It's been a good year for England so far at Blackpool Dance Festival with Michael Foskett and Nika Vlasenko, dancing for England, taking the Under 21 Ballroom yesterday. They follow in the footsteps of fellow Under 21 dancers, Richard Lifshitz and Korina Travis (pictured heading the line-up, left), who also dance for England and triumphed in the Under 21 Latin event, pipping to the post runners-up AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, who, again, dance for England.
Top competitors will dance live in front of an audience at the Crystal Palace DanceSport Cup this Saturday at ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, as they battle for this year's championship title. The international ballroom and Latin American event returns to London on May 17, when it will play host to over 100 couples representing 30 countries.
On May 16 and 17, a glowing parade of cyclists will perform a “ghost peloton” at Waides Yard in Leeds. Phoenix Dance Theatre is among the collaborators in the choreographed live event, which fuses endurance sport, dance and public art.
Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace (pictured) bring their new show Dance 'Til Dawn to the West End for a limited ten-week run this autumn. Straight from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Dance 'Til Dawn will open at London's Aldwych Theatre on October 23. Tickets go on sale later this month, see www.dancetildawnonstage.com for details.