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Strictly speaking

Week 7 This week is VITALLY IMPORTANT, as our “Strictly” stars are within touching distance of Mecca…or, at any rate, Blackpool. Cue tension! Arguments! Ann flapping her hands at the camera in super-disapproving fashion! Who will miss out on this sequin-tastic trip and the “99 Bottles of Beer” singalong in the minivan?

Get your skates on

The most famous of the seasonal ice skating rinks in London, Skate at Somerset House, will open from November 23 to January 23. This season a brand new programme, launched in partnership with Big Dance and English National Ballet, will offer more entertainment, more music and an expanded Skate School.

Oliver Wessel-Therhorn

It is with sadness that we report that Oliver Wessel-Therhorn, a colossus in international dancesport, has died, following a battle with cancer.

Michelle’s paso doble exit

Michelle Williams and Brendan Cole became the sixth couple voted off “Strictly Come Dancing”.

Auditions for MaggioDanza in Florence, Italy

The Teatro de Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is auditioning dancers for the corps de ballet of MaggioDanza.

Ballets Russes in Australia

The National Gallery of Australia holds a rich collection of Ballets Russes costumes, which will be on display from December 2010.

Homeless charity needs performers

Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, is calling for performance artists to volunteer their skills in London this Christmas.

Dance to Work in Greenwich

Dance to Work in Greenwich Greenwich Dance’s new programme, Dance to Work, aims to improve health in the workplace.

Danielle Rowe to join Houston Ballet

On December 22, as the curtain closes on the Land of the Sweets at Sydney Opera House’s already sold out Nutcracker season, Australian audiences will bid farewell to a favourite ballerina, Danielle Rowe. Currently a principal artist, Rowe has decided after a decade of performing with The Australian Ballet, to leave the land down under, […]

Strictly speaking

Week 6 How will they top “Strictly”’s Halloween fright night? Will this be a display to remember (remember)? And is there a seasonal pun that Tess will refuse to say? Of course not! “Let’s light the fuse and set them off!”  

New plans for Morphoses

Italian choreographer and stage director Luca Veggetti will become the first resident artistic director of Morphoses, the dance company founded by Christopher Wheeldon and Lourdes Lopez.

Jimi’s shock exit from “Strictly”

Jimi Mistry made a tearful exit from “Strictly Come Dancing”, when he and partner Flavia Cacace became the fifth couple voted out of this series.

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