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The UK Tango Festival and Championship

This year’s UK Tango Festival and Championship will take place from June 5 to 7 in central London with workshops, milongas, performances and the UK Tango Championships 2015.

Katya and Jared to join Puttin’ on the Ritz

Strictly stars Katya Virshilas and Jared Murillo will join the cast of Puttin’ on the Ritz next month in Belfast and will star in the show’s run at Blackpool, the home of ballroom, for its the summer season at the Grand Theatre. The pair will continue to tour with the show into the autumn.

Chrisanne wins top award

Dance fashion company Chrisanne has just been announced winner of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade, which recognises outstanding overseas sales growth in the last three years.

Melissa Hamilton joins Semperoper Ballet

The Royal Ballet’s Melissa Hamilton will take a leave of absence to join Dresden’s Semperoper Ballett for the 2015–16 season. She will first appear with the company in the title role of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon in November 2015.

New season at the Peacock and Lilian Baylis Studio

Away from the main stage, the Sadler’s Wells autumn/winter season includes returning favourites such as Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, plus a Wild Card season and new collaborations in the Lilian Baylis Studio.

New season at Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells has announced plans for its autumn/winter season, including Akram Khan Company, Hofesh Shechter Company, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and the first dance work by fashion designer Hussein Chalayan. Programmes for the Peacock Theatre and the Lilian Baylis Studio have also been announced.

WIN! Signed copies of The Ballet Lover’s Companion

WIN! Signed copies of The Ballet Lover’s Companion Published by Yale University Press this month is Zoë Anderson’s latest book, The Ballet Lover’s Companion. Focusing on 140 ballets that form the core of the international repertoire, Anderson takes the reader on a journey through the history of ballet, from its earliest times at the aristocratic […]

UPDATE! Strictly stars lead full-day workshop in central London

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer will teach a unique one-day workshop on the technique of ballroom and Latin for intermediate and professional dancers at Danceworks, London, on May 19.

Q&A: Pasha Kovalev

Pasha Kovalev’s Life Through Dance tours until June 21. He tells Nicola Rayner about the show…   How does Life Through Dance compare with your your show last year with Katya Virshilas? There’s different music, different choreography and this time around I want to have a little story going from dance to dance about the things […]

May 2015 issue

This month, we catch up with dance legend Peggy Spencer, take to the skies to learn aerial steps, explore sponsorship in the world of dance and hear from the voters in the 2015 Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year competition…                  

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