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Inside this month:

Tips on technique
Ballroom and Latin teacher James Whitehead looks at some of the differences between the ballroom and Latin American holds

The spirit of remembrance
Marianka Swain explores dance during World War I and recommends centenary events

Taking the right steps
Is it right for Amateur competitors to teach other dancers? The rules say no, but evidence suggests that it's happening. Helena Fitoussi looks at both sides of the debate

And much more!

Dance Today - News

screen shot 2014-02-14 at 11.53.04Maestro Records have specially created two downloadable Valentine's Day albums, featuring some of the world's favourite lovesongs in strict tempo. Now Dance Today readers have the chance to win one in our latest 24-hour Friday competition, which opens at 1pm today, February 14 and closes at 1pm tomorrow.

Which dance is your romance?:

Friday, 14 February 2014

Take Marianka Swain's sizzling Valentine's quiz and find out which dance your romance is in the February issue of Dance Today (or download here for just £1.99)

romantic1. Your Valentine has planned a special date at:
A Nowhere. Planning isn't their style.
B Your favourite restaurant – dining at the chef's table, naturally.
C A friend's ironic costume party. You know, you might run into them there.
D They've booked one place. You've booked another. Let battle commence.

Tango in Paris and London:

Monday, 10 February 2014

bianca roberto in paris


Rojo y Negro tango club is now booking for intensive workshops in London and Paris, with visits to French milongas.

24-hour cover-star competition:

Friday, 07 February 2014

squareFrom midday today, February 7, to midday tomorrow, Dance Today and ICN apps, creators of the Dance with Vincent and Flavia app, will be running a 24-hour competition. The prizes – themed around Dance Today's February cover stars, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace – are ten unlocked versions of the Dance with Vincent and Flavia app and ten signed photographs of the former Strictly professionals.

2014logo2The first Same-Sex European Championships to be held in the UK will be hosted this year on June 14 –15 by the Blackpool Same-Sex Dance Festival in the lavish and world-famous Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens. The weekend also coincides with Blackpool LGBT Pride, which will also take place in the Winter Gardens over the same weekend.

Katya and Pasha on tour:

Monday, 03 February 2014

003 dancetoday mar12Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev are back on tour with a new show. The pair have danced together on Strictly Come Dancing, as well as partnering celebrities on the show, and have already toured the UK together.

The UK Open 2014:

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

joanna-and-michael-Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis (pictured), who dance for England, triumphed for an eighth time at the UK Open Professional Latin Championship last week on Thursday, January 23, pipping the US's Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko to the post in the battle of the Latin giants.

nda logoThe winners of the 14th Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards (NDA), held on Monday, January 27 at The Place in London, described everything from the joy of dance to the need to pretty much kill yourself in performance. Decided by the Dance Section of the Critics' Circle, the awards recognise performances given between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013. The nominations were announced on November 8, 2013.

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