Series 3 Warm Up: When Ellie Met Oti

Hello! It’s the middle of the summer but the dancing never stops. Ellie went to give Oti’s new dance class Shake It a try. We gave everything a good shake for 2 glorious hours, then sat down for a bit of a chat about the joy of teaching, the Strictly year and the importance of a good bra.

Oti’s classes are on Eventbrite

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S2E11: You *Can* Get Cappucinos In The North

Blackpool time comes around again and we begin by deconstructing the iconography and symbolism of Northernness as displayed in Strictly.

– Which podcast team member hasn’t actually seen Strictly Ballroom?
– 90s memories flood back with Debbie’s alleged samba
– Deep confusion about Davood’s Paso
– An in-depth discussion of acid house fashion
– A highly recommended google image search string

With Ellie, Ann, Emily and Lisa

S2E10: One Lift Short of An American Smooth

After Strictly finally take Mum’s advice and ditch the theming and comedy VTs, the Keep Dancing Pod team have gone mad with power. We swoon over Susan’s emotional connection with the public, decide which dance is which Sweet Valley High character, ask which pro should retire first, liken ballroom dancing to manned spaceflight and coin the phrase: ‘Debbie, but with real pigeons’. Also, we are introduced to the concept of ‘Chip Spice’.

Yes, this is the point in the series where we begin to get peculiar.

Ellie is joined by Lisa, Anne and special guest Meg.