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Tony Holland (born 1939) is a British bodybuilder known for his muscle dancing act using his skill at the Maxalding muscle control technique.
He achieved national celebrity in the UK after appearing on the ITV talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1964. His act consisted of flexing his biceps and then his shoulder muscles to the music Wheels Cha-Cha. He won the show six times and went on to repeat his 'muscle dancing' act on Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
Hermanus "Herman" Brood was a Dutch musician, painter, actor and poet. As a musician he achieved artistic and commercial success in the 1970s and 1980s, and was called "the greatest and only Dutch rock 'n' roll star". Later in life he started a successful career as a painter.
Nancy Anna Francina Coolen, known as Nance is a Dutch TV host who was previously the lead-singer of a Eurodance group called Twenty 4 Seven.
Peter Gennaro was an American dancer and choreographer.
"Cha Cha Slide" is a song by American artist DJ Casper. The song was released as a single in August 2000, and spent five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at the position of number 83. It continued to be a chart hit around the world for four years, topping the UK Singles Chart in March 2004.
Maxalding is an exercise system of muscle control using a form of isometrics. Books and pamphlets teaching the system were first published in 1909 and continued until Maxalding ceased to trade in the late 1970s.
The Lovesexy Tour was a concert tour by American recording artist Prince in 1988–1989 in support of his platinum album, Lovesexy. The tour was his last outing in the 1980s.
Wish You Were Here is a musical with a book by Arthur Kober and Joshua Logan and music and lyrics by Harold Rome. The musical was adapted from Kober's 1937 play, Having Wonderful Time, and revolves around a summer camp for adults.
Thomas Stuart Chambers is an English actor, known for his role as Sam Strachan in the BBC medical dramas Holby City and Casualty and as Max Tyler in BBC drama series Waterloo Road. He also won the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing with his partner Camilla Dallerup.
Season eight of Dancing with the Stars premiered on Monday, March 9, 2009, as part of ABC's spring line-up. The show generally followed the format of previous seasons, with 13 couples, although there were some changes, including two new dances, and an occasional dance-off between the bottom two couples, in order to determine who will be eliminated. The show was again hosted by Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba all returned as judges again this season.
Season nine of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 21, 2009. Executive producer Conrad Green confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the season would start off with 16 celebrities, with 3 double-eliminations halfway through the season. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay withdrew from the competition in week three; however, Debi Mazar was also eliminated on the same night, replacing the double elimination planned for week five. Some changes were added this season including a larger cast and relay dances. Four new dances were introduced to complement the large cast. Those dances were the bolero, lambada, two-step, and the Charleston. The cast was unveiled on the Monday, August 17, 2009, edition of Good Morning America, returning to the announcement format of most seasons past. Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris returned as the show's hosts. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba continue as the judges this season, with Baz Luhrmann appearing as a guest judge in week two, temporarily replacing Len Goodman. Pro pairings were officially announced on August 24, 2009. This was Samantha Harris' last season as co-host.
Sidney V. Samson is a Dutch DJ. He is best known for his track, Riverside, which was released in 2009.
Season ten of Dancing with the Stars premiered on March 22, 2010. There was not an elimination the first week of competition. The first elimination took place on March 30. Singer Nicole Scherzinger won the competition.
Let's Dance 2010 was the fifth season of the Swedish version of Strictly Come Dancing. It was broadcast on the Swedish television channel TV4 starting on January 8, 2010 and ending on March 26, 2010.
Say One For Me is a 1959 musical film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Bing Crosby and Debbie Reynolds. Say One for Me was listed in the 1978 book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time. Actress Stella Stevens made her film debut in Say One for Me and received the Golden Globe Award in 1960 for New Star of the Year-Actress for this film.
Season twelve of Dancing with the Stars premiered on March 21, 2011. Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman returned to the show as judges, while Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke returned as hosts.
Monte Saldo was an early bodybuilder who later, with his brothers Frank Saldo and Edwin Woollaston, formed the stage act The Montague Brothers, in which they displayed acts of strength including supporting a heavy motor car complete with passengers. With Maxick, he developed the Maxalding system of muscle control.
William Bankier billed as 'Apollo, the Scottish Hercules', was a strongman stage performer who in 1915 and 1919 was also 'King Rat' of the showbusiness charity the Grand Order of Water Rats.
Island of Love is a 1963 American comedy film directed by Morton DaCosta and written by David R. Schwartz. The film stars Robert Preston, Tony Randall, Giorgia Moll, Walter Matthau, Betty Bruce and Vassili Lambrinos. The film was released by Warner Bros. on June 12, 1963.
Let's Dance 2006 was the first season of the Swedish celebrity dancing show Let's Dance, broadcast on TV4. The show was presented by David Hellenius and Agneta Sjödin. Winner of this season was singer Måns Zelmerlöw and 1-runner up was singer Anna Book.
Boogaloo is a freestyle, improvisational street dance movement of soulful steps and robotic movements which make up the foundations of popping dance and turfing; boogaloo can incorporate illusions, restriction of muscles, stops, robot and/or wiggling. The style also incorporates foundational popping techniques, which were initially referred to as "Posing Hard". It is related to the later electric boogaloo dance.