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July 2011

We are in nostalgic mode in this month’s Dancing Times, and there is also a distinct Russian flavour to the contents. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Maryinsky Ballet’s first performances in London, we publish on pages 34–35 a selection of Frederika Davis’ wonderful photographs of some of the great Russian ballet stars of […]

You’re Salsa Fired! 



The Salsa Fire Dance Company (pictured) lived up to its name at the Grand Final of the first UK Salsa Group Open Championship at Latin Pulse, Floridita, London, on Tuesday, July 19, becoming the first ever winners of the prestigious new dance title. 

 The eight-member team set the packed Soho nightclub alight with a […]

Snow Queen in summer

South Coast Ballet brings its new production of The Snow Queen to the Lighthouse, Poole from July 14–16.

Camilla Dallerup backs charity challenge

Camilla Dallerup, of “Strictly” fame, is encouraging dance clubs across the UK to help beat breast cancer by taking on a fundraising challenge. Camilla is asking dance groups of all sizes to sign up for Breast Cancer Campaign’s £100 Challenge, which sees clubs raise as much money as possible for vital breast cancer research.

Verse Dance Arena invitation-only workshop

If you’re good at jazz and house and want the opportunity to be on Sky TV, look no further. Verse Dance Arena is holding an invitation-only workshop tomorrow between 12pm and 2pm as part of the filming and selection for a feature on UK jazz dance with pioneer Irven Lewis.

Street Dance XXL UK Championships

For the first time ever the Street Dance XXL UK Championships Finals will be held at Royal Festival Hall on July 17 as part of Southbank Centre’s weekend of hip hop culture. The competition is at the forefront of the street dance explosion in the UK and has, for 15 years, provided a launching pad […]

Tango Ladies’ Tea

Ella Sharp will present her Todo Trajeado (Dressed To Kill) collection at a Tango Ladies’ Tea on July 24. The event will take place at Herstmonceaux, East Sussex, in a beautiful Georgian house, with high hedges, secret walks and great views. In addition to tea, light refreshments and a glass of Pimms, the event will offer […]

Anton and Erin on tour

Let’s Do It, the new show from “Strictly Come Dancing” stars Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, will tour the UK in 2012.

Dancers among the first actresses

This autumn, the National Portrait Gallery will devote an exhibition to 18th-century actress portraits, from Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons. Among the portraits are several dancers, including Hester Santlow (later Booth, pictured) and Giovanna Baccelli.

Recent dance tweets

Weather and Wimbledon caught dance twitterers’ attention this week.

Recent dance tweets

  Weather and Wimbledon caught dance twitterers’ attention this week.

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