“Dancing has been popular for centuries.” Vincent Simone is not wrong. Since Dave the Caveman first clapped his hands together repeatedly and his cave-sharing pals gave in to the irresistible urge to wiggle their hips, we’ve all loved a good jig.
But there’s been a resurgence in the interest in the more refined, partner-taking, controlled and rule-defined dancing, as opposed to the shake-throwing at the local Reflex on a Friday night version, in recent years.
The reason we all now quiver at a quick step and shout hurrah for a cha cha cha is Strictly Come Dancing.
Two of the biggest stars to emerge from the Saturday night show, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have left the now Sir Bruce-less primetime jiggle-athon behind and, following the Olivier Award nominated success of their first West End hit Midnight Tango, are bringing a second dance show, Dance ‘Til Dawn, to the London stage.
We met the dance stars to find out more about the comic tale of murder, intrigue and romance in 1940s Hollywood, and life after Strictly. Watch what they said in the video at the top of the page.