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Inside this month:

Jonathan Gray on the Beijing Dance Academy’s 60th anniversary
Gerald Dowler talks to Christopher Powney
We celebrate ten years of MOVE IT
Zoë Anderson on A Bournonville Celebration

And much more


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Welcome to Dancing Times - Britain's leading monthly dance magazine

In conjuction with our very special issue of Dancing Times, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of our first issue, we have taken the opportunity to re-launch our website, as well as the layout of the magazine. We hope you enjoy the final results!

Dancing Times can state with some pride that throughout the often turbulent century of its existence – two World Wars, the Wall Street Crash and Great Depression, and the current financial crisis – we never missed the publication of a single issue and have remained true to our aims of recording with honesty the events and developments in all aspects of dance. Dancing Times played an instrumental role in the formation of such important teaching bodies as the Royal Academy of Dance and the British Dance Council, and it has witnessed the UK dance scene change beyond all recognition. Just some measure of the love and respect the magazine has garnered can be read in the wonderful tributes published on page 25 of our latest issue. Kathrine Sorley Walker salutes our first editor, Philip Richardson, on page 12 and our beloved editor emeritus, Mary Clarke, is interviewed by Gerald Dowler on page 53. Also in this issue, we interview The Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson, look at how dance floors have changed over the years, and preview the 2010 season from Dance Umbrella.

Happy New Year! As you will have probably noticed by now, we commence 2015 with a magazine dedicated to international dance, with a particular focus on training. Gerald Dowler talks to Christopher Powney, the new director of London’s Royal Ballet School, about his ambitions and plans for the future of the school, and Richard Glasstone marks the 50th birthday of the Spanish Dance Society by highlighting its origins in South Africa. I travel to China to participate in the Beijing Dance Academy’s 60th anniversary celebrations, and Zoë Anderson talks both to Aakash Odedra about his training in Indian kathak and Bharata Natyam, and to British dancers Gregory Dean and Kizzy Matiakis about dancing ballet the Danish way. In addition, Igor Stupnikov and Jack Anderson offer their regular columns from St Petersburg and New York, and we include reviews of ballet and dance from the UK, Australia, Belgium, Germany and the US. You can also read Barbara Newman’s views on two musicals that have just opened in London’s West End and, finally, there is a round-up of just some of the latest dance books and DVDs that have recently been made available. We hope you enjoy it! 




Win! Tickets to MOVE IT

mi-2015-centred-optionMOVE IT, the UK’s biggest dance event, is back for its tenth year! Held in London’s Olympia Grand Hall from February 13 to 15, the show is making its anniversary year better than ever, with dance performances, celebrity guests, interviews with dance experts, more than 240 dance classes and a wealth of stalls from dance schools, fitness brands and more. We have ten pairs of tickets to MOVE IT. For a chance to win a pair, send the answer to the following question, with your name and contact details, to What year was the first MOVE IT held? The closing date for the competition is December 31, 2014. See the December issue for more information about the event.


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