Archive | Strictly Come Dancing


Strictly – back with a bang!

So, the waiting is over !  The Strictly celebrities and their partners have had three weeks to rehearse and practice their routines – either a Waltz or a Cha Cha Cha.  Seven celebrities take to the floor tonight, with another seven tomorrow.  No-one is eliminated this week, but the scores will be carried forward to […]

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Ballet NEWS

Strictly Come dancing Series 8 – the lowdown

Multi-award-winning Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One this autumn with a brand-new one-hour studio launch show on Saturday 11 September.   This year, filming commences with a red carpet event at BBC’s Television Centre as celebrities, judges and professional dancers arrive before commencing the live show.   Inside the studio, for the first time ever, viewers […]

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Darcey Bussell in rehearsal clothes

Ballet NEWS | Darcey Bussell interviewed

Darcey Bussell as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in December 2009 Photography throughout : BBC Pictures Darcey Bussell CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). A fitting honour, given that Darcey is regarded as one of the greatest British ballerinas of all time. She has danced all of the classics during […]

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Darcey Bussell & Alesha Dixon

Darcey Bussell joins Strictly Come Dancing

Darcey Bussell joins the Strictly Come Dancing family Jay Hunt, Controller BBC One announced today that Darcey Bussell will join Strictly Come Dancing for its glittering new series this autumn. Retired Royal Ballet Principal dancer Darcey Bussell will appear as guest judge towards the end of Strictly’s run, adding her unique world-class dancing take on […]

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Strictly Come Ballet Dancing

Today I would like to highlight an article featuring the Royal Ballet Lower School (White Lodge) based in Richmond Park, Surrey. The piece is written by Robert Sandall for The Sunday Times. Sandall spent a day with the pupils and staff and reports on his findings. The print version has more photo’s – so if […]

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