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09 dancetoday sept14

Inside this month:

New kid on the block

Our guest editor, Camilla Dallerup, met new Strictly pro, Tristan MacManus, fresh from Dancing With the Stars, and found they had a surprising amount in common...

Kimpossible

Nicola Rayner meets personal trainer Kim Ingleby, the Strictly pros' secret weapon 

All in the timing

Phil Meacham explains why we were all born with the rhythm we need for ballroom and Latin dance 

And much more!

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Dance Today - News

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Tougher exams in arts subjects:

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

akram khan working with the national youth dance company c zara rushDance GCSEs and A Levels in England are to be made more demanding, as part of a larger reform of arts-based subjects. The reformed exams, to be introduced in September 2016, promise more “rigorous” content, to be developed by exam boards with advice from experts such as Arts Council England and the Music Education Council.

Get Scotland Dancing:

Friday, 04 April 2014


free pic- get scotland dancing programme launch em 08The Get Scotland Dancing campaign has announced its full programme for 2014, from a worldwide, 24-hour ceilidh to dance trails, festivals and dance-along screenings of movie classics.

web square tess and bruceAfter a decade fronting the BBC One show, Bruce Forsyth is stepping down as presenter of Strictly Come Dancing.

Paint Birmingham red!:

Thursday, 03 April 2014

swingamajig-pic-courtesy-idfbBack for its fourth edition, International Dance Festival Birmingham promises social dance from swing to samba, alongside stage performances, workshops and free outdoor shows.

victoria-bathsManchester’s Victoria Baths will host everything from vintage home shows to a Northern Soul all-nighter this year. Built in 1906, and restored after winning the BBC’s Restoration competition in 2003, this Edwardian bathing palace has vast pools, mosaic floors and stained glass.

The arts at the BBC:

Wednesday, 26 March 2014


tonyhallalanyentobgemmaartertonTony Hall, the BBC Director-General, has announced a new strand of arts programming, promising “the strongest commitment to the arts that we’ve made in a generation.” Plans include new arts leadership, coverage of major events, new commissions, collaborations and landmark series.

new-arunas-and-katushaFeaturing a spectacular demonstration from World Professional Ballroom champions Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova (pictured), the Riverside Ball will take place at the Riverside Suite Venue 360 (formerly Vauxhall Recreation Club), Luton, on May 15, from 7.30pm to 11pm.

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