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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, […]

The Tea Dance with a Twist

Participants are encouraged to dress up in bright colours and throw themselves into the action at DanceWest’s Tea Dance with a Twist on March 16 at Hammersmith Town Hall, London. A contemporary, dynamic event with something for everyone, the Tea Dance with a Twist features a live jazz band, led by nonagenarian Jack Honeyborne, playing […]

Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story

A film inspired by the life of Carlos Acosta will be released in the UK and Ireland on April 12, with an exclusive screening at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House on April 3. Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story is directed by Icíar Bollaín (Take My Eyes, Even the Rain), written by Paul […]

Freed of London

Freed of London are the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of professional dance shoes. When Freed’s founder, Frederick Freed, began his career he was creating both pointe shoes and theatrical shoes, bespoke for customers. It wasn’t until the end of the 60’s when Freed began to expand the theatrical shoe range and build upon the […]

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