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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.
We hear from a clutch of inspirational young dancers in this issue of Dance Today. Carole Edrich shares the story of Joanna Shaw, who created One Youth Dance at just 17, while Got To Dance winner 20-year-old Lukas McFarlane and Rhimes Lecointe, of Boadicea dance crew, share their stories and advice – which I think I could summarise as, “work hard and be true to yourself”. Both Lukas and Rhimes will be performing on the main stage at MOVE IT, the annual dance exhibition held at Olympia in London from March 7 to 9, for which Dance Today and sister magazine, Dancing Times, have been media sponsors since its inception. If you’ve picked up your copy of Dance Today at MOVE IT – and particularly if it’s your first – welcome! We do hope you enjoy the magazine – and do write to us to let us know what you think, or what you’d like to see in Dance Today. You can get the magazine on your tablet or smartphone over here and find us on Twitter and Facebook. This month also sees the return of our hugely successful Dance Today Teacher of the Year competition – find out how to vote for your teacher inside the latest issue.
Nicola Rayner, Editor
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