Over the weekend, the Move Dance Team went to see the ‘Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour’ and it was everything we could have dreamed of and more! From the dancing (of course!) to the dazzling costumes and amazing set, the Strictly team put on a show-stopping performance that will be one to remember forever!
From a replica of the TV show with the Judges sat at their table, to the dancers nervously waiting backstage, the tour was 2 and a half hours of laughter, smiles and mesmerisation. We were walking out of the arena with huge smiles on our faces and wanting to dance ourselves straight after!
The celebrities who took part in the show included the current reigning champion of 2019 Kelvin Fletcher, runners up Karim Zeroual and Emma Barton, the very entertaining Mike Bushell, Sky Sports presenter Alex Scott, social media star Saffron Barker and Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldsley - an amazing line-up! Most were partnered with their Strictly professionals from the show, except for Emma and Kelvin who danced with the amazing Graziano De Prima and Janette Manrana!
To host the show, Strictly had the return of Stacey Dooley, 2018 champion, who dazzled the nation in her series with her amazing energy, and brilliant partnership with the public's favourite professional Kevin Clifton - an incredible dancer and choreographer. When partnered with Stacey, this was Kevin’s first win on the show and it meant everything to him. Throughout the tour, Stacey took us on a journey of introducing us to acts, making the audience laugh and dazzling us with her amazing glittery outfit changes - she was a dream!
One of the most magical moments of the tour was the professional dancers’ Waltz to a piano version of Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full of Stars’. This cover sent shivers down our spines as the female professionals wore long, dazzling ballroom gowns whilst being led by their partners. This was a truly magical moment and one that kept with us until after the show - It was all we could talk about! Another spectacular group number was the finale when the whole cast came to the stage to perform for us for one last time.
To see the finale click here:
However, the star of the show was the winner himself, Kelvin Fletcher, who got the audience on their feet whenever he stepped onto the floor. Partnered with Janette Manrana instead of Oti Mabuse, Kelvin wowed us with his two most popular routines, the Samba and his incredible Showdance that will be remembered as one of the most amazing show dances in Strictly history!
To see Kelvin perform his initial routine with Oti click the link here:
We all had such an amazing time at the show, surrounded by an amazing atmosphere, spectacular dances and lots and lots of glitter! If you would love to see more of Strictly this year then you don’t have to wait too long as the professional dancers have brought out their own tour!
To see the trailer of this click here:
And if you can’t wait any longer after that then don’t worry as Strictly comes back again for another year in September, with a whole new cast, music and choreography and here at Move Dance we really cannot wait!