CBBC: 7.20pm, 24th November 2021
This documentary follows Bailey and Summer, two budding ballroom champions from Blackwood, South Wales. Bailey has autism and he’s also visually impaired but puts his autism to use in a positive way to help give him focus, determination and he’s never been self-conscious on the dance floor. Summer is a superstar in the making. She has been dancing since the age of 2 and has aspirations to one day turn pro.
The documentary follows the duo as they train through the covid lockdowns and at their local dance club as restrictions are eased. And as the Blackpool Championships get closer it covers Bailey and Summer’s final preparations: the competition haircuts, the tricky business of choosing the right costume and of course the all-important competition spray tan! The finale sees the pair battle it out against 600 competitors in the different classes and categories as they dance Latin, Ballroom, and the Cha-Cha-Cha for a chance at a medal.
“The world of ballroom dancing has often made for fascinating ‘under the microscope’ filmmaking beyond just Strictly BBC One fare. Add prodigious children getting spray tans to the mix and the result is absorbing!”