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Strictly speaking

Week 7, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: 1. Claudia! 2. No theme! 3. Actual dancing! 4. Bye bye, Dave! 5. After 10 million references to Blackpool, Darcey still confused it with Brighton! (I can’t judge – I’m hazy about anything outside Zone 2.)

Where We Danced

Nicola Rayner hears from Brian “Lucky” Skillen, blues dancer and director of a new documentary about the history of social dance in the US, which screens in Dublin later this month “If anybody tries to do a history of social dance, looking at the timeline, it’s not clear at all, it’s not clear one bit, […]

How the Charleston changed the world

With The Great Gatsby hitting UK cinema screens today, we revisit Zoë Anderson’s investigation of the cheeky, cheerful dance that changed an era   The Charleston is irresistible. One of the best known craze dances, its rhythm and steps are an instant shorthand for the Roaring Twenties, for the Jazz Age, for a generation running wild […]

London Lindy Exchange

It’s not long to go before the London Lindy Exchange once again hits the capital! This popular annual four-day dance party takes place from April 29 to May 2 at the Camden Centre, near King’s Cross St Pancras station.

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