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Ballroom boy

Vincent Simone talks to Nicola Rayner about his new touring show with Ian Waite “Any chance to please the ladies!” jokes Italian dancer Vincent Simone when I ask about his new show The Ballroom Boys. “It was an idea that Ian Waite had,” he goes on to explain. “It hasn’t been done before that a […]

Dance Power for the British Red Cross

Dance Power, a gala starring dancers from Strictly Come Dancing to The Royal Ballet, will raise funds for the British Red Cross. Held at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on October 11, it will be hosted by Strictly’s Anton du Beke, who will perform with his dance partner Erin Boag.

Dance Power for the British Red Cross

Strictly dancer Anton Du Beke will be among the stars taking to the stage for one night only to raise funds for the British Red Cross.

Dance for Comic Relief

Strictly Come Dancing champion Caroline Flack and presenter Davina McCall are the latest celebrities to have to join the line-up for the Comic Relief Danceathon, a six hour non-stop dance frenzy, held on March 8 at the SSE Arena, Wembley to raise money for Red Nose Day 2015.

Dance with the Stars

Avid Strictly fans will have the chance to meet their heroes at a weekend dance break with performances from and tuition with the stars themselves in March next year.

Big Burn

Thousands of people are expected to take part in Big Burn, a new mass participation fitness class. Strictly stars, Darcey Bussell and club DJs from Ministry of Sound are among the headline acts at the huge event, held at London’s Alexandra Palace on May 30 and 31.

Karen Hardy Studios’ fifth anniversary party

On reflection, when Karen Hardy and husband Conrad Murray (pictured with Jade Johnson) decided to start a business together in 2008, in one of the worst economic climates of all time, it makes what they have gone on to achieve with Karen Hardy Studios all the more remarkable.   These achievements were celebrated at a […]

Strictly at Christmas

Strictly Come Dancing returns for a festive edition on Christmas Day, with six new celebrities taking part in BBC1’s much-loved show.

The Carl Alan Awards

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.

Strictly Confidential

Vikki Jane Vile enjoyed Craig Revel Horwood’s show, starring Lisa Riley and a topless Artem Chigvintsev, at the New Wimbledon Theatre on July 1 With Strictly fans offered so many spin-off shows in the bleak cold months of the year, when withdrawal symptoms are at their most insufferable, it’s a rather nice surprise to be […]

Fitsteps Instructor Days selling out fast

There are limited places left if you would like to take part in a FitSteps Instructor Day – only Glasgow, Edinburgh and Hillingdon now have availability. Devised and fronted by Strictly‘s Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite, FitSteps is a dance fitness class suitable for everyone from fitness novices to advanced old hands.

Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund Gala

The Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund (DTBF) will be presenting a celebration fundraising gala at the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on Sunday, October 21.

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