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Dragons love Swing Patrol

Scott Cupit, the founder of swing dance company Swing Patrol, appeared on the BBC One show Dragons’ Den. His successful pitch received a £65,000 investment from one of the “dragons”, former Strictly contestant Deborah Meaden.

August 2014 issue!

Our August 2014 issue is here, celebrating dance around the world and on the move, from The Royal Ballet in Russia to dancing on the end of a pier.

Dirty Dancing lift on the Waterfront Stage

Hundreds of festival-goers had the time of their life as Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage took to the water at last weekend’s Latitude Festival. A company of eight dancers and two singers performed to audiences positioned on all three sides of the Waterfront Stage, thrilling the crowd with a specially choreographed sequence […]

Rest and win!

Dancers who post pictures of themselves at rest can win goodies from Dancing Times and Dance UK! With Dance UK, we have launched a social media campaign to promote the importance of rest for dancers. During July and August 2014, dancers are encouraged to share photographs of themselves resting, posted to facebook and Twitter with […]

An Audience with Len Goodman

Tickets are now available for “An Audience with…” Strictly Come Dancing‘s head judge, Len Goodman, at Cheltenham Town Hall on Friday, August 29.

We need YOU to celebrate Strictly’s birthday!

To mark Strictly Come Dancing‘s tenth birthday, the September issue of Dance Today will be very special. Former Strictly champion Camilla Dallerup (pictured) will be our guest editor, overseeing Strictly-themed articles and interviews – for example, with brand new pro Tristan MacManus. We will also be running the first of a series of regular columns […]

Who will win the Brazilica crown?

The World Cup might be over, but there is still much Brazilian fun to be had in the UK this month. Brazilica 2014 is alive and kicking and this Friday, July 18, the popular Carnival Queen competition will heat up Liverpool’s Alma de Cuba Bar on Seel Street from 9pm.

La Bayadère from the Maryinsky Theatre

On July 14, the Maryinsky Ballet’s production of La Bayadère will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

Recreate an iconic dance scene – and win prizes!

Can you twist like John Travolta? Tap like Shirley Temple? Well now is your chance to show off your moves in the BFI’s Gotta Dance, Gotta Dance! competition in association with Big Dance.

Another vanishing act from Polunin?

Sergei Polunin, already notorious for leaving companies at short notice, has apparently been dismissed from Stanislavsky Ballet, according to reports from Moscow.

Potential ban on same-sex dance partners at BDC competitions

To the horror of equal rights campaigners, the British Dance Council (BDC) will consider proposals that define a partnership as “one man and one lady… unless otherwise stated”. The proposal, which will be debated by the BDC’s board of directors on July 21, would bar same-sex couples from mainstream contests.

Cast changes: the Maryinsky in London

Ekaterina Kondaurova, Maria Shirinkina and Daniil Korsuntsev will not be dancing in the Maryinsky Ballet’s London season this summer.

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