’m sure the thought may have occurred to the “Strictly” producers when they […]

B is for Beke

“Strictly Come Dancing” star Anton Du Beke is putting the finishing touches to his latest book, B is for Ballroom, which is to be available from October 18. Anton’s new book promises to guide you through the world of ballroom, helping even the novice reader become an armchair expert on everything from costumes and choreography to […]

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