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Glasgow Tango Studio

Bringing Latin flavour to Scottish dance floors is Glasgow Tango Studio. Launched in 2005, by tutors Jeff Allan and Sari Lievonen, the hub operates across different venues and class levels. Lievonen explained the dance’s appeal, saying: “If you enjoy beautiful music and interaction with other human beings then tango is for you!” Tango is a … Continue reading

EdinBal

Proving ceilidhs aren’t just for weddings is the Scottish society EdinBal. From its base in Edinburgh the collective organises folk dancing classes and events. EdinBal Chairman and Co-founder Jean-Christophe Denis said: “It all started in September 2013 with a group of friends who really enjoyed folk dancing. After attending festival and dance nights in Europe, … Continue reading

Hip Hop Vibe

Bringing urban to Dundee is Hip Hop Vibe; an event that celebrates street dance, art and music. On October 20 from 2-9pm, Bonar Hall will host choreographer Andy Instone; who has worked with artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Sean Paul and Alexandra Burke. This time working in union with Dundee Dance Partnership, Instone will deliver … Continue reading

Galoshans Festival

There’s a new UK arts festival and it’s called the Galoshans. With the Scots name for ‘guising’ it’s unsurprisingly scheduled North of the border. The exact location is however, more surprising. Unlike most Scottish festivals, it isn’t going to Glasgow or Edinburgh, rather Inverclyde. Bringing the festival to Inverclyde is Scottish charity UZ Arts. The … Continue reading

Ballroom Blitz

  Ballroom has hit a renaissance, with programmes like Strictly Come Dancing dispelling its myth of antiquity. Instead its speedy steps; dapper dress and modern music have been exposed. Glasgow Ballroom Dancing Society instructor Julia White said: “Ballroom is not just a stuffy old waltz that travels around the room. It can be a fiery … Continue reading

Cordao De Ouro

Capoeira is a martial art with a difference; it uses combat, music and dance to express Afro Brazilian history. Capoeira Instructor Fiaz Jaca Cdo explained: “Capoeira originated in Brazil among African slaves. The slaves were banned from practicing martial arts, so they disguised it as dance. Today Capoeira incorporates this influence in its beats and … Continue reading

Polling Opinion

  Since its boom in the noughties pole classes have popped up all over Glasgow, ranging in location from night clubs to community centres. This surge in popularity has pole trainers locking horns with patriarchs and feminists alike. While many participants deem the activity a sport, there are still those who class it as erotic … Continue reading

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