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Same-sex dance ban plan sparks row

A proposal which could prevent same-sex dance partners from competing against mixed-sex couples has caused a row in the world of ballroom dancing.

Dance organisers are considering banning same-sex couples from some ballroom dancing competitions.

It is claimed all-male partnerships are two steps ahead of their mixed counterparts because they're physically stronger.

The British Dance Council denied it was banning same-sex couples from competing, but said it wanted to "regulate the situation".

BBC's David Sillito caught up with some lunchtime dancers.

  • 11 Jul
  • From the section UK