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French connection

Posted on April 21, 2011

France’s first-ever same-sex ballroom competition, “Rendezvous in Paris”, takes place in the French capital on June 11, organised by Le Gais Musette as part of the Paris International Tournament.

To register as a competitor or spectator, visit; entry closes on May 15. For more information on the competition, and other same-sex dance activities in Paris, visit


Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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