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Two more to join Strictly

Two former Burn The Floor dancers Kevin Clifton and Anya Garnis have been named as new professionals on the 11th series of Strictly Come Dancing, making the total number of dancers 15 this year.

Literary dancing

There’s a strong dance strand in this year’s The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, with both dancing authors and books about dance.

New website for DTBF

The Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (DTBF) has just launched a new website that gives full details about its sterling work helping qualified dance teachers suffering temporary or long-term hardship.

A new superhero emerges… and the secret power is a quiff!

Graham Watts speaks to Steven McRae about his latest project – on the page, not the stage “Like most kids, I was surrounded by cartoons and comics and I loved things like Toy Story, The Flintstones and TheJetsons,” says The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae when we meet to discuss his latest project. “And then Sailor […]

Kevin Clifton to join Strictly

Burn The Floor dancer Kevin Clifton has been named as the fifth new professional on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. He joins four other new dancers – Iveta Lukosiute, Janette Manrara, Emma Slater and Aljaž Skorjanec – and his fiancée Karen Hauer (pictured with Kevin).

Tango opera by Piazzolla opening this week

Opera at Home presents Maria de Buenos Aires, written by master of tango Astor Piazzolla and poet Horacio Ferrer, at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, west London, later this week.

Filin on stage for Bolshoi curtain call

Sergei Filin, the director of the Bolshoi Ballet, appeared on stage after last night’s performance of Jewels at the Royal Opera House, London. Filin was injured in an acid attack in January. He has had many operations in an attempt to rescue his sight.

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