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Gleb Savchenko, Kristina Rihanoff, And More Pros Interviewed On What It Was Like Learning To Dance In Russia – Videos

What was it like to grow up in Russia learning to dance? As previously reported, BBC Radio 4 in the UK did a special on it today called “Strictly Russian”. Let’s just say, it wasn’t easy. Dancers Gleb Savchenko, Kristina Rihanoff and more pros comment on it. Thanks to Andrea for recording. This is completely fascinating!

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.

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!!!

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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.

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.

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.

New Photos And Interviews With Strictly Come Dancing’s Gleb Savchenko, Aljaz Skorjanec, And Giovanni Pernice

For those following Strictly Come Dancing, don’t miss a fun new interview with Strictly’s men pros Gleb_Savchenko, Aljaz Skorjanec, and Giovanni Pernice at The Sun if you haven’t read it yet. They talk on their families, other interests, and much more. There are some “must see” photos included too. Below is part of Gleb’s interview and a stunning photo.

This is your first year on Strictly – how are you finding the experience?

It’s amazing. I’ve done the US, Russian and Australian versions, but this is the first and the best one. I love it and I’ve had a great partner [Countryfile’s Anita Rani, 38].

Does a woman have to be able to move for you to be attracted to her?

Everyone can dance – 100 per cent. If the bears can ride a bicycle in a Russian circus, anyone can dance.

Your wife Elena Samodanova, 32, is also a professional dancer and a judge on the Russian version of Strictly – how did you meet?

In a dance studio in 2003. She was dancing with my teacher and I thought: “Oh, she’s hot, I have to ask her out.” And I did. We went to see a movie. I proposed in a restaurant in Moscow and we got married in 2006.

December 7, 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.

Is Strictly Come Dancing Dropping Len Goodman? If You Don’t Want Him, We’ll Take Him!

Has Judge Len Goodman been axed from Strictly Come Dancing? I don’t know, but, The Mirror in the UK is reporting Len may be dropped from the judging panel to keep ratings high. WHA? Hey, SCD TPTB, if you don’t want Len, we’ll take him full time. If true (and I question this rumor being this is a tabloid source reporting it), this is age-ism at it’s finest. Let us know what you think…

Len Goodman may be dropped from the panel of Strictly Come Dancing , as producers plan ways to keep the show ahead of X Factor.

BBC bosses are responding to calls from fans who have questioned the relevance of the 71-year-old judge.

Len has presided over the panel since 2004 and also appeared on US version Dancing With The Stars for an impressive 20 seasons. He is due to return for the 22 season.

He recently tweeted: “Back on DWTS season 22. So nice people are welcoming me back. Be careful what you wish for.”

But now the veteran host may be told to waltz away from his UK job in an effort to continue beating X Factor in the ratings war.

One fan tweeted: “Remove sad old Len and replace with weekly guest judges like they do in the US version.”

While another simply asked: “What’s The Point Of Len Anymore?”

Len himself recently said who he would like to take over from him when the time comes.

“Anton would be perfect to take over from me if the time comes and I’m too dithery to carry on – or if they decide they’ve had enough of me,” he revealed.

Strictly have denied to comment on the latest claims.

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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.

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.