News: Your weekly London dance guide

Monday 31 July 2017

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Book your tickets for Werq: Ballroom at the Barbican as London’s ballroom scene competes in ‘runway’, ‘realness’ and ‘performance’ categories. There will also be performances from Chicago-born rapper Mister Wallace, international superstar Kiddy Smile and European Father D’relle Khan.


Take an in-depth look at Romeo & Juliet through the ages in this study day for music, dance and history enthusiasts at the Southbank Centre at the Southbank Centre.


Join Xander Parish, Soloist at the Mariinsky Ballet, in conversation with Deborah Weiss and Esme Chandler at the London Ballet Circle. Xander will discuss his career and journey to the stage, which included dancing with the Royal Ballet.


Head to the Bernie Grant Arts Centre for their Summer Dance Festival which promises three days of ‘jam-packed exciting performances, free events and family-friendly activities’.


Learn extracts from Romeo and Juliette with English National Ballet dance artists at this fun workshop for under-10s and their grown-ups.


Watch South Asian dance company Akademi ‘fuse the epic story of Dante’s Divine Comedy with Hindu mythology, and their signature blend of contemporary dance and music’ at Stratford Circus.


Head down to Spitalfields market to enjoy some free, outdoor tango. The dance floor is covered by our Amphitheatre Canopy canopy so the events will continue through any summer showers. However, bring dance trainers or comfortable shoes as you will be dancing on an outdoor stone surface.

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