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Next summer, Scottish Ballet, English National Ballet and National Dance Company Wales will create work and perform together for the first time, as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Tickets are now on sale for the joint performances in Glasgow, Cardiff and London.

Louise Lecavalier: change of programme

Performances of Is You Me, announced as part of Dance Umbrella, have been cancelled due to illness. Instead, Louise Lecavalier will perform a double bill of duets at The Place on October 25–26.

New director for Norwegian National Ballet

Ingrid Lorentzen has been appointed director of the Norwegian National Ballet, starting on August 1, 2012.

Strictly speaking

Week 3 It’s only Week 3 on “Strictly” and it’s already Random New Theme Week. Now, I’m all for Random New Themes, particularly when they involve loony VTs, psychotic costuming choices and potentially disastrous props, but I’m afraid I have to begin with a mini rant entitled “Why the confused and confusing Broadway Week didn’t […]

International Championships

The 59th International Championships culminated last night in the grand finals of the Amateur and Professional Ballroom and Latin events at London’s Royal Albert Hall. 

“Strictly Come Dancing”: Broadway Week

This week, “Strictly Come Dancing” returns with the first of its themed weekends, “Broadway Week”. The couples will dance to Broadway classics and will evoke the spirit of the stage in their glitzy costumes and elaborate make-up.

Dance in Parliament

Today Frank Doran MP, secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Dance Group, led an adjournment debate entitled Education System and Dance.

Frederick Ashton Foundation launched

The Frederick Ashton Foundation, set up to perpetuate the choreographer’s work and legacy, was launched on October 8.

Dance Marathon at the Barbican

Strap on your dancing shoes and take a spin around the floor at bluemouth inc’s Dance Marathon, a performance event inspired by the endurance contests of 1920s and 1930s America.

Strictly speaking

Week 2 It’s Week 2 on “Strictly” and that can only mean one thing. It’s knockout time! (Get it, Audley?) After last week’s gentle opening, the celebs have to face the harsh reality of the ballroom world as one of them is cruelly cast out into the non-sequinned wilderness. Or something equally melodramatic. (Actually, “reality” […]

Tea dances in Greenwich

This month, Greenwich Dance launches a new season of tea dances, in the sleek 1930s location of the Borough Hall.

A Feeling of Lightness

Sculptor Naomi Press, whose training as a dancer has influenced and inspired her, will be exhibiting her work in London this month. Her show A Feeling of Lightness runs at Bermondsey Project Space from October 7–30.

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