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Ballroom Dancer

The film Ballroom Dancer is an intimate, award-winning portrait of elite dancers, exploring the perfectionism behind the glitter and glamour. Directed by Christian Bonke and Andreas Koefoed, the documentary follows Slavik Kryklyvyy as he makes his comeback to the world of professional dancing.

The Shooting Stars Gala

Stardust Ball, on December 15, will be hosting the Shooting Stars Gala to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK, with a specific focus on the practical needs of younger people with Parkinson’s. The gala will feature performances by a large number of top Professional and Amateur dancers, all of whom will very generously be performing free […]

November 2012

The 2012–13 dance season is now fully under way, and in this month’s issue of Dancing Times we review the opening performances of Northern Ballet in Leeds, Birmingham Royal Ballet in Birmingham, and Richard Alston Dance Company and The Royal Ballet in London, as well as The Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen and The Australian […]

Strictly speaking

Week 8 The only good thing about Strictly‘s disaaaahstrous Wembley Week is that the following show, bathed in the rosy light of Television Centre, automatically becomes one of the best of the series. We can hear human speech! The mob is not roaring outside the gates! No one feels the need to feign the gift […]

Hurricane Sandy hits Martha Graham Dance Company

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York, the Martha Graham Dance Company was among those affected. The company’s basement warehouse was flooded, damaging the collection of sets, costumes and artifacts. The company has launched a recovery fund to repair the damage.

Betsy Gregory to step down from Dance Umbrella

The 2013 edition of Dance Umbrella will be Betsy Gregory’s last as artistic director, she has announced. She said: “I have decided, for personal reasons, that the 2013 festival will be my last and I will step down as artistic director in November next year. By then, I will have completed 16 wonderful years at […]

Stompin’ at the 100 Club

The London Swing Dance Society will hold another Stompin’ night at London’s 100 Club on November 26.

Win a pair of tickets to Tainted Virtue cabaret

Milo and Leonardo of Milo Miles have kindly offered offered Dance Today readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to attend their December 1 (World AIDS Day) performance of Tainted Virtue, an evening of dark glamour and rock ’n’ roll with a twist, in the BrickHouse on London’s Brick Lane.

The World Professional Ballroom Championship

Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova, dancing for the US, triumphed again on November 18, at the World Professional Ballroom Championship held in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

Strictly speaking

Week 7 Ah, Strictly’s Wembley Week – a party to which the TV viewers are not invited. “It’s a brilliant atmosphere here!” people howled at us with increasing levels of desperation (and from the bottom of a lake in 1964 if the sound was anything to go by). In order to reassure us that this was […]

Strictly speaking

Week 6 This week’s Strictly was a test run. We all know Brucie won’t be around forever, and can there be a show without him? I hate to wish a sudden career end on anyone, but the answer is a resounding YES. And why? Because of the quick-witted, adlibbing, gently caustic, genuinely warm presenting goddess […]

National Dance Awards

Nominations for the 13th National Dance Awards were announced today, at a reception held at The Place. The awards are for dance performances given between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012, and are chosen by the dance section of the Critics’ Circle.

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