Dancing Times

Stepping Out
August 2017

The show must go on at an eventful Miami Outgames.

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Movers and Shakers
July 2017

Three leading practitioners discuss the thriving field of movement direction.

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Stepping Out
July 2017

Local champions and a growing community at the German Open.

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Stepping Out
June 2017

New partnerships and Grand Slam action at Le Rendez-Vous de Paris.

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Stepping Out
May 2017

Competitor-turned-teacher and judge Frank Ropke discusses the evolving same-sex dance scene.

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Stepping Out
April 2017

Returning champions and new partnerships at London’s Pink Jukebox Trophy.

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Stepping Out
March 2017

Trailblazing DJ Jacky Logan’s changing experiences in same-sex dance.

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Stepping Out
February 2017

The options and opportunities for same-sex dancewear.

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A Man’s World
January 2017

The founder of Gay Men’s Dance Company talks classes, community and charity work.

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Stepping Out
January 2017

Looking back on a busy year of same-sex dance and previewing 2017.

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stepping-out-12-decemberStepping Out
December 2016

Competition and New Year’s celebrations at the Nordic Open.

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ore-oduba-joanne-clifton-showdance-bbc-guy-levyStrictly Speaking: The final
December 5, 2016

Ore is crowned champion and Len Goodman finally hangs up his “Seh-ven!” paddle.

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danny-mac-oti-mabuse-american-smoothbbc-guy-levyStrictly Speaking: Semi-final
December 12, 2016

A closely fought battle over two dances, with erratic judging and a sublime standout.

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professional-dancers-bbc-guy-levyStrictly Speaking: Week 11
December 5, 2016

A lacklustre Musicals Week sees theming distractions and more human prop interference.

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12458749-lowStrictly Speaking: Week 10
November 28, 2016

Danny dominates, the judges plays favourites, and Balls finally bows out.

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pros-group-dance-bbc-guy-levyStrictly Speaking: Week 9
November 21, 2016

Blackpool heralds sky-high scoring, forced VTs and the return of the human props.

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ed-balls-katya-jones-bbc-guy-levy-1Strictly Speaking: Week 8
November 14, 2016

Training footage, Mary Berry and Balls goes Gangnam Style.

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louise-redknapp-kevin-clifton-bbc-guy-levyStrictly Speaking: Week 7
November 7, 2016

The music lottery continues, and another “shock” bottom two sees Laura eliminated.

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ed-balls-katya-jones-bbc-guy-levy-3-1024x683Strictly Speaking: Week 6
October 31, 2016

A frightful Halloween is felled by props and scary scoring.

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Young at heart
November 2016

Family audiences are becoming a priority for dance companies and creatives.

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vincent-simone-and-flavia-cacace-the-last-tango-credit-manuel-harlan-2The Last Tango
November 2016

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace bring their final show to the West End.

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dscf4143-copyStepping Out
November 2016

Debuts at the UK Fun Competition, and a new Brighton event.

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ed-balls-katya-jones-bbc-guy-levy-2-e1477306451600Strictly Speaking: Week 5
October 24, 2016

Gorka’s return, invasive disco and Ed’s memorable lift.

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ore-oduba-joanne-clifton-bbc-guy-levy-2-1024x719Strictly Speaking: Week 4
October 17, 2016

More injury drama and the 10s come out early.

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movie-week-bbc-guy-levyStrictly Speaking: Week 3
October 10, 2016

Movie Week thrills and spills, including the early exit of Tameka.

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ed-balls-katya-jones-bbc-guy-levy-1024x683Strictly Speaking: Week 2
October 3, 2016

Injuries, field trips and dance-off controversy.

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THE CARMANLights, camera, action!
October 2016

Matthew Bourne and BalletBoyz discuss the rise of dance on screen.

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_91011281_strictlypaStrictly Speaking
October 2016

Lo-fi sci-fi and meeting the couples of 2016.

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sequence-02-still001Stepping Out
October 2016

Same-sex dance ventures into music videos.

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vamos-cubaVamos Cuba!
September 2016

Nilda Guerra’s new Sadler’s Wells show is oddly uninspired.

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stepping-out-9-septemberStepping Out
September 2016

Tackling the thorny topic of switching lead.

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danny-mac-oti-mabuse-bbc-guy-levy-1024x664Strictly Speaking
September 26, 2016

Ringer debates, capricious scoring and the debut of Ed “Glitter” Balls.

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2016-celebritiesStrictly Speaking
September 5, 2016

Lo-fi sci-fi, baby pros and a stellar 2016 line-up in the Series 14 launch show.

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August 2016

Tips for welcoming more audiences into the fold.

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August 2016

Close battles amid a friendly atmosphere at Helsinki EuroGames.

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20140713_BIGDANCE_0145Ten Big Years
July 2016

As the final Big Dance festival arrives, a look at its history and legacy.

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July, Beatrix Rencsisovszki & Reka FulekiStepping Out
July 2016

New nations and close rivalries at Le Rendez-Vous de Paris.

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June 2016

Hip hop heritage and boundary-pushing work at Sadler’s Wells’s annual festival

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Piia Korpi and Santra Rinne, credit Oskar MarchockStepping Out
June 2016

A preview of this year’s Helsinki European Championships.

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026_DT_May 2016The master storyteller
May 2016

As Jekyll & Hyde opens, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie discusses the value of narrative dance.

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Axel and StefanStepping Out
May 2016

Same-sex European champions Stefan Lehner and Axel Zischka venture into new spaces.

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'Motown' Musical performed at the Shaftsbury Theatre, London, UKMotown the Musical
April 2016

More spectacle than soul in this overstuffed Berry Gordy biopic at Shaftesbury Theatre.

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April 2016

German domination, new pairings and 20th anniversary celebrations at the Pink Jukebox Trophy.

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IMG_0102Stepping Out
March 2016

The pros and cons of senior age reclassification in ESSDA same-sex competitions.

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February 2016

From historical Argentina to today’s international festivals: the development of queer tango.

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ben thorstenStepping Out
January 2016

We look back on a busy year and preview 2016’s same-sex dance highlights.

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IMG_7735Talking Point
December 2015

How do you navigate your first ballroom social? Top tips for survival.

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Stepping Out
December 2015

The UK Fun Competition organisers explain its vital importance as the bridge between social and competitive same-sex dancing.

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Stepping Out
November 2015

A triumphant return, future stars and political support at the 10th anniversary Vienna Dance Contest.

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group-shot-credit-bbc-guy-levyStrictly Speaking
October 2015

My verdict on the new class, from ringers and dark horses to comedy contestants, plus play Strictly Bingo.

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Stepping Out
October 2015

Is it time for a same-sex couple on Strictly?

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