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Who left Strictly Come Dancing? Tenth celebrity to be voted out revealed

The final four going through to the Strictly Come Dancing final have now been confirmed, after another celebrity left the ballroom tonight, with Will Mellor being eliminated from the competition.

This week saw another TV schedule shake-up for the competition, with the England v France World Cup match on Saturday pushing the main show to Sunday and the results show to Monday.

The results show saw Will and his professional partner Nancy Xu find themselves in the bottom two, facing the dance-off alongside Fleur East and her partner Vito Coppola.

Fleur and Vito chose to perform their Charleston to Tu Vuo' Fa L'Americano by Fiorello in the dance-off, while Will and Nancy performed their Couples’ Choice to a '90s Manchester-inspired medley.

Anton Du Beke chose to save Will, but the other three judges chose Fleur, meaning the actor's time on the show came to an end.

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu on Strictly Come Dancing.  BBC/Guy Levy

After learning that he was exiting the competition, Will said: "I have to thank you all for giving me this chance to put a smile on my mum's face – she deserves it. I’ll take whatever I have learnt from this show forward in whatever I do because it shows you can achieve more than you think.

"I didn’t think I’d be able to get anywhere near this and I am so proud of what we have achieved but also everybody who has voted for me, who has supported me, the messages I’ve had from my local community and children. Thank you all so much, we really, really appreciated every bit."

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Meanwhile, speaking to Will, Nancy added: "I want to thank everyone who works on the show, it’s an incredible show. I’ve had such an amazing journey. The support from the whole team is just phenomenal.

"I’m proud of the partnership, we’ve had such an amazing journey together. I really wish I could make more memories with you and your family. "

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu on Strictly Come Dancing. BBC/Guy Levy

On his decision to cast his vote to save Will, Anton said that he was "looking for real detail" to separate the two couples, and made his choice based on "an error in a dismount from a lift".

Meanwhile, Craig Revel Horwood said Fleur and Vito were "the most impressive couple" on the night, and Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas both said they made their decisions based on "micro details".

Will had received some particularly critical comments from Shirley following his performance during Sunday night's main show, which she said had "quite a few things missing".

Will's departure means that Fleur East, Hamza Yassin, Helen Skelton and Molly Rainford will go through to the final, with one of them set to lift the Glitterball trophy next week.

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Strictly Come Dancing spoiler finally leaks as fans 'conflicted' over semi final result

The Strictly Come Dancing spoiler leaked late on Monday morning after the semi final aired on BBC One on Sunday evening


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    One Strictly Come Dancing couple have been dealt an agonizing blow, by missing out on a place in the final and it took until mid-morning on Monday for this week's spoiler to leak online. , with fans conflicted over who was sent home.

    The pressure was on the five pairs left in the competition on Sunday night, when they took to the dancefloor to perform not one, but two dances, in a bid to make it through to to next week’s Strictly final. After all the routines had performed, it was Hamza and Jowita who were sitting pretty at the top of the leaderboard, with an overall score of 76 out of 80, ahead of Molly and Carlos in second.

    Having received some rather scathing feedback from the judges for their paso doble, Will Mellor finished at the bottom, although the critiques and scores were much improved their second performance.

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    It’s typically late on Saturday night when the Strictly spoiler leaks, but with the semi final delayed to Sunday because of England being in the World Cup final the night before, those fans wanting to find out who went before the pre recorded results show airs on Monday night had to stay up into the wee small hours to wait for news, although by 12. 30am, the spoiler still hadn't leaked

    Longing for news to break on Twitter, one viewer posted: "Waiting for the #StrictlySpoiler is giving me huge anxiety," with a second tweeting: " #StrictlySpoiler pls hurry up. im stressed and want to go to sleep"

    The person who runs the Strictly Spoiler Twitter account had an update for fans as the time neared 1am, writing: "Sorry guys but that’s about me for the night as I have a lecture at 9am I’ve no mole and other (reputable) sources are struggling too. There will be a spoiler but it’s either going to be overnight or early morning if a mole comes through or I have my other source I used in covid."

    By 8am on Monday, there was still no concrete answer, with fans facing up to the fact they might actually have to watch the results show to find out who was in the dance off and who went home. However, the spoiler account finally published the result not long after 11am, with followers conflicted on the outcome. One replied: "wrong person to go imo," while another said the judges had made 'the right decision. '

    For the first time in Strictly history, the programme will air on BBC One at on a Monday, at 8.15pm, when Lewis Capaldi will perform in the studio and there will be a group number involving judge Craig Revel-Horwood.

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    Dance direction Afro (African dances). 🕺Dance studio - Under Stand (Anderstend)💃 in Voronezh. Dance school for children and adults.

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    • technique
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    • cultural immersion
    • learning staged choreography
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    • development of the physical form of the dancer

    "Afro" - short for "African dances". There is no such thing as "Afro" because African dances include many styles. Literally every African country has its own style, or even several.

    All afro trends have a communicative connotation. These styles are about communication, and sometimes about tomfoolery, and smiles. Despite the fact that the afro has a technically difficult base, it is a dance of fun and pleasure.

    The main styles that are actively studied in the classroom are:

    Originally from the Congo. This direction of music and dance has influenced all of Africa and many other African dance styles. The basis of the ndombolo style is the work of the hips, their control, combined with simple footwork, handwork and playing music. The formation of the style fell on 1996-2000 Music is still being made authentic. A melodic guitar almost always plays in the background, accompanied by the sound of drums and vocals.

    Coupé Dekale
    Originally from Ivory Coast per. "cheat and run" This is France, Parisian clubs 2000. Ndombolo is just the inspiration for this style. Coupé Decale is quite fast. More active work of the knees is added to the work of the hips. Almost every step has a name and a native (step) track. A distinctive feature in music is "roukaskas" - an overbeat at the end of eights / squares, which you need to be able to beat coolly.

    A style influenced by Angolan kuduro and South African house music. This musical style, in turn, emerged from house, which came from Europe and the United States. In South Africa, they began to add African percussion to it and make the beat heavier, giving it an African sound. Despite the fact that afrohouse is still very young (originates in 2008-2010), it already has its own groove, filling, taps and footwork, which distinguishes it from other styles, including kuduro.

    It's all about swag, have fun and happy
    South African music and dance genre related to deep house music. The style was formed around 2014-2016. Popularization went during quarantine.
    Over time, the sound became more commercial (2017-2019), more instruments began to be used. The music began to sound heavier and meatier. It is one of the most popular afro styles at the moment. Each of you has 100% seen on the Internet at least a couple of Amapiano movements.

    Hanna style. Rooted in colonial times. Azonto is not only a dance style, but also a lifestyle of people, their communication. Origin 2009-2010 Became popular only in 2011. Basic movements are composed of ordinary life and imitation of people's daily life. In Hann, this style is taught in schools, as it is part of the culture and part of the history.

    Modern style from Nigeria. Shaku is a ghetto so the moves can look ridiculous. A lot of footwork, a lot of movement to the floor, knees often point inward. Music - Nigerian beat (one of). Many guys use headscarves, dancing shaka, holding in their hands, making chips. Some say that all the popular moves now belong to the shaku style, some do not think so. There are so many people, so many opinions. Many movements are simply called leg work.

    In the classroom, the above areas will be mainly studied. But also in afro there are such styles as isi pantsula, afrojiz , kuduro, about which you can also tell a lot of things, but this is already in the classroom 😉

    Afro's teacher at Under Stand is Katya Tarakanova.

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    Myths and misconceptions about dancing

    Dancing , like any other kind of art, is surrounded by a lot of speculation, stereotypes and misconceptions. All sorts of myths can be heard from people you know and strangers, read on the Internet, or think up on your own. And most of them prevent us from joining the magnificent, all-consuming Dance Universe.

    Fortunately, many judgments are erroneous and have nothing to do with reality. Let's debunk the most common myths that limit our freedom right now.

    Misconception No. 1. Dancing is not a sport

    Dancing may not resemble classical sports training, but it is also wrong to call it solely a way of passing time. Usually, classes are accompanied by a loss of a huge amount of energy, a lot of physical activity. The heartbeat and breathing become more frequent, blood circulation is activated, almost all body systems are mobilized. With such regular lessons, the muscles become stronger and stronger, you become more enduring and fit , the body acquires even more attractive curves.

    By following the rules of rational nutrition and not skipping classes, you can "hone" your physical form to perfection. Well, why is this not a sport? Even if you practice dancing at an amateur level, such activity will give an effective result.

    And what about professional dancers? Constant exhausting practice of movements and parts, continuous improvement, development of excellent flexibility and plasticity, competitions, championships, achievements can just be compared with serious sports.

    Misconception No. 2. It takes talent to dance

    You can often hear that not everyone is good at dancing. That for this there must be a natural predisposition, special physical data, innate flexibility and a sense of rhythm. There is only a small fraction of truth in this opinion. In most cases the skills and achievements of a dancer are determined by hard work on oneself . Surely you have even come across such a simple but effective formula: “1% talent + 99% labor = success.” This is the whole point. To achieve something, you have to sweat a lot.

    Naturally, someone needs less effort and time to master dancing. But, in any case, nothing just happens. If you have a strong desire to achieve your goal, nothing can stop you on the way to it.

    Fallacy #3. You need to learn to dance on time

    Many adults who want to start dancing are stopped by the age stereotype. Many people think that it is simply too late for them to master this new activity for themselves, since everything should have its own time. And now remember the cases when long-term dancers and teachers shared their stories about how they ended up in this industry at a very young age. Surely at least one such person can be found in your environment. By their examples, they prove that the main obstacle that prevents us from fulfilling our dream is ourselves. You can start classes both at 15 and at 55 years old . As for social dances, they do not have any restrictions and age limits at all. That's why they exist, to unite different people.

    Choose the dance direction , first of all, based on your sense of self. Styles do not set any specific boundaries. It’s just that at a certain age they help to open up better. For example, breaking and hip-hop are more popular among young people, as they are culturally close to them. But if we consider Bachatu , Argentine Tango or Salsa , they are more suitable for older people.

    Fallacy #4. Special training required

    Many people believe that in order to dance, you must be in excellent physical shape, be exceptionally slim and fit. Looking at how some dancers skillfully flutter around the stage, perform complex combinations, easily sit on the splits, the thought arises: you should not even try. Of course, in order to be able to do this, you need to be prepared. But, here's the thing: everyone who dances masterfully started small. They also did not know how, but they achieved everything with their hard work. Therefore, if you think that you will never be able to do it like others, discard these thoughts. If you really want something and are ready to act, then you will definitely achieve it. This principle remains unchanged everywhere and always - not only in the field of dance.

    There is another side to the issue that needs to be taken into account. In some styles, stretching or the ability to do a handstand is completely unimportant. It is enough to feel the music, be able to relax and enjoy the movements of . Dance is a way of self-expression, which means that it is available to everyone and everyone.

    Fallacy #5. You can learn only one style

    If you think that you need to develop in any one dance direction, then you are very mistaken. Just think: what will prevent parallel classes, for example, salsa , contempo and zumba ? On the contrary, you will be able to enrich your range of motor skills, expand the range of skills.

    Let's open a little secret. In all directions of dances, approximately the same elements are repeated. Differences in execution, or rather, in accents. Having thoroughly studied the basics of one style, it will be much easier for you to navigate many others. Therefore, if you want to try yourself in different types of dances, do not deny yourself this.

    There is a tarantella dance. It originated in one of the regions of Italy where many tarantulas live. People believed that fast movements help prevent a spider from attacking a person. Well, if he turned out to be stung, he needs to dance the tarantella as soon as possible.

    Fallacy #6. Most types of dances are exclusively female

    Very wrong! Many styles of dance are known for being predominantly performed by men . There are also many styles in which roles are distributed 50/50 ( tango , waltz, jive, rumba and many others). Today, more and more representatives of the strong half of humanity come to classes, attend master classes.

    Naturally, it is still difficult to get rid of existing prejudices in our society, but we are on the right track.

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