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Judgement time

As Shirley Ballas joins the Strictly Come Dancing panel, we delve into the world of ballroom judging. Read my full Dancing Times article here Advertisements

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BWW Interview: Ryan Molloy

The actor and musician talks karting with Simon Cowell, Amy Winehouse and new rock musical 27. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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theartsdesk Q&A: Choreographer Stephen Mear

From Singin’ in the Rain and Anything Goes to Hello, Dolly! and Mary Poppins, Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear has done more than any other British choreographer to usher classic musicals into the modern era. But adept as he is … Continue reading

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Fusion confusion

Proving Strictly is for life, not just for Christmas, new Brazilian stage show Brazouka is a collaboration between an ex-judge and ex-contestant. Writer Pamela Stephenson-Connolly discovered novel form lambazouk and the rags-to-riches tale of leading advocate Braz dos Santos, and, together … Continue reading

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Fusion confusion and a message from Obama

My articles in the October issue of Dance Today, out now: Fusion confusion New show Brazouka‘s combination of hard-luck narrative and sunny sensuality baffles Stepping Out The Cleveland Gay Games featured American dances and a special message from President Obama New in the Dance Today section: Sign language A new project … Continue reading

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Ballroom’s new special relationship and same-sex dance at Blackpool

My articles in the August issue of Dance Today, out now: Shall we dance? American franchise Fred Astaire Studios has found its first British affiliate – will others follow suit? Stepping Out Top same-sex dancers hit Blackpool for the European Championships Bustin’ out all over The Arcola’s … Continue reading

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Fringe benefits

From sexy samba and surreal circus to fiery flamenco and comic tapping, don’t miss our dance highlights at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival. Read my full Dance Today article here

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