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June 2015 issue

This month, we speak to cover stars Katya Virshilas and Jared Murillo, discover dance studios in unexpected places and explore dancers “crossing over” from one style to another…              

June 2015 issue

This month, we look to the future of dance, with reports on Dance UK’s conference and the first BBC Young Dancer competition. We also look at the practical side of touring a ballet company, at ballet in Taiwan and more…              

May 2015

We pay tribute this month to Mary Clarke, our beloved editor emeritus, who, you may already have heard, sadly died on March 20 at the age of 91. Astonishingly, Mary had an association with Dancing Times stretching back over 70 years, when her very first article for this magazine was published by our founder editor, […]

Michael and Joanna retire after historic win at Blackpool

Following their historic eighth consecutive win of the Professional Latin Championship at Blackpool Dance Festival, Latin superstars Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis (pictured) announced, through chairman of adjudicators Marcus Hilton, their decision to retire from competitive dance.

London Jitterbug Championships and London Swing Festival

Yesterday, May 28, London Swing Festival, an annual celebration of swing dancing and music, opened at Wilton’s Music Hall, with social dancing from 7pm until 10pm.

Benois de la Danse 2015

The laureates of this year’s Benois de la Danse have been announced, with The Royal Ballet’s The Winter’s Tale dominating the prize.

Rambert to work with Garsington Opera

Rambert has announced plans to work with Garsington Opera, in a staged production of Haydn’s oratorio The Creation in 2016.

UPDATE Blackpool begins!

Blackpool Dance Festival has started, and the results are in for the first competitions. The Amateur Latin Championship was won by new champions Nikita Brovko and Olga Urumova, from Russia, with Morten Löwe and Roselina Doneva, from Denmark, second and Kirill Belorukov and Ekaterina Nikolaeva, from Russia, third. 

Blackpool in China

Blackpool Dance Festival is to launch its first overseas event, to be held in Shanghai from August 19 to 23, 2016. Working with International Special Attractions (ISA), the British festival will work on the organisation, branding and management of the event, held under the name Blackpool Dance Festival (China).

New home for ENB and ENB School

English National Ballet (ENB) and English National Ballet School (ENBS) have announced plans for a new joint home in East London. The move will bring the company and its school under one roof, in a centre combining training facilities, teaching and rehearsal studios alongside production space.

Strictly stars support wheelchair dance

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton (pictured) will be attending a Dinner and Dance Showcase, held by Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK), of which they are patrons, on June 19 at the Auction House, Luton.

Beyond Bollywood

Coming straight from sold-out performances in Mumbai, the new musical Beyond Bollywood brings the colour and energy of Indian dance to London’s West End.

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