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The 2013 Youth Dance Conference

Yorkshire Dance

The 2013 Youth Dance Conference, named ‘Dance Insights – working together for the future of dance’, will take place on 20 November at CAST, Doncaster’s new performance venue in Yorkshire. The conference will cover teaching dance, health and wellbeing, and leadership in the context of working with young people on challenging economic times. In addition [...]

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Ticketmaster Research


Recent research commissioned by Ticketmaster has revealed that a higher proportion of people went to the theatre last year than attended a music concert or sporting event, with teenagers saying they are more likely to go than older people. Going against teenage stereotypes, the research also goes against theatrical stereotypes in which audiences are middle-class [...]

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Xander Parish – Russian Romeo Debut

Mariinsky Logo

Former Royal Ballet dancer Xander Parish made his debut as principal in the Mariinsky Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet on 18 October in St Petersburg, having been scouted by Artistic Director Yuri Fateyev three years ago. As a British dancer, Parish trained at the Royal Ballet School and consequently joined the Royal Ballet. After [...]

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Muddles of Memorising Movement

Memorising Movement

Picking up choreography in class or rehearsal can be an arduous task. If, as a dance student, it is something that you struggle with, it can be frustrating and inhibiting to observe peers grasping the movement while you are still worrying about the first eight counts. The movement can have the utmost simplicity, the counts [...]

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Too Late To Dance?

Too Late To Dance?

For new starters of dance, or those who are contemplating it, a common question is a simple one: is it too late to dance? It is never too late to dance! The practice of dance and dance classes can be done at any age or any time. Categorised by both style and ability, first dance [...]

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NYCD To Work With Akram Khan

National Youth Dance Company

The National Youth Dance Company is an exciting new company, as part of Sadler’s Wells, that aims to create and perform innovative and influential youth dance. It has announced that it will be working with Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan as next guest Artistic Director. Following the company’s work with similarly [...]

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Ben Tackles Ballet For Strictly

Ben Cohen

One of the nations favourite evening entertainment television shows, Strictly Come Dancing, has already gone through the usual set of harsh critiques, soft touches and goodbyes for its contestants. Ex-prima ballerina Darcey Bussell – and President of the Royal Academy of Dance – is back on the hit show for a second series as judge, [...]

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Camilla Sacre-Dallerup: A Strictly Sensation

Camilla Sacre-Dallerup

Danish born Camilla Sacre-Dallerup moved to England 18 years ago; she had a long, successful career as a top professional ballroom dancer before she became a regular on British TV screens. Camilla rose to fame as Strictly Come Dancing’s most successful female professional dancer. In 2008, after six series she won the trophy and decided [...]

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Free Events From Rambert On The South Bank

Rambert Dance Company Logo

Rambert is set to move to its new purpose-built home on the South Bank later this year and joining with music, film, theatre and the visual arts at what will be London’s cultural hub. To celebrate this the Company will be hosting a series of events showcasing all that Rambert does, connecting people with leading [...]

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Moving and Experiencing: Somatics In Theory And Practice

University Of Chichester

The University of Chichester, renowned for its dance course, is holding a day of talks, workshops and performances on 9 November, named Moving and Experiencing: Somatics in theory and practice. Somatic practice in relation to dance is an alternative movement method to rigorous techniques studied in order to both oppose and balance these. Techniques such [...]

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