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Inside this month:

Tips on technique
Ballroom and Latin teacher James Whitehead looks at some of the differences between the ballroom and Latin American holds

The spirit of remembrance
Marianka Swain explores dance during World War I and recommends centenary events

Taking the right steps
Is it right for Amateur competitors to teach other dancers? The rules say no, but evidence suggests that it's happening. Helena Fitoussi looks at both sides of the debate

And much more!

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Dance Today - News

thur.albert-hall.-147 jmAt the grand finals of the 61st International Championships on October 3, there were new winners, returning champions and a smattering of Strictly stars in the audience.

Bring the Gay Games to London!:

Friday, 04 October 2013

250x250 10The location for the Gay Games 2018 is about to be decided, with a choice of London, Paris and Limerick. One of the world’s largest sporting events, the Gay Games will see more than 10,000 athletes taking part in more than 30 different disciplines – including dancesport. The London Gay Games Bid Committee is now raising funds to make its final presentation to the Federation of Gay Games membership.

Going BearFaced for Children in Need:

Monday, 30 September 2013

kimberley-walsh-high-resArlene Phillips, Kimberley Walsh, Alex Jones and Sheridan Smith are among the famous faces taking part in BBC Children in Need's BearFaced day on Friday, November 8. The fundraising campaign asks women to swap their make-up for a Pudsey Pawprint for one day, asking friends and colleagues to sponsor them. The money raised will help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

The Carl Alan Awards:

Monday, 30 September 2013

carl-alan-winners.20.9.13.-126The 2013 Carl Alan Awards, organised by Michael Stylianos and Lorna Lee, were held at the Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park on September 20. The event was hosted by Strictly professionals Karen Hardy and Ian Waite, while Olympic ice dance champion Jayne Torvill presented the awards.

by Marianka Swain

After weeks of speculation and tortuous One Show padding, the full line-up of Strictly Come Dancing 2013 has finally been unveiled. This year’s crop of contestants includes glamour pusses Sophie “Murder on the Dancefloor” Ellis-Bextor, WAG/model Abbey Clancy, Countdown’s Rachel Riley and BBC Breakfast’s Susanne Reid, who won the newsreaders’ Children in Need Strictly competition with Robin Windsor.

Two more to join Strictly :

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

kevin-Two former Burn The Floor dancers Kevin Clifton and Anya Garnis have been named as new professionals on the 11th series of Strictly Come Dancing, making the total number of dancers 15 this year.

Literary dancing:

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

tales-from-the-dance-floorThere's a strong dance strand in this year's The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, with both dancing authors and books about dance.

Kevin Clifton to join Strictly :

Monday, 19 August 2013

kevin-Burn The Floor dancer Kevin Clifton has been named as the fifth new professional on this year's Strictly Come Dancing. He joins four other new dancers – Iveta Lukosiute, Janette Manrara, Emma Slater and Aljaž Skorjanec – and his fiancée Karen Hauer (pictured with Kevin).

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