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Resolution 2017 – Stephen Quildan

As the UK’s biggest festival for new dance, Resolution 2017 at The Place, London, is back for emerging artists and for its 28th year. 26 triple bills and 78 companies are challenging perceptions of dance through bold ideas and movement. This year other arts organisations, such as Breakin’ Convention, Jacksons Lane, Rambert and a Grad-Lab [...]

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Careers in dance – advice?

  Receiving the right careers advice for the creative industries can be somewhat challenging. Artistic careers do not always have set routes in like other sectors do, and even advanced training does not always mean a career is guaranteed by the end of it. Often it is the combination of experience, passion, luck and talent [...]

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Fringe theatre

Open access Fringe festivals can be a great first step into producing work in the arts sector, and then producing a show. Whilst being part of a Fringe festival does not guarantee success in the arts world, it can help you on the way to success. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, you [...]

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Youth Music Theatre UK auditions

Youth Music Theatre UK is busy auditioning talented young people aged 11-21 in 24 cities across the UK and Ireland. Having begun on 21 January, auditions will take place until 19 February, providing young people with the chance to join Youth Music Theatre UK and further their skills as young performers. Taking part in the [...]

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Live musicals for TV

There is no doubt that live musicals have made a strong comeback on television – examples include The Sound of Music, Peter Pan Live, The Wiz, Grease: the list goes on. Most recently showed was Hairspray, which was broadcast live during the festive period in 2016. While some may argue that this musical trend may [...]

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Bard to Bollywood

Bard to Bollywood is a new and exciting mass participation dance programme, which is taking place at a number of high profile sports events throughout the year. This year’s programme marks the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture in order to to celebrate the UK’s cultural ties with India. The work will also commemorate the 400th [...]

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Dance in the New Year’s honours list

The UK dance sector was well recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s honours list at the beginning of the year. The awards included: Avril Hitman, BEM (for services to people with learning disabilities in Bromley through dance and the arts) Mary Ross, BEM (for services to country dancing and charity in Nairn and [...]

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Courtney George – never stop learning

Courtney trained at Laine Theatre Arts, and since graduation her theatre credits include Ensemble / On Stage Swing in Grease the Musical (Curve Leicester), Dancer in Thriller Live (UK and European Tour), Ensemble & Understudy/Played Tiger Lily in Peter Pan (Southend Cliffs Pavilion) and Ensemble & Dance Captain in Robin Hood (Plymouth Theatre Royal). Her [...]

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Amy Everett – performing passion

Amy began dancing aged seven at Garland Theatre School. As a child she performed in various shows and pantomimes such as ‘Alice’ in Alice and Wonderland with Youth on Stage theatre company, and ‘Wendy’ in Peter Pan the Musical with the Palace Theatre summer youth project. Pantomimes included Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin and Sleeping [...]

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SwingTrain

Under the guidance of Dragon’s Den investor Deborah Meaden, Swing Patrol, the dance school and company, is launching a new cardio fitness workout named SwingTrain. Inspired by vintage vibes and street dances, SwingTrain is an exercise experience accompanied by the music of swing, gospel, rhythm & blues and jazz, far from the electronica that accompanies [...]

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