Tag Archives: strictly ballroom

Strictly Speaking: Week 9

Well, this wasn’t exactly a vintage Blackpool Week. Alexandra was pretty much the only celebrity to rise to the heights of breathless “Mecca of Ballroom” hyperbole, and even then she had the ever-irritating Human Props to contend with. Read my … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 5

The big news this week was Italian gesticulator Bruno Tonioli missing his first ever Strictly, apparently because of American work commitments. It’s FINE, Bruno, go be with your OTHER family, we don’t CARE. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Banning same-sex couples from ballroom would be a big step back

It’s Cuban heels at dawn in the world of competitive ballroom, with the British Dance Council (BDC) proposing a new rule that defines a partnership as “one man and one lady”. This would effectively ban same-sex dancers from mainstream competitions, just … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking 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 … Continue reading

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Strictly, superstitions and the ones that got away

New articles in the Dance Today section include: Decoding the Strictly judges My translation service for the new crop of celebrity hopefuls strutting their stuff on Strictly Come Dancing Leaders vs Followers Strictly celebrities and professionals address the fiercely debated question of who has it toughest Stepping off the screen As the stage … Continue reading

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Decoding the judges, battle of the sexes and stage vs screen

New articles in the Dance Today section include: Boys can dance …but do they? We investigate whether the gender gap in ballroom is really closing Perfect harmony Why is t’ai chi becoming a national phenomenon, and how can it benefit dancers? Teacher of the Year We … Continue reading

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