1. News: English National Ballet School graduates' success

    Friday 20 June 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    This year graduates of English National Ballet School will be going on to joining all five of the major UK ballet companies - English National Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet &… Continue Reading

  2. Waterfront stage at Latitude

    Feature: Dance at Latitude 2014

    Thursday 19 June 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    Alongside the music, comedy, cabaret and literature, dance is now very much part of the mix at Latitude. The Waterfront Stage is the place to head for tango, ballet, west end shows and cutting edge contemporary... Continue Reading

  3. News: New Adventures to tour 'The Car Man' next year

    Wednesday 18 June 2014 by carmel smith

    Matthew Bourne's popular take on Bizet's opera 'Carmen' will be touring the UK next year, with a summer season at Sadler's Wells Continue Reading

  4. News: BBC launches new initiative focusing on classical music and creativity

    Wednesday 18 June 2014 by Lucie Sheppard 0 Comments

    The BBC has just announced a new initiative – Ten Pieces – for primary schools led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, focusing on classical music and creativity. Ten Pieces aims to open u… Continue Reading

  5. News: Daria Klimentová on needless innovation in classical ballets

    Wednesday 18 June 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Ahead of her final performances with English National Ballet this month, Daria Klimentová expresses her fears for the future of classical ballet in an interview with The Observer’s Vanessa Thorpe. ̶… Continue Reading

  6. News: Dancers' Career Development and The Royal Ballet School in Pioneering New Partnership

    Wednesday 18 June 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Dancers’ Career Development Dancers’ Career Development (DCD) the organisation which helps dancers to make the often difficult transition from professional dancing to a new career, is entering a new part… Continue Reading

  7. News: Honours for dance

    Monday 16 June 2014 by carmel smith

    Choreographers Michael Clark and Rosemary Butcher and dancer Namron Yarrum received awards in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list. Continue Reading

  8. Northern Ballet Northern Ballet Graduate Professional Programme dancers - Alice Bayston, Filippo Di Vilio, Kiara Flavin & Dominique Larose. Photo: Martin Bell

    News: Joiners and leavers at Northern Ballet

    Monday 16 June 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    There are new faces at Leeds based Northern Ballet this summer, several from the Company's pioneeing Graduate Professional Programme – as well as promotions for existing company members. Continue Reading

  9. Rehearsals for Jorge Crecis' 'Through and Out', Greenwich Dance. Photo: Danilo Moroni

    News: Big Dance weekend receives Exceptional Award of £344,780 from Arts Council England

    Monday 16 June 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    The Foundation for Community Dance has received an Exceptional Award of £344,780 from Arts Council England for The Big Dance Weekend, 12 & 13 July 2014 – an extensive programme of specially commissioned d… Continue Reading

  10. Big Dance 2010. Photo: Lara Platman

    News: Rafael Bonachela - Big Dance 2014 choreographer for Trafalgar Square

    Wednesday 11 June 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    There's still time to join a dance which will be taking part simultaneously in London, Glasgow and Sydney... Continue Reading

  11. News: Tamara Rojo - Desert Island Discs

    Wednesday 11 June 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Catch up with Tamara Rojo's interview on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young... Continue Reading

  12. News: Dancers stand up to Coca Cola

    Friday 6 June 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Coca-Cola were intending to feature professional dancers in their new flash-mob advert, but The Stage reports on why they were forced to cancel... Continue Reading

  13. News: Matthew Golding - the new Acosta?

    Wednesday 4 June 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Canadian dancer Matthew Golding is one of the Royal Ballet’s newest acquisitions – and tipped as possible successor to Carlos Acosta, who recently announced his retirement from ballet next year. Previously … Continue Reading

  14. News: Carlos Acosta to retire from classical ballet

    Thursday 29 May 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    Speaking at the Hay on Wye Festival, the ballet superstar said he'll carry on for another two years, ending with a production of 'Carmen' for the Royal Ballet... Continue Reading

  15. Le Patin Libre. Photo: Rolline Laporte.

    News: Dance Umbrella - new directions in 2014

    Tuesday 20 May 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    The first programme under new Artistic Director Emma Gladstone includes ice skating, flamenco, hip hop & new work for babies... Continue Reading


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