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Focus on: 2012 and Country Dancing?
Following the success of the London 2012 bid to host the Olympics and Paralympics, the emerging debate about how the dance profession might engage with 'the greatest show on earth' is beginning to build momentum. Some of this debate has been positive, some not: for most of us this is new territory, so this isn't really surprising. In an attempt to raise the stakes for community dance, and in a change to our usual interview format, Scilla Dyke reveals four critical perspectives on the potential of the Games for community dance and the dance profession as a whole.

Kiki Gale and Anthony Peppiatt of East London Dance look at the potential for regeneration - in the widest sense of the word - from the perspective of a dance organisation based within the geographic focus of the Games. Hilary Carty, director of culture and education for the London 2012 bid team, urges us to... Read more
In this issue
From the editor
Chris Stenton, Development Director, Foundation for Community Dance
Critical faculties
Leaving his pith helmet at home, Donald Hutera heads off to Kenya to get to grips with contemporary dance
The focus: London 2012
Leap forward to 2012
Hilary Carty on the importance of 'selecting in' to the cultural journey
What a view
Paddy Masefield reflects on the stark contrasts in public perception between disability artists and disability sports people, which will need to be addressed before the 2012 Paralympics
Between ourselves and other nations
Sue Harrison on making the most of opportunity and creating a lasting legacy for community dance
The art of regeneration
Kiki Gale and Anthony Peppiatt on meeting creative, social and economic needs through dance to create a positive package of Olympic experiences for young East Londoners
Country Dancing?
Country Dancing?
Dance South West's Kate Castle sets the scene for Country Dancing?
Slow dancer: moving in the material world
An adaptation of a paper by writer, researcher and consultant François Matarasso (1) given as the keynote speech at the Country Dancing? symposium, May 2005
Rhythm is it!
Susannah Broughton on reaching new audiences through community dance on film
Professional development
Relocation, relocation, relocation
To relocate or not to relocate, says June Gamble, is often the question - and through her experience as a life coach, offers some thoughts about deciding whether to make the move
North-western exposure
Deborah Ashby on testing the impact of professional development, creation and touring opportunities for dancers in Dance Northwest on demand and supply