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February 2010

I hope the recent bad weather the UK experienced didn’t prove too disruptive for readers of Dancing Times. It certainly didn’t deter the audience for English National Ballet’s The Snow Queen at the London Coliseum on January 8 – the house was completely packed, proving that people will overcome many obstacles just to get to […]

Dancing for a good cause

Chance to Dance, a fundraising dance event for Marie Curie Cancer Care, takes place at venues across the UK throughout November.

Making a difference

The Lowry has been chosen as one of 20 organisations for the UK-wide scheme mygames.

Clothes Show goes dance

The Dance Show, held at Birmingham NEC on December 3–5, promises live performances, dance classes, seminars, masterclasses and awards.

Global Dance Contest

Global Dance Contest Public voting is now open for the second year of the Sadler’s Wells online Global Dance Contest.

January 2010

As we enter the New Year, Dancing Times moves into its 100th year. This month we mark our centenary with the first of a series of ten short articles by Mary Clarke, editor emeritus, who looks back at the history of the magazine, decade by decade, before reaching the present day in October. The 40th […]

Strictly countdown

The new series of “Strictly Come Dancing” will have a live Saturday night competition followed by a Sunday night results show, presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. The 30-minute results show will have no dance-off, but will feature a pro-dance performance and the elimination.

Dance at Edinburgh 2010

By Robert Penman Founded in 1982 and now well-known and widely respected throughout Europe and North America, the appearance of San Francisco-based choreographer Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the Festival Theatre on August 26 was a Festival first for the UK. With King’s ballets already established in the repertoires of major companies on both continents, […]

Lauren Cuthbertson Covershoot

Take a look behind the scenes of our latest cover shoot with Lauren Cuthbertson

The Dance Champions Group

The Dance Champions Group has held its first Dance Summit. Formed by Rod Aldridge at the request of the Secretary of State for Health, this group – which includes choreographer Wayne McGregor, dancers Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova, choreographer and dance judge Arlene Philips and other figures from the worlds of dance, sport and government […]

Without Walls

Without Walls, a consortium of eight of the UK’s arts festivals, has a new two-year funding deal with Arts Council England. The organisation has appointed Rose Fenton, co-founder of the London International Festival of Theatre, as chair.

Candoco Dance Company

Candoco Dance Company plans to reposition itself as a centre for excellence for inclusive dance practice from 2011 onwards. The company has been awarded a grant from Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts) for a nine-month period of research, partnership building and business plan development.

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