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Who’s your favourite choreographer?

Dance Today readers, we need your help! We’re preparing a feature on choreographers, and would love to know your favourites. 

Michael and Joanna retire after historic win at Blackpool

Following their historic eighth consecutive win of the Professional Latin Championship at Blackpool Dance Festival, Latin superstars Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis (pictured) announced, through chairman of adjudicators Marcus Hilton, their decision to retire from competitive dance.

London Jitterbug Championships and London Swing Festival

Yesterday, May 28, London Swing Festival, an annual celebration of swing dancing and music, opened at Wilton’s Music Hall, with social dancing from 7pm until 10pm.

Blackpool in China

Blackpool Dance Festival is to launch its first overseas event, to be held in Shanghai from August 19 to 23, 2016. Working with International Special Attractions (ISA), the British festival will work on the organisation, branding and management of the event, held under the name Blackpool Dance Festival (China).

Strictly stars support wheelchair dance

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton (pictured) will be attending a Dinner and Dance Showcase, held by Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK), of which they are patrons, on June 19 at the Auction House, Luton.

Beyond Bollywood

Coming straight from sold-out performances in Mumbai, the new musical Beyond Bollywood brings the colour and energy of Indian dance to London’s West End.

The UK Tango Festival and Championship

This year’s UK Tango Festival and Championship will take place from June 5 to 7 in central London with workshops, milongas, performances and the UK Tango Championships 2015.

Katya and Jared to join Puttin’ on the Ritz

Strictly stars Katya Virshilas and Jared Murillo will join the cast of Puttin’ on the Ritz next month in Belfast and will star in the show’s run at Blackpool, the home of ballroom, for its the summer season at the Grand Theatre. The pair will continue to tour with the show into the autumn.

Chrisanne wins top award

Dance fashion company Chrisanne has just been announced winner of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade, which recognises outstanding overseas sales growth in the last three years.

UPDATE! Strictly stars lead full-day workshop in central London

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer will teach a unique one-day workshop on the technique of ballroom and Latin for intermediate and professional dancers at Danceworks, London, on May 19.

Q&A: Pasha Kovalev

Pasha Kovalev’s Life Through Dance tours until June 21. He tells Nicola Rayner about the show…   How does Life Through Dance compare with your your show last year with Katya Virshilas? There’s different music, different choreography and this time around I want to have a little story going from dance to dance about the things […]

Breakin’ Convention

This year’s Breakin’ Convention, the annual festival of hip hop dance theatre held at London’s Sadler’s Wells, features a mix of lindy hop and hip hop, three sets of twins and an adult-only strand. It takes place over the bank holiday weekend of May 1 to 4.

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