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Strictly Speaking: Week 1

This first proper competitive show gave us a chance to assess the ‘new normal’ on Strictly – and, for the most part, it worked absolutely fine. Yes, the performances felt a little muted without a raucous studio audience, but that … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing 2020: launch show – who impressed on the dance floor? Who was ‘horribly wooden’?

We got our first chance to assess the Series 18 celebrity hopefuls in the launch show’s group dance – and it’s great news. Not only is it a treat to have Strictly back, but this year’s cast is seriously promising. Read my full … Continue reading

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With Honour

Jacky Logan talks about being awarded the first Medal of the Order of the British Empire for Same-sex Dancing. Read my full Dancing Times article here  

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Strictly Speaking: Week 7

Right, hands up if you know how to perform an exorcism? For clearly the evil spirit is still in possession of this series of Strictly, keeping Ginger Neil on the bench, taking poor Will Bayley out of the competition altogether, even … 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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Same-sex partnerships on Strictly

I am quoted in Shaun Kitchener’s piece about introducing same-sex pairings to Strictly Come Dancing. Read the full Metro article here

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Young audiences, Fun Competition and The Last Tango

My articles in the November issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Young at heart Family audiences are becoming a priority for dance companies and creatives The Last Tango Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace bring their final show to the West End Stepping Out Debuts … Continue reading

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Dance on film, Strictly and music videos

My articles in the October issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Lights, camera, action! Matthew Bourne and BalletBoyz discuss the rise of dance on screen Strictly Speaking Lo-fi sci-fi and meeting the couples of 2016 Stepping Out Same-sex dance ventures into music videos New in the Dancing … 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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