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Inside this month:


Northern star
Joanne Clifton talks to Nicola Rayner about keeping her feet on the ground as almost all her dreams come true

Bright Young Things
Rachelle Stretch interviews two Under 21 couples who triumphed at Blackpool Dance Festival earlier this year

Technique clinic
Our resident dance doctor, NATD examiner and international adjudicator Phil Meacham, looks at the forward lockstep in the quickstep

And much more!

Dance Today - News

Sergey and Melia retire:

Thursday, 29 May 2014

square sergey-and-meliaLatin giants Sergey Surkov and Melia (pictured left, at the Night of 100 Stars) danced their last rumba on Blackpool's famous floor last night after announcing their decision to retire from competition.

Blackpool so far:

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

000-web-sat.24.5.14.-350It'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.

Watch out for WatchFit:

Friday, 16 May 2014

000-square-watchfit-diet-plan-screenshot-copyToday, May 16, sees the launch of a new fitness, diet and wellbeing app, which has struck upon new ways to motivate users to shape up and will also allow trainers to keep an eye on their clients' activities and progress.

Crystal Palace DanceSport Cup:

Thursday, 15 May 2014

square-crystalTop 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.

ghost-peloton.-part-of-yorkshire-festival-2014.-photographer-tim-smith- -nva-8On 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.

It's Claudia!:

Monday, 12 May 2014

claudia-credit-bbc-lorenzo-agiusClaudia Winkleman is to become a permanent host on the BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing, replacing Bruce Forsyth. Claudia will team up with the show’s other regular presenter, Tess Daly.

web-dance-til-dawn---vincent-simone-and-flavia-cacace---credit-manuel-harlanStrictly 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 for details.

Sadler's Wells in autumn:

Thursday, 08 May 2014

torobaka by jean-louis fernande  020Highlights of the Sadler’s Wells autumn season include a collaboration between Akram Khan and flamenco dancer Israel Galván (pictured) and seasons celebrating older artists and inclusive dance.

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