1. 'Routes to the River'. Photo: Gorm Ashurst.

    News: Countdown to Big Dance weekend 2014

    Thursday 10 July 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    In parks, squares, gardens, shopping centres and along the riverside you'll find professional performances and hundreds of people dancing - and skipping Continue Reading

  2. News: The ACE National Portfolio Organisation results are in

    Thursday 3 July 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Tuesday 1 July was a brilliant day for some dance companies and organisations, but a terrible day for others … yes it’s the decision from the Arts Council England regarding who would be included in t… Continue Reading

  3. News: Louise Lecavalier - So Blue

    Tuesday 1 July 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Canadian Dancer and Choreographer Louise Lecavalier will be presenting her first piece of choreography at Southbank Centre on 2 July. She talks to Lyndsey Winship for an interview in the Evening Standard. “I… Continue Reading

  4. Rosemary Lee 'Under the Vaulted Sky' Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    News: New Rosemary Lee work for Milton Keynes Festival

    Sunday 29 June 2014 by carmel smith

    London based choreographer Rosemary Lee has made a new outdoor promenade work – Under the Vaulted Sky which will be performed as part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival this weekend (18 – … Continue Reading

  5. News: Artist Mark Wallinger – on ballet

    Wednesday 25 June 2014 by carmel smith

    "I first saw Margot Fonteyn & Rudolf Nureyev dance when I was about seven. It was thrilling and intense – the red plush seats and opera glasses, the lush sets, looking down on it all from the amphi… Continue Reading

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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


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