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Flavia and Vincent – It Was Simply Going To Be A Matter Of Time
It was simply going to be a matter of time. I have had my sights set on this for so long. I have tried and tried to get tickets to Strictly but have never been lucky and I will no doubt be trying again this year.
Dancing is one of my passions, I love classical ballet and professional dancing. I am completely addicted to Strictly Come Dancing which I have mentioned in my blog when I recently bumped into Natalie Lowe and Russell Grant. I am in awe of all those professional dancers.
However, I have to say that my very favourite dancer on the show has always been Flavia Cacace. In my next life (if I am going to be lucky enough to have one), I would like to come back as a dancer and a petite one at that – just like her. When I watch Flavia and Vincent Simone strutting their Argentine Tango stuff on Strictly the tears stream down my face every time, I find their dancing so moving, so beautiful, the grace and precision of their movements and footwork, accompanied by the music sets me right off. There is something that looks so effortless in the way these two dance but I know for a fact that it takes years of very hard work requiring practice practice practice.
So what happened you’re asking? Yesterday I met my sister for coffee at about noon at the Waldorf Hotel Cafe in Covent Garden. We were waiting an absolute age for my teenage nephew to join us but he had clearly had a very late night with a friend and took hours to reach us – his idea of “I’ll be with you shortly” might not necessarily mean in the same lifetime as ours! I became frustrated waiting for him. However, for this I am now very grateful because if he had not been so late, we would not have continued sitting waiting and I would not have decided to take a walk round the block. Isn’t it funny how serendipity works sometimes? I walked past the Aldwych Theatre where Vincent and Flavia have been starring in their own show called Midnight Tango which I went to see in February. We bought those tickets months in advance. I walked past the theatre in the sunshine thinking to myself “goodness it is the last day of their show, I wonder if there is a matinee performance?”. I continued walking and passed the Stage Door which was open, I walked in and asked the young lady on reception if the dancers had arrived and she said “well I think they will be coming back at any minute as they are out for coffee”. Never one to miss the moment, I decided that I would wait outside for no longer than 5 minutes before heading off again. I started feeling a little bit foolish standing outside the door I must confess. After a few minutes I decided to get back to my sister and as I rounded the corner there they were, walking up the road towards me. I was over the moon. Flavia and Vincent both instantly recognisable, her in her little wooly hat. I walked up to them and said “you two are my very favourite dancers on Strictly, may I have a photo?”. They were very obliging and very kind as I fumbled with my phone trying to find the camera which eventually Vincent sorted for me. I said “whenever I see you both dance the Argentine Tango I am in tears” to which Vincent replied “surely we’re not that bad?”. Very funny !
Here they are doing what they do best.
And here I am with them both.
As we were fumbling with my phone trying to locate the camera, several people came up also wanting a pic. These two must get this all the time and sometimes it must be a right pain but when you become stars, it comes with the territory and they were absolutely kind and charming.
Don’t ever stop dancing guys – I absolutely love you !