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Dance dilemmas?

Getting in a tangle with your tango? Feel your samba’s not up to scratch? In the May issue of Dance Today, Strictly champs Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova will be running a dance clinic.

See The Trocks live online!

Birmingham Hippodrome is hosting a live broadcast of an open rehearsal by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on Friday, February 1. From 4.15pm onwards the theatre will broadcast a live video feed from one of the boxes in the auditorium as “The Trocks” – as they are affectionately known – take to the stage […]

Rite talking

As part of a year-long festival dedicated to 20th century music, London’s Southbank Centre is holding a number of talks and film shows relating to Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

The 13th National Dance Awards – winners

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2012 were held at The Place on Monday, January 28. Hosted by Gary Avis of The Royal Ballet and KennethTharp of The Place, the awards celebrated a broad spread of dance performances in Britain, from hip hop to narrative ballet. Tharp and Avis opened with a touch of […]

Benjamin Millepied to direct Paris Opéra Ballet

Choreographer Benjamin Millepied will succeed Brigitte Lefèvre as director of the Paris Opéra Ballet, it has been announced. He will take up the position from October 15, 2014.  

Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour

Snow fell heavily outside Birmingham National Indoor Arena on January 20, but dedicated Strictly enthusiasts aren’t easily kept from their sequins. Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, the live show aims to give the audience the television experience, complete with voting, training videos and comments from the judges.

Daffodil Dance for Marie Curie Cancer Care

You can dance routines by some of the UK’s top choreographers as part of the Daffodil Dance campaign, which raises money to help Marie Curie Cancer Care. The charity helps to nurse terminally ill people at home in their final hours.

A Sense of Beauty

Amongst a tangle of silks and ladders A Sense of Beauty, a 40-minute choreography inspired by the Russian-French painter Chagall, will be presented at The Place on January 23 as part of Resolution! 2013.

UPDATED The Bolshoi in London

The Bolshoi Ballet has announced repertory and some casting for its London season, which runs from July 29 to August 17 at the Royal Opera House. The visit will include guest performances by former Bolshoi stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev (pictured), plus the first foreign performances of the company’s new Sleeping Beauty.  

The UK Open 2013

The UK Open, one of the most prestigious of the international dancesport competitions, closed last night, January 17, with the Amateur Ballroom and Professional Latin Championships.

Acid attack on Sergei Filin

Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, has been the victim of an acid attack, the New York Times reports. On January 17, Filin was opening the gate to his home when a masked man shouted his name and threw the contents of a bottle in his face. Filin has third degree burns, […]

Salsa con Musicality dance course in Greenwich

Bring the sounds of salsa to life on the dancefloor Lee Knights, aka Salsa Lee, one of the UK’s top instructors and experts on musicality, at Greenwich Dance’s Tuesday-evening salsa classes.

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