Ballet NEWS | Darcey Bussell & Strictly Come Dancing

The “Darcey Bussell” rose, bred by David Austin Roses

Darcey Bussell, retired Prima Ballerina with The Royal Ballet, coaches the “dysfunctional family” of Strictly contestants at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden. Skip through to 1.28, unless you want to watch the wonderful professionals showing how two of next week’s dances should be done, in which case stop slightly earlier ! They are sensational.

Bussell returns from her home in Australia for the last three Strictly shows in December, as a guest judge.

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12 Responses to Ballet NEWS | Darcey Bussell & Strictly Come Dancing

  1. Dawn September 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    Hello ElsieBeautiful photos as always. I couldn't watch the video. It says, "Currently BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only". Maybe next time.HugsDawn

  2. Twinkle Pink September 27, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    Yes can't wait to see Darcey as a guest judge on strictly. I do miss Arlene and her sharp and all knowledgable tongue.Ginny

  3. Catherine September 27, 2009 at 5:12 pm #

    How exciting! Darcey Bussell is someone I would love to have seen dance. She epitomises grace and style for me!

  4. The girl with the flour in her hair September 27, 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    Beautiful rose! I want a flower named after me! đŸ™‚

  5. Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's September 27, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    Love that picture of the ballet shoe!

  6. Fabulous Finds Gal September 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    What a gorgeous rose!! Thanks for sharing.Fabulous Finds GalArtOfMixingVintageandNewFashion>

  7. funkymonkey September 28, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    I saw Darcey on Saturday's 'Strictly'. She didn't seem very impressed with the celebrities efforts in their warm up! I'm looking forward to hearing what she has to say as a judge.Tracey

  8. meraldia September 28, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Darcey Bussell is a real artist! These are great news!xxxx

  9. Make Do Style September 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    I'm going to have to get the Darcy rose – gorgeous colour and petal arrangement.

  10. yiqin; September 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    The flwoer is so pretty!

  11. ☆Anastacia☆ September 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    Hello Elise! ThanQ for visited my blog!Awwww! These pictures so inspiring!!

  12. Elise September 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

    Dawn – thank you. Sorry about that – iPlayer is out of my control !Twinkle Pink – I know what you mean !Catherine – Indeed, Darcey's last ever performance, Song of the Earth, is forever etched in my memory. Every bit of it was perfection & I don't want to see anyone else dance it ever.The girl with the flour in her hair – wouldn't that be nice ?Kelsey – thank youFabulous Finds Gal – thanksfunkymonkey – well, Darcey has spent her career doing serious training and I think would make a great coach to pro'smeraldia – thank youMake Do Style – It is by far the best rose I've ever bought. No other colour or texture matches it. The photo's don't really do it justice – there is sometimes a long wait for the rose but you might be lucky if you order at this time of year.yiqin – it is a beauty