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Ghost Peloton at Yorkshire Festival

On May 16 and 17, a glowing parade of cyclists will perform a “ghost peloton” at Waides Yard in Leeds. Phoenix Dance Theatre is among the collaborators in the choreographed live event, which fuses endurance sport, dance and public art.

It’s Claudia!

Claudia Winkleman is to become a permanent host on the BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing, replacing Bruce Forsyth. Claudia will team up with the show’s other regular presenter, Tess Daly.

Dance Direct is looking for the UK’s best student ballet dancer

Ballet typically requires plenty of hard work, finesse and a great sense of timing – whether for the most minimal pirouette or a hugely complicated routine. Those who manage to perfect it will rightly feel a great sense of accomplishment, but those who excel might wonder if they’re among the best dancers around. A competition, […]

Dance ‘Til Dawn hits the West End

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace (pictured) bring their new show Dance ‘Til Dawn to the West End for a limited ten-week run this autumn. Straight from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Dance ‘Til Dawn will open at London’s Aldwych Theatre on October 23. Tickets go on sale later this month, see […]

William Forsythe to join USC dance department

The choreographer William Forsythe will join the University of Southern California’s [USC] Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in 2015.

Autumn at Sadler’s Wells

A Scandinavian season, a collaboration between composer Thomas Adès and choreographers Karole Armitage, Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite and Alexander Whitley and a new  work by Akram Khan and flamenco star Israel Galván (pictured) are among the highlights of the autumn season at London dance venue Sadler’s Wells.

Tuesday-night salsa sessions at Floridita

Iconic Soho venue Floridita launched the first of its Tuesday-night salsa sessions last night, with Strictly Come Dancing‘s veteran choreographer Richard Marcel (pictured).

Osipova and Vasiliev at the London Coliseum

Ex-Bolshoi superstars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev will be reunited at the London Coliseum this August. They will be dancing a programme called Solo for Two, which includes recent works by Arthur Pita and Ohad Naharin.

Auction of Fonteyn costumes

Two costumes worn by Margot Fonteyn are now for sale, auctioned by PFC Auctions. The two costumes – a bodice from Swan Lake and a skirt from Romeo and Juliet – were worn by Fonteyn for performances in the 1960s.

Big Burn

Thousands of people are expected to take part in Big Burn, a new mass participation fitness class. Strictly stars, Darcey Bussell and club DJs from Ministry of Sound are among the headline acts at the huge event, held at London’s Alexandra Palace on May 30 and 31.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at the National Youth Dance Company

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui will be the next guest artistic director of the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC). The company has just given acclaimed performances at Sadler’s Wells under its current guest director, Akram Khan.

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