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‘Strictly Come Dancing’ The Best And The Worst, Dances For Week One – By Nathan

Nathan has written a new “Strictly Come Dancing” blog for us! He picks his “best of” and “worst of” dances on the show. For those who follow the show, let us know if you agree or disagree. Nathan also tells us the dances and songs for Week One!! Exciting. Be sure to tune in on Friday and Saturday if interested. Times below. THANKS NATHAN!!

Blog 3: The Best and Worse
by Nathan

Hi again folks. Sorry for my blank last week. Let’s just say personal problems have got in the way as of late and I have had some unsettling news, but onwards and upwards.

To get you all to look forward to Week 1 on Friday and Saturday, I thought I would do the best and worse routines ever in every dance style. So, lots and lots of YouTube videos to watch over the next few days.

I won’t offer in depth analysis I will just let the dances do all the talking.

    Ballroom Dances

Waltz
BEST
Abbey and Aljaz
Simon and Kristina

WORSE
Nancy and Anton – HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Read more..

September 24, 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.

Update On DWTS Strictly Come Dancing’s Gleb Savchenko And Tristan MacManus

I’m getting so excited to watch “Strictly Come Dancing” and the premiere is coming up quickly on this coming Friday and Saturday (yes, get those streams ready, Guys!). For some cool interviews with Dancing With The Stars pros Gleb Savchenko and Tristan MacManus, see The Mirror and The Sunday Express. They’ve posted some amazing photos at each link too. And as you can see below, I can’t get enough of the country photos of Gleb and his partner Anita Rani! Beautiful! More coming later this week with a new blog by Nathan! Special thanks to ‏@jane9668 and @clrhmly for the help with this post. See their twitter accounts for even more extras.

Tristan at The Mirror;
He said: “Things have been great. Jamelia is super. I obviously didn’t know her before the show but she’s really easy to get on with. I like her a lot. We’ve been having fun.

and…

“The rehearsals have been quite light and we’re getting a lot of work done. We generally get on with each other, which always makes it easier. We don’t have to fake anything then.”

He pointed out: “Me and my wife are very, very comfortable. There’s been a big deal made out of it but I haven’t been around when any of this stuff has happened.

“I think once you’re very comfortable and happy in your own life and with your own partner that’s enough.

“My wife and I have a very strong marriage. I very much separate myself from the show when I’m not doing it.

Gleb at The Sunday Express:
At the age of 19, he met another beautiful girl called Elena Samodanova in a dance studio who later became his wife. She is a judge on the Russian version of Strictly on which her husband has also appeared.

They have danced together for nine years, becoming champions in Australia, and won the Rising Stars competition in the UK. The couple are currently ranked 10th in the world.

“My wife is very supportive and intelligent, and helps me a lot in terms of the show.” Until recently the couple were based in Hong Kong so they could fly to competitions all over the world. For now London will be their home. There is also another little dancer in the family, their daughter Olivia, four.

“Olivia loves dancing. She wears Elena’s high heels and pretends she is Britney Spears,” says Gleb, who also lived in LA for two years. A year ago he danced with Jennifer Lopez in a L’Oréal ad.

And in 2013 he appeared on the US version of Strictly, Dancing With The Stars. He was paired with British celebrity Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, who said he was so gorgeous she could barely look at him. And judging by similar comments made by his current Strictly partner Anita Rani, she has the same problem.

He’s more than happy to be paired with the Countryfile presenter and describes her as intelligent, kind and funny. “We clicked from the first time we met. I have already seen she is a hard worker. She is fierce and willing to try things. I care about how I can take my celebrity partner to the top and make sure she stays happy during her journey.”

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September 20, 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’ Launch Show And Teams Review By Nathan

How about more sprinkles of Nathan? He’s a hoot as always with his unique UK sense of humor as he reviews the Strictly Come Dancing Launch show and the couples who will be dancing this season. For those watching the show, see if you agree and let us know what you think as always (I love what he said about Gleb & Anita and Tristan & Jamelia. So, I’m good. 😀 ).

Blog 2: The Launch Show
by Nathan

Hello and welcome to my second blog in the series. This week I will be covering the launch show and all the goings on. The way I will structure this is talking about my thoughts on each couple and what I think their projection will be over the course of the series. So without any further ado…

The series started off in spectacular style with all the pros, judges and the presenters getting ready to board the “Strictly Express”. The setting was a quaint 1950s style English village. Fun fact this was set in a county (state) called Essex, a county that boarders London and to the north of my county of Kent. The train in question grabbed a lot of media attention due to the fact that the train was used in a porn movie, but enough of that I think. 🙂 Particular highlights include:- Kevin in the shower (coz hilarious), Kristina reading the latest scandal the Daily Mail have embroiled her in, Pasha polishing his glitter ball trophy (ooo pardon), Natalie just being epic-mazing, Len telling Bruno to shovle the glitter in to the engine (you folks on DWTS are going to miss the codger so much), Darcey being a trolley dolly in a outfit fit for old time porn movies (Oi Nathan, I said enough of the porn talk. *slaps self on the hand*). Anyway, where was I on to the next part of the show….

The Strictly Express arrives at the Red Carpet show filmed the day earlier. This was broadcast on an Interactive Broadcast a few days previous to Saturday, but there was no live feed, so you did not see this. The Celebs and Pros reveal themselves in full splendor to the public. This is when the pros start a Cha-cha-cha to the Jennifer Lopez hit “Let’s Get Loud” on the red carpet. Then by some power of editing and a bit of sci-fi power, BBC also owned Doctor Who. So, it figures. This Cha-cha-cha then more “Cha-chas” into the studio and over 24 hours later to an amazing light show on the famous “Srticly/DWTS arches”. The presenters, Tess and Claude, join in and the “Lets Get Loud” segues into one of the biggest tunes of the year, a song that reigned supreme in the charts all January here in the UK. Next played “Uptown Funk” with Bruno surrounded by the female pros being-well-Bruno really. The female pros (especially Natalie and new Girl Otlile) do a Cha-cha-cha with Len. Darcey pranced around and Craig (boo hiss) does a Charleston (!?) with Kevin and Tristan. Then Joanne and Kristina danced and that was that really. Read more..

September 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.

Beautiful Galleries Of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Launch Show With Gleb Savchenko, Tristan MacManus, ­Bruno Tonioli, And More

Heads up “Strictly Come Dancing fans! If you head to Clrhmly’s Flicker account, you can view some beautiful Galleries of the Strictly Come Dancing Launch Show. Claire has outdone herself taking screen caps of all the partnerships including Gleb Savchenko & Anita Rani and Tristan MacManus & Jamelia. Hey, and Bruno ­Tonioli too!

BrunoSCD

September 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.

Watch The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Launch Show Today, PureDWTS Message From Tristan MacManus

For the “Strictly Come Dancing” fans, are you ready for the Launch Show today? I’m excited to say the least as this will be my first time. It’s going to be so fun to see Gleb Savchenko and Tristan MacManus again. In case you haven’t read it yet, Gleb wrote to us on his thoughts on London and the show in this previous post. We wrote to Tristan too and here’s what he had to say about the show and being back….

Tristan to PureDWTS: Hi Lisa, thank you. Things are great. I love being back in London and really excited about the upcoming season. All the partners get revealed today, so, we won’t actually start rehearsing until after the weekend. But, as always, I’m really happy with my partner and łooking forward to getting going- we have a great bunch of celebs this year and I think the audience are going to love the show as much as we are.

I think we will too!! Yay!

So, here’s to the show. Below are the times again and a few links for where you can watch it online:

7:15 BST 2:15 ET 1:15 CT 12:15 MT 11:15am 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)

Be sure to let us know what you thought of the show and the new cast afterwards in comments. Send Gleb and Tristan some love too here and at twitter. Thanks, Everyone!xxx

ETA: The official site of Strictly Come Dancing is releasing video of the Launch show. Here’s the opening and pro numbers. MORE HERE as the show progresses!!!

Tristan’s partner:

Gleb’s partner:

ETA2: More additions for Gleb and Tristan. Gleb’s Intro as a Pro is AWESOME! He lit the place on FIRE in my opinion.

More of Claire’s videos HERE!

ETA3: And a cap too by Claire. Be sure to see more at her Flickr account.

Gleb Savchenko SCD by Claire H

September 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.

Strictly Come Dancing Show Introduction, Launch Show Airs This Saturday – Guest Blog By Nathan

Hey All!! Give a PureDWTS hearty welcome to Nathan from the UK!! Nathan will be guest blogging for us weekly about “Strictly Come Dancing” this season. Below he introduces himself and writes of the differences between our version and the UK’s version of Dancing With The Stars and what we can expect. Nathan has a unique charm and a UK sense of humor. So, watch out! lol THANK YOU, NATHAN! We’re looking forward to your fun blogs every week for Strictly Come Dancing and here’s to Saturday’s Launch Show!

Nathan:
So, Erm, Hello. This is my first ever blog so treat me well you lot haha. I am Nathan, 21 and I am a dance addict. Oh wait …this is Pure not Dancers Anonymous. haha Although Pure is sometimes as good as Betty Ford’s. Some of you may know me as @thengp12 on twitter or as Nathan UK from the comments section down the bottom. I have been a Strictly fan for what 11 years now, since about half way through series 1. I have been a DWTS fan ever since I saw Jennifer and Derek’s Paso Doble on a channel called Watch. This is a channel in the UK that used to broadcast DWTS from seasons 9 to 13. So I will start giving you a flavour as to the couples I have supported on DWTS over the seasons:

Season 13 JR and Karina
Season 14 Katherine and Mark
Season 15 Sabrina and Louis then Apollo and Karina then Melissa and Tony
Season 16 Zendaya and Val
Season 17 Jack and Cheryl
Season 18 Charlie and Sharna then Meryl and Maks
Season 19 Sadie and Mark and Alfonso and Witney
Season 20 Noah and Sharna

Right onto my real passion…Strictly come Dancing! The only DWTS I get to watch on my TV. Unlike DWTS, SCD does not find ways to make me psychotic haha.

So why am I here, you ask? Vogue has allowed me take over Pure once a week to do a Strictly blog. Ooo how exciting. I plan to do this every on Wednesday or Thursday. This is my final year at the University, but, I WILL MAKE THIS WORK. FOR THAT I HAVE THE POWER. 😀

So what are the differences between SCD and DWTS? Read more..

September 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.

DWTS Gleb Savchenko And Tristan MacManus Rock The Strictly Come Dancing Red Carpet Launch – Photos, Videos

Being there is some interest in following US Dancing With The Stars pros Gleb Savchenko and Tristan MacManus, we’re planning to cover ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ this season. Every Saturday (like we did with Dancing With The Stars Russia last season) we plan to post videos and photos of the show and then we can discuss it if you like. To get us geared up a little, below are some photos and video coverage of the Strictly Come Dancing Red Carpet Launch in London last night. Stay tuned as Nathan is writing us a guest blog on what we can expect. Also, Gleb has sent us a special statement. We’ll be posting those things soon!! 😉 From all of your loving fans from the US and abroad, go Gleb and Tristan!

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September 2, 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 with the Stars Season 21 – PRO WATCH!!

Here we are again!! It’s about that time of year, folks.

And, as usual, the pros that I don’t want to be in, are already in. Or in Derek’s case….mostly in. 🙂  He’s been telling fans in Meet and Greets that he’s likely going to be on but doesn’t want to confirm in case something happens to change that. DWTSGossip says that he did indeed say yes to this season – but as she correctly pointed out, he’s said no before and it turned into a yes. But, this is Derek’s life right now (many, MANY irons in the fire) – he’s not doing it for PR, he just doesn’t know what’s going to happen. Drives me crazy. 🙂  I’ll be writing a blog soon on PureDerekHough.com about my Meet and Greet and how he answered a particular question I asked him that bodes very well for his future.

Val has also said he’ll be back and, as reigning champ, that’s no surprise. He also doesn’t seem to have the options that Derek does. I also will be curious to see how much they pimp and manipulate for him and his partner, now that he actually has a MBT. This could be one of the more interesting things about this season – if their behavior toward him changes, now that it’s mission accomplished. Someone please explain to me why Sharna or Emma don’t get the pimpage treatment?? Their social media accounts can’t touch the men’s, but still.

What about Mark? I expect him back as it helps his music career, and now his studio, for him to be on the show. I think it’s about time for him to have another shot at the MBT again – it’s not like he’s been handed ringers the past couple seasons (unlike some), he’s just been surprised and fortunate, like Derek has in the past. But I haven’t seen any talk from him on the matter. Read more..

August 5, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

PureDWTS: The Pros, The Judges, & Their (Sometimes Embarrassing) Music Video Pasts!

Because it’s summer and there’s not much else DWTS-related to talk about – why not get a blast from the past and take a look at what some of our pros and judges do when they’re not performing on the show? And in this case, the activity in question is appearing in music videos – with varying results.  Some of them are pretty cool, others are blink-and-you-miss-it cameos, and some…should probably stay buried forever 🙂 Let’s check it out… Read more..

August 3, 2015 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Olympic Skating Medalist Nancy Kerrigan Visits Ballroom With A Twist At The North Shore Theatre- HQ Photos

It must have been so cool to have Olympic Skating Medalist Nancy Kerrigan attend Ballroom With A Twist and visit with the cast. You can view some high quality shots below courtesy of Producer Scott Stander (click on them to see them in their full size). Thanks Scott! Beautiful!! I wish Nancy would do Dancing With The Stars. Have you seen Ballroom With A Twist yet? If not, be sure you do. The show is going to Texas and New York state next. For tickets, see this link.

Ballroom With A Twist July 26, 2015 2

Ballroom With A Twist July 26, 2015

July 27, 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.