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September 2015 issue

  This is Dance Today’s final issue as a standalone magazine, before it rejoins our sister magazine Dancing Times. So we’re thinking about transitions. Cover stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace discuss upcoming stage show The Last Tango, former champions talk about taking the momentous decision to retire, and we look back at almost six […]

Strictly speaking

This was a long, long, looooong semi-final. It made War and Peace look like a Tweet. It made the Oscars look like a Saturday cartoon. Stars in distant galaxies went through entire lifespans. And still we came no closer to deciding what rumba actually is. All of which would be forgivable if Strictly had treated […]

Strictly speaking

Week 6 Oh Strictly Halloween Week, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways…

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.

Doing all right

To mark Flash Mob‘s return to the Peacock Theatre this week, we revisit our interview with Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer, first published in the May issue of Dance Today  “I get free fish and chips in Grimsby now,” says Kevin Clifton, musing on how his life has changed since appearing on Strictly Come Dancing […]

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 Come Dancing: The Live Tour

The line-up for Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour has now been confirmed.

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.

Dance your way to Valentine’s Day

Celebrate the run-up to Valentine’s Day on the dancefloor with a series of balls around the country.

Daffodil Dance for Marie Curie Cancer Care

You can dance routines by some of the UK’s top choreographers as part of the Daffodil Dance campaign, which raises money to help Marie Curie Cancer Care. The charity helps to nurse terminally ill people at home in their final hours.

Karen Hardy Studios celebrate Favourite Business Award

As Karen Hardy Studios approaches its fourth anniversary this December, Karen and her team (pictured) have plenty to celebrate.  The latest achievement, celebrated at a special event on Sunday, September 2 with the mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Belinda Donovan, in attendance, is a Hammersmith and Fulham Brilliant Business Award.

Masquerade with Karen Hardy

Dance in disguise at Karen Hardy’s masquerade party this week. Held on March 31 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, Chelsea Harbour (pictured), the party has a masked theme, with guests dancing incognito. Karen will award a prize for the best mask.

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