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February 2014

Choreography is central to dance of every kind, whether it be classical ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop, ballroom and Latin, and everything in between, and in this month’s issue of Dancing Times we investigate various different aspects of this important art form. Zoë Anderson talks to four British-based choreographers, including Christopher Hampson, the new director […]

Red Cross Dancing

Ashley Banjo (pictured), leader of dance troupe Diversity, has joined forces with the British Red Cross to launch “Dance: Make Your Move”, a new fundraising competition. Young people aged between four and 18 are urged to choreograph a dance routine inspired by the charity’s work.

WIN! £150 to spend on Dance clothing and accessories

  At Dancing Times we know how expensive a dancing lifestyle can be. So we’ve teamed up with Dance Direct for this exclusive competition for one lucky reader to win £150 to spend at their online store.

Ratmansky to create new Sleeping Beauty for ABT

Alexei Ratmansky will choreograph a new production of The Sleeping Beauty for American Ballet Theatre [ABT] next year. The new production, which marks the company’s 75th anniversary, will be based on the production Léon Bakst created for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1921, The New York Times reports.

Juncture 2014

Curated by dancer and choreographer Wendy Houstoun, the second edition of Yorkshire Dance’s Juncture festival features films, performances, workshops, guided walks, discussions and a party.

WIN! Free tickets to MOVE IT

Dancing Times has ten pairs of complimentary tickets to give away to MOVE IT, the UK’s largest dance event, which takes place at Olympia in London.

The Pink Jukebox Trophy 2014

For sheer party atmosphere, you would be hard pressed to do better than the Pink Jukebox Trophy, held at the Rivoli Ballroom in south London on Saturday, February 15.

Blaze to return to the West End

International street dance sensation Blaze returns to the Peacock Theatre from February 18 to March 8 after its explosive world premiere in 2010.

24-hour Valentine’s Day competition with Maestro Records

Maestro Records have specially created two downloadable Valentine’s Day albums, featuring some of the world’s favourite lovesongs in strict tempo. Now Dance Today readers have the chance to win one in our latest 24-hour Friday competition, which opens at 1pm today, February 14 and closes at 1pm tomorrow.

Which dance is your romance?

Take Marianka Swain’s sizzling Valentine’s quiz and find out which dance your romance is in the February issue of Dance Today (or download here for just £1.99) 1. Your Valentine has planned a special date at:A Nowhere. Planning isn’t their style.B Your favourite restaurant – dining at the chef’s table, naturally.C A friend’s ironic costume […]

Tango in Paris and London

  Rojo y Negro tango club is now booking for intensive workshops in London and Paris, with visits to French milongas.

UPDATE: Osipova concussed during performance

Natalia Osipova was injured while dancing the matinée performance Wayne McGregor’s new ballet Tetractys – The Art of Fugue on Saturday, February 8. With Osipova injured, and fellow cast member Thiago Soares unwell, The Royal Ballet was forced to cancel the evening performance of the work.

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