The new “Strictly” season is back on the BBC, but it’s Strictly Come Dancing every day of the year for Lynette Boyce and her family, for whom dancing well and truly runs in the blood. For over 40 years members of the Boyce family have been wowing audiences and judges with their ballroom dancing prowess. Between them they have won numerous championship awards. Continue reading ““Strictly Come Dancing” is in their Blood”
With dance numbers apparently in decline you may be surprised to learn that Sequence Dancing is probably the most popular form of traditional ballroom dancing in the UK with good regular attendances at local clubs and classes. So, what exactly is sequence dancing and what makes it different? Continue reading “A Brief Guide To Sequence Dancing”
Linedance as we know it today has evolved way beyond its original roots in country and western dancing. Forget the image of cowboy hats and “yee-ha” as these days linedancing is accompanied by a wide variety of music styles, both new and old. As long as it has a regular beat, you can linedance to it! Continue reading “Linedance Fun in Torquay”
What is it about Latin American dancing that makes it sound so glamorous, especially the tango? For me, mention ”tango” and I can immediately picture couples dancing under foreign skies in a close embrace on warm, dusky evenings to sultry sounding music. OK, so I might be getting a bit carried away. And this is where I must admit that as a novice I get quite muddled as I struggle to tell the difference between ballroom tango and Argentine tango. Continue reading “Ballroom Tango and Argentine Tango?”
It’s that time of the year again where our Saturday nights and living rooms are transformed into a sea of celebrity dancing. Yes, Strictly Come Dancing will be back on our screens before you can say ‘X Factor versus Strictly ratings war’.
Dancing of all types certainly seems to have had a resurgence in recent years and programmes such as Strictly and Got To Dance have helped fuel the flames. But why has it become so popular? What inspires anyone to take to the dance floor?