As Christmas approaches, Dancing Times gets ready for The Nutcracker and for the final rounds of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing – which appears on our cover for the first time, with cover stars Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani. We also meet promising young dancers – ballroom and Latin couple Glenn Richard Boyce and Alexandra […]
The spacious banqueting suite in Slough’s Centre was recently the venue again for Bateman’s Anniversary Ball, which is held each year in memory of Ken Bateman by his wife and 2013 Carl Alan Lifetime Dedication to Dance Award winner, Blanche Ingle-Bateman (pictured with, from left, Mark and Olga Elsbury and Emma-Lee and DjordieTanasijevic).
The 2013 Carl Alan Awards, organised by Michael Stylianos and Lorna Lee, were held at the Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park on September 20. The event was hosted by Strictly professionals Karen Hardy and Ian Waite, while Olympic ice dance champion Jayne Torvill presented the awards.
Bateman’s 58th anniversary ball, held in memory of Ken Bateman, will take place on Saturday, November 10 at the Centre, Slough.