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Post  TANGOLERO on Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:01 pm

It's all been under wraps so far, but it has just been announced in our local newspaper The Bolton News, that the B.B.C are giving our old local Palais de Danse (yes, it's spelled with an "s") a facelift and doing three documentary shows from there to be shown next year some time on B.B.C Two. The first show will be from folk who remember the fifties and sixties there, the second from the next generation and the third show will be about trying to get today's youth back dancing. All terrifically exciting.

The once in  lifetime bit is because as an ex member of the Palais rock and roll team from way back, and together with some two dozen old faces and friends, yours truly will be donning the blue suedes and taking part in the show. We're currently doing three weeks of rehearsals, (three hours a day, five days a week) and interviews, and Friday we are all off to Blackpool for the day, including a visit to the mecca of dance itself, The Tower Ballroom. It's absolutely great fun (if xxxxxx hard work at our ages), but we're all loving it. Our main teacher/choreographer is Jack Murphy who has worked on dance for films like Young Victoria, Bridget Jones, Vanity Fair and Pride and Prejudice, and his assistant, a lovely girl expert on movement and dance, Heidi Ashton.

Exciting? Well, just somewhat........you betcha..... cheers bounce Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


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Post  mauveangel09 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:29 pm

Hi Mr T Very Happy

Wow - what an opportunity - must be brilliant. Our very own celeb!
I really look forward to seeing the finished article on the telly box next year.

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Post  TANGOLERO on Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:38 pm

Hi Mauve, fantastic isn't it? The only sad note is that some old faces have sadly passed on. We're all just hoping we can hang on long enough to see the show on T.V. Most of us were around when Bill Haley and Elvis arrived on the mystery train.Wink
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Post  mauveangel09 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:44 pm

You'll be there!!! And hopefully longer that Bill Haley and his train!!! Laughing

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Post  B4p on Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:07 am

Wow. How fantastic. Look forward to hearing about the build up. Who knows, you may bump into The Strictly crowd at the same time
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Post  saxonsiren on Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:49 am

cheers wow
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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:04 pm

Oh my that is mega exciting Mr T! How wonderful for you. You will have to wear something to give us a sign like a purple handkerchief in your pocket so that when we tune in so we can claim celebrity knowledge! Wink
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Post  TANGOLERO on Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:46 pm

Still no real idea what's happening as it's undisclosed except our part will come shortly. Working hard right now but changes are afoot constantly. I'll let you know when I do.
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Post  saxonsiren on Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:41 am

I do hope ITT invites you all to appear let's start a campaign now ☺
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Post  TANGOLERO on Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:07 pm

saxonsiren wrote:I do hope ITT invites you all to appear let's start  a campaign  now ☺

Still under instruction to keep it off the media Sax. All very hush hush. Next week will reveal a little. The B.B.C. Media Centre featured this, this week so I'm giving nothing away here.:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/dance-hall-days
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Post  vonee21 on Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:59 pm

Lovely news - bet you're having a wonderful time (I was going to say ball, but...).

Can't wait to see you on the telly...
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Post  TANGOLERO on Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:32 pm

Hi Vonee. Yes, I'm bursting to tell about the great adventure.......but I can't, yet... Sad Wink
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Post  jingle on Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:29 am

bounce Wow, that sounds brilliant Mr T! I can't wait to watch it next year. Hope the training is going well, it sounds like a lot of hard work as well as a lot of fun.
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Post  TANGOLERO on Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:23 pm

Well, I was out there living the birthday dream last night. bounce Believe it or not, we did a jive at Bolton's Macron Stadium in front of fourteen and a half thousand folk at half time in the Bolton v Sheffield Wednesday match. It was brilliant and the crowd response amazing. One happy dancer this morning. cheers

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Post  B4p on Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:52 pm

Looks like Anthony might be learning the Jive. He might need a lot of help! Give him a ring! Congratulations on events so far. Look forward to the big reveal
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Post  saxonsiren on Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:20 pm

Sounds a great experience Mr T. Would you be willing to partner Miss Bennett now at the Assembly rooms Very Happy
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Post  TANGOLERO on Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:04 pm

saxonsiren wrote:Sounds a great experience Mr T. Would you be willing to partner Miss Bennett  now at the Assembly rooms Very Happy

She is tolerable, I suppose, but is she handsome enough to tempt me? ..... lol!
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Post  saxonsiren on Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:29 pm

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” 

Oh Mr Darcy
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Post  TANGOLERO on Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:46 pm

Here's something a bit unbelievable. The music choice for our jive (bearing in mind the average age of the group is 70,) sort of made us say...whaaaat? affraid  This is it..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1UWEMmJkzE
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Post  B4p on Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:21 am

Good luck with THAT speed!
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Post  TANGOLERO on Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:10 pm

Don't know what to expect in total, but Saturday it's "lights, camera, action" time at the Palais. Last rehearsal Thursday then butterflies time.This is the big one. Wish me luck... affraid
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Post  B4p on Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:32 pm

cheers Loads & loads of luck.  cheers
Go show em how it's done. As Tristan said to Jamelia, if it's your last dance, give it your best shot, and enjoy it. Tip - cross your eyes or fingers but not your legs!!
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Post  Poppetlovestango on Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:31 pm

MrT

Wishing you all the best for Saturday.

cheers cheers cheers cheers
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Post  saxonsiren on Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:00 pm

TANGOLERO wrote:Don't know what to expect in total, but Saturday it's "lights, camera, action" time at the Palais. Last rehearsal Thursday then butterflies time.This is the big one. Wish me luck... affraid


bounce Best wishes,lots of luck and enjoy it! Knock em dead Mr T and do us proud.
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Post  vonee21 on Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:11 pm

Best of luck, Mr T
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