Posted: 04/09/2016 at 19:18
They all have access to a world class dance professional for 20 to 30 hours or more a week of one to one teaching to learn a 90 second routine for the early shows. An ordinary dance club will have about 30 hours of group class in a season and I've seen people start with two left feet and end up being very good. It all depends on how hard they are prepared to work and practice, practice, practice until it clicks.
There is far too much repetition but we can, as you say, FF and it's basically a very good format which provides some great entertainment. As long as the Beeb thinks we all have a two minute attention span most of their entertainment will include repetition, prequels, advance notice of what's to come and repeats of what's just been.
Just look at what they do with Chelsea coverage with all that material and potential for comprehensive, interesting and informative reporting on plants, plantsmen and women, designers and products and we get repeated interviews and views of the same gardens all week.
SCD should and could be more about the dances, the dancers and the dance steps. Still better than not having SCD at all though.