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Dance with confidence

Well, it had to happen eventually, but it’s that “back to school” time of year! Dancers are already busy preparing their dance kits, and also looking for great things to buy, so to coincide BLOCH has just launched its brand-new Back to School campaign. Titled “Dance With Confidence”, BLOCH wants dancers to feel inspired, confident, […]

Arunas and Katusha retire

Two of the ballroom world’s biggest stars, Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova have retired from competitive dancing. As undefeated Professional Ballroom champions, the pair dominated this category for a decade, winning all the major international titles it’s possible to win. In an announcement read out at Blackpool Dance Festival after the Team Match on May […]

Win a pair of tickets to Victoria

Win a pair of cinema tickets to see the brand new film of the ballet Victoria performed by Northern Ballet, which will be screened in more than 300 cinemas across the UK for one night only on June 25. It’s a unique opportunity for the lucky winner to see Northern Ballet’s sumptuous production if you didn’t […]

Advertise in the July issue of Dancing Times

We will be printing additional copies of the July issue of Dancing Times (due to be published June 27) which will be distributed to students and teachers at dance summer schools during July and August. Please book space by Tuesday June 4, artwork and payment can follow by Monday June 10. To book space or […]

To Gillie, With Love

A special evening, To Gillie, With Love, will celebrate Gillian Lynne and launch the Lynne and Land Foundation on July 2 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane. A year and a day after Lynne died, To Gillie, With Love will see stars of the world of dance, theatre, film and television come together to […]

Ballet Black’s Cira Robinson to dance in The Crucible

Senior guest artist Cira Robinson will join Scottish Ballet for the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s The Crucible. The first major commission of Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year, the production will open the dance programme at the Edinburgh International Festival from August 3 to 5. As part of a longstanding collaboration between the two companies, […]

Dada Masilo’s Giselle

Soweto-born dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo brings her latest production Giselle to the UK this autumn with London premiere performances at Sadler’s Wells on October 4 and 5, and a subsequent UK tour. Dancing in the title role, Masilo leads her company of 12 dancers to a score from South African composer, Philip Miller, which […]

Darcey Bussell to leave Strictly

Darcey Bussell shocked Strictly Come Dancing fans with the announcement she is to step down from her role as a judge on the BBC One show. Previously appearing as a guest judge on the programme, Bussell has been a permanent member of the Strictly judging panel since 2012, seeing the show through seven series. In […]

Autumn 2019 at Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells has announced its autumn 2019 season, with new works, old favourites and three different productions of Giselle. The first of the Giselles is Akram Khan’s re-imagination of the archetypal romantic ballet for English National Ballet that returns to Sadler’s Wells from September 18 to 28. Khan’s version sees the action moved to a […]

The Power of the Prix

February has always been an exciting month for me. My birthday falls at its start; Valentine’s and Pancake days usually add further cause for diversion (though Shrove Tuesday makes a later appearance in March 2019). Since I’ve spent successive Februarys stateside, my appreciation for pop culture standouts like the Super Bowl, Golden Globes and Oscars […]

Dance On

Dance On, a new series of dance classes for older adults in Bradford, Doncaster and Leeds, was launched earlier this month. Supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England, Dance On sees newly appointed dance artists working with various community groups to set up new classes across the three cities. Designed to be a way […]

Hot to Trot

An intimate account of same-sex competitive ballroom dance, Hot to Trot is now available in the UK via Amazon and iTunes, and DVDS of the film are now for sale. The documentary follows the stories of charismatic Ernesto, a former meth addict from Costa Rica who strives for success and love; Emily, a lifelong type […]

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