1. Frame Film Festival - programme announced

    Wednesday 4 May 2016 by Carmel Smith

    The full programme has been announced for the first FRAME London Dance Film Festival, taking place in Kingston-upon-Thames (9 - 12 June), organised by locally based BalletBoyz, in association with dancescreen... Continue Reading

  2. CCN Ballet de Lorraine 'Unknown Pleasures' Photo Arno Paul

    Dance Umbrella 2016 programme announced

    Tuesday 3 May 2016 by Carmel Smith

    The programme for Dance Umbrella 2016 has just been unwrapped. This year’s edition of the annual festival which champions 21st century choreography takes place across London from 7 – 22 October... Continue Reading

  3. Bloch Dance World Cup competitors, with Patron Kimberly Wyatt, centre. Covent Garden, April 2016. Photo: Bettina Strenske.

    Kimberly Wyatt announced as Patron of the Bloch Dance World Cup 2016

    Friday 29 April 2016 by Carmel Smith

    A launch event for annual competition organised by the world famous makers of ballet shoes for over three generations – took place at the company’s Covent Garden store yesterday, hosted by Kimberly Wyatt... Continue Reading

  4. Latitude 2014. Photo: Lise Smith

    The Dance Line up for Latitude 2016

    Friday 29 April 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Sadler's Wells in residence on the Waterfront Stage, Richard Alston and Hofesh Shechter's companies, a preview of '!Vamos Cuba!' and the chance to dance with Swing Patrol or tango in The Littl… Continue Reading

  5. Photo: George Powell

    Fit to Dance Space charter launched

    Wednesday 27 April 2016 by Carmel Smith

    One Dance UK’s Healthier Dancer Programme and Equity are launching a new Fit to Dance Space Charter to promote safe spaces for dance artists... Continue Reading

  6. Young dancers

    Could bio-banding cut risk of injury for ballet dancers?

    Wednesday 27 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    Grouping young ballet dancers by their developmental rather than chronological age could help lower their risk of injury, a study has suggested. Dancers in vocational training are grouped by age and with full-ti… Continue Reading

  7. Pablo Bronstein's 'Historical Dances in an Antique Setting', Tate Britain. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Dance at Tate Britain

    Tuesday 26 April 2016 by Carmel Smith

    Pablo Bronstein's new 'Historical Dances in an Antique Setting' for the grand Duveen Galleries, features continuous performance by three dancers... Continue Reading

  8. Dance Class

    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

  9. Northern Ballet 1984

    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

  10. Christopher Marney

    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

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

    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

  12. Photo: Charlotte Collins

    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

  13. Little Lord Fauntleroy

    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

  14. The Hustle logo

    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

  15. 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


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