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Strictly Speaking: Week 1

And we’re off! Another series of ringer debates, capricious scoring and Great British Triers, the latter group represented this year by, well, pretty much just Ed Balls. Is the 2016 crop a bit too good too soon? I did some highly … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Robin Windsor

The dancer talks Strictly, choreographing and new tour Keep Dancing. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Strictly Speaking: Launch show

Sci-fi nonsense, ringer protestations and Ed “Glitter” Balls: our introduction to the class of 2016. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Housing, cycling and movies for your ears

Highlights of my November MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Crisis management New London Architecture’s competition winners propose solutions for London’s affordable housing shortage Don’t miss: Two wheels good The Design Museum celebrates the cycling boom with a new exhibition … 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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Edinburgh, Teacher of the Year and Is That Allowed?!

My articles in the July issue of Dance Today, out now: Fringe benefits From sexy samba and surreal circus to comic tapping, the dance highlights of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Hip hop hooray Dance Today Teacher of the Year T. Damien Anyasi talks London Olympics and breakin’ boundaries Latin scorcher In … 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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Strictly Speaking Week 7

Week 7, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: 1. Claudia! 2. No theme! 3. Actual dancing! 4. Bye bye, Dave! 5. After 10 million references to Blackpool, Darcey still confused it with Brighton! (I can’t judge … Continue reading

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