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Breakin’ Convention

This year’s Breakin’ Convention, the annual festival of hip hop dance theatre held at London’s Sadler’s Wells, features a mix of lindy hop and hip hop, three sets of twins and an adult-only strand. It takes place over the bank holiday weekend of May 1 to 4.

Swing for Victory at Kettner’s Lights Out! party

Kettner’s in Soho, London, is throwing a Lights Out! party on Friday, April 24, from 6pm to 1am, transforming the venue to wartime London after dark.

Dance Today Teacher of the Year: meet this year’s shortlist!

Next week, on March 28, our Dance Today Teacher of the Year 2015 will be announced in the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Five dance teachers, including one husband and wife team, have made the shortlist this year.

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

Pink Swing: London’s first LGBT swing dance club

Pink Swing, London’s first LGBT swing dance club, will be offering classes on Monday evenings from March 3 at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

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, […]

Quickstep through the week

Get out your diaries and your dancing shoes – here are a few events to look out for in the coming week or so…

Brighton Lindy Hop Festival

Brighton Lindy Hop Festival, celebrating all things swing, will take place from April 26 to 28.

Travels with my dance

This week: where have all the young men gone?  Last night I was at a modern jive and Argentine tango event and there was a young guy dancing. He was, as my female partner said, “hot” in every sense: good-looking, fast on the floor, talented. He was more or less fighting young women off. As […]

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