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Tuesday-night salsa sessions at Floridita

Iconic Soho venue Floridita launched the first of its Tuesday-night salsa sessions last night, with Strictly Come Dancing‘s veteran choreographer Richard Marcel (pictured).

Dance at the Peacock Theatre

The new season of dance at the Peacock Theatre includes shows from hip hop to Havana, taking in TV dance show talent along the way.

Flash Mob opens in the West End

Charlie Bruce, winner of the BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance, stars in Flash Mob, which opens in the West End’s Peacock Theatre next week on October 16. Flash Mob, which enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer, aims to show off dancers who have come to wider public notice through […]

Strictly speaking

Can you believe it? Against all odds, this Saturday teatime, light-entertainment treat involving perma-tanned celebs tangoing to Priscilla and stripping to Hot Chocolate (yes, that really happened), beloved of grannies, kids, dance fanatics and students with ironic viewing preferences alike, has survived general scepticism, format tinkering and the continued onslaught of He Who Must Not Be Named […]

Katya Virshilas leaves “Strictly”

“Strictly Come Dancing” professional Katya Virshilas has been dropped from the BBC series. Katya, a Lithuanian-born dancer who made her debut in series seven in 2009, is the only professional who will not be returning this year.

BBC fund’s support for dance

The BBC Performing Arts Fund is launching two new schemes in support of dance, Community Dance and Dance Fellowships. The fund, a BBC charity committed to developing new performing arts talent in the UK, will be awarding up to £350,000 in grants through the two schemes. This is the first time the charity has supported […]

So You Think You Can Dance

They say TV isn’t glamorous, and sitting on the cold pavement outside White City’s Television Centre certainly proved this to me. However, my patient queuing was for a worthy cause, as I had tickets to be in the audience for the BBC’s flagship Saturday night show “So You Think You Can Dance”.  On May 7 […]

BBC Performing Arts Fund supports dance

For the first time, the BBC Performing Arts Fund will award bursaries to dancers, offering funding to community dance groups and young professional dancers.

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