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Carlos Miranda: A personal tribute in loving memory, by Adam Gatehouse

How to think of a world in which Carlos isn’t there? Surely he’s just gone out or gone away and will drift back into our lives at some time or other. That’s how he was. Of course I wept buckets when I heard – he was an emotional man after all. How did we first […]

Daniel Pratt has some New Year wishes

January is a strange month. Christmas probably seems like a distant memory now. I’m always disconcerted by how bare my living room looks once all the decorations have been taken down; the red-berry warmth that infused our exchanges as we anticipated the Holiday season is replaced with an altogether more minimalistic, somewhat beige, mood. As […]

February 2017 issue

This month’s magazine reflects the range of dancing experience – from taking dance to some of the world’s most deprived communities to how it feels to tackle a major role, or to challenge the different stereotypes of your chosen dance form. We also announce the winner of the Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year, […]

January 2017

Editorial and contents January 2017 Happy New Year! In many respects, 2016 proved to be a tumultuous year in politics, both in the UK and across the world, and there is little sign at present that 2017 is going to be any different. We live through changing times, and those times will affect the dance […]

Ferri to dance Ashton’s Marguerite

The Royal Ballet has announced casting for its forthcoming triple bill of ballets by Frederick Ashton. Alessandra Ferri, Zenaida Yanowsky and Natalia Osipova will share the role of Marguerite in Marguerite and Armand, Ashton’s version of La Dame aux camélias. After brief retirement, Ferri has made an acclaimed return to the stage as a mature […]

WIN! Signed copies of Len Goodman’s CD and DVD

Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman has signed for us two copies of his CD Len Goodman’s Crooners And Swooners and two copies of his DVD The Best of Strictly Come Dancing: Len’s Grand Finale to give away as competition prizes. To win a copy of the CD and DVD, send your answer to the following […]

Barbara Newman on music and dance

Mark Morris’ Behemoth has no music and lasts for 38 minutes. When his company brought it to the Edinburgh International Festival years ago, he told me “It’s a big task for an audience to watch that piece… And not one person walked out of the theatre.” Wishful thinking. At the performance I saw, you could […]

Move for fair pay and conditions in dance

Equity, the artists’ trade union, and DanceEast have agreed an innovative policy on choreographic commissions. An attempt to tackle low pay and poor conditions in commissioned dance work, the policy will apply to all commissions awarded by DanceEast from January 1, 2017. The policy has several key elements. It requires choreographers to pay rates that […]

Swing Patrol launches new fitness classes

Swing Patrol, the swing dance school and events company, has launched a new fitness workout called SwingTrain. Developed by Scott Cupit, the 2015 Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year who won investment on the BBC show Dragons’ Den, SwingTrain is an upbeat cardio programme performed to vintage swing, gospel, jazz and blues. Aimed at working […]

APPLY: Professional development at Studio Wayne McGregor

Studio Wayne McGregor is offering the opportunity for five dance students, or recent graduates, to take part in a professional development programme with the London-based organisation. Taking place from March to December, 2017, the programme is open to dancers in their final year of vocational training or who have graduated in the last year, and […]

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