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Welcome to Dance Today
Welcome to our new-look website! At our grand old age – we are 100 this month – we thought it was an apt time for a bit of a nip and tuck, so as well as redesigning the magazine, we have updated our web look too. We are just in time for “Strictly Come Dancing” season, so stay up to the minute here with Marianka Swain’s new blog, Strictly speaking, complete with our sequin-o-meter rating the dances!
For more “Strictly” news, see our October issue (out on October 6) where Marianka meets new professionals Artem Chigvintsev and Jared Murillo. Elsewhere in the issue, we have some lovely, nostalgic features by Mary Clarke on Dance Today’s history and Zoë Anderson (How the Charleston changed the world). We hope you enjoy browsing through the website and magazine and, as we celebrate our centenary, we would like to thank our contributors, our advertisers and you, our readers, who have made reaching our 100th birthday possible. Here’s to the next century.
As I write this, it will be too late to wish those dancing at the British Open luck, but I hope you all enjoyed Blackpool, that it brought the results you hoped for and that you enjoy our reports next month in the July issue of Dance Today. The summer is traditionally a quieter time for dance, but our Reviews section this month is jam-packed – there’s plenty to enjoy, from Marianka Swain’s review of High Society to Zoë Anderson’s coverage of lindy and hip hop fusion at Breakin’ Convention. Speaking of fusions, this edition is full of dancers “crossing over” – from ballroom dancer Katya Virshilas training in lindy hop and Charleston to ballet dancers taking on ballroom styles. We hope you enjoy the issue.
Nicola Rayner, Editor
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