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The language of Strictly Come Dancing

The language of Strictly Come Dancing

If, like me, you spend your Saturday evenings with a bottle of red, agonizing over Sophie’s samba or Fiona’s foxtrot on Strictly Come Dancing, or wait impatiently for it when it’s not on, then… you should find the nearest mirror and take a long, hard look at yourself. You also sound like you would be […]

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twerk origin

What is the origin of ‘twerk’?

When the word twerk burst into the global vocabulary of English a few years ago with reference to a dance involving thrusting movements of the bottom and hips, most accounts of its origin pointed in the same direction, to the New Orleans ‘bounce’ music scene of the 1990s, and in particular to a 1993 recording […]

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Dancing

I could’ve danced all night (if only I knew how)

The difference between an Olympic sprinter and a performer on Dancing With The Stars, or Strictly Come Dancing, or any of their dozens of sister television programmes around the world, is not how much energy they use but in whether they’re allowed to collapse in a panting, exhausted, grimacing heap after ten seconds. How do the […]

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