Dance features

A closer look at the hottest happenings on the London dance scene, plus interviews with the city's star performers



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Behind the scenes with the Royal Ballet

We went on an exclusive tour of the Royal Opera House to meet some of the country's most talented dancers

Rambert's new digs

Rambert dance company has a new home on the South Bank. Why not drop by?

Dancing queens: Candoco at Duckie

Dance company Candoco is taking up residence at gay club Duckie. We're bracing ourselves

London's best ballroom dancing lessons

Find the best places to sweep across the dancefloor with our guide to ballroom dancing in London

Boy Blue interview

East London dancers Boy Blue tell us why their new show is like ‘Breaking Bad’

Hofesh Shechter interview

As Hofesh Shechter premieres his latest work, we find out what’s on his mind

Susan Stroman interview: 'One has to make it believable'

The choreographer behind 'The Scottsboro Boys' tells us why she's turned the story of a racist trial into a minstrel show

London's best tango classes

Give the sultry, subtle and seriously addictive Argentine dance a try for yourself

Trisha Brown: dance icon

As iconic American choreographer Trisha Brown makes her last trip to London before retiring, we look at what made her great

A history of Don Quixote

As a hot new ‘Don Quixote’ leaps on to the stage at the Royal Opera House, we look at a few of its previous remakes

All hail Chisenhale!

The home for experimental dance celebrates its thirtieth birthday. We put on a party hat

Ebony Williams interview: 'I thought Beyoncé was a Martian!'

The singular lady tells us about swapping booty shaking with Beyoncé for contemporary dance

GOlive: a chance to dance

GOlive curator Donald Hutera introduces a new festival which gives stageless performers a place to show work

Ten years of the hippest hop at The Jump Off

We get the lowdown from the hip hop dance competition that launched Flawless and Diversity

Autumn's best dance shows

Get your credit card out and book now for some of autumn’s must-see dance shows

Six things you didn't know about 'West Side Story'

It boasts some of the best musical theatre choreography of all time. And it’s back in London! Here's the full ‘West Side Story’

London ballet's Russian invasion

Three Russian ballet companies are coming to town this month. We see how their moves measure up

Tamara Rojo interview

The artistic director of the English National Ballet wants dance to stop being seen as a ‘girl’s thing’. Her answer: more women

In The Place: the shock of the new

Bored of the same old, same old? Discover a provocative new season at one of London’s most forward-thinking dance spaces

Live dance shows for telly addicts

If you love to watch tightly choreographed youths doing backflips on TV, why not catch some in the flesh?

The Yanowsky family ballet

As Boston Ballet arrives in London, sibling performers Yury and Zenaida Yanowsky tell us about growing up in the theatre

Jean Abreu gets 'Blood' on the dancefloor

Gilbert & George’s bodily-fluid-focused artwork is about to be used on stage for the first time. We meet the instigator

Hip hop goes Baroque at 'Monteverdi Ballets'

From street dance to Monteverdi via Liberty X, Tony Adigun explains his latest project

'The Rite of Spring' turns 100

Brace yourselves for bruises, blood, sacrifice and cage fighting

Who the hell is Daniel Linehan?

Everything you need to know about the US choreographer

Come to the cabaret!

Seeing a dance show in the theatre a bit too formal for you? Cabaret's your fun new friend

Ten years in British hip hop

As Breakin’ Convention reaches its tenth year, we look at a great decade of hip hop

Where are all the female choreographers?

Holly Noble wants to know what's holding the sisterhood back when it comes to choreography

Cheat sheet: The Place Prize

London dance centre The Place is hosting Europe’s biggest choreography competition, with £35,000 up for grabs. Ker-ching!

Banana drama at the Mikhailovsky Ballet

A millionaire fruit importer, poached stars and GBH – in Russian ballet, everything's dramatic

How to join 'A Chorus Line'

The cast of the musical about a Broadway audition look back on their own audition experiences

Oh boy, it's the BalletBoyz!

Meet the new breed of dancers who are beefing up ballet

Charles Atlas: whirls on film

Video artist Charles Atlas is in residence at the Tate Tanks

Flamenco cheat sheet

Six top pointers to make you an instant expert in Spanish dance

Anatomy of Sergei Polunin

The rebellious dancer who stormed out of the Royal Ballet last year is back

Ballroom blitz

A sparkly flurry of ballroom and Latin shows are coming to the London stage

Deborah Colker's London mission

Get to know the Brazilian choreographer throwing herself into the London dance scene

Spring 2013's best dance

Classical ballet, dance theatre and contemporary choreography are all on the bill for the season ahead

New dance talent to watch in 2013

Great new moves: five stars who will soon have the dance world captivated

Breakin' Brass

B-boys and brass bands aren’t obvious bedfellows but it seems the combination works

Anatomy of Tommy Franzén

Lyndsey Winship serves up the skinny on the chameleon-like street dancer

What is gaga dance?

Ex-Batsheva dancer Chiasato Ohno tells us why you won't be needing a meat dress

Contemporary ice dance

Four figure skaters are going it alone in an attempt to reinvent ice dance

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