To mark Strictly Come Dancing's tenth birthday, the September issue of Dance Today will be very special. Former Strictly champion Camilla Dallerup (pictured) will be our guest editor, overseeing Strictly-themed articles and interviews – for example, with brand new pro Tristan MacManus. We will also be running the first of a series of regular columns from Strictly pro and FitSteps co-founder Natalie Lowe.
The World Cup might be over, but there is still much Brazilian fun to be had in the UK this month. Brazilica 2014 is alive and kicking and this Friday, July 18, the popular Carnival Queen competition will heat up Liverpool's Alma de Cuba Bar on Seel Street from 9pm.
To the horror of equal rights campaigners, the British Dance Council (BDC) will consider proposals that define a partnership as “one man and one lady… unless otherwise stated”. The proposal, which will be debated by the BDC’s board of directors on July 21, would bar same-sex couples from mainstream contests.
Silver River production company is looking for enthusiasts who can do a bit of Charleston to join them for some filming at Café de Paris on Friday, August 1, from 9am to 3pm, as part of a new BBC series about the history of British dance presented by Len Goodman and Lucy Worsley.
Dancers who post pictures of themselves at rest can win goodies from Dance UK and our sister magazine, Dancing Times! The pictures are part of a social media campaign to promote the importance of rest for dancers. During July and August 2014, dancers are encouraged to share photographs of themselves resting, posted to facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #dancersneedrest.
Think the summer is a quiet time for dance? Think again...
1) Big Dance is back The biennial celebration of all things terpsichorean will be launched on July 2 by ballerina and Strictly judge Darcey Bussell, this year's Big Dance special ambassador, with highlights including the Big Commonwealth Dance. See our story for more. www.bigdance.org.uk