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    News: Applying for dance auditions

    Tuesday 26 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    Fleur Mellor, dancer, choreographer and creative producer for theatre and commercial dance offers three essential steps when applying for dance auditions – brush up your CV, invest in good photographs and … Continue Reading

  2. Northern Ballet 1984

    News: Backstage: How costumes and lights give dance life

    Monday 25 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    From lighting and costume to the tactics of touring, dance offers a unique set of challenges. Costume design and production tends to be a more involved process in dance, needing to take into account not just th… Continue Reading

  3. Christopher Marney

    News: Christopher Marney joins Ballet Central as Artistic Director

    Monday 25 April 2016 by carmel smith

    The New Adventures principal and choreographer is returning to the school where he trained in September.. Continue Reading

  4. Men & Girls Dance (2015)
Photo: Benedict Johnson
Courtesy of Fevered Sleep

    News: Men & Girls Dance: new dance piece celebrating the rights of adults and children to be together

    Wednesday 20 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    Fevered Sleep’s latest project, Men & Girls Dance, is a new dance piece celebrating the rights of adults and children to be together, to play together and to dance together. That relationship, though, has … Continue Reading

  5. Photo: Charlotte Collins

    News: Pursuing a freelance dance career? Don’t sit still, keep moving

    Wednesday 20 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    Freelance life is the norm for most dancers graduating from vocational dance schools. While freelancing can mean freedom and variety, it can also mean uncertainty, instability and a transient lifestyle. With an… Continue Reading

  6. Little Lord Fauntleroy

    News: Young dancers step up for new ballet Little Lord Fauntleroy

    Monday 18 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    Each year London Children’s Ballet gives four months of free ballet training to children from all backgrounds and brings new versions of classic stories to the stage to ‘open windows’ for the next … Continue Reading

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    News: Doing The Hustle

    Sunday 17 April 2016 by Rachel Elderkin

    A Facebook group for dancers, singers, actors and models with over 34,000 members has launched its own community website... Continue Reading

  8. News: Sadler’s Wells and West Ham United Foundation team up for Home Turf

    Thursday 14 April 2016

    Sadler’s Wells’ Creative Learning department is teaming up with West Ham United Foundation for a community dance production inspired by football, which will receive its world premiere on the main stage at Sa… Continue Reading

  9. English National Ballet, She Said

    News: ENB's She Said - they speak

    Wednesday 13 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    During her career as a ballerina, Tamara Rojo realised that she had never once performed in a work created by a woman. Most of the world’s ballet repertory is choreographed by men. Now that Rojo is artistic di… Continue Reading

  10. Crystal Pite.

    News: The Royal Ballet's new season to include a Crystal Pite commission

    Thursday 7 April 2016 by carmel smith

    - alongside three other new works, including a new work by Wayne McGregor with a score commissioned from Steve Reich - and a celebration of his tenth anniversary as Resident Choreographer... Continue Reading

  11. Putting on those red shoes - Ashley Shaw at the press conference announcing Matthew Bourne's production of 'The Red Shoes'. Photo: Graham Watts.

    News: Matthew Bourne's new production - The Red Shoes

    Tuesday 5 April 2016 by carmel smith

    “It was probably my first introduction to the weird and wonderful world of ballet when I was a teenager,” Matthew Bourne said at a press conference this morning... Continue Reading

  12. NYDC 'In - Nocentes' Photo: Peter Teigen

    News: Continued funding - and a new Guest Artistic Director for NYDC

    Monday 4 April 2016 by carmel smith

    As the current cohort of young dancers prepare for the premiere of a work created with them by Michael Keegan-Dolan, it's announced that funding of £450k has been awarded for the coming year... Continue Reading

  13. The Royal Ballet in Wayne McGregor's 'Infra'. Photo: Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH

    News: New AQA Dance GCSE syllabus announced

    Thursday 31 March 2016 by carmel smith

    Choreographers Lucy Bennett (Stopgap), James Cousins, Wayne McGregor and Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy (Boy Blue) are included in the set works...  Continue Reading

  14. Front left to right: Katy Lowenhoff, Bethany Pike, Jill Tookey, Katie Webb
Back: Jack Jones, Gareth Johnson (Charlton), Tim Hodges & Will Bozier. Photo: NYB

    News: Jill Tookey, founder of National Youth Ballet, RIP

    Thursday 31 March 2016 by carmel smith

    She was awarded the CBE for services to Dance and Young People in the New Year's Honours List, 2016. Many former company members have gone on to dance professionally... Continue Reading

  15. Royal Academy of Dance’s new male dance ambassador Iain Mackay with students
Photo: Mark Mainz
Courtesy of The Telegraph

    News: Video games and superheroes turn boys onto ballet

    Wednesday 30 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    The Royal Academy of Dance seems to have solved the problem of persuading boys to take ballet lessons by using superheroes and video game characters as role models. “Instead of classes based on the classic… Continue Reading

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