1. Photo: https://www.rad.org.uk/learn-to-dance/find-an-activity/childrens-repertoire-workshop

    The Royal Academy of Dance imaginative new dance classes inspired by the film Ballerina

    Wednesday 11 January 2017

    The Royal Academy of Dance has created a new dance class inspired by the film Ballerina, to be taught exclusively by RAD Registered Teachers.  Continue Reading


    Major companies still failing disabled’ – Arts Council report

    Monday 12 December 2016

    ‘Major companies still failing disabled’ – Arts Council report Continue Reading

  3. FKA twigs: ‘Soundtrack 7’
Photo credit: Paula Harrowing

    FKA twigs: ‘Soundtrack 7’

    Monday 28 November 2016

    Emphasising the grit and physicality of dance - Created & directed by FKA twigs, Soundtrack 7 was filmed on location at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios between 9th-15th July 2016, during her week-long … Continue Reading

  4. Leap of Faith perform at the first national arts in health conference and showcase.
Photo: Helen Murray

    Benefits of dance for older people not fully appreciated, report says

    Monday 14 November 2016

    such activities need support to relay these benefits to non-dance sectors, according to a study by Aesop and People Dancing. Continue Reading

  5. NEBT rehearsal George Williamson's 'Foreign'. Photo: Rachel Elderkin

    In the Studio with New English Ballet Theatre

    Monday 31 October 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    Rachel Elderkin spent time with NEBT, a company set up to support young artists in the first decade of their career, as they prepare for their performances at The Peacock next week (9 - 12 Nov) Continue Reading

  6. Actress Lesley Joseph, with partner Anton du Beke, leaves Strictly Come Dancing, 23 October 2016. Photo: BBC/Guy Levy

    So far, so Strictly

    Thursday 27 October 2016 by Vikki Jane Vile

    Vikki Jane Vile updates us with views and news from the UK's favourite ballroom, mid way through the season.... Continue Reading

  7. Russell Maliphant Company launches new education programme

    Tuesday 27 September 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant has launched a new Education Programme. It offers venues, youth companies, schools (from Key Stage 4 upwards), colleges and universities the chance to a… Continue Reading

  8. SCARABEUS AERIAL THEATRE - Antonio Harris in 'Depths of my Mind'.  Photo: Mark Morreau

    Scientific fact meets fictional friction

    Sunday 18 September 2016 by Donald Hutera

    "The teenage brain is full of synaptic connections.. & their hearts and minds full of mood swings. Aerial work expresses this very well" Donald Hutera reports on a new show from Scarabeus Aerial Theatre... Continue Reading

  9. An Inventory of Falling

    Wednesday 7 September 2016

    In her final article as Guest Editor for Dance Umbrella's series of long form writing, dramaturg Ruth Little introduces an essay by Clod Ensemble's Suzy Willson to her collection The Institute of Contro… Continue Reading

  10. National Youth Dance Company in 'In-Ocentes'

    On the Waterfront - dance at Latitude 2016

    Thursday 21 July 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    Summer arrived just in time for al fresco performances from Hofesh Schechter Company, Vamos Cuba!, NYDC, Richard Alston Dance Company.... Continue Reading

  11. Vicki Amedume in rehearsals at Wac Arts. Photo: Chris Andreou.

    Inflight from Home - diversifying circus with Wac Arts

    Monday 18 July 2016 by Vicki Amedume

    "One of the big barriers to a more diverse aerial community is the cost of training & we wanted to address that." Vicki Amedume introduces a new site-specific aerial performance taking place this weekend... Continue Reading

  12. Latitude 2014. Photo: Lise Smith

    Heading to Latitude this weekend?

    Monday 11 July 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    Rachel Elderkin has the low down on what to see & where to dance at the Henham Park, Suffolk festival, from Thursday evening... Continue Reading

  13. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance - 'Outlander' -  - Avatâra Ayuso. Photo: Matteo De Fina, courtesy Fondazione Giorgio Cini

    Shobana Jeyasingh Dance in Venice...

    Friday 24 June 2016 by Sanjoy Roy

    Last week the London based company premiered a new work, as part of the Venice Dance Biennale. Sanjoy Roy was there to see it - read his report - and catch a video of the live stream while it's still available... Continue Reading

  14. Donald Hutera, with artist Lilia Pegado - part of Chelsea Arts Collective. Photo: Mike Massaro

    'Kissing time' with the Love Clock

    Monday 13 June 2016 by Donald Hutera

    Moonlighting from journalism and his curatorial duties as co-founder of GOlive, Donald Hutera tries to ‘kiss time’ in Love Clock - a free event this Saturday, presented by Chelsea Arts Collective.... Continue Reading

  15. Michael Hulls' 'LightSpace'. Photo: Chantal Guevara.

    No Body - Sadler's Wells in light and sound

    Tuesday 7 June 2016

    A photo preview of the immersive installations by lighting designers, composers, choreographers and film makers to be found throughout Sadler's Wells this week... Continue Reading


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