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Girl power

Strictly Come Dancing’s Dianne Buswell talks to Nicola Rayner about a new touring show, Here Come The Girls For one reason or another, 2019 seems to be the year of the same-sex ballroom show – sisters (or brothers) are doing it for themselves. We have Vincent Simone and Ian Waite pairing up for The Ballroom Boys […]

March 2019 issue

In this month’s magazine, we talk to some of the world’s leading choreographers, as well as catch up with Strictly Come Dancing’s Dianne Buswell, meet our Dancer of the Month, Nicholas Shikkis of Richard Alston Dance Company, and discover who the winners were at the UK Open in Bournemouth and at The Critics’ Circle National […]

February 2019

Editorial and contents February 2019 This month we mark some major anniversaries, welcome some new appointments, and talk to a whole host of dancers and other people involved in the industry. In News we report on the appointment of the new directors of both Rambert and Birmingham Royal Ballet, two of the UK’s leading dance […]

Cuba comes to Eastbourne

The spirit of Cuba comes to Eastbourne at the Cuban Salsa Sensation Weekend at the York House Hotel from May 3 to 5. Over an intensive weekend of dance workshops and parties, hosts Cuban-born instructor Leo Henriquez, Katarína Krošláková and salsa musicality expert Lee Knights will help you to take your dancing to another level. […]

Chelmsford celebrations

Were you a member of The Chelmsford Ballet Company? As part of The Chelmsford Ballet Company’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the company is inviting past members to get back in touch, share stories and reveal any archive material (such as photographs, newspaper clippings) that may form part of this special year. Past members have also been […]

Teshigawara returns to London

Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara returns to London this month with his retelling of Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, the first time he has performed in the UK since 2011. Teshigawara took up the challenge of creating a choreographic work from Dostoyevsky’s novel in 2016, producing a pure dance work that is fluid and intricately sculpted. Performed by […]

Kiss Me Quickstep

Ballroom drama Kiss Me Quickstep, by Amanda Whittington, opens at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, on February 22, before transferring to New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, on March 13 and then touring to Theatr Clwyd, Mold, on March 26. Directed by Kirstie Davis, with design by Jess Curtis, lighting by Mark Dymock, sound by James Cook and […]

Valentines quiz results

Mostly As: Samba Just like the raunchy carnival dance, it’s a fast-moving, red-hot fling that constantly keeps you guessing. It might not last long, but while it does, it’ll be fun, exciting and enviably steamy. Mostly Bs: Waltz Your relationship is as sweet and elegant as the classic ballroom dance, with just a touch of […]

Which dance is your romance?

Find out which dance your romance in Marianka Swain’s sizzling Valentine’s quiz, which first appeared in the February 2014 issue of Dance Today (download here for just £1.99). 1. Your Valentine has planned a special date at: A Nowhere. Planning isn’t their style. B Your favourite restaurant – dining at the chef’s table, naturally. C A friend’s ironic costume […]

Pasha Kovalev leaves Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing professional Pasha Kovalev has announced he is leaving the BBC show after “eight fantastic years”. The much-loved Russian dancer announced his departure on Twitter on February 13, saying: “After scoring 93 perfects tens, reaching four finals and lifting one glitter ball, it’s time for me to find a new challenge and so […]

Flamenco Festival London 2019

Now in its 16th edition, Sadler’s Wells’ annual Flamenco Festival London returns later than usual this year, running from July 2 to 14 for a fortnight of dance shows featuring some of the world’s finest flamenco dancers and musicians. Sara Baras returns to Sadler’s Wells to open this year’s festival with Sombras (Shadows) on July […]

Great Women in Dance

One Dance UK is holding an exclusive photography exhibition Beyond Borders – Great Women in Dance in the 12 Star Gallery at Europe House, Westminster. From some of the UK’s most renowned dance companies to freelance dance artists across all genres of the art form, international artists have significantly influenced the UK’s cultural fabric. Indeed, […]

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