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I love this programme and I still can't decide whether we are laughing with or at her.
Elaine Turner |
October 17, 2010 at 09:38 AM
I think it is probably a bit of both, Elaine! However, the wonderful thing is that SHE is clearly laughing at herself! By the way, anyone notice how tiny Ann's little feet are - and actually how surprisingly light she is on them?
Sally Roberts |
October 17, 2010 at 11:39 AM
Definitely laughing with her. Ann is confident enough and intelligent enough not to take herself seriously.
It is the insecure who become too intense and humourless.
This episode was extra poignant as her brother had died a few days previously.
anne allan |
October 17, 2010 at 02:09 PM
Exactly, intense and humourless is where poor Gavin and Patsy are going wrong. Much more of his sulky, petulant behaviour and the beginning of his dance will be the time I'll pop out to make a cup of tea. Patsy pains me with the amount of running herself down she does, her dance wasn't any worse than Anne's but of these two ladies performance, the enjoyment of the experience and thrill at waiting for the judges verdict is what makes my family want to see more of Anne. Her pace of learning is what most 60+ females would be like learning from scratch (Felicity and Pamela are amazing), it doesn't help Anne's posture that Anton is a head and shoulders taller.
Strictly is as much about the journey each trainee dancer makes rather than just being the best, if they wanted just the best dancers they would audition the celebrities and only take those that had an aptitude and skill already. The day the professional dancers forget this is the time the show will die because people (sadly) won't watch skilled dancers in such audience numbers to make the show prime time. People want to watch the learning process and think I could do that - more people start dance classes after Christmas because of this show than any other time of year so it has to be realistic or people will drop out of the dance training - it was my husband's Christmas present to our family to start a few years ago when the program first started and after our silver latin medals we will be doing our gold ballroom medals.
Craig was correct about Anne discarding the feather boa like a dish cloth and when she first started I thought eek, however, she impressed me, she does need to lean back to the left more. I found the quickstep harder to learn than the Salsa, Anne needs to learn to love the latin/club dances, perhaps Anton needs to take her to watch other people of her generation making latin work for them. One last thing Anne's dress this week was beautiful, it makes such a big difference, her hair styling and make up every week has been fabulous. I read a fashionista recommend a better fitting bra and I hope Anne takes them up on the trial more women should be properly fitted it would stop lots of back pain for larger ladies and it would make her posture better as you need a good sports type bra when you're dancing.
Many of the guys that blog should get along to dance classes especially you single chaps, always lots of ladies needing male dance partners ;-).
October 17, 2010 at 05:40 PM
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