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Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 22:50

PS I did mean Sequence Dancing was the type I was not keen on.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 22:48

Runnybeak, in a quiz a couple of weeks ago the contestant was asked to name a country with a coastline in the Northern hemisphere, the answer was South Africa????

Obilixx, yes practice makes perfect, my Daughter and Dave dance every week I have watched they are very competent and ahead of most of the other dancers. She is her own worst critic saying her steps posture and musicality are OK but why can she not glide as smoothly as Mum and I did. I tell her she is good though realise that very early training both Joan and I had plus the constant dancing meant we did not have to think about what we did, with a correct posture you sense exactly what your partner will do, this is of course in free dancing, I never really took to all doing the same dancing. Doing the Tango and Rumba with the local ballroom Queen at 16-17 which nearly always meant the floor opened up for us gave me a confidence that meant I could waltz in Vienna on an empty floor and carry it off. I still think early training gives an edge. Pity I cannot still do it.

Where have you been David?


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 16:27

Agree with all of that Obilixx although with one to one instruction for hours a week some will never get it. If you do not feel the rhythm of the dance and some people never do, Carol Jeremy and the first man out make the point. I suppose those of us who started at an early age did have an advantage and it also shows in the Celebs who had some training when younger, like cream they usually rise to the top. My Daughter learning now after years of saying it was old hat, wonders why she does not have the same confident dance style Mum and Dad had, we both learned very young, it came naturally, it is much harder when older.



Posted: 23/11/2015 at 14:43

Armography???? have I missed something? it could be I was so engrossed in the thread of the programme I did not realise that Monty was using semaphore at the same time. Having enjoyed both of the showings and looking forward to the next my one and only doubt is about the poor tree dug up and re-positioned, methinks it to be doomed, far too much damage done in digging it out. As to arm waving show me a presenter who stands at attention whilst speaking or even one of us poor downtrodden gardeners trying to tell someone how big his cabbage is or even the caterpillars eating it, almost impossible.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 14:26

Welcome to the thread LG, all opinions welcome though we do not agree with each other at all times. The music is a hot topic on some of the other forums and the consensus is it is dire. The Resident Band do their best with what they are given but even as a once keen dancer I do wonder how the Celebs manage to make sense of it. Learning a new dance in a few days, two next week, then having to dance to music which has no direct connection to the mode of the dance must be harrowing for some. there are plenty of good music scores to suit the mood of the dance without having to repeat tunes so why try to introduce modern stuff that never had a beat to it in the first place. At least on Saturday evening most of the music did suit the dancers and it certainly showed, may it continue please. Saying all that I turned the sound off when One Direction were on.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 11:36

DD, Jamelia is a singer and for one who thinks all the modern crowd horse manure I thought her good. Jamelia was in a Quiz show with Gabby Logan which I also thought well above the normal quiz shows. The kind where "for £10,000 where is the Sahara Desert" "Oh I know that Germany" and the look of shock when told it is wrong, what do they learn in school I ask. To so called Celebs used to the odd bombing on stage, they cannot appeal to all I would say they get used to it. Peter with an ego bigger than a Jumbo Jet must have got a real shock being in the dance off and the look on his face said "I am finished" only to be saved by three of the judges, as I said a travesty.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 23:16

Tonights vote was a travesty, Jamelia improved on what was already a near perfect quickstep, Peter was worse although the music did not help. His kicks and flicks near the end were pathetic.
There are two front runners Georgia and Anita, I still rate Kelly and Jay and surely Peter will go next week as I do not want to wreck my new TV in a rage. Was watching some real Tango's on U-tube today to remember what dancing was once like, "oh well" I would have been writing this on a typewriter a few years back, things change you do not have to like them.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 10:18

Thank you Panda, my knees were aching after all these weeks of asking for the correct music, must admit the Jive was the odd one out. It was Georgia Anita Kelly and Katie for me yet again. Anton was in his element and Katie was up for it. If you watched Jamelia's feet you would see an almost perfect quick step I did enjoy it, if her and Peter are in the dance off I would vote Peter off. A  great night for us dancers and even those just wanting entertainment must have been satisfied.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 23:18

My prayer was answered, the music suited the dances for a wonderful programme, can I get up off my knees now.


Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 13:38

Beautiful photo's Obilixx especially when i put each one on full screen, thank you for sharing, only wish I knew how to do it.


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