Tag Archives: dancing on ice

‘I’m fighting for gay rights through same-sex ballroom dancing’

The 2020 New Year Honours list included a landmark entry: the first honour for services to same-sex ballroom dancing. Pioneering dancer, DJ, event organiser and campaigner Jacky Logan now has a Medal of the Order of the British Empire – though … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing – with its first same-sex dance tomorrow, is the show keeping in step with the modern dance world?

Bereft fans of popular new professional Johannes Radebe, who departed Strictly Come Dancing with partner Catherine Tyldesley after a controversial dance-off last week, will at least get to see him make history on tomorrow night’s results show. Read my full Telegraph article … Continue reading

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Same-sex ballroom has been challenging conventions long before Dancing on Ice

It had been discussed among fans of the show for some time: when would Strictly Come Dancing feature its first same-sex pairing? One of the judges, Craig Revel Horwood, and a former contestant, the Rev Richard Coles, had both supported … Continue reading

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Fire and ice

It started so well. Blessed with the presence of Britain’s most famous (read: only) Olympic ice dancing champions and unbeatable concept of “celebrities” (read: retired athletes, some bloke off Hollyoaks and Chico) emoting to Eighties power ballads while wobbling round … Continue reading

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Super shoes, fair play, jazz hands and Blackpool

My articles in the May issue of Dance Today, out now: These shoes are made for dancing The development of perfect dance shoes, plus best footwear for beginners and pros, ballroom and Latin, and stunning Strictly stats Murder on the dancefloor Have we … Continue reading

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