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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.
There is much to enjoy in this issue of Dance Today, if we do say so ourselves! Strictly live tour judge Camilla Sacre-Dallerup shares her memories (and wonderful backstage photographs!) of life on the road, while the lively excerpt from Neil Bennion’s new book, Dancing Feat: One Man’s Mission to Dance Like a Colombian, contemplates how social dancing for young people has changed over the generations from dancing “with” a partner to dancing “at” them. Of course, that’s not the case for many Dance Today readers, as the results of our recent survey reveal; an amazing 75 per cent of you dance at least once a week, with ballroom and Latin coming out on top as your favourite styles. Finally, I’d like to say a fond hello and goodbye. Welcome to the world to Lydia Maya, the new daughter of Joanna and James Whitehead (our “Tips on Technique” author) and farewell to our dear long-term contributor Charles Flood, whom Stephen Hillier remembers.
Nicola Rayner, Editor
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