Strictly pair in hot dance show

Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone in Midnight Tango''Photo by Manuel Harlan
Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone in Midnight Tango''Photo by Manuel Harlan
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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 winner Flavia Cacace teams up with fellow Strictly professional dancer Vincent Simone for the touring show Midnight Tango, at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from April 22-27.

Flavia Cacace is reunited with her professional dance partner, Vincent Simone, for the third consecutive year, in their highly successful, record-breaking show Midnight Tango.

Since the show first began in April 2011, it has sold nearly 500,000 tickets throughout the UK and Ireland, meaning almost half a million people to date have been seduced by Vincent and Flavia’s hot and sensual show.

Midnight Tango is set in a late-night bar in downtown Buenos Aires. Vincent and Flavia both star in and have choreographed the show, which brings to life all the drama, sensuality and elegance of the tango.

They are joined on stage by some of the finest tango dancers in the world, and, between them, they take the audience on a journey into the heart of this intoxicating city, as danger and excitement, joy and jealousy, pain and passion combine into a spectacular and explosive evening.

Midnight Tango is directed by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Karen Bruce, who has choreographed for both Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance on BBC 1, and whose theatre credits include Pacific Overtures (Donmar Warehouse) and Footloose (West End and UK Tour).

Choreography is by Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, design by Morgan Large and lighting by James Whiteside.

The live music will be provided by top tango band Tango Siempre, featuring vocalist Miguel Angel.

Performances take place on Monday – Saturday evenings at 7.30pm, with a Wednesday matinee at 2pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £16-£36.50 (plus concessions) and are available from the box office on 0115 989 5555 or online at www.trch.co.uk

n Déda in Derby is launching the city’s first dance-inspired Hula Hoop classes at its Chapel Street studios, run by leading East Midlands-based choreographer and burlesque dance performer Doe Demure.

The weekly evening classes, which start on Thursday April 25, have been designed to introduce beginners to a special style of Hula Hooping and join a packed programme at Déda for people of all ages and abilities which ranges from ballroom and tap dancing to Street Fit and Pilates classes.

Teacher Doe Demure explained: “This is very different to hula hooping that many may remember doing at school and is a style that is already very popular in America but relatively new to the UK.”

For more information about the class programme at Déda, call 01332 370911 or visit www.deda.uk.com