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Dance Quest

Dance Quest At Sadler

Autumn 2013 will see Sadler’s Wells continue its partnership with The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts in the delivery of Dance Quest. Dance Quest is a project for the organisations in which 150 young people across the north of the capital will be introduced to live dance and performance. Students from five north [...]

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Dancing Away From Bullies

Anti Bullying Week

Swindon school pupils have learnt how to use dance to counter the threat of bullies, taking time out from lessons to learn about bullying through the medium of dance. Students at Holy Rood Junior School were given a talk by Pat O’Driscoll, who runs a local Matt Fiddes martial arts school, about bullying and how [...]

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Preparing For Pointe

Preparing For Pointe

Beginning pointe work is not to be taken lightly or begun before your body is ready: going on pointe before this can cause foot deformities, for example, and other problems later in life. Factors such as age, parental expectations and the students’ desire to go on pointe are not substantial in determining if a student [...]

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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

Ticketmaster

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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