During the past month and a half the six contestants have been sweating it out. Read all about their experiences as they learnt to Waltz and Cha Cha Cha. Find out about their highs and lows and why they decided to take on the challenge.
Thanks to James Neish I am thrilled to be taking part in such a fun project as is “Lets Dance”. I love dancing but locally, as a single woman, it is difficult to find opportunities to dance so when this came along I went for it. It is the best thing that could have happened to me because as a young girl I always wished to become a professional dancer and now it seems that my frustrated career has become a reality even if it is only temporarily – It is NEVER TOO LATE!
I am very thankful to my dance partner Norman, who has the patience of an elephant and who has ensured I learnt the steps and the techniques I always dreamt about as a youngster! I recommend dancing as the greatest of therapies. ENJOY!
I can honestly say I never thought I would have so much fun learning how to dance and I certainly wouldn’t have thought four weeks ago that I would be ready to take it to the next stage, but here we are with a WALTZ and a Cha Cha Cha under the belt and ready to go. Looking around the rehearsal room you can see just how everyone is really giving it their best shot, but the ladies do seem to be miles ahead in the rhythm department!! I’ve even been on a strict diet of Pot Noodles and Snickers bars for the last 4 weeks , not to lose weight, but that’s all we have time to eat in between rehearsals.
My dance partner Anne has been extremely patient, especially as I have lost count of the times that I have trodden on her toes! But, I hope that for all of her efforts I can at least maintain a standard on the night which is acceptable to all involved. If I’m not ready now , I never will be.
When I was first approached I thought it was all a joke but now that a month and a half have passed I can say I’m really glad I agreed to take part. I always thought this would prove a good challenge. I was never quite sure what to expect or how well I would do but I was able to overcome all my worries thanks to a fantastic team. The worst part for me was walking into the first rehearsal because the cameras were recording and I knew no-one.
I have a great dance partner and every rehearsal is a laugh (though hard work too). I’m very nervous about dancing on the show especially now that i’ve already bought my very high heels.
To be quite honest I think a lot of people like the fact that I’m taking part in the show. Everywhere I go the people have been asking me to do a few steps for them so I have danced in perfume shops and bars so they all know que se lo van pasar bien watching Let’s Dance. At the beginning I said que I didn’t want to do it, but now I’m really enjoying it. It has been fantastic and I don’t regret it at all.
I have always loved music but dance is never something I had never done. I think this is a good show for Gibraltar because we have a lot of talent in Gibraltar with people singing, dancing and acting and now a poeta like me.
From the very first moment I walked into the rehearsal studio for Let’s Dance (at that point none of us knew who the other participants would be) I just knew I was going to have a great time – let me say that I have not been disappointed and what a good laugh taking part has been! I am enjoying spending time with some of my old friends Sonia, Andy and Guy and making new friends has also been part of this journey.
Louise is a darling and Kaylan is such a nice guy. Another highlight was shooting the TV promos. It was so much fun and it all brought back fond memories of my Miss Gib days – The lights, the smoke, Wind and make-up. As for the actual dancing – well I am more tired than usual and do I do ache a little more than I used to…but I am getting better so watch this space!
At the beginning I did not want to take part but my family encouraged me to do so and that made me change my mind. However, once I said “Yes” I kept it a secret from my friends because I knew que me la hiban liar – they only found out i was doing it when the TV trailers started coming out. I have to admit that I could never imagine how hard it is to dance and I’ve learnt to respect and appreciate more the work done by dancers. My dance partner Gisella has helped me tremendously and everyone has been very friendly – I have found a great team of people.
The only reason why I didn’t pull out of the show after the first rehearsal was because I had committed myself to the project. I remember well my first rehearsal – it was disastrous! I still can’t believe I’m doing this but now there’s no going back!Go Back