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Inside this month:

A partnership made to last
Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace tell Nicola Rayner about The Last Tango, which begins to tour this month

So long, farewell
Former champions talk to Marianka Swain about retirement and life after competition

Dance Today throughout the decades
In our final issue, we look back at a sample of our front covers from the last six decades

And much more!

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  • Strictly sparkle returns to Woburn Abbey

    Sixteen sparkling gowns from...

    04 Aug 2015

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.

In this final issue of Dance Today as a standalone magazine we think about transitions. Our cover stars, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace discuss The Last Tango, the final piece in their trilogy of stage works; former champions talk about taking that momentous decision to retire; and we look back at almost six decades of Dance Today in covers. But it's not all about saying goodbye... in his Technique Clinic Phil Meacham discusses the art of making the perfect entrance, as well as making a graceful exit, and Dance Today will make its own sparkling entrance to the pages of Dancing Times next month, so look out for all your favourite ballroom columns and features there. Although I will have made a "transition" of my own and left Dancing Times Ltd by the time this magazine is in your hands, I will continue to contribute as a writer, so I'll see you "in the next round". It just remains for me to thank you all for your loyal support for Dance Today over the years and to say, as so many of you have to said to me, keeeeep dancing!


Nicola Rayner, Editor

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WIN tickets to the Strictly masterclass!

img 9899-sharpened-150We have a pair of tickets to Robin Windsor's ballroom masterclass on September 27. To win, send the answer to the following question, with your contact details, to zoë or to the Dance Today office. The closing date is September 5.
Who was Robin's celebrity partner on Strictly Come Dancing in 2012?

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