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Karen Clifton: Strictly Come Dancing pro 'suggestive' about Rumba with Charles Venn

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Dec 1, 2018
Last weekend, Strictly Come Dancing 2018 host Claudia Winkleman, 46, revealed Karen, 36, and Charles, 45, would be following up their smouldering Tango with a racy Rumba. Just minutes after they were confirmed to have made it through to tonight's ...  


Salsa: A spicy Israeli community straps on its dancing shoes

The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post - Nov 24, 2018
Salsa dance originated in Cuba as a partner dance with African roots and quickly spread and developed in Los Angeles and New York. From there, dance schools popped up on all sides of the world. For the past 20 years, the salsa craze in Israel is one of ...  


It Takes Six to Tango

VoiceofOCVoiceofOC - Nov 27, 2018
“I grew up in Milwaukee, and my parents were both tango dancers,” said Gorczynski, who plays bandoneon in a well-respected Oakland-based tango band, the Redwood Tango Ensemble, which will perform at San Clemente's Casa Romantica on Thursday.  


Rosalía Is Flamenco's Rule-Defying Renegade

The Nation.The Nation. - Nov 27, 2018
While flamenco is a blend of Moorish, Jewish, Spanish, and Roma influences, it was primarily working-class Roma communities of Andalucía that popularized the style of song, dance, and guitar-playing. But by the 1920s, watered-down versions of the sound ...  


Lambada art gets helping hand
The Hans India - Nov 4, 2018

Handed down from one generation to another, the Lambada's skill at designing metal jewellery get a shot in the arm as government helps them with training and guidance to export their ware. Tribal culture is a unique blend of traditions that come along ...  

Cha Cha Cha

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 leaderboard

Radio TimesRadio Times - Dec 1, 2018
It's time to conquer that Charleston, to chisel that cha-cha-cha, to rule the rumba – the dance for the Glitterball trophy is well underway. Advertisement. But who got the top score? And who is in the danger zone at the bottom of the leaderboard? Each ...  


Behind the beat: Brazilian samba

The Brazilian Report (blog)The Brazilian Report (blog) - Dec 2, 2018
Samba is a genre that encompasses a vast array of dance and music styles with complex lineage. In dance terms, samba includes everything from a partnered dance, performed in a close embrace, to the intricate footwork and rapid hip movement of the ...  


Actor's illness forces Friday cancellation of Public's 'Sweat'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Nov 25, 2018

Pittsburgh Public Theater cancelled the Friday performance of "Sweat" due to a cast member's unspecified illness. The announcement was made to seated patrons at just after 8 p.m., the scheduled start of the show. Actor Kevin Mambo became sick late in ...  


Dominican Republic jazz report: When in Cabarete, dance merengue

People's WorldPeople's World - Nov 9, 2018
CABARETE, Dominican Republic—The 21st annual Dominican Republic Jazz finished off with a bang in this beach town on November 5. The final concert was—where else?—on Cabarete's wide yellow-sand beach. Known as one of the best kite-surfing ...  


Tropa Magica take their hybrid psychedelic cumbia punk to new heights

Chicago ReaderChicago Reader - Nov 15, 2018
In 2012, brothers David and Rene Pacheco emerged from East Los Angeles with Thee Commons, a band that blended elements of cumbia, chicha, surf, punk, psych, and more. Despite having all the ingredients for an excellent dance party, the group initially ...  


UVU's Bachata Club hosts spooky Halloween masquerade for all to enjoy

UVU ReviewUVU Review - Nov 3, 2018
The Bachata Club, specializing in teaching and performing various Latin dances, put on a fundraising event to help raise money to support their efforts in spreading artistic culture around UVU. Saturday Oct. 27 proved to be a great night for those who ...  

Ballroom Dancing

Longtime line-dancing couple teaches others how to 'keep the magic'

Press-EnterprisePress-Enterprise - Dec 6, 2018
We went through the fads of the '60s and '70s but mainly stuck to social ballroom dancing,” he said. “That changed when we were introduced to line dancing. We instantly enjoyed the camaraderie and the challenge of having to remember many dances to all ...  



Jitterbug & Jive

Folio WeeklyFolio Weekly - Nov 28, 2018
Jitterbug & Jive. Billy Buchanan. Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:00 am. story by JENNIFER MELVILLE. When Billy Buchanan's music permeates the dancehall, you can't help but get up and dance. Any style is fine: boogie-woogie, bop, stroll or the ...  


Jitterbug & Jive

Folio WeeklyFolio Weekly - Nov 28, 2018
When Billy Buchanan's music permeates the dancehall, you can't help but get up and dance. Any style is fine: boogie-woogie, bop, stroll or the chalypso.  

Tap Dancing

Tap Dancing Christmas Trees and annual tree lighting at Jack London Square

KTVU San FranciscoKTVU San Francisco - Nov 30, 2018
... is lighting the 55-foot Mount Shasta Fire tree adorned with 5,000 sparkling white lights and 600 ornaments at 6 p.m. There will be live music, arts groups, pop-up shops, a performance by Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, and a special appearance by Santa.  

Line Dancing

Cajun Dancing

Leisure classes at LSU like Cajun dancing, woodworking are on the way out

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Sep 25, 2018
After half a century, LSU is ending leisure courses touted as a way for young and old to learn skills like Cajun dancing, digital photography and how to speak Italian. Ernie Ballard, a spokesman for LSU, said Tuesday classes offered during the fall ...  


Classical Ballet

Ruth's dancers to join Moscow Ballet again for 'Nutcracker'
Youngstown Vindicator - Dec 5, 2018

She also held the position in 2007 and 2016. “[Moscow Ballet] hunts around in each city for a good studio that would best represent what they are trying to do,” said Balestra. Her studio is one of only a few in the area that teaches classical ballet ...  

Modern Ballet

Review: Terminus Modern Ballet takes a walk on the ethereal side in “Translation”

ArtsATLArtsATL - Nov 13, 2018
Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre closed out its 2018 fall season last weekend with the Atlanta premiere of Translation at the Westside Cultural Arts Center. Normally in a dance review, I would ascribe the name of the show to the choreographer, but in the ...  

Belly Dancing

North African Supper Club Brings Modern Belly Dancing to Russian Hill

Eater SFEater SF - Nov 19, 2018
A new North African-inspired supper club with live music, belly dancers, and aerialists is swinging into Russian Hill. Berber Restaurant and Spice Bar, named for the North African indigenous ethnic group, will open at 1516 Broadway (a 4,000-square-foot ...  

African Dance

West African dance trio performs for Dallas Elementary School students
The Dallas Post - Nov 27, 2018

During the performance, Sissoko invited faculty members to center stage to teach them an African dance. The students cheered in approval while their teachers danced. “I thought they were amazing, especially the guy in stilts. He was really cool ...  


A ballerina's comeback 21 years after tragedy

Jacaranda FMJacaranda FM - Dec 4, 2018
Christa Calitz buried her dreams when she was just a teenager. Christa Calitz / Beautiful News. She envisioned becoming a professional ballet dancer, tiptoeing on stage, enthralling an audience. She'd been working for it since she was five. But at the ...  

Salsa Dancer

Three Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Dancing Salsa

ForbesForbes - Nov 5, 2018
The first person who asked me to dance happened to be an excellent salsa dancer. I had no idea I could move, dip and spin at such speeds without tripping and flying across the dance floor. As my lead partner was spinning me everywhere and I was ...  

Flamenco Dancer

Flamenco dancer brings show and demo to SLO

New Times SLONew Times SLO - Nov 29, 2018
Savannah Fuentes presents her latest show, Pasajera: An Evening of Flamenco, at the 4 Cats Café and Gallery in SLO on Monday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Fuentes will be joined by guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer, percussionist, and dancer Jose Moreno.  

Ballroom Dancer

Quick lessons from a pro ballroom dancer
News 12 Bronx - Nov 6, 2018

When it comes to the world of dance, it can be very competitive but it can also be a fun hobby for anyone to try. News 12 reporter Joanna Hernandez headed back to Brooklyn's Best Dance Studio in Gravesend to get some quick lessons from professional ...  

Belly Dancer

Phantastic! Phantasmagoria

Orlando MagazineOrlando Magazine - Dec 3, 2018
In Phantasmagoria, however, the New Orleans native is Illythea, a belly dancer and sideshow performer. Illythea is, LeBlanc whispers, “Goddess of the Womb,” a voodoo murderess of 18th century New Orleans whose inability to conceive caused her man to ...  

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