My Amazing Day Out

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As you all know it started like this:

A chat with my friend Ralph about my dream , to dance with James Jordan, a professional dancer in the TV Show “Strictly come dancing“…. the next email said “surprise” and I had the lesson with James….. unbelievable…..I could not believe it. Well the date was booked and it finally happened last Sunday.

I was allowed to take friends with me and I chose my dance teacher Kevin and my dance friend Julie. We set off to Maidstone to the hotel. We were well in time and waited in the bar to be collected by James. We all recognised him straight away and were a little bit nervous.

James took us to a big hall where there was a dance floor in the middle. After a small introduction and checking what I like to dance and how much I can do already, he started to show me the steps with handmovements. It looks so great when he does it and it is not so easy when I do it myself. As James says: practice and it needs to go into muscle memory. I wished my muscles had more memory. πŸ™‚

dJames and me dancing

He showed me, he corrected me, (of course I did it slightly wrong) he did it with me, he looked at me on my own, we did some steps in hold….. and he taught me. He is a great teacher and no doubt all celebrities have lots of fun practising with him. It is rather hard to do the steps and learn the hands at the same time, I noticed but James was patient. The pictures are a bit blurred as we were moving all the time.

I am sure Craig (one of the judges in the TV show Strictly come dancing) would have given us a 7 but Len surely a 10!

James is an easy going teacher and great fun to dance with. He is cheerful, chatty and it made the whole experience great fun and we had a laugh. We chatted all together about his dancing and the partners he had over the years and it was really interesting. At the end we all asked him to sign and took pictures with him.

d james and me

His wife Ola was next to us and of course we also asked her to pose with us and sign the book and had a small chat.

d ola ute

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When my hour was finished I felt really great and I enjoyed every minute of it.

My dream Dancing with James Jordan has been fulfilled and I felt fabulous.

A veryΒ  big no huge thank you to my friend Ralph for making this possible for me.

Do something wonderful.
People may imitate it.
~ β™₯ Albert Schweitzer β™₯ ~

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51 responses »

  1. I am so pleased that your dream came true dear Ute and thank you for showing us you dancing with James. Because of this post I have emailed James’s office to thank him and have given him the link to this post. You never know he may comment ……….. Oooooh !! How cool would that be !! 😎

    • Ralph I have straight away on Sunday sent him a personal tweet to tell him I loved it, and he retweeted it to his 92,000 followers. Wow. He is now actually practising for the 5 week Strictly tour they are doing.Thanks again Ralph, big huge hug for you!

  2. Oh Ute! I am SO happy for you!! You look amazingly happy, and full of good moves! That was really sweet of Ralph, too. Thanks for sharing your gift with the rest of us. I want you to know that I am inspired by both you and your blog. Please accept this award as my sincere compliment, and enjoy it for what it means to you. If you want to pass it to another versatile blogger, you can check out the rules that I received here http://wp.me/p2jC53-160. Thanks for being part of my blogging life. πŸ™‚ Marsha Lee

  3. Lady Ute, Ohhh how wonderful. What kiind of dance style was that may I ask? I’m happy that you had a great dream dance partner. May I share: I’m a fan of international dancing. Also, I desire that my husband and I learn how to hand dance. It’s simple, yet he’s not a dancer. Go figure. Aha!!
    Anyway, thanks for this great post!!!

    • Hello, I am happy you love dancing too. I did a Charleston with James, but I have learnt all ballroom dances and love them but don’t do them as I also have no partner. I also do Tap dance at the moment as it can be done alone. Happy you enjoyed the post and thank you so much for your lovely comment! Ute x

  4. Wow Ute, that is amazing – And Ralph is so amazing – What an awesome guy he is. I am so pleased for you. I can imagine you felt like Cinderella at the ball. I love the colour of your dress xx

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