Strictly Charleston

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: The best & worst Charlestons so far

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: The best & worst Charlestons so far

We are now half way through Strictly Come Dancing 2019 and we have now seen 7 Charlestons on the show with only 4 couples left who have yet to perform one. As the standard builds, let’s looks back at the Highs and Lows of the Charlestons and who has the highest scoring routine so far.

Strictly Review: Mike Bushell and Katya Jones

Strictly Review: Mike Bushell and Katya Jones

After last week’s shock exit, and Will Bayley’s departure due to injury, we saw the nine remaining couples take to the dance floor on Saturday night. TV presenter Mike Bushell and his dancer partner Katya Jones performed the Charleston to Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines by Ron Goodwin Orchestra.

Strictly Review: Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe

Strictly Review: Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe

Catherine Tyldesley, actress, with her professional dance partner Johannes Radebe danced their Charleston to Beyonce’s hit single Single Ladies. Both wearing fuchsia pink outfits their performance was set in a nail bar with plenty of energy and sass, but did it deserve 30 points?

Strictly Review: Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev

Strictly Review: Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev

Ashley Roberts scored a hat trick after she received three 10s with her dance partner Pasha Kovalev for their Halloween themed Charleston. But what made it so good and stand out against the other Charleston routines we have seen so far?

Strictly Review: Seann Walsh and Katya Jones

Strictly Review: Seann Walsh and Katya Jones

The odds were against comedian Seann Walsh and his professional partner Katya Jones this week in Strictly Come Dancing as they have been engulfed in a media storm after pictures emerged of them kissing were splashed across the tabloids followed by Seann being publicly dumped on twitter. 

Strictly Charleston Raises Over £750

Thank you to everyone who attended The I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy which kicked started the opening weekend of Brighton Fringe at the Spiegeltent. We're chuffed that we raised over £750 for Whoopsadaisy, Sussex based Charity helping children with cerebral palsy, through the Strictly Come Dance-style Charleston Competition. Watch our film about the competition here

In partnership with The Hilton Brighton Metropole, I Charleston Brighton trained three members of staff from the hotel over the past month in preparation of the event. The 3 women, Elizabeth, Agne and Agata were paired with a dancer from Savoy Kicks and braved the dance floor to compete to win votes from the audience to raise money as well as setting up their own JustGiving page

Agata was crowned the 2017 winner. You can see all three full routines here.

The three-hour immersive Charleston dance afternoon included also comparing from Dawn Gracie as well as workshops and performances by Savoy Kicks accompanied by live music from The Soultastics and DJ Basschimp along with the Mighty Dance-off!  

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Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this event including all of our sponsors and we can't wait to return next year.