best dance of the night

As they limber up, the orchestra strings

Tune themselves against the chatter,

The excited backdrop of the ballroom floor.

They’ve trained for this, for the audience coughs

And the roving lights of TV cameras,

And yet veins are pumped with pins and needles

As music so familiar, we thought we’re born

With it thrumming its beat in our fetal hearts

Plays over loudspeakers tinny with age.

The lights will come up and the music will start

And all they can hope for is a sweeping of tens

With tables clapping and judges all standing.

It was the first time the Strictly Come Dancing contestants did a dance last night and it proved to be quite the show. I’m not normally a huge fan, but there is an Olympic swimmer in the mix so it suddenly became much more interesting this year. Plus, I don’t mind admitting that I’ve got a bit of a thing for Dan Walker.

However, in my humble opinion it was Robert Webb’s Cha Cha Cha that stole the show. It was camp comedy genius and if I could give any of them a ten, it would be him.

I defy you to watch it without laughing. You are welcome.

Much Love,

Rachel xx

3 thoughts on “best dance of the night

  1. Margot Kinberg

    I don’t watch Strictly Come…, if I’m being honest. But watching dancers can be magical, especially if they are really enjoying what they’re doing. There’s something about music that just sets people free, I think.

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