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Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova

March 2016 issue

Welcome to our biggest ever issue! This month’s Dancing Times casts a spotlight on France, from Benjamin Millepied’s shock departure from the Paris Opéra Ballet to the dance scene as a whole. There’s tango with cover stars Germán Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, ballroom and Latin at the UK Open, crossovers between theatre and dance and […]

2014 WDC World Professional Ballroom Championship

Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova retained their title at the WDC World Professional Ballroom Championship, held at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on November 23, 2014. Sadly, Victor Fung and his partner Anastasia Muravyeva had to withdraw, reportedly due to cramp.

Blackpool so far

It’s been a good year for England so far at Blackpool Dance Festival with Michael Foskett and Nika Vlasenko, dancing for England, taking the Under 21 Ballroom yesterday. They follow in the footsteps of fellow Under 21 dancers, Richard Lifshitz and Korina Travis (pictured heading the line-up, left), who also dance for England and triumphed […]

World champions at the Riverside Ball

Featuring a spectacular demonstration from World Professional Ballroom champions Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova (pictured), the Riverside Ball will take place at the Riverside Suite Venue 360 (formerly Vauxhall Recreation Club), Luton, on May 15, from 7.30pm to 11pm.

The 61st International Championships

At the grand finals of the 61st International Championships on October 3, there were new winners, returning champions and a smattering of Strictly stars in the audience.

Blackpool finale

This year’s Blackpool Dance Festival has waltzed to an exciting finish. As ever, the festival ended with the Professional Ballroom final, danced to a packed audience at the Winter Gardens.  

Blackpool Begins

The 2013 Blackpool Dance Festival is well under way. Neil Jones and Ekaterina Sokolova, in their first ever Professional Latin competition, became Blackpool’s Professional Latin Rising Star champions. The couple were dancing for England.

The UK Open 2013

The UK Open, one of the most prestigious of the international dancesport competitions, closed last night, January 17, with the Amateur Ballroom and Professional Latin Championships.

The World Professional Ballroom Championship

Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova, dancing for the US, triumphed again on November 18, at the World Professional Ballroom Championship held in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.


The 87th Blackpool Dance Festival starts today, the beginning of nine days of top flight competitive dancing. Launched in 1920, Blackpool is the most iconic of ballroom and Latin championships, a goal and a dream for dancers across the world.

UK Open results

The results are in for the first major competition of the year, the UK Open Championships, which took place last week from January 17 to 19 at the Bournemouth International Centre. The winners of the Professional Ballroom were Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova, dancing for the US, while Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis, dancing for […]

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