Posted: 15/12/2015 at 10:11
Hi Lily no offense ever taken by me, we are all free to express our opinions and do it seems. Being called a fossil is not detrimental it means we learned the correct way of doing something which others now deem old fashioned, I started dancing long before Len at a much younger age actually and now see my two young grandchildren doing exactly the same as I did in dance school, the same steps the same rigorous discipline as to where the feet are and what they should be doing but also the same joy of doing it. That is the thing that matters, when I stopped enjoying something I stopped doing it. My wife and I danced all our lives until she became too ill and it is now nearly fives years since I lost her, my dancing stopped then too, without Joan it was not the same. There are strict rules to all the various dances and Len who has judged so many competitions expects trained dancers to obey them, that is a dance competition, what we have with strictly is a BBC show and they want to bring in viewers, they lay down the rules and made Len Head Judge because of his experience, they cannot have it both ways. Make it a show where I and many like me would not tune in or keep us by maintaining some real dance element and not a circus acrobatic act as some seem to want. Each to their own and if the demand was there two differing shows, we cannot have it all.
A real fossil Frank.