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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.

May 2015 issue

  This month, we catch up with dance legend Peggy Spencer, take to the skies to learn aerial steps, explore sponsorship in the world of dance and hear from the voters in the 2015 Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year competition…

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.

The Last Tango: Vincent and Flavia in their final ever tour

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are preparing to dance in their final ever theatre show, which they promise will be their most moving production yet. The Last Tango opens in September 2015 ahead of a 33-week theatre tour.

Strictly professionals announced!

The professional line-up for the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing has been announced. There are three new dancers:  2012 Italian champion Giovanni Pernice, eight-time South African Latin champion Otlile Mabuse and Russian-born Dancing With The Stars favourite Gleb Savchenko.                  

Che London! Tango Festival

Look out for the first ever Che London! Tango Festival, four days of pure tango salón, with workshops, tango boosts – including free beginners’ sessions – practicas and evening milongas.

From Brazil to Brighton!

Catch a “Brazilliant” showcase of hot carnival rhythms, colourful costumes and fast, beautiful dance moves at Pavilion Gardens Café in Brighton on May 3, as part of Brighton Fringe.

Dance UK Conference live stream

Dance UK Conference live stream Sessions from the Dance UK conference, The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations, will be live streamed. Sessions to be streamed include the opening night celebration starring Robin Windsor, Kristina Rihanoff, Teneisha Bonner and more, plus a session on dance training – an issue recently highlighted by choreographers Akram Khan, Hofesh […]

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