News: Ballroom Dancing Boom

Tuesday 23 December 2008

Ballroom is back in the spotlight thanks to that well known BBC show.

Sanjoy Roy finds out which London theatres are opening their doors to the public for a spot of tango, foxtrot and cha cha cha….

‘social dancing has also been swanning its way into major arts venues. In London alone over the past year we’ve seen social dance events hosted by Sadler’s Wells, the Barbican Centre, the Southbank Centre, the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House. “I really think it’s something in the air,” says Toni Racklin, who programmed the recent School of Dance season at the Barbican Centre. “In the same way that cabaret began to move into theatres a few years ago, ballroom dancing has suddenly come to life.”’

Read the full article in, Guardian, 22 Dec.08

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