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February 2017

This month’s issue of Dancing Times takes a look at the many different aspects of a dancer’s life, from tackling a major role in a classic of the repertoire for the first time, to taking dance to some of the world’s most deprived communities. In advance of their debuts as Princess Aurora in The Sleeping […]

January 2017

Editorial and contents January 2017 Happy New Year! In many respects, 2016 proved to be a tumultuous year in politics, both in the UK and across the world, and there is little sign at present that 2017 is going to be any different. We live through changing times, and those times will affect the dance […]

WIN! Signed copies of Len Goodman’s CD and DVD

Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman has signed for us two copies of his CD Len Goodman’s Crooners And Swooners and two copies of his DVD The Best of Strictly Come Dancing: Len’s Grand Finale to give away as competition prizes. To win a copy of the CD and DVD, send your answer to the following […]

December 2016

The approach of Christmas can mean many things to dance lovers: the opportunity to go out dancing with friends and family, an annual visit to see The Nutcracker, waiting to find out who wins this year’s final of Strictly Come Dancing, or even the chance just to sit down on the sofa and finish reading […]

November 2016

This issue of Dancing Times sees the first in a series of extracts taken from the unpublished memoirs of the ballerina Nadia Nerina, beginning with her description of the creation of Frederick Ashton’s masterpiece, La Fille mal gardée, for which she was the first-cast Lise, and which has recently been revived by The Royal Ballet […]

WIN! The Royal Ballet The Collection DVDs

  Celebrating 60 years since The Royal Ballet was awarded its Royal Charter, The Royal Ballet The Collection is a sumptuous 15 disc set by Opus Arte, illustrating the breadth of the company’s work. The 22 ballets, filmed over the last decade, include 19th century classics such as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The […]

WIN! Tickets to see English National Ballet’s production of Giselle

English National Ballet is offering Dancing Times readers the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to see the classic production of one of the greatest Romantic ballets, Giselle, at the London Coliseum. Giselle is a haunting story of innocence and betrayal, a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love. Moving from the […]

October 2016

Welcome to the start of a new volume of Dancing Times – our 107th – which is the first to come to you from our office in Battersea Square. Everything at our former premises in Clerkenwell Green was packed and moved across London shortly after we sent the last issue to the printers at the […]

Silky Dance tights giveaway!

We have 50 pairs of amazing tights to give away to Dancing Times readers. Silky Dance Ultimates from Legwear International are a technical breakthrough – they’re knitted using vertical lines of knots, creating a completely ladder-proof garment. (We’ve tested them in the office, and suspect witchcraft was involved: they really don’t ladder!) Designed for the […]

September 2016

This is the very last issue we will be bringing to you from our base at Clerkenwell House in Clerkenwell Green, as, from September 1, the company will be moving to a new office space located at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in Battersea Square, London. Although the staff of Dancing Times will be […]

August 2016

On June 23, 2016, the British electorate voted – by a small margin – to leave the European Union. It’s something of an understatement to say that the result has caused consternation within the country, as well as a certain degree of anxiety and uncertainty as to what will happen next. Undoubtedly many things will […]

July 2016

There is a real “summer” feel to this issue of Dancing Times, where we take a look at some of the big dance events about to take place over the next few months. 2016 is the 60th anniversary of the Bolshoi Ballet’s first visit to the UK, and on page 17 I talk to some […]

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