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Rip it Up hits the West End

Four favourite Strictly Come Dancing celebrities will dance in London’s West End next week, as Rip it Up – The 60s comes to the Garrick Theatre from February 7, 2019. Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith, who have performed in the show on tour, are joined by Jay McGuiness for a 16-week run of […]

New show: Message In A Bottle

Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK announced a new production choreographed by Kate Prince, set to the music of Sting yesterday, January 29. The world premiere of Message In A Bottle will take place at Sadler’s Wells’ West End theatre, The Peacock, from February 6 to March 21, 2020, followed by a UK and international […]

WIN! Frederick Ashton DVD box sets

Just released on the Opus Arte label is a three-disc Blu-ray and DVD box set titled The Frederick Ashton Collection, Volume One, which includes performances by The Royal Ballet in some of the choreographer’s best-loved works. All previously released on separate discs, this new set contains complete recordings of The Dream, Monotones, Rhapsody, Symphonic Variations, […]

Liam Scarlett Asphodel Meadows, Frederick Ashton The Two Pigeons, TRIO ConcertDance

When The Royal Ballet Upper School left its Barons Court home in 2003 and moved into brand-new facilities in Covent Garden, directly across the street from the stage door that every pupil hopes one day to enter, I was told that the quality and convenience of the new premises were bound to improve the quality […]

Unfamiliar location

January is that month where all the clichés come out. After all the exuberance – and excesses – of Christmas, it feels good to refocus, take stock of what’s been and aim to fill the endeavours of the coming year with happy pragmatism. Sometimes I get irritated at the pressure to work on oneself, to […]

MOVE IT 2019

Introducing the names, dates, events and classes at the latest MOVE IT, the world’s leading event completely dedicated to dance MOVE IT, London ExCel, March 8 to 10 MOVE IT is the world’s biggest dance event, bringing together nearly 30, 000 people from the performing arts community. Whether you’re a dancer, teacher, spectator, student or […]

What a way to make a livin’

Nicola Rayner hears from West End star Bonnie Langford about her role in 9 to 5: The Musical, now at the Savoy Theatre. Photographs by Paul Rider Bonnie Langford is on the phone from her sick bed. “I’m sorry I sound so awful,” she croaks. “I’m never usually ill: I got a cold at Christmas […]

Vote for Grafton!

The former studio of a pair of ballroom legends is in the running for a Blue Plaque. Grafton Dance Centre in Dulwich, London, which was run for more than 25 years by Bob Burgess and Doreen Freeman, one of the best-known ballroom couples in the world at the time, is among this year’s Southwark Blue […]

The Big Jive All-Dayer

Join in with 12 hours of “non-stop jumping” with the best of jive, rhythm and blues, boogie and swing at the Big Jive All-Dayer at Worthing Assembly Hall on February 23. From 1pm to 1am, the dance extravaganza will take place for the seventh year running with the audience invited to jump, bop and stroll […]

January 2019

Editorial and contents January 2019 Happy New Year! Dancing Times offers you “all the As” for the start of 2019, from interviews with English National Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru, Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke and international choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, to advice about how best to prepare for auditions for young dancers planning to go on […]

Dancing Times February 2019 issue

This month’s magazine is full of anniversaries and events, as well as new appointments, and we also talk to a whole host of dancers and people employed in the industry. These include Northern Ballet’s Javier Torres, Ballet Black’s Isabela Coracy, West Star Bonnie Langford, and the ballroom and Latin American dance photographers Fredric Frennessen, Sophie […]

Feeling lucky

Jonathan Gray talks to Northern Ballet’s Javier Torres. Photographs by Izuky Photography “Do you mind if I stretch out my leg?” asks Javier Torres, premier dancer with Northern Ballet, who is nominated for the Dancing Times Best Male Dancer Award at the forthcoming Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards this month. We were sitting on high […]

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