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Tomorrow’s Men

All-male company Tomorrow’s Men will give a free performance at London’s Canary Wharf tomorrow, Saturday June 30.

Darcey on “Strictly”

Darcey Bussell joins BBC1’s “Strictly Come Dancing” as a judge this autumn. In a sneak preview from our August edition, she speaks to Dance Today about preparing for the series.

A dance image a day

As part of her day-by-day countdown to Big Dance Week 2012, July 7–15, Dance Today photographer Carole Edrich is posting a different dance-related photo a day on her blog. Carole will share some of her favourite images with Dance Today. Here, she talks about what she has posted and why… I started the week by […]

Step LIVE! 2012

Over 780 secondary school children across the 32 London boroughs will come together for Step LIVE! 2012, a celebration of youth dance at London’s Southbank Centre on July 7.

June 2012

This month, we pay tribute to one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century, Anna Pavlova, who, in 1912, made her home in London. She used Ivy House in Golder’s Green as the base from which she and her company of dancers toured the world, taking classical ballet to people who had never experienced […]

Ratmansky to create Shostakovich trilogy

Alexei Ratmansky (pictured) will choreograph a new three-part work for American Ballet Theatre, where he is artist in residence.

Karen Hauer joins “Strictly”

“Strictly Come Dancing” will have a new professional dancer this series. Karen Hauer will replace Katya Virshilas when the show returns to BBC1 this autumn.

Dance through history

As part of Big Dance Week, the Early Dance Circle will celebrate historical dance from the galliard to the Victorian ballroom, with events from July 7 to 15.

London goes Latin!

The O2 arena will host London Goes Latin on July 15, with everything from a world record attempt to an appearance by celebrated New York dance team Descarga Latina.

Irek and Alban

Irek Mukhamedov and Alban Lendorf will be dancing in the UK this summer, appearing in the Peter Schaufuss Ballet’s Tchaikovsky Trilogy at the London Coliseum. When Zoë Anderson spoke to them for July’s Dancing Times, they had plenty to say, including this discussion of choreographers.

Katya Virshilas leaves “Strictly”

“Strictly Come Dancing” professional Katya Virshilas has been dropped from the BBC series. Katya, a Lithuanian-born dancer who made her debut in series seven in 2009, is the only professional who will not be returning this year.

West Side Story at the Royal Albert Hall

Celebrating 50 years since the seminal West Side Story first finger-snapped its way into cinemas, a remastered version of the Oscar-winning classic film will be shown this week on the big screen at London’s Royal Albert Hall, with Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score played live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (RPCO). 

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