Time to resurrect a Strictly thread!

Or start a new one for 2011?

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15/12/2011 at 09:46

Ooooooh, looks like Harry has a good selection

I'm going to be out on Saturday night (going to watch The Nutcracker so I will still get my Saturday night dance-fix) I'll be on edge until I have the chance to watch it on iplayer!

Are the results announced on Saturday too?

15/12/2011 at 10:19

xine  - which Nutcracker will you see? I've noticed very good reviews for one or two current productions  - but admit to loving Matthew Bourne's which I saw a few years ago when he first revisited it. Lovely dance treat whichever one you go to. Hurrah!

As long as it's not Madame DoreenTwinkletoes Dance Academy at the Commuity Centre I guess.... although that could have its own peculiar charms now I come to think of it.

15/12/2011 at 10:24

Yeah show is in two halves with the results in the 9pm section. Then it's all over for another year. Wah! And to think I wasted several of the early years being snooty about it and not watching on principle. Administers stern slap to self. 

It then became a guilty pleasure hidden from my scornful bloke. But I've got him addicted this year too. So much more fun! He even watches ITT with me... and searches out old youtube clips.

15/12/2011 at 10:31

sharkie - I'm going to see Matthew Bourne's version   I saw his version of Cinderella last year and absolutely loved it, so I can't wait to see what he does with this one. Have you ever seen his Swan Lake? I've heard it was brilliant and watched a couple of youtube clips but unfortunately haven't seen it live - I hope he brings it back in a couple of years!

15/12/2011 at 10:36

Ahh ... now I have a dilemma - do I check the results when I get home on Saturday night or try to hold off until Sunday when I can watch the whole program?

My Strictly story is the exact same as yours! First ignored, then a secret shame, and now I'm a loud & proud Strictly fanatic. I often watch it with my boyfriend, probably for different reasons ... he loves Ola and Kristina. In fact I think he would be quite excited at the idea of 3D Kristina on Saturday night if he could get to a cinema showing the final

15/12/2011 at 10:53

xine I genuinely lol-ed at your last post. Raffo (my OH) does say things like 'load of fit birds - what's not to like?' I have just read out your post to him. He was initially taken with Ola and Flavia. (fwoaar eh etc) Now is similarly attracted to the flesh flashing Siberian.

To be fair to him though - he's pretty good about the dance stuff too. I dragged him to MB's Swan Lake years ago and he said it was one of the very best and most affecting live productions he's ever seen. It's still my favourite Matthew Bourne and you absolutely must see it next time it's revived.

I'm envious of your Cinderella. I didn't get there last year and was gutted. We've seen nearly all his shows (although 'show' sometimes sounds a bit wrong. Not sure why. MB big fan of 'shows'.)

 I'd say wait and watch the whole programme if you can. What a dilemma though.

I love your 'loud and proud.' We're OUT!

Edited: 15/12/2011 at 10:55
15/12/2011 at 11:55

sharkie - Ola is my OH's other favourite and he has favourable comments about Flavia and Aliona too  It's all in good fun though and I like that we can watch it together instead of exiling him to watch F1 repeats. I've yet to persuade him to come to the ballet with me, but we did go to watch "Tanguera" at Sadler's Wells last year so I think I'm making progress.

Cinderella was fantastic, I have seen it at the National Ballet as well but I found MB's version much more engaging. I'm sure he will revisit it in a few years time - I signed up to the Sadler's Wells mailing list so I'm kept in the know

I think you are right, I'll try to wait to watch the whole programme at some point on Sunday. I might have to surrender my phone and laptop on Saturday so that I can't cheat!

EXCITING!

15/12/2011 at 15:27
Watch the whole thing on Sunday Xine, but avoid the internet until you have!

I have been loud and proud since Series 1 although Mr TS is a more recent convert. He does pass the odd comment like 'not enough dancing' 'too skippy' etc but he hasn't yet got to the intricacies of heel leads and fleckerls

15/12/2011 at 15:46

Top Sec Have to also admit that I am only just getting to grips with the ballroom dancing niceties. I'm a lot more at home with ballet, contemporary and jazz! I've always loved Fred Astaire and co  - but strange memories of fixed smiles, fixed hairdos (men too) and enormous meringue frocks on Come Dancing with Peter West put me off the idea of Strictly when It started. Shows my age!

I also couldn't stand Brucie, but think he's just a bit of a laugh now.

15/12/2011 at 15:59
Thank goodness it's all on on Saturday night........means I don't have to resist peeking at the spoiler
15/12/2011 at 19:48
I love Matthew Bourne's work. Definitely a guilty pleasure for many blokes.

Anyway, I didn't come here to talk ballet. I dropped in to say........ HARRY TO WIN
16/12/2011 at 08:55

 TSK - Obviosuly it's going to be Chelsee and Pasha!

PS: Like your sparkles, Mr W!

16/12/2011 at 13:54

Thanks Nemo

Chelsee: new dance - rumba (hope it's not too cheesy), old dances - QS and Jive (hopefully a normal looking Pasha), showdance - looks like disco/latin

Harry: new dance - AS (think he's got the best one), old dances - QS and AT, showdance - looks like rock and roll/jive

Jason: new dance - salsa (uh-oh!), old dances QS and Tango, showdance looks like Hollywood

Looks like it's going to be a Quickstep-off!

Agree Harry has the best. salsa is a pig and Rumba is the Killer although worst for the men. All Quick -Stepping,. If Harry repeats his original performance of this then will win that- it was superb. other original dance could be close.

Showdance- Jason - Hollywood. What I thought Kristina should do. I suspect that will be good.

Chelsee - Disco / Latin. Could be OK but Disco can be hit and miss as a stle - will need good choreography

Harry - Rock and roll/Jive - could be OK. Pressure on Aliona to pitch it right, Option for her to not wear too much though which will be worth a couple of votes...

 Not long now. Results on the night. Away this weekend but will stay in and watch fro mthe hotel room I think.

16/12/2011 at 15:00
Yay, back in the UK so can watch live >

Missed last nights ITT so will catch up with that this afternoon prior to tonights hour long special

Before the final, let's have a thread poll/list? Who will win? Who do you want to win

TopSec - Chelsee/Chelsee
16/12/2011 at 15:00
whoops - that was supposed to be a party smilie!
16/12/2011 at 15:04
TopSec wrote (see)
Yay, back in the UK so can watch live > Missed last nights ITT so will catch up with that this afternoon prior to tonights hour long special Before the final, let's have a thread poll/list? Who will win? Who do you want to win TopSec - Chelsee/Chelsee


Who will win? Who do you want to win?

TopSec - Chelsee/Chelsee

xine267 - Could go to any of them/ Harry, Harry, HARRY!

16/12/2011 at 15:06
M.ister W wrote (see)
I love Matthew Bourne's work. Definitely a guilty pleasure for many blokes. Anyway, I didn't come here to talk ballet. I dropped in to say........ HARRY TO WIN


Woop woop! *passes out the TEAM HARRY flags and tshirts*

Assuming that MB does another production next year, I will drag Mr X along with me, I'm sure he'll thank me for it after 

16/12/2011 at 15:08
Who will win? Who do you want to win?

TopSec - Chelsee/Chelsee

xine267 - Could go to any of them/ Harry, Harry, HARRY!

Little Nemo - Harry/Chelsee

16/12/2011 at 17:53
Who will win? Who do you want to win?

TopSec - Chelsee/Chelsee

xine267 - Could go to any of them/ Harry, Harry, HARRY!

Little Nemo - Harry/Chelseee

sharkie  - I think probably Harry but Raffo (OH) thinks Chelsee/ we are both rooting for Harry though.
I think any of them would be 'worthy' (for want of a better word) winners.

xine - Raffo now really likes Aliona as well as thinking she is Fit Bird.

Edited: 16/12/2011 at 17:54
16/12/2011 at 18:25
Santa's Little Nemo wrote (see)
Who will win? Who do you want to win?

TopSec - Chelsee/Chelsee

xine267 - Could go to any of them/ Harry, Harry, HARRY!

Little Nemo - Harry/Chelsee


Erm  - Harry / don't mind too much but probably jason  or harry.........or chelseeeeee
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