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Inside this month:

The attraction of opposites
Alison Gallagher-Hughes
discovers the dynamic that made the professional partnership of our cover stars Domen Krapez and Monica Nigro so mesmerising

Life through a lens
In September, ballroom photographer Ron Self and his wife, Sheila, won a Carl Alan Award for their contribution to dance. Nicola Rayner finds out more

Tips on technique
This month James Whitehead returns with his popular series on technique to explain why it’s all in the timing…

And much more!

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Dance Today - News

square-lizzie-goughThe Sound of Summer competition, part of Change4Life with Disney's 10 Minute Shake Up campaign, invites children to get moving by having a go at learning a brand new dance, specially created by TV dance judge and choreographer Lizzie Gough (pictured).

Dragons love Swing Patrol :

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

web-swing-patrol-1Scott Cupit, the founder of swing dance company Swing Patrol, appeared on the BBC One show Dragons' Den. His successful pitch received a £65,000 investment from one of the "dragons", former Strictly contestant Deborah Meaden.

dirty-dancing-at-latitudeHundreds of festival-goers had the time of their life as Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage took to the water at last weekend's Latitude Festival. A company of eight dancers and two singers performed to audiences positioned on all three sides of the Waterfront Stage, thrilling the crowd with a specially choreographed sequence featuring excerpts from the worldwide smash-hit show.

An Audience with Len Goodman:

Friday, 18 July 2014

square len 2Tickets are now available for "An Audience with..." Strictly Come Dancing's head judge, Len Goodman, at Cheltenham Town Hall on Friday, August 29.

squareTo 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.

carnival-queenThe 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.

singinintherain-silCan you twist like John Travolta? Tap like Shirley Temple? Well now is your chance to show off your moves in the BFI's Gotta Dance, Gotta Dance! competition in association with Big Dance.

square-john-and-alexTo 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.

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