Practise makes perfect… This month, we explore the art of preparation and celebrate the 90th Blackpool Dance Festival, at which our cover stars, Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis, stepped down from competition – though not, they have explained, from dancing…
Two of Dance Today‘s contributors – sequence writer Helen Blackburn and long-time photographer Ron Self – won Carl Alan awards in a ceremony that took place on Friday, September 26 at the Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park, Gatwick.
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.