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August 2015 issue

Youth champions AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt are our cover stars in this month’s issue, which reports on dance from Blackpool to Havana – and reveals our readers’ favourite choreographers…                

July 2015 issue

Practise makes perfect… This month, we explore the art of preparation and celebrate the 90th Blackpool Dance Festival, at which our cover stars, Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis, stepped down from competition – though not, they have explained, from dancing…              

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.

Bishopsgate Ballroom

Bishopsgate Institute will hold a ballroom weekender on August 1 and 2, an extravaganza of workshops and social dancing.

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. 

June 2015 issue

This month, we speak to cover stars Katya Virshilas and Jared Murillo, discover dance studios in unexpected places and explore dancers “crossing over” from one style to another…              

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.

UPDATE Blackpool begins!

Blackpool Dance Festival has started, and the results are in for the first competitions. The Amateur Latin Championship was won by new champions Nikita Brovko and Olga Urumova, from Russia, with Morten Löwe and Roselina Doneva, from Denmark, second and Kirill Belorukov and Ekaterina Nikolaeva, from Russia, third. 

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.

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