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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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Sign language and competition controversy

My articles in the September issue of Dance Today, out now: Sign language A new project and an emerging company prove deafness needn’t be a barrier to dance Stepping Out The British Dance Council proposes separating mainstream and same-sex competitors New in the Dance Today section: Shall … Continue reading

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Too Strictly? Battle in the ballroom

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 … Continue reading

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Banning same-sex couples from ballroom would be a big step back

It’s Cuban heels at dawn in the world of competitive ballroom, with the British Dance Council (BDC) proposing a new rule that defines a partnership as “one man and one lady”. This would effectively ban same-sex dancers from mainstream competitions, just … Continue reading

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