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