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Strictly Speaking: Week 4

No theme this week, thank the Strictly gods, unless you count the tidal wave of emotion that saw a nation reaching for more Kleenex. If an overcome Alexandra wishing her late mother could have seen her 10s-scoring jive didn’t get you, how … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 2

Oh dear. A few highlights and redemptive dances aside, Strictly seemed to have the Week 2 Blues: an error-strewn performance show with bizarre scoring followed by a sad first exit. I doubt Chizzy would have lasted too long in the … Continue reading

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Judgement time

As Shirley Ballas joins the Strictly Come Dancing panel, we delve into the world of ballroom judging. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 1

And we’re off! Strictly Come Dancing Series 15 began its competitive shows with a marathon episode that gave viewers at home a little competition of their own: posterior versus seat. Still, squeezing all the couples into one programme did mean minimal faff … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 2

It wasn’t just The Fall that suddenly resembled a particularly well-styled episode of Casualty this week. We had (in retrospect fairly insensitive) muscle-pulling jokes from Will Young, and – more significantly – the series’ first elimination notching a solid five … Continue reading

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Dance on film, Strictly and music videos

My articles in the October issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Lights, camera, action! Matthew Bourne and BalletBoyz discuss the rise of dance on screen Strictly Speaking Lo-fi sci-fi and meeting the couples of 2016 Stepping Out Same-sex dance ventures into music videos New in the Dancing … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Robin Windsor

The dancer talks Strictly, choreographing and new tour Keep Dancing. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Strictly Speaking: Launch show

Sci-fi nonsense, ringer protestations and Ed “Glitter” Balls: our introduction to the class of 2016. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly preview, Cuban flop and switching lead

My articles in the September issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Strictly Speaking Farewell to Len Goodman and hello to new pros in our Strictly preview Vamos Cuba! Nilda Guerra’s new Sadler’s Wells show is oddly uninspired Stepping Out Tackling the thorny topic of switching lead New in … Continue reading

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Helsinki EuroGames and curing dance phobia

My articles in the August issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: How to cure dance phobia Tips for welcoming more audiences into the fold Stepping Out Close battles amid a friendly atmosphere at Helsinki EuroGames New in the Dancing Times section: Ten Big Years As the final … Continue reading

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