For over 10 million British viewers last year, Saturday night was Strictly Come Dancing night. The cult television show, which was the inspiration for the ABC hit Dancing with the Stars, whipped the nation into dance fever. This new companion to Strictly Come Dancing is a colorful celebration of the growing craze for ballroom dancing. Here, celebrity judges and professional dancers share their insights, experience, and memories of being part of the series. For those who have been bitten by the ballroom-dancing bug, this book is packed with useful tips from the experts, including step-by-step lessons for a variety of dances. Illustrated with behind-the-scenes photos, and with features on the costumes, make-up, sets, and the making of the show, this is a book for ballroom dancing enthusiasts everywhere.
Strictly Come Dancing is the hit tv series which in 2004 was watched by over 10 million viewers. The celebrity ballroom dancing competition has become cult Saturday night entertainment and a third series is planned for BBC1 in Autumn 2005. Published against the third series, the Strictly Come Dancing book is a glossy and colourful celebration of the nation s ballroom dancing craze. Including interviews with the celebrity dancers, the judges and the professional dancers, and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the show, the book is a must for all Strictly Come Dancing fans. Entertaining and informative, the book is packed with useful tips for ballroom fanatics, including a step-by-step lesson for each of the featured dances from expert Len Goodman. Designed to appeal to ballroom dancing enthusiasts and tv fans alike, Strictly Come Dancing brings both vibrancy and nostalgia to a subject that has caught the nation s imagination.
General Rupert Smith
spent 40 years in the British Army, commanding the UK Armoured Division in the Gulf War, general in charge in Northern Ireland, commander of the UN forces in Bosnia and Deputy Commander of NATO. He lives in London.