Well now that preview week has been and gone, press night was a success and we are into the third week of Midnight Tango, I feel I can breathe a little and catch up with a blog. The preview week of a show is probably one of the hardest moments of a tour. After two solid weeks of rehearsing you go into 10 hour days of technical rehearsals, in costume and in our case heels (ouch). Then comes the dress run before the first show, followed by a two show day, followed by notes the next day, a show and another 2 show day. It's immense, but one thing is for sure you sleep really well on the Sunday and have no guilt about having a good old lie-in.
Press night for us was on Tuesday, however on Monday we were probably even more nervous because we had Louis, Dani, Denise, Lisa, Michael, and several of the pros coming to watch the show. We were so grateful they came, as it was their day off whilst being on the Strictly Come Dancing Tour themselves, so it meant a lot to us. We wanted them to really enjoy it which I think and hope they did. Press night always has a real buzz about it and as much as you try to feel like it’s just another evening, you can feel the vibes back stage. In a way it's great to feed off each other, because it's a point in the show where you can actually let go by saying; 'we have done all we can, we couldn't have worked any harder or longer, so this is it, we hope you enjoy it'.
That's the best way to feel and I find that you can then concentrate on what you enjoy the most; the music, the mood and you can dance from the heart. The audiences have been amazing as usual and luckily, the Phoenix is a perfect theatre for our show. It’s very contained and compact so it brings people in to what's happening on stage. We have 3 weeks left to enjoy before we head off on the road. So I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been or is coming to watch the show. And don’t forget, for those of you who might be interested, you can download 'Dance with Vincent and Flavia' available on iPhone/iPad. It's a great way to gain some confidence in learning the basic steps of popular dances, so you can then start classes at your local schools. Hope you enjoy it. Xxx
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