How long is strictly come dancing

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 | Start date, judges and latest news

Tonight's the night - the final four contestants will be hitting the dance floor one last time, battling it out to be crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion 2022!

Tonight's final (17th December) will see Fleur East, Molly Rainford, Hamza Yassin, and Helen Skelton pulling out all the stops with their final routines in a bid to impress the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke.

Each couple will have three opportunities to show off their best moves, and judging by the Strictly Come Dancing songs and dances that have been lined up, it's looking to be an epic showdown.

From a Samba to Hot Hot Hot by Arrow for Fleur's first dance to Helen Skelton's Jive to Tightrope by Janelle Monáe, viewers can expect a big night of entertainment.

Last weekend saw Will Mellor narrowly miss out on the final, as he became the 11th contestant to leave Strictly, following a dance-off with Fleur.

But, who will follow in the footsteps of last year's champ, actress Rose Ayling-Ellis, and lift the Glitterball for 2022? We're just hours away from finding out.

In the meantime, here's all you need to know about the Strictly Come Dancing class of 2022, including what time the final will air on BBC One.

What time is the Strictly Come Dancing final on tonight?

Ellie Taylor on Strictly Come Dancing 2022.

The Strictly Come Dancing final will air on BBC One on Saturday 17th December at 7:05pm.

And it's an extra-long show this weekend at two hours and 30 minutes long, as the contestants perform not one, but three dances.

At the end of the episode, the show's hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly will reveal the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 winner.

Strictly Come Dancing usually airs on BBC One on both Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Season 20 returned with a launch show on Friday 23rd September. It was followed by the first live show on Saturday 24th September.

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What time is the Strictly results show?

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke. BBC/Guy Levy

The Strictly Come Dancing results show usually airs on Sunday evenings on BBC One.

As it's the final tonight, there'll be no results show. The winner will be revealed during the extended final.

What channel is Strictly Come Dancing on?

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.

Episodes are also available to stream live or via catch up on BBC iPlayer.

When is the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 final?

The Strictly Come Dancing final will take place on BBC One on Saturday 17th December at 7:05pm.

It will see the final four contestants performing for one last chance to impress the judges. At the end of the episode the 2022 champion will be announced.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 line-up

Will Mellor and Kym Marsh were the first celebrities confirmed for the 2022 Strictly line-up. BBC

The class of Strictly 2022 is officially complete, with 15 stars donning their dancing shoes and head to Elstree.

Actor Will Mellor and former Corrie star Kym Marsh were the first two celebs to be announced and Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton later rounded out the line-up.

Here's the full list of celebrities excited to get the Strictly treatment this year:

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 finalists:

  • Molly Rainford
  • Hamza Yassin
  • Helen Skelton
  • Fleur East

Former Strictly 2022 contestants:

  • Will Mellor - Eliminated in Week 12
  • Kym Marsh - Eliminated in week 11
  • Richie Anderson - Eliminated in Week 3
  • Kaye Adams - Eliminated in Week 2
  • Jayde Adams - Eliminated in Week 5
  • Ellie Simmonds - Eliminated in Week 7
  • Tyler West - Eliminated in Week 9
  • Matt Goss - Eliminated in Week 4
  • Ellie Taylor - Eliminated in Week 10
  • Tony Adams - Withdrew in Week 8
  • James Bye - Eliminated in Week 6

The 2021 line-up included 15 celebrities from various industries, such as presenter AJ Odudu, EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis, and BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker.

Former Bake Off star John Whaite was part of the show's first male same-sex pairing. The year before, boxer Nicola Adams was announced as part of the show's first ever same-sex pairing with Katya Jones.

Who are the professionals returning for Strictly 2022?

Strictly Come Dancing's new professionals for 2022 BBC

The 20th series will see one of the biggest professional line-ups for Strictly, with four new dancers added for the 20th season.

Last year, Anton Du Beke stepped down as a professional dancer to join the judging panel, where he took over from Bruno Tonioli, and Janette Manrara left the series to start her new role as the presenter of It Takes Two, which was previously hosted by Zoe Ball.

The 19th season saw four new professionals join the show - Kai Widdrington, Cameron Lombard, Jowita Przystal and Nikita Kuzmin, putting the total of pro dancers at 18.

You can see a full list of pros below, including the seas0n 20 newbies. :

  • Amy Dowden
  • Giovanni Pernice
  • Dianne Buswell
  • Gorka Marquez
  • Graziano Di Prima
  • Johannes Radebe
  • Karen Hauer
  • Katya Jones
  • Luba Mushtuk
  • Nadiya Bychkova
  • Nancy Xu
  • Neil Jones
  • Kai Widdrington
  • Cameron Lombard
  • Nikita Kuzmin
  • Jowita Przystal
  • Carlos Gu
  • Vito Coppola
  • Lauren Oakle
  • Michelle Tsiakkas

For more information on the Strictly Come Dancing professionals, click here.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 couples

Here are all the Strictly couples for 2022:

  • Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmim
  • Tyler West and Dianne Buswell
  • Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima
  • Will Mellor and Nancy Xu
  • Helen Skelton and Gorka Márquez
  • James Bye and Amy Dowden
  • Fleur East and Vito Coppola
  • Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal
  • Matt Goss and Nadia Bychkova
  • Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe
  • Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu
  • Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice
  • Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer
  • Tony Adams and Katya Jones
  • Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 hosts

Strictly Come Dancing hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly BBC

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have co-hosted the series since 2014. The pair are expected to reprise their role on the 20th series.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 judges

Strictly judges (BBC)

There have been some changes to the judging panel in the last two series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bruno Tonioli was expected to return to the panel for season 18, but due to travel restrictions was unable to fly over from the US, where he lives and works on Dancing with the Stars.

He appeared virtually in a few episodes, but was permanently replaced by former pro Anton Du Beke in 2021.

Earlier this year, Bruno Tonioli confirmed that he was leaving the UK series, with Anton stepping in to replace him permanently.

That means this year's competition will be judged by Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood, head judge Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke.

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Where is Strictly Come Dancing filmed?

The Strictly Come Dancing filming location has remained the same since 2013. The show has taken place in Elstree Studios, following the closure of the BBC Television Centre.

Various Strictly Come Dancing COVID changes were put in place in 2020 to ensure Strictly could go ahead at Elstree.

Did Blackpool Week return for 2022?

There's one week viewers really look forward to on Strictly – Blackpool! And fans were happy to hear that it was back for season 20. Last month, Strictly Come Dancing confirmed Blackpool and a new themed week.

Strictly Come Dancing cancelled Blackpool Week for 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions, and it was cancelled for a second time in 2021.

The themed week is when the cast and crew pack their bags and head north to the seaside town for a glitter-filled special.

This year, fans will also see the return of a few classic Strictly themes, including Movie Week, Halloween Week and Musicals Week, as well as a "new special BBC 100 themed week".

The Strictly Come Dancing final airs on Saturday 17th December at 7:05pm on BBC One.

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    Dancing from "A" to "Z": where, when and how?

    Do you like to dance? Or maybe your child loves to dance? Then, for sure, you wondered about choosing a dance school, thought about where and in what direction it would be better to go yourself or give your child away. In this article, we have collected all the main questions related to dancing classes. Vladimir Sheremetiev, teacher and choreographer with sixteen years of experience, author of many materials on the history and technique of performing various dance styles, director of the Step Forward contemporary dance studio, Chelyabinsk, answers them. So, let's begin! nine0004

    - At what age is it better to send a child to dance?

    Much here depends on the individual characteristics of the child, on the format of classes and on the dance direction that you choose for your child. If we are talking about children's dance classes, then you can try to start practicing at the age of three with the indispensable condition that the classes themselves will be held in a playful way, and a professional will work with the child.

    At the same time, the question of individual characteristics and development remains open, because not all children at the age of three are ready for classes without the presence of their parents. However, by the age of four, the vast majority are already quite successfully engaged in children's dance, they enjoy the lessons very much and have good results. Therefore, the answer to this question is this - send your child to a dance studio from the age of three or four and choose groups for children's dance. About why it is worth giving the baby to this particular direction, we will talk a little later. nine0007

    — At what age is it not too late to start dancing on your own?

    Practice shows that it is never too late to start exercising yourself, it all depends only on your motivation, as well as on your health. Of course, starting breakdancing at sixty will probably be very difficult and traumatic. Therefore, decide which direction you like and which one is suitable for medical reasons. If you do not take age extremes, then you can say with confidence that middle age is not a hindrance. Even starting at thirty, you can achieve very good results in many types of dances, for example, in street directions. Therefore, do not deny yourself and do not refer to the years, if you dream of becoming a good dancer, the power of your dream can work wonders. And if we are talking about classes for yourself and for the soul, come to the hall, no matter how much you have. nine0007

    Summarizing the above, the answer will be this: when practicing as a hobby, there are no age restrictions for any dance direction. Most importantly, try to get into the group of your age so that it is comfortable to practice.

    If you want to achieve certain results, to dance semi-professional or professionally, then for street dances, such as hip-hop, popping, locking, etc., middle age is not a contraindication, on the contrary, you can learn to dance well at this age, you can achieve certain heights and gain public recognition. In the case of choreography, modern, ballet, as well as breakdancing, due to the high requirements for physical form, it is advisable to start at least at student age. The same goes for ballroom dancing. nine0007

    - Should I give the baby to hip-hop or breakdancing?

    A very interesting question often asked by modern parents. Hip-hop and breakdancing are all over the place now, they are shown on TV, children watch and try to repeat the bright movements. But does it make sense to send a baby, that is, a child under 6 years old, to these types of dances, is it worth paying for such classes? Our opinion boils down to the fact that it is definitely too early to dance hip-hop or breakdance at this age. If you want your child to not just jump at home and in the gym, but really learn something, it is better to enroll him in a children's dance. There are several reasons for this:

    First of all, both hip-hop and breakdance are technically quite complex and young children usually do not have enough attention and concentration to learn the elements correctly. It is necessary to send the child to a place where he is given material of adequate complexity that he is able to perceive. For even if you enroll him in a dance group just for the sake of the child spending energy, then isn’t it better to combine this waste of energy with learning something useful, something that he can adequately learn in his three to five years? nine0007

    Secondly, at this age, children need to be engaged in a playful way according to appropriate methods, and street dancing does not imply this. Toddlers need to be given rhythm, develop physical abilities and coordination through activities that they understand and for which they are ready.

    Now there really are dance schools that take students to hip-hop almost from the age of three. But you need to understand that this is done only because of the presence of demand in the market, because demand dictates supply. There will be no real benefit in three or four years from such classes. On the contrary, an inexperienced and young teacher, of whom there are a lot of street dance teachers, can bring certain harm, discourage the child from any desire to dance in principle. nine0007

    So if your kid really likes street dancing, be patient for a couple of years, but until then, send him to a children's dance. There he will spend this time with benefit and, subsequently, he will come to hip-hop or breakdance with good preparation.

    — What are the criteria for choosing a dance school?

    Despite the fact that there may be several main criteria for choosing a dance school, the main one will always be the professionalism of the teaching staff. And here you need to pay attention to the following factors:

    1) Mentor's age. Dancing and teaching dance is for the young, so basically it's okay if your choreographer is only in his early twenties. But if he or she is under twenty and is teaching children, then it makes sense to consider what such a young person can really teach a child - although, of course, there are exceptions. In the case of classes for adults, here, as a rule, everything is not so strict, because it is usually easier to find an approach to accomplished people. But, one way or another, you need to pay attention to it. nine0007

    2) Vocational education. Ask if the teacher has a professional education in the dance field or if he is currently receiving it. When it comes to choreography, ballet, modern, ballroom dancing, secondary special or higher professional education is a big plus. If we are talking about street dancing, hip-hop or breakdancing, then there are no such subjects in educational institutions, so you should pay attention to other things.

    3) Achievements. Many dancers, especially young people, like to brag about their own achievements at various competitions and festivals, prizes, trips, and so on. However, let's remember that the victory of a person in any dance event, although it speaks of his own dance level, does not mean at all that he is a good choreographer, works well with children and can really teach dance. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to what results the students of this choreographer achieve. nine0007

    4) Manner of communication. In our opinion, this is one of the most important criteria. A person must be able to communicate competently, find a common language with children and adults, and be bright. Then you will like classes and this will give additional motivation to classes.

    In addition, a good dance school always has a system of teaching dance, programs that teachers work on, and intra-school events that you can and should attend. If this is the case, then the school management is really working for the good and it is worth enrolling in such a studio. nine0007

    Among other criteria for choosing a dance school, we note the convenience of the location and the adequate cost for the services provided. But still, let's say that the main thing is always the mentor himself and the general system of work built in the dance school. It is better to overpay for quality and a good result than to give a lot of money and be disappointed. Therefore, analyze, understand whether you and your child like the classes and do not be afraid to praise the studio and its employees who really work for you. nine0007

    — What should I wear to dance classes?

    The question is purely technical. It all depends on the style of dancing that you will be doing. For choreography, these are, as a rule, leggings and a T-shirt for girls and a T-shirt and sports trousers for men. They practice this type of dance often in socks or barefoot, or you can wear ballet flats.

    If we are talking about street dancing, then it is always enough loose clothing that would not hinder movement - a T-shirt and sports trousers are fine, as well as sports shoes, sneakers or sneakers, on your feet. nine0007

    When we talk about children's dance classes, the kids get gymnastic leotards (or shorts and a T-shirt for boys), and Czechs or ballet flats are put on their feet.

    Well, adults can dress up for classes in popular dance styles just as they would dress up when they came to fitness.

    — How long does it take to learn to dance?

    A very ambiguous question which, nevertheless, interests many. What does it mean to "learn to dance"? For some, mastering a couple of dance moves will be enough to shine in a disco, while others need a big stage. nine0007

    Therefore, you must first decide on the purpose of the classes. If we are talking about street dancing, then decent results can be achieved, as a rule, after a couple of years of regular classes. Of course, a lot depends on who leads the classes and on your own abilities, but on average, in the second year you will no longer recognize yourself in comparison with the past, and in the third year you will dance very decently, if only you yourself want to. The same can be attributed to any classes at the amateur level - subject to such an important condition as regularity, the results will appear fairly quickly. nine0007

    In the case of serious choreography, ballet and professional activities in general, get ready for the fact that it will take years and there will never be a limit to perfection. Although the first results will also appear in the second or third year of study.

    — How often do you need to practice dancing to get results?

    The regularity of any activity is very important! It is clear that the more training, the better. But what is the optimal schedule in which the result will be achieved and you yourself or your child will really develop and learn to dance? We'll talk about this below. nine0007

    So, at least, classes should be held twice a week for one astronomical hour. Moreover, it must be borne in mind that the break between them should not exceed three days, otherwise all the studied material will be forgotten.

    If there is an opportunity to study three times a week for an hour and a half, this is very, very good. Such activities will help keep yourself in a constant tone, and this tone is extremely important in order to grow in your favorite business.

    And, of course, the more classes, the better. If with a schedule twice a week for an hour you will get a certain stable, but small, result, then by practicing every day for two or three hours, for example, you will almost certainly achieve great dancing success soon. nine0007

    It should be borne in mind, at the same time, that regular classes in the gym do not at all cancel the desirability of studying at home. If, say, your child goes to a children's dance, then at home it is quite possible to dance with him a little, ask him to repeat what was learned today in the studio. Well, if you do it yourself, then homework, practicing various movements, stretching will become an integral part and even a guarantee of progress.

    — Why do we need dances, what do they develop? What are the medical contraindications for dancing? nine0010

    When you come to a dance or bring your child to a dance school, it is very important to understand whether the classes will be beneficial. In addition, if you know what physical and mental qualities, motor skills develop certain dance styles, this will undoubtedly help you make the right choice.

    Let's start with the choreography. Classes in classical and modern choreography, ballet, ballroom dancing help to form a muscular corset, correct posture. In addition, great attention is paid to stretching. Therefore, if you want to be slim and easily sit on the twine, welcome! However, it must be borne in mind that the same stretch has certain nuances. For example, if by nature you or a child have long ligaments, then it makes sense not to stretch, but to perform muscle strengthening exercises, and to do physiotherapy exercises in parallel. nine0007

    As for street dances, namely hip-hop, locking, popping and other similar dance styles, their undoubted advantage is that they teach you to relax and control your body, relieve muscle clamps, improve coordination and help you learn a sense of rhythm. It is no secret that many diseases, in particular, diseases of the spine, are associated with the presence of muscle clamps in various parts of the body. These clamps are formed very often under the influence of psychological factors. For example, if you pay attention to the cervical spine, to the shoulders, then with a high degree of probability you will notice that your shoulders seem to be slightly raised, moreover, you were not aware of this before. This is one of the typical muscle clamps, which is a reaction, including to everyday stress - remember a cat or dog that bristles in case of danger. Despite the fact that we are not aware of this clamp, it keeps the neck muscles in constant tension, spasms them, and it is the neck and cervical spine that contain the arteries responsible for the blood supply to the brain. That is why it is so important to learn to relax, relieve muscle tension in your own body and, in this way, help yourself to relieve physical stress. Street dancing is an indispensable assistant in this regard, because the technique of performing the same hip-hop requires control over the body and a certain tone, associated, among other things, with muscle relaxation. nine0007

    If we talk about practicing such a physically demanding area as breakdancing, then here a contraindication may be diseases in which it is undesirable, say, to lift weights. However, of course, it is better to clarify everything with a doctor. At the same time, this style is an excellent, if not the best, means to strengthen the body, muscles, develop flexibility and endurance. Probably, only gymnastics can compete with him in this, but breakdancing is also a dance, and dancing is always more interesting! Therefore, if you want your child to grow up strong, strong, do not be afraid to sign him up for a break. nine0007

    Summarizing the above, we can say that the physical and other benefits of dancing are always obvious. Although it also makes sense to first consult with a doctor you know about contraindications. But in the vast majority of cases, even the presence of any kind of disease is never a factor that prevents people from dancing. You just need to do it wisely, carefully and under the guidance of a competent mentor.

    - What do you do when you don't seem to be getting anything? nine0010

    Many who have been dancing for a while start wondering how well they dance. Often these thoughts come a few years after the start of classes and, sometimes, force someone to quit classes, because, in their opinion, they do not succeed. Let's look at a few key points to dispel this myth.

    First, in dancing, as in any other activity, you must have patience. Immediately, after the first lesson, no one ever becomes a champion. The main thing is to practice regularly, persistently and enjoy the process itself. Then the result will not keep you waiting. nine0007

    Secondly, the assessment of one's own result is always subjective and depends on who we compare ourselves with. Let's say, before I started doing modern dance, it seemed to me that some guys at the disco dance very well, but I can't do anything. But very soon I outgrew them, and I begin to compare myself with a coach, and then with champions, world celebrities, the best of the best. It's good to look up to the stars, of course. But when evaluating yourself, look back and look at the whole path that you have traveled. Isn't that the result? nine0007

    Thirdly, there is another nuance that is not so obvious, but has a huge impact on self-esteem. Its essence is that in the course of classes, especially over the years, the nature of the material studied, the acquired skills, changes. Accordingly, the evaluation system should also change, and this often does not happen. A simple example is when a person is just starting to dance, he learns the basic steps, movements. And, pretty soon, he already sees the result - so I didn’t know how to do anything, but now I’m already dancing. This is great. But years pass and the same person, continuing to practice, asks himself: "the years go by, but I still dance the same." And he concludes - "probably I have not achieved anything." The mistake is that people do not always realize that if knowledge of the dance base comes at the beginning, then over the years the technique is honed and their own style, their own understanding of dance is developed. nine0007

    So remember, if you continue to dance and give yourself and your heart to it, you will continue to develop and will do it better and better. Do not quit what you started, because it is not in vain that they say that the one who walks will master the road. The one who has perseverance and will will always be the winner!

    © Vladimir SHEREMETEV, 2016

    Any reprint of this material is allowed only with the knowledge and consent of the author. Corrections to the author's text, the use of excerpts, citations without attribution and links to the source are prohibited. nine0004

    Dancing with fate. How Belarusian pensioners spend their weekends

    Such parties are called dances for those “who cares…”. True, for how much exactly, hardly anyone can explain. Anyone is welcome to the dance floor. But everyone in Minsk knows that those who do not like to look at their passports gather in the Chelyuskintsev Park every Saturday.

    It is impossible not to notice Irina. A spectacular blonde dances a little away from everyone.

    – Have you met anyone here? nine0004

    - I don't want men. I come to rest.

    It seems to me that it is impossible to win a dance battle against the regulars. They rehearse often and do not miss parties. Next to Nina, her friend Irina is dancing.

    – Do you often come here?

    “Often,” Irina answers.

    – Why do you come?

    - Exercise. Muscles are all working.

    – Can I meet someone here?

    - You can! But I dont want. Been there twice with my husband. Do not want anymore.

    Regular visitors say that this is the most popular place to meet. Many Minsk residents find their other half here.

    – Do men come here with serious intentions? Ready to get married?

    “Some yes,” says Nina. - We had a couple, became friends, have been living for five years. nine0004

    Everything is like at a school disco: the “girls” are rocking, the boys are watching.

    - Have you decided to dance? So you don't dance, you sit.

    - Of course, I'm looking closely, - says Vasily Ivanovich.

    - Has anyone liked you yet?

    – Not yet.

    – What kind of women do you like?

    – Like you.

    - What about age? nine0004

    - And the same age as you.

    – How much will you give me?

    - Well, you are sixty years old.

    Getting to know Alexander. Because of the injury, it is difficult for him to dance. A man comes here for the sake of communication.

    - If you dream, how old should be the woman with whom you see your future?

    - Maybe my age plus / minus. Even "plus" ten years - the main thing is that a person be good, - says Alexander. nine0004

    – And if you are younger?

    – Maybe younger.

    And this is how women talk about potential boyfriends:

    – How old should he be?

    - A small difference: three or four years, - says one of the visitors. – Must be somehow together,
    like-minded people. So that the hobbies are the same.

    – And if he is thirty years old, an athlete, an athlete?

    - Thirty? No, it wouldn't fit.

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