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September 2014

Well, here we are at the start of another academic year, as well as being at the beginning of a new dance season. In this month’s Dancing Times, we visit the new Dancers’ Course in Kingston upon Thames run by the BalletBoyz; talk to Jérôme Kaplan, the designer of Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby, which […]

Dazzle, Dance and Draw

The Cartoon Museum in Holborn, London, will host a dance event marking the World War I centenary and its Never Again! exhibition on August 29.

June 2014

In this latest issue of Dancing Times, Zoë Anderson talks to English National Ballet’s lead principal Daria Klimentová on the eve of her farewell to the stage. An audience favourite who formed an acclaimed partnership with Vadim Muntagirov, it is fitting that the ballerina will be dancing her final performance with him in Romeo and […]

An Audience with Len Goodman

Tickets are now available for “An Audience with…” Strictly Come Dancing‘s head judge, Len Goodman, at Cheltenham Town Hall on Friday, August 29.

Do you Charleston?

Silver River production company is looking for enthusiasts who can do a bit of Charleston to join them for some filming at Café de Paris on Friday, August 1, from 9am to 3pm, as part of a new BBC series about the history of British dance presented by Len Goodman and Lucy Worsley.

Rest and win!

Dancers who post pictures of themselves at rest can win goodies from Dance UK and our sister magazine, Dancing Times! The pictures are part of a social media campaign to promote the importance of rest for dancers. During July and August 2014, dancers are encouraged to share photographs of themselves resting, posted to facebook and […]

Forget-Me-Not dinner dance

The Dancers’ Forget-Me-Not Fund will host a dinner dance on Saturday, September 13 at the Tylney Ballroom, Leatherhead Leisure Centre in Surrey to raise funds for this worthy charity, which helps dancers when they are ill.

Ten reasons to get excited about July

Think the summer is a quiet time for dance? Think again… 1) Big Dance is back The biennial celebration of all things terpsichorean will be launched on July 2 by ballerina and Strictly judge Darcey Bussell, this year’s Big Dance special ambassador, with highlights including the Big Commonwealth Dance. See our story for more. www.bigdance.org.uk

May 2014

This month in Dancing Times, three directors of dance companies – large and small – give insights into their working lives. Alexander Whitley talks to Zoë Anderson on page 15 about his life as a dancer and choreographer, and the new company he has launched; choreographer Jamie Thomson reveals to Laura Dodge on page 27 […]

Dance with Vincent and Flavia app update and Android launch

Strictly stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have updated and launched their very popular and successful Dance with Vincent and Flavia app into the Android market. The app is now available free to download from Apple’s iTunes Appstore for both iPhone and iPad and now from the Android marketplace, Google Play.

Blackpool Same-Sex Dance Festival: the highlights

The ESSDA European Championships Same-Sex Dancing took place this weekend in the sumptuous surroundings of the Blackpool Winter Gardens’ Empress Ballroom. In a well-organised competition, hosted by Blackpool Same-Sex Dance Festival’s Sugar Dandies Sören and Bradley Stauffer-Kruse, an ever-higher standard of dancing was enjoyed by an enthusiastic and supportive audience.

Countdown to the Manchester Grand Prix

Wheelchair dancers from across Europe are set to gather in Manchester in three weeks’ time for the fourth annual Manchester Grand Prix International Wheelchair Dance Championship.

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