Dancing the Charleston.
Phillip’s hobbies include clay-pigeon shooting, deep sea diving… and to be more realistic, badminton as well.
Claire is usually found hitting the tiles, practicing her dance moves for Strictly.
When she gets the chance, she loves jet-setting to new places.
As far as knowing each other well, Claire states jokingly; “I was hi-jacked!” and “We work together – when we have to!”.
They decided to join Ozanam Come Dancing 2015 because they feel it’s good to be able to do something to help Ozanam House Community Resource Centre and support the work Ozanam House does with young adults.
Their first impressions of the song and dance is they love the the Great Gatsby type of theme to it. They say their dance is very exciting, if not slightly terrifying! In three words: Fabulous, fun, flirty.
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Any tips for anybody thinking of doing this in the future?
Join a gym! But it is a workout in itself and will definitely get you fit! You will have loads of fun, meet new friends and learn things you never thought you could do!
What were your best moments? What is your best memory of this experience?
Swinging Claire from the chandeliers – ALMOST! and learning some sassy moves!
Being swung from the chandelier! Thank God Philip is a big strong guy!
How are you feeling? How do you think you will feel on the night?
Feeling great and much fitter!! Hopefully we’ll do really well and put on a good show – then have a well-earned drink afterwards!!
What’s your favorite dance style to watch?
I love to watch all styles of dance, everything from a ballroom style which can be so graceful and beautiful to watch to Latin which is so passionate and energetic . I love watching ‘Got to Dance’ and really admire the free style dancing and the talent that those dancers have. And of course ‘Strictly’ is always so inspirational for all us dancing ‘amateurs’ out there!
What’s your favorite dance style?
I love watching all dance moves on YouTube. When there is a song that I love I have to learn few steps so keep up to date with the young one’s when out with work.
What motivates you in life? What motivates you to dance?
A new plan on the horizon and good times with friends and family.It doesn’t take much for me to dance, some good music and I’m tapping my toe!
What motivates me is the music, I love to have sounds in the morning that starts my day of happy. BIG SMILE 🙂 🙂 🙂
If you could have one dance with anybody you liked in the whole wide world who would it be and what dance would you like to dance to?
It would be Nicole Scherzinger and the dance the Jive Tina Turner Proud Mary. Love this song very fast.
Jamie Dornan and the Argentine Tango comes to mind ha! but otherwise the very cliche but brilliant Dirty Dancing routine with Patrick Swayze- though Philp comes a close third, only joking Philip! ehm 😉
Who do you think you have to watch out for? Who do you think is the best dancer from your fellow contestants?
Judith and Shane have great dance moves, they look so good together.
Joan and Niall have such a lovely style and look very polished without even trying! And of the other couples I’ve seen they all seem to have great natural rhythm and energy!
Niall and Joan and Judith and Shane and there is a few more coming along very well but I think Joan and Niall had a little peek through the door and there holding back on their moves for the big night but I have my eye on them :-))))))
What do you think of the other competitors?
They are all great seeing them do there moves on a thursday night while we wait to go on.
Giving there all each week with new steps they look great “Not as good as us” ha ha.
Very impressed with all of them, but I think myself and Claire are the one’s to watch :-))))
How are you feeling? How do you think you will do on the night?
Feeling great love dancing with Claire we are having so much fun,hope we smash it on the night.
Loving the dance sessions each week. Philip and I have been doing our best getting in our practice nights and Philip is always so upbeat and fun that we always have a laugh.
Feeling great and so looking forward to just learning the rest and getting out there and having fun on the night.
The first few dance practices are going well, despite a few timing glitches. But they are getting there with the help of their fantastic choreographer, June.
How are you getting along?
They’re surprised they can actually ‘throw’ a few good moves, and that they have the courage to do this in front of an audience.
“Twisting and turning into each other can go a bit askew but luckily we’ve survived so far – thank goodness for a sense of humour!”
They all seem to be doing really well – too well!! But they’ve all got great routines and dance moves so they’re all very impressive!