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Avant Garde Dance winter taster classes

Christmas has come a week early at Avant Garde Dance. To introduce the new Avant Garde Dance weekly class, tonight’s class, on December 18, will be free.

Strictly speaking

Week 11 Last night’s hotly-contested Sports Personality of the Year was a showcase not just of achievement (and facial hair), but of the qualities we look for in our heroes: grace under pressure, perseverance in the face of overwhelming obstacles, commitment, humility and passion in your pursuit – a passion shared with others. Not to […]

One Billion Rising flashmob on Valentine’s Day

Look out for flashmobs in London this Valentine’s Day to mark One Billion Rising (OBR). The initiative is the brainchild of Eve Ensler, Tony award-winning author of the Vagina Monologues, who has invited supporters from all over the world to dance in solidarity against violence towards women.

Darren Boyd’s ballroom-themed Little Cracker

Look out for a ballroom-themed Little Cracker this Christmas on Sky1, with choreography by Kele Baker.  Darren Boyd’s Little Cracker, one of the 12 episodes of the series, which began on December 10, is a 12-minute, silent comedy film set in the world of 1980s ballroom dancing. 

Win a pair of tickets to DSI’s Day of Dance on January 20

Latin dance superstars Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova, the most successful professionals from Strictly Come Dancing, will be at G Live, Guildford, for a Day of Dance on Sunday, January 20, 2013 not January 2 as stated in the December issue of Dance Today.

Sergei Polunin to dance in Peter Schaufuss’ Midnight Express

Sergei Polunin, who so dramatically resigned from The Royal Ballet earlier this year, is to take the lead role in the UK premiere of Peter Schaufuss’ dance production of Midnight Express at the London Coliseum in April 2013.

Strictly speaking

This week’s Strictly caused almighty (con)fusion. Did the gimmick bring something new to the show? Yes. Did it work? Um…not exactly.

The Nutcracker hits the screen

People will be spoilt for choice with on-screen performances of The Nutcracker over the Christmas period.

Strictly speaking

Week 9 The message of this week’s Strictly is that we must beware the ballroom gods. Sometimes they are benevolent, and bestow sequinned favours upon us, but sometimes we invoke their wrath. And the wrath of the ballroom gods is a terrible thing to behold. Thus it came to pass that Kimberley, with her array of […]

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