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Strictly Ballroom’s sweet and simple story falls under the weight of ornamentation

Strictly Ballroom, flashback scene, photo © Douglas Kirkland

In Baz Luhrman’s Strictly Ballroom, every actor and dancer on stage gives their best, as professionals always do. But their

The hard slog to success: one dancer’s story

Finding a job as a dancer in today’s economic conditions is extremely difficult. There are so few contracts and so

The Australian edge in dance competitions

Josh Denyer as Billy Elliot, photo © Luis Enrique Ascui/Getty Images AsiaPac

There’s no doubt that for young Australian dancers, their experience of competition gives them an advantage when they move to