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It’s The Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Finals – Videos, Rank The Dances, Review The Show

Wow! What a blast this first season of Strictly Come Dancing has been for me. I can’t thank Nathan, Andrea, and Donna more for encouraging me to watch. What’s more….after all their encouragements, it was announced Gleb Savchenko was hired as a Pro. Can you only imagine how this set me over the top? 😯 Then there is ALL of you who have helped, watched, and taken in the show with us to make it even that more fun. Andrea took time out of her busy schedule almost every day and helped to post videos. Mr A, Nathan, Cidra, M8, Vin, and Daniel helped with dance information and Clair helped with her screen caps. Even Heidi (who doesn’t watch the show) covered when I couldn’t be here. Seriously, I can’t thank you all enough. You have made these posts possible and have all helped me to pull through a hard time more than you can know. ((((THANK YOU))))) I know my Dad is smiling in heaven thanking you too…and dancing!

Scroll below for updates…

So, here we are about to take in the Strictly Come dancing Semi-Finals! This week, the couples will be dancing TWO DANCES! Mr A has listed them all in comments in the former SCD post. And get ready. The Group number is looking amazing so far….

More teasers for the show here.

As always, let us know on all of your thoughts of the dances in comments. Rank them if you like too. Lastly and more importantly, BE SURE TO VOTE right after the show!

Here are the times and some Live Streams (works the best with a PC).

Week 12 Show 1 (1 hour)
Saturday Dec. 12th
6:50 GMT, 1:50 ET, 12:50 CT, 11:50 MT, 10:50 PT

Week 12 Elimination Show (40 min)
Sunday Dec. 13th
7:20 GMT, 2:20 ET, 1:20 CT, 12:20 MT, 11:20 PT

Watch SCD 1 (works for UK and other International viewers)
Watch SCD 2 (works for US viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 3 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 4 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 5 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 6 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)

ETA: Wow. What a show! I’m freaking out for how close they all are. Well, except for Katie and Anton. More from me in comments with my rankings, etc. In the meantime and thanks to Andrea, below is Gleb and Anita’s Foxtrot.

Another video coming, Stay tuned.

ETA2: And here is Gleb and Anita’s salsa. What a show stopper!!

More dances at the official You Tube site.

ETA3: You can view some breathtaking HQ shots of the Semi-Finals here and here. They say it all on the night.

Entertainment Focus also listed their Top 5 favorite dances at this link. I don’t think I would have put Georgia and Giovanni’s Cha Cha at #2. Their V. Waltz was better imo. Yay for Gleb and Anita’s’s show stopping Salsa at #4. Though I would have put it higher. Though note also how Katie and Anton’s dances aren’t part of the top 5 which I agree with.

Also, Claire made some beautiful screencaps. Below is Gleb and Anita shining in all of their glory. Goodness! Thanks Claire! More coming soon here.

Wk 12 SF - Gleb and Anita

Thanks for all of your thoughts so far in comments. Here’s to the Results show later today. Let’s hope the right 4 go on….and in my opinion (and from yours too by the looks of it here and at twitter), that is Kellie and Kevin, Georgia and Giovanni, Anita and Gleb, and Jay and Aliona!!

ETA4: Well, I’m heartsick on the elimination of Gleb and Anita. They deserved to be in the finals before Anton and Katie. But, wow, let’s give it up to them. What a season they both can feel proud of. Not one time did they not challenge themselves and with such entertaining and show stopping dances. I’ll never forget not one of them. I am so proud of them both. Here is the dance off. Thanks to Andrea for recording. Love you, Gleb and Anita!!!

December 12, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Jonathan Roberts And Lacey Schwimmer Talk About Ballroom With A Twist-mas

What a fun blast from the past this is. If you go to WPBF.com, you can see former Dancing With The Stars pros Jonathan Roberts And Lacey Schwimmer talk about Ballroom With A Twist-mas. Note how Jonathan has choreographed some of the dances. You can see some of the costumes too. To read more on the show, see The Palmbeach Post. For tickets and all the dates in Decemeber, see The Wick.

BallroomWithATwistmas

December 11, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Gleb Savchenko Interviewed On Strictly Come Dancing, Making It The Semi-Finals, Next Plans, And More

This is such a great interview. Diva Darv talks with Gleb Savchenko and making it to the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing! Gleb also mentions his next plans at the end of doing Ballroom With A Twist in Florida and the Strictly Come Dancing Tour!!!

TV REMINDER: For those living in the UK or if you want to watch it on a Live stream or VPN, don’t forget to watch “Strictly Russian” on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 12th December at 10.30am (UK time). Gleb, Artem Chigvintsev, and more Russian dancers are featured. It will also be available on the BBC Radio iPlayer app. More info at the Daily Mail.

I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

More Pros And Celebrities Added To The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Including Gleb Savchenko, Aljaz Skorjanec, And More

Just a quick update on the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour in the UK for those following the show with us. More celebs and pros have been added to the line up including Gleb Savchenko, Aljaz Skorjanec, and MORE (see info below). The show will run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 14th. For tickets, see the Official Strictly Come Dancing site.

Helen George, Jay McGuiness and Jake Wood are confirmed to be performing on the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour!

They will join fellow celebrity contestants Frankie Bridge, Ainsley Harriott, Anita Rani and Georgia May Foote on the 30 date Arena tour in Jan/Feb 2016.

The professional dancers are also now announced and the pairings are:

Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton

Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice

Helen George and Aljaz Skorjanec

Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe

Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani

Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko

Jake Wood and Janette Manrara

Karen Clifton will also join the tour for the professional dances and group numbers.

December 10, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Strictly Come Dancing Quarterfinals “Musicals” Week: Videos, Rank Dances, Review The Show

It’s the quarterfinals of Strictly Come Dancing! This week, the couples will be dancing to songs from big Musicals! Mr A has listed them all in comments in the former SCD post. Note that Anita and Gleb will perform an Argentine Tango to ‘Cell Block Tango’ from Chicago. If you know anything about Gleb, you know this dance is one of his finest. Let’s wish them the best as Gleb had an horrible allergic reaction this week and is on the mends with that too.

Also note there is also going to be TWO group performances this week. Below is a sneak peek…

As always, let us know on all of your thoughts of the dances in comments. Who did you like the best and who will be in the dance off and go home? Feel free to rank them if you like too. Lastly and mor e importantly, BE SURE TO VOTE right after the show!

Here are the times and some Live Streams (works the best with a PC).

Week 11 Show 1 (1 hour)
Saturday Dec. 5th
7:00 GMT, 2:00 ET, 1:00 CT, 12:00 MT, 11:00 PT

Week 11 Elimination Show (40 min)
Sunday Dec. 6th
7:20 GMT, 2:20 ET, 1:20 CT, 12:20 MT, 11:20 PT

Watch SCD 1 (works for UK and other International viewers)
Watch SCD 2 (works for US viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 3 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 4 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 5 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 6 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)

Stay tuned for video updates and meet you in comments with my thoughts and rankings! Thanks Everyone!! What a fun season this has been and a God send too!xx

ETA: What a fun opening number and just perfect for this week’s theme. Thanks to Andrea for recording…


151205 opening dance by RadyBear

ETA2: And here is Gleb and Abita’s dance. Be sure to see the rest at the official SCD You Tube soon. Rank and let us know what you think of all the dances in comments.

ETA3: Thanks for all of your awesome comments and rankings on the show yesterday! What did you all think of the Results show today? I was so sad to see Helen and Aljaz go. It doesn’t seem right. I know they had a rough dance yesterday. Even still they were one of the best couples. But, shewwwww… I’m so thankful Gleb and Anita made it. So, below is the Lion King number from today. Is this not amazing or what?!!

December 5, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Gleb Savchenko Interviewed On Ballroom With A Twist-mas, Strictly Come Dancing, DWTS, And More

elena samodanova instagram and gleb savchenko

What a super interview with Gleb Savchenko and Hot Spots Magazine. He talks on his dancing career, Dancing With The Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, and performing in Ballroom With A Twist-mas In Florida on December 23 – 27th in Florida.

When did you first know that dancing was going to be your career?

When I won my first Russian Championship at the age of 12. I realized that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Tell us a little bit about Ballroom with a Twist-Mas! How does one combine ballroom dancing and the holidays?

I’m very happy to be a part of the Ballroom with a Twist-Mas! show. It’s currently one of the best American dance theatre shows. People love dancing, especially during the holiday season, and they have a chance to see a dance performance in an intimate theatre with all the world’s best dancers in it.

You’ve competed in a number of Dancing with the Stars franchises, and right now you’re in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. How are you doing? Who is your partner and how well are you getting along?

I’ve been doing DWTS in four different countries. At the moment I’m doing Strictly and I’m paired with a TV presenter, Anita Rani. We are doing very well and at the moment, we’re going through week 10 of the competition. Hope with all the hard work we put in, we will be able to get into the final and maybe win the Mirrorball.

Be sure to read more at Hot Spots Magazine. To read more on Ballroom With A Twist-mas which includes other dates starting on December 10th and also includes performances from Gleb’s wife Elena Samodanova, Tristan MacManus, Chelsie Hightower, and Jonathan Roberts, see The Palmbeach Post. For tickets, see The Wick.

Also, for those living abroad, Gleb’s wife Elena Samodanova is the choreographer for the new Dancing Stars Russia Tour which starts in February. You can read more on it at Dancing Stars Russia. This instagram has some fun teasers too. Beautiful photo of Gleb and Elena above courtesy of Elena’s Instagram.

December 3, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Strictly Come Dancing Week 10 With Gleb Savchenko, Anita Rani, & More: Videos, Rank Dances, Review The Show

It’s Week 10 of Strictly Come Dancing! My how times flies when you are having fun, doesn’t it?!!! I’m sure going to miss Tristan and Jamelia and the fun and light they brought to the show every week.

So, this week, Anita and Gleb will perform a Rumba to ‘Read All About It’ by Emeli Sande. They teased on their Rumba in their new “It Take Two” appearance at the end of this video. I love how Anita is embracing it as a “woman”. She says it’s full of content from Gleb. They talk on him as a teacher too. Good stuff…

As for what everyone else is dancing, Mr A listed them all in the comments of the previous SCD post. The couples also have a Quickstep-a-thon! As always, let us know on all of your thoughts in comments. Who did you like the best and who will be in the dance off and go home? Feel free to rank them if you like too. Lastly and more importantly, BE SURE TO VOTE right after the show! Also, don’t miss the Elimination show on Sunday as Adam Lambert is performing and there will also be another pro number.

Here are the times and some Live Streams (works the best with a PC).

Week 10 Show 1
Saturday Nov. 18th
6:50 GMT, 1:50 ET, 12:50 CT, 11:50 MT, 10:50 PT

Week 10 Elimination Show
Sunday Nov. 29th
7:15 GMT, 2:15 ET, 1:15 CT, 12:15 MT, 11:15 PT

Watch SCD 1 (works for UK and other International viewers)
Watch SCD 2 (works for US viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 3 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 4 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 5 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 6 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)

Stay tuned for updates and meet you in comments with my thoughts and rankings! Thanks Everyone!!!xx

ETA: Sorry for my lateness. My life continues to be crazy right now with everything going on. Anyway, below are some videos from Strictly Come Dancing today!! I haven’t watched all the dances yet, but, will soon and join you in comments. Thanks to Andrea for her awesome recordings….

More at the Official site!! Be sure to let us know what you think if you haven’t yet!

ETA2: What a great results show. Adam Lambert and the pro numbers were just stunning. Thank goodness Gleb and Anita were called safe. Kellie & Kevin and Peter & Jeanette were in the dance off. Peter & Jeanette were eliminated. Did the right pair go home? I think so. Let us know your thoughts in comments. Videos on the night coming soon!!!

ETA3: And some videos from the Results show. THANKS ANDREA for all of your hard work!xx


pro dance 2 fun by RadyBear


pro dance 3 fun by RadyBear


interview snippet by RadyBear

November 28, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing Pros Live Tour With Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, And Gleb Savchenko?

According to Edyta Sliwinska, the “Dancing Pros Live” tour starts in February (see instagram below). Also, according to the official Dancing Pros Live site, Cheryl Burke and Gleb Savchenko will be performing. This time period might work for Gleb too as the “Strictly Come Dancing” tour ends in the middle of February….that is, if he’s dancing in it too? Tickets haven’t gone on sale yet, but, be watching the Dancing Pros Live site closely for when they do and for more information. I hope it’s true and they are touring near everyone interested in going. I saw this show last year and it was fantastic!! You can see dancers from all over the world dance in this show.

November 23, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Ballroom With A Twist-mas In Florida With Tristan MacManus, Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova, Chelsie Hightower, Jonathan Roberts

For those living in Florida or wanting to visit, gear up for a Ballroom With A Twist Christmas show which includes performances from Tristan MacManus, Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova, Chelsie Hightower, and Jonathan Roberts. To read on the show, see The Palmbeach Post. For tickets, see The Wick. Oh, if I only lived closer!!

Showtimes:

Thu Dec 10 to Sun Dec 13 – Celebrity Pros: Jonathan Roberts, Lacey Schwimmer

Showtimes: Thu Dec 10 – 7:30PM; Fri Dec 11 – 7:30PM; Sat Dec 12 – 2PM & 7:30PM; Sun Dec 13 – 2PM

Wed Dec 16 to Sun Dec 20 – Celebrity Pros: Jonathan Roberts, Chelsie Hightower

Showtimes: Wed Dec 16 – 2PM; Thu Dec 17 – 2PM & 7:30PM; Fri Dec 18 – 7:30PM; Sat Dec 19 – 2PM & 7:30PM; Sun Dec 20 – 2PM

Wed Dec 23 to Sun Dec 27 – Celebrity Pros: Tristan MacManus Gleb Savchenko and partner Elena Samodanova

Showtimes: Wed Dec 23 – 2PM & 7:30PM; Fri Dec 25 -2PM & 7:30PM; Sat Dec 26 – 2PM & 7:30PM; Sun Dec 27 – 2PM

ETA: Ballroom With A Twist-Mas is also coming to Harford County on December 21 at 7 PM in the APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College. Tristan MacManus and Chelsie Hightower will be performing. For ticket information, see this link. Thanks to Claire aka @@clrhmly for the heads up.

November 22, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Strictly Come Dancing Goes To “Blackpool” With Gleb Savchenko, Tristan MacManus, & More: Videos, Review Show

It’s finally here….the week we’ve all been waiting for as the contestants of Strictly Come Dancing go to Blackpool. I’m so excited and if you don’t know about “Blackpool”, see this video that Andrea recorded for us. It’s …well…magical….

You can also view some fun photos of the contestants arriving to Blackpool at the Blackpool Gazette. For more teasers from this past week getting us ready for today and tomorrow including rehearsals and interviews, see Andrea’s You Tube. Claire also out did herself with screen caps this week. Lots of good stuff!

For the dances, Anita and Gleb will perform the Paso Doble to the dramatic ‘Malaguena’ by Connie Francis. We are in for a #GlebSpecial indeed as his Paso’s are always off the hook. Jamelia and Tristan are doing a Quickstep to the 1960’s classic ‘I’m A Believer’ by The Monkees. Watch out, they were all smiles on ‘It Takes Two’ this week. Nothing is getting them down not even a silly dance off any more. If you want to see what everyone else is dancing, Mr A listed them all in the comments of the previous SCD post. As always, let us know on all of your thoughts in comments. Who did you like the best and who will be in the dance off and go home? Feel free to rank them if you like too. Lastly and more importantly, BE SURE TO VOTE right after the show! THANKS EVERYONE and special thanks to Miss Heidi for covering me last week!!

Here are the times and some Live Streams (works the best with a PC). (Check the Times for me – I simply copied from last week and it seems like the UK is a bit more fluid than the US.)

Week 9 Show 1
Saturday Nov. 14th
6:50 GMT, 1:50 ET, 12:50 CT, 11:50 MT, 10:50 PT

Week 9 Elimination Show
Sunday Nov. 15th
7:15 GMT, 2:15 ET, 1:15 CT, 12:15 MT, 11:15 PT

Watch SCD 1 (works for UK and other International viewers)
Watch SCD 2 (works for US viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 3 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 4 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 5 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)
Watch SCD 6 (works for US Viewers and possibly Internationally)

Stay tuned for updates….

ETA: How about this show stopping opening? A-MAZING!!

ETA2: And here are Tristan & Jamelia’s and Gleb and Anita’s dances. Just STUNNING and Gleb and Anita finally got a 10! YAYYYy

More at the Official site coming soon! Let us know what you think. See you in comments with my thoughts and rankings on the night too!!

November 21, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.