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March 2015 issue

Posted on March 10, 2015

march-squareOur March 2015 issue goes behind the scenes on the Strictly tour, reveals talking points at the UK Open and explores what you, our readers, want from Dance Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Through Dance

pasha grabPasha Kovalev tells Nicola Rayner about his new show with Anya Garnis and his busy life in Strictly Come Dancing – and watching recent professional partner Caroline Flack dancing with someone else on tour….

“That was so weird. Watching that, I told Caroline I wished I could be on the tour… because you spend so much time with a person, you form this bond and you have this dance connection with each other…”

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 Talking points at the UK Open

uk-open-grabAlison Gallagher-Hughes spots the big moments of this year’s competition…

“The professional presentation dances took on an entertaining edge at this year’s championships. It’s a tradition at the UKs for the finalists to give the audience an ‘aperitif’ of what’s to follow with a short demonstration as they are announced…

“Michael [Malitowski] and Joanna [Leunis] performed a sizzling cha cha to ‘Love Potion Number 9’. Then the music stopped, but Michael and Joanna completed seven bars of silent cha cha with a semi-splits drop line before it began again. Their seamless performance continued without hesitation. The atmosphere was charged, the audience drinking up every moment…”

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 Also in the March issue…

Camilla Dallerup, judge on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing live tour, takes us behind the scenes on the sequinned juggernaut

In an excerpt from his new book, Dancing Feat: One Man’s Mission to Dance Like a Colombian, Neil Bennion looks at how social dancing has changed

Artem Chigvintsev, who left the UK Strictly for the American Dancing with the Stars, tells Debbie Selinsky about his career – and the experience of dancing at sea

Considering taking your first medal test? Phil Meacham, examiner for the National Association of Teachers of Dancing, tells you what to expect…

Tips on technique: James Whitehead explores heel turns

Phil Meacham looks at the whisk and chassé

All about you: we look at the results of our recent Dance Today readers’ survey

Dance Beauty: Stefanie Bossen advises “know your face”

Foot work: trainer Ray Conway on exercises for dancing feet

Steven Hillier remembers Charles Flood, dance promoter and our dear long-term contributor

How did you meet your other half? Simon Selmon wouldn’t be surprised if the answer was “Dancing, of course!”

Plus reports from the Bishopsgate’s Anniversary Ball and Rock Bottoms’ lindy hop weekender, news of our Dance for Vincent and Flavia competition winners, The People’s Strictly for Comic Relief, Fashion on the Ration at the Imperial War Museum, Easter dancing, Puttin’ on the Ritz with Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff and a Bath ballroom weekend, reviews of Anything Goes, The Associates and Oh What A Lovely War, variations and sequence scripts, our splendid listings pages and more!

 

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The March issue is in shops (including larger branches of WH Smith) now, or you can buy your print copy here, or buy your digital copy from all good app stores

 

 

 

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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