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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

sidi-larbi-cherkaoui-koen-broosSidi Larbi Cherkaoui will be the next guest artistic director of the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC). The company has just given acclaimed performances at Sadler’s Wells under its current guest director, Akram Khan.

Busby Berkeley at the BFI:

Friday, 02 May 2014


ginger-gold-diggers-of-1933From wicked wisecracks to kaleidoscopic celebrations of showgirls, Busby Berkeley’s early1930s musicals are among 1930s Hollywood’s most daring films. Two of his best-known films, 42nd Street and The Gold Diggers of 1933, will be screened as part of the BFI’s Hollywood Babylon season, which celebrates “Early Talkies before the Censor”.

Brazouka:

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

square-brazoukaA new Brazilian show is headed to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. Directed by Arlene Phillips and written by Pamela Stephenson Connolly, the show tells the story of freestyle lambazouk dancer Braz Dos Santos, with a new Brazilian troupe dancing lambazouk and other Afro-Brazilian styles.

You have just a few days to vote for your teacher in this year's Dance Today Teacher of the Year. Last year's our competition was a huge success, with hundreds of readers voting for their favourite dance teacher.

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.

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