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Monday, 26 September 2011

Training Videos - PART TWO

Nancy Dell’Olio and Anton Du Beke

Nancy is a lucky lady to have Anton as her leading man, who will be able to lead her around the dance floor & make her feel like a lady.  I do think that Nancy has got some good dance moves in her, as she seems to be able to dance quite fluidly with Anton and looks good in Anton's frame, I do wonder if she will look equally as graceful on her own though?  I do hope that Anton will sort our her head position as she was constantly looking at him in the video - this could just be because it was very early days in training and she may have been looking at him for reassurance.  Let's hope this doesn't become a habit.  I'm not entirely convinced that Nancy & Anton should be going down the 'comical/humerous' route in their partnership as this has already been done last year & I am absolutely 100% sure that Nancy is by far already a better dancer than Anton's previous partner! So I would like to see them take this seriously and see how far they can go in this competition.

Chelsee Healey and Pasha Kovalev

Well, what a lovely surprise - I am not sure what I was expecting from Chelsee but for some reason, it wasn't what I saw in their training video.  Chelsee is a surprisingly elegant and graceful dancer!  She looks confident in what she is doing and has a lovely use of arms and arm extension all the way to her fingertips.  This is not something that can be taught so quickly and usually is just a natural understanding or feeling for movement. Her continuous 3 step turns (or shanae turns as Craig may like to call them) were very impressive as they are difficult to do, especially for a beginner.  Pasha is a great partner for Chelsee as I feel that he will work her to her potential and also keep her focused - something which she may find a little difficult due to her wonderful youth! I am hoping for a transformation with Chelsee from 'Cinders to Cinderella, who shall go to the ball and meet her Prince Charming' (Sorry, I got a bit carried away then!). I'm very much looking forward to watching Chelsee's transformation and in my opinion - she could very well be the one to watch this series.

Still waiting for BBC training footage from:

Russell Grant and Flavia Cacace
Holly Valance and Artem Chigvintsev 
Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani

Alex Jones and James Jordan
Audley Harrison and Natalie Lowe

Let's hope we get to see them before Friday! Not long now & I CANNOT wait!

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