Shirley Ballas, Curtis Pritchard, Sujata Banerjee
Jane Garvey goes dancing with Strictly judge Shirley Ballas, ballroom dancer Curtis Pritchard, Kathak artist Sujata Banerjee and choreographer Ingrid Mackinnon.
Strictly’s back! It’s the 17th series and Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have rolled out the red carpet for the class of 2019. To celebrate, Woman’s Hour dedicates a programme to dance with Strictly head judge Shirley Ballas, Love Island participant and professional ballroom dancer Curtis Pritchard, Professor of Dance History Theresa Buckland from Roehampton University, Sujata Banerjee, a Kathak artist and educator and Ingrid Mackinnon, a choreographer who teaches jazz, ballet, modern & African dance. Jane asks whether it is ever too late to learn to dance, why dance can make you feel so good… and hosts a dancing lesson, live on air, accompanied by the musician Joe Stilgoe.
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Interviewed guest: Shirley Ballas
Interviewed guest: Curtis Pritchard
Interviewed guest: Theresa Buckland
Interviewed guest: Sujata Banerjee
Interviewed guest: Ingrid Mackinnon
Interviewed guest: Joe Stilgoe