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From the screen to the stage

We’ve enjoyed watching them in our living rooms – now “Strictly Come Dancing” stars Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev are to join forces on a national tour with their new show.

Yorkshire Ballet Summer School

Please note that there is a mistake in the advertisement for the Yorkshire Ballet Summer School on page 44 of the February issue Dancing Times.

Umoja comes to the West End

Umoja, a musical celebration of South African song and dance, is set to light up the West End next week when it comes to the Peacock Theatre from January 31 to February 19. 

Midnight Tango on canvas

In the same month as Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace’s Midnight Tango appears on stage in the West End, the pair will also be captured on canvas in a new exhibition at the Knapp Gallery, Regent’s Park. The exhibition will also run online at Art Gallery (

January 2012

Firstly, all at Dancing Times would like to wish our readers a Happy New Year! As the magazine moves into its 102nd year, we endeavour to continue bringing you all the very best in dance, be it news, reviews, opinions, interviews and features. In this issue, Luke Jennings, dance critic of The Observer, thinks it […]

UK Open results

The results are in for the first major competition of the year, the UK Open Championships, which took place last week from January 17 to 19 at the Bournemouth International Centre. The winners of the Professional Ballroom were Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova, dancing for the US, while Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis, dancing for […]

Sergei Polunin resigns from The Royal Ballet

Principal dancer Sergei Polunin has resigned from The Royal Ballet with immediate effect, it was announced last night. Monica Mason, director of The Royal Ballet, said: “This has obviously come as a huge shock.”

Gala tribute to Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova, one of the most famous ballerinas of the 20th century, will be celebrated in a gala at the London Coliseum on March 4. The gala marks 100 years since Pavlova moved to Ivy House, her London home, now the London Jewish Cultural Centre.

National Dance Awards

The twelfth Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards took place today at The Place, in the Robin Howard Dance Theatre. Members of the dance section of the Critics’ Circle vote for the awards, on performances given in the UK between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011.

“Strictly” star in charity Zumbathon

Zumba fans can join “Strictly”’s Matthew Cutler (pictured) dancing in aid of Cancer Research UK on February 5 at Oakley House, Bromley, Kent.  The Zumbathon will mark World Cancer Day and Cancer Research UK’s tenth birthday. For £12, when you purchase your class online (or £15 on the day), you can join the two-hour Zumbathon, led by Matthew […]

A new Fille on the south coast

South Coast Ballet, the youth ballet company of east Dorset, will dance Caron Yardley’s production of La Fille mal gardée at the Lighthouse, Poole this weekend, with further performances in Bournemouth.

Monaco Dance Forum 2011: something for everyone

Surrounded by vertiginous rock-faces in the southeast corner of southern France, Monaco is where, at this time of the year, snow-capped Alps tumble into the Mediterranean. Like other city-states, the Principality survives by reaching out to the rest of the world, which its biennial dance event, Monaco Dance Forum, has been doing enthusiastically for the […]

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