What is Strictly’s Couples’ Choice?
As if things couldn’t get any more exciting in Strictly land, the TV show is rolling out its first new dance category in nine years. Say hello to the Couples’ Choice. Not since the introduction of the Charleston – or Sharl-e-ston as Giovanni likes to call it – back in series seven, has the show given the pro dancers another category to showcase their skills. Oh, and the celebs of course.
What’s the lowdown on the Couples’ Choice?
Well, the new category includes three dance styles that couples can choose from; Contemporary, Street/Commercial, and Theatre/Jazz.
With the Contemporary style we’re likely to see a nod towards Ballet, Modern and even Lyrical dance. Whereas with the Street/Commercial style we’re likely to see references to all kinds of Urban and Modern dance, including Pop and Hip Hop. The Theatre/Jazz style is pretty self explanatory and may even include Burlesque, Tap and Soft Shoe. Here’s hoping…
Which of the three dance styles will suit the couples best?
Call us sceptical but we very much doubt that the couples actually get to choose their preferred dance style. Let’s face it, that’s just not how TV works. However, if there’s the slightest chance that they do, then surely they’ll opt for a style that plays to their strengths.
With that in mind, Janette’s background in Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop could see her take on all three dance styles with ease, but is Dr Ranj more suited to Musical Theatre and Jazz hands? And surely Pasha will embrace Ashley Roberts’ need to booty pop by opting for a Street/Commercial routine? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Who’s up first?
Lauren Steadman and AJ, and Charles Venn and Karen are the first two couples to take on the Couples’ Choice in week 5. Lauren and AJ will be showcasing a Contemporary routine to ‘Runnin’ by Naughty Boy featuring Beyoncé. Whilst Charles and Karen will be taking to the dance floor with a Street/Commercial routine to ‘Get Up Offa That Thing’ by James Brown. It’s going to be interesting to see where they end up on the leaderboard and if the viewing public like the new dance category.
What’s your Couples’ Choice?
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Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March 2020
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