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Strictly Dance
Started by: jo anne (31763)   Report abuse
Have you ever wanted to try the tango or fling yourself into a foxtrot? Wigan & Leigh Hospice are looking for people who canít dance but want to learn to take part in their Strictly Dance event on Saturday, 14th October.

Youíll be given 6 weeks to learn a dance with tuition from a professional dancer before you appear in front of the judges and an audience of 300 at the DW Stadium!

If youíre interested and want to find out more please contact the fundraising team by sending a DM, email: fundraising@wlh.org.uk or call them on 01942 525566. (Link)

Links: www.wlh.org.uk / Facebook / @WL_Hospice

Songs with dance in the title ...

Posted by: jo anne (31763)   Report abuse
Do You Wanna dance

Posted by: priscus (6054) Report abuse
My EX and I had booked a learning to Tango course, but we spilt up before partaking of the lessons.

Shame, I would have liked to have learned to be a proficient Tango dancer, especially with a partner able to carry-off the looking very sexy moves.

Posted by: madamehmurray (6039)   Report abuse
It might be easiler for me to learn I took tap and ballet for 2-3 years

Posted by: jo anne (31763)   Report abuse
It's a shame you missed out, Priscus.
I had ballroom lessons when little, Erin, & it was then I learned I have two left feet.

If anyone would like inspiration, the BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing is live from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Sat 18th Nov.

You can register for tickets in a random draw until Thu 7 Sep - Link

Posted by: priscus (6054) Report abuse
I once read that 'tap' is derived from Old English Clog Dancing. Do not know ifn it be true or not though.

I like clog dancing.

Did any of you see the 'Northern Broadsides' production of'A Midsummer Night's Dream', done sometime in the 1990's, which incorporated clog dancing into Shakespeare? Bloody Brilliant!

Just to inspire you would-be hoofers.(courtesy of Docludi)

Posted by: jo anne (31763)   Report abuse
Looking online it seems clog dancing was one of the styles of dance that influenced Tap, Priscus.

After all, what can you do when your clogs let water in? ... Tap

Posted by: priscus (6054) Report abuse
Oh dear, I'm beginning to repeat myself!

Posted by: jo anne (31763)   Report abuse

Posted by: priscus (6054) Report abuse
Have a friend, who used to teach tap when she was younger. Perhaps it is because she is French, she always challenges my tentative postulation that tap is derived from clog dancing!

See the film 'White Nights', to view some impressive dancing.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3031)  Report abuse
I did not pay almost £150 to watch crap like ,strictly dancing, or for a matter of fact a whole lot of crap and repeats of the bbc, it really is time someone in higher authority came up with cancelling this outdated tax ,i would be be quite happy just paying to sky ,and i do not see why i have to pay an added tax to the fat cats at broadcasting house!

Posted by: Stardelta (6209) Report abuse
He never fails to disappoint

Posted by: mindar (523) Report abuse
Do you not qualify for a free TV licence GB?

Posted by: madamehmurray (6039)   Report abuse
Any school dances i cried in the bathrooms cause no boy would slow dance with me. when it came to fast dancing I was the life of the party

Posted by: jo anne (31763)   Report abuse
My school didn't have many school dances/discos, Erin, and I can't remember there being any slow dances when they did. My favourite dancing was country dancing in primary school when you got to dance with everybody.

Tickets now on sale for @WL_Hospice Strictly Come Dancing spectacular on 14 October.


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