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The actress impressed the judges with her spirited tango

Album: Cajun Dance Party, The Colourful Life (XL)

The very opposite of an exactly-what-it-says-on-the-tin band, Cajun Dance Party aren't particularly danceable, and their sound is more Primrose Hill than New Orleans.

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Pas de deux is strictly ballroom

Boxing: Two greats, one everlasting memory

It remains one of sport's most celebrated chapters. Alan Hubbard revisits boxing's Thrilla in Manila

Lord and lady of the dance

Putting on a 'Strictly Come Dancing' bash for 300-odd guests is par for the course for the party-mad Harrisons, says Simon Beckett

Racing: Presumed shows firm promise

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Dance: Highland springs

Scottish Ballet Sadler's Wells, London Tango Pasin Lyric, London

Questionnaire Sebastian Coe, Former Athlete

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Classical: You know when you've been tango'd

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Letter: Chile's national dance

Sir: Miles Kington made a slip (7 December). It might not be as fashionable (or as sexy) as the tango, but Chile does indeed have a national dance, the cueca. It is rather like a paso doble.

Street Life: City that dances the night away

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Alston joins the jolly, wayward ancients

The famed choreographer shakes a leg, with Siobhan Davies and Dharshan Singh Bhuller, for his 50th birthday.

Classical Music: Seduced by the tango

Massive emotional forces are contained, and resolved, with the inevitability of ritual

Breaking the rules as the tango music tugs at the heart

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A Japanese director's critique of social conformity has rung bells outside his homeland, says Jasper Rees
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