Too Strictly? Battle in the ballroom

californiadreaming_Ballroom dancing, that most civilised of pastimes, may seem an unlikely target for controversy, but a proposed rule change by the British Dance Council (BDC) has thrust our nation’s waltzers into a heated debate.

This weekend, the BDC will discuss whether or not to approve a suggested amendment declaring that a ballroom partnership be recognised as “one man and one lady in all adult amateur and professional competitions and championships unless otherwise stated”.

That means no BDC-approved event would allow same-sex (male-male or female-female) dance couples to compete unless a competition promoter specifically decided to allow their inclusion.

Read my full The Arts Desk article here

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