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Dancing a new Guinness World Record

Dave Turner and Katie Walton set a new Guinness World Record for the longest distance ever danced at Hadley Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday, April 7.

Samba in the sun at Brazilica

The UK’s biggest festival of Brazilian culture, Brazilica, has returned to Liverpool for the third year, running until July 20. This year’s festival will last even longer than previous celebrations, with a week-long programme of events at various city venues warming Liverpool up for the main carnival and parade day on Saturday, July 20.

Osipova to join The Royal Ballet

Natalia Osipova, one of ballet’s biggest stars, will join The Royal Ballet as a principal dancer next season. Her first performances will be as Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, where she will be partnered by Carlos Acosta.

Leanne Benjamin to retire

After 21 years with The Royal Ballet, Leanne Benjamin will retire in July 2013, at the end of the current season. Her last performance will be on July 10, in A Gala Evening with The Royal Ballet at the Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo as part of the company’s summer tour. Her final UK performance will be […]

Polunin and Zelensky leave Midnight Express

Sergei Polunin, whose shock resignation from The Royal Ballet made headlines last year, has pulled out of the Peter Schaufuss Ballet’s production of Midnight Express, which opens at the London Coliseum tonight. Igor Zelensky, former star of the Maryinsky Ballet and now director of Moscow’s Stanislavsky Ballet, where Polunin is now based, has also withdrawn […]

Manchester wheelchair dancers bring home gold for GB

Manchester dancers Gary Lyness and Paula Moulton swept to victory on Easter Sunday when they won the Amateur Latin title for the third time at the Dutch Open Wheelchair Championships, the largest wheelchair dancesport competition in Europe with over 150 couples competing, in Cuijk, the Netherlands.

First Youlie Dance Holiday

The very first of the newly launched Youlie Dance Holidays, organised by dancer and coach Youlie Mouzafiarova, will take in place in Rafina, Greece, this year, running from July 28 to August 4.

Blackpool, baby!

Congratulations to Alex and Lisa Ivanets, proud new parents of Luca Andrey Ivanets, who was born at 11.15am this morning, weighing five pounds, six ounces, in Blackpool.

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