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Sofia Boutella

Dancer Sofia Boutella’s Hollywood career has taken off, with roles in Star Trek Beyond and Kingsman: The Secret Service. In this 2012 interview, she tells Nicola Rayner about her dance training, dancing salsa in the film Street Dance 2 3D and working with Madonna My friends were crazy with me, they said: ‘You’re having to choose between Madonna and Michael […]

Strictly sparkle returns to Woburn Abbey

Sixteen sparkling gowns from Strictly Come Dancing will be on display at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, from August 15 to November 1.

New staging of Kiss Me, Kate

A new production of Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate, an Opera North co-production with Welsh National Opera, promises to heat up stages across England from September 2015.

Dancehall in Doncaster

New stage show Dancehall will tell the story of the people of Doncaster who have lived, loved and danced in the town. The show, co-directed by Esther Richardson and Lucy Hind, charts the story of Doncaster from the dancefloor and will be performed at performance venue Cast from September 11 to 19.

First-time UKA Dance medals for Rueda de Casino

Salsa takes a step forward this month as the London School of Salsa dancers pick up their UKA Dance medals and certificates at a special presentation in Greenwich, south London on July 27 and 28, from 7pm.

Sweet Charity in concert at at Cadogan Hall

Strictly alumnae Denise Van Outen and Kimberley Walsh will star with Kerry Ellis and Michael Xavier in Sweet Charity in concert, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, at Cadogan Hall from August 19 to 22.

Ballroom and street mash-up at the Roundhouse

On Wednesday, August 12, at 8pm, Tommy Franzén, ZooNation Youth Company, Roundhouse Street Circus Collective and established ballroom dancers will perform a mash-up of ballroom and street dance at the Roundhouse in a brand new commission especially created and choreographed for Utopia by Arlene Phillips.

Capezio back to support Dance Proms

Dancewear brand Capezio will support the talented 450 dancers who have been shortlisted to perform at Dance Proms 2015 as the headline sponsor for the second year running.

Forget-Me-Not on the Thames

The Dancers’ Forget-Me-Not Fund will hold a Thames River Cruise Dinner Dance on August 15. It will be an evening of dining, dancing and watching the sights of London slip by, all in aid of the Forget-Me-Not Fund, which raises money for dancers who are ill, who receive a “get well” message and a gift.

Dance Power for the British Red Cross

Strictly dancer Anton Du Beke will be among the stars taking to the stage for one night only to raise funds for the British Red Cross.

Dance rhythms at WOMAD this summer

This year’s World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival (WOMAD) will be held from July 24 to 26. With a dedicated All Singing All Dancing Tent, and activities from a luxury spa to the vintage rides of Carter’s Original Steam Fair, it’s a feast of culture.

Brazilian dance on London’s South Bank this summer

The passion of Brazil comes to London’s South Bank this summer in the form of Baila Brazil, a thrilling mix of original music, street dance and Afro-Brazilian culture.

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