My View on Strictly Come Dancing

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Submitted: August 08, 2018

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My View on Strictly Come Dancing:

This is my article about my view on Strictly Come Dancing. I have been a massive fan of Strictly Come Dancing since it aired in 2004, and I have watched every series as well as owning Strictly Come Dancing annual books that talk about the first four series.
In the year 2001 I joined The John Huston School of dancing where Latin American, Ballroom, taught and disco/freestyle dancing which was run by John Huston and his sister in law Julie. I really enjoy going and learning the Latin American and Ballroom dances as well as doing disco /freestyle dancing routines which were choreographed by my disco /freestyle dance teacher Natasha. Sadly I didn’t have a partner to dance with. However, it wasn’t all bad as we travelled to Camber Sands, Pontins in Rye, East Sussex where my two elder sisters competed in the dancing competitions. We went there almost every year until my second eldest sister began her GCSEs. Whilst at Camber Sands, Pontins I met Mr Len Goodman (who was the head judge on Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars). He hosted the dancing competitions every year. However, one year he almost didn’t host it as he was in the USA; until he arrived there was a picture of him on stage which was very funny. I assisted him by collecting the judges’ tickets and took them up to the judicators. Where I was paid seventy pounds as well as a picture with his autograph on it.
Whilst at The John Huston School of dancing I did an exam in Latin American dancing where I danced a Rumba and passed my Grade One. The grading criteria was Grade One, Grade Two, Grade Three, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. After four years of being at The John Huston School of dancing I got fed up as I didn’t have a dancing partner but I always fantasied of having one and possibly become a dance teacher then turn professional and one day hopefully end up on Strictly Come Dancing but it wasn’t to be.
Then in 2010 I was fortunate enough to go to the O2 Arena and watch one of the Strictly Come Dancing live tours hosted by Kate Thornton (ex presenter of the X Factor). It was brilliant but the seats we had been allocated was rubbish as we were so far away and couldn’t see very well.
Not only did I go to the Strictly Come Dancing live tours, on Sunday 22nd April 2018 as a birthday present for my pre 25th birthday I saw TV’s Strictly Come Dancing professionals Pasha Kovalev and his dance partner Anya Garnis at The Prince’s Theatre in Clacton on Sea. The show was called The Magic of Hollywood where there was a mixture of singing and dancing. As well as that there was a local dance school from Ipswich. Also Pasha got three ladies from the audience and told them that he would teach them a ballroom dance routine but cheekily surprised them by embarrassing the ladies by getting one them to do a Single Ladies routine from the Beyoncé song Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it), a dance routine that dance troupe Diversity would do, and a sexy dance routine. It was a fantastic experience and cannot wait for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing. (Sadly Len Goodman retired in 2016, and was replaced by Latin American and Ballroom professional Shirley Ballas and she is back for a second series. It really isn’t the same without Len Goodman or Bruce Forsyth but the new hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly are great together. That’s the only reason I watch it now to be honest). I have decided to support Pasha and the celebrity partner that has been chosen for him. It doesn’t matter as he’s great dance teacher as he has a very funny, cheeky, but stern personality as he always wants his celebrity dance partners to enjoy their strictly experience!


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