Yesterday I went and saw the Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals Tour, and it was absolutely amazing!
Each dancer got to talk about their experience on Strictly as well as their background and how they got into dancing. We got t9 learn a little but more abou them all which was lovely. They also showed bits from the show including some of the funniest moments, the most dramatic as well as a montage of Blackpool performances.
The dancers were Dianne, Karen, Nadiya, Katya, Oti, Neil, AJ, Gorka, Pasha and Giovanni. And they were all fantastic (as always)
The highlights for me were;
. Giovanni – he was so funny and had some great interaction with the audience and his performance was absolutely stunning.
.Oti – It was a joy to get to see her dance, she is just phenomenal and didn’t put a foot wrong.
. Thesingers – Patrick Smyth and Alison Jiear were outstanding! Such incredible voices and they interacted with the dances and were incorporated in the routines which was brilliant to see and much better that them just standing at the back with the band
. Pasha’sfarewell – Nadiya came out and delivered a lovely speech about Pasha, he then performed some of his best bits including the Charleston he performed with Caroline Flack and the Salsa he did with Ashley last year. At the end of his performance he received a standing ovation from the entire theatre.
It was a brilliantly put together show, very well thought out and a lovely concept. And the dancers were all fantastic, you could see that the were loving performing all together and talking about there pasts and Strictly.
Lovely to see Katie enjoying her self so much, it showed that she had grown in confidence and was becoming more confident and less nervous. It really helped her personality come through and because of that she was really improving each week. In this dance it was unfortunate that her technique wasn’t that great, her foot work was not as sharps as the kicks and flicks as some of the other celebs have managed. It was wonderful to see Katie grow and have her own little journey.
Sadly we have to say goodbye to Katie & Gorka this week. Katie was lovely to watch as we saw her confidence grow and grow each week and with that her dancing improved more and more as well, and that is what Strictly is all about, seeing people get better and better each week.
She is so inspiring but as much as I hate to say it, like it’s just not as good as some of the others. Even though her acting and personality is shining, she’s just so flat footed and makes her steps look heavy. It also seems like she’s not really beating that music which means that she’s out of time on a lot of it. However, she is such a joy to watch and I love seeing her blossom.
Charles and Karen – Salsa
YAS! He definitely came back with a bang and I was shimmying the entire way through. He was full of so much energy and those hips really don’t lie – like I think I was entranced by his charisma and the fact that he just owned this dance! Also, the lifts were so magnificent and he even made sure he saved that lift which could’ve ended so badly for Karen. He can’t be in that bottom two again because it was fire 🔥
Lauren and AJ – Quickstep
Even with those mistakes in the footwork, Lauren did really well to get back Into the dance and it was overall so cute to watch and it did seem so elegant. She kept up with AJ across that floor and even if it was slightly skippy, she was full of energy and I felt like she put 100% into it and it’s so much better than some of her other dances and the only way is up. She’s like a changed woman and this dance really brought out her personality
Katie & Gorka – LA LA LAND – Foxtrot – (5, 5, 6, 6) 22
She is going up and up in her confidence and it really shows in her performance and in her face as well. The song and dance suited her perfectly and her and Gorka’s partnership is growing as well which will help her as well. I’m hoping that this improvement keeps going.