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Future4Youth – the brainchild of Impact Dance’s founder and Artistic Director Hakeem Onibudo – is an exciting partnership between Impact Dance and the African Cultural Exchange Dance and Music. It is calling youth dance companies from all genres of dance to be selected to embark on a unique journey which will focus on dances of [...]

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Site-Specific Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

There is a site-specific Mamma Mia! set for cities worldwide, with the first Mamma Mia! The Party is being produced in Stockholm by Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus. The New York Times has reported that the Abba-centric musical Mamma Mia! will receive a new ‘immersive’ staging in a Stockholm beer hall. The beer hall is situated near [...]

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Dance Workshops For Parkinson’s Sufferers

Mark Morris Dance Group Logo

The Mark Morris Dance Group has been holding specific dance workshops for students & Parkinson’s sufferers, namely the company’s Dance for PD (Parkinson’s Disease) programme. Through this community-lead strand, and much like Rambert’s and English National Ballet’s similar work, the companies provide refuge and enjoyment for the sufferers through dance. Much research has shown that [...]

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Katie Willy – Artistic Fulfilment At Its Best

Katie Willy

Katie trained vocationally at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, gaining a distinction in her Trinity Diploma in Dance. She then worked for 3 years for Costa Cruises, and was offered multiple contracts onboard the Fortuna, Atlantica and Mediterranea. Whilst there she also performed as an assistant to the Italian illusionist, Gianni Mattiolo, and [...]

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CDET’s Dance Careers Conference


Taking place on 10th May, CDET’s Dance Careers Conference is not an event in the dance calendar to be missed. Hosted at Elmhurst School for Dance in Birmingham, the event offers a unique and informative one-day event providing high-quality, relevant and up-to-date information and guidance about further education, training and career opportunities in the dance [...]

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Trey McIntyre & The #DancerResource Project

Trey McIntyre #DancerResource Project

The #DancerResource project, initiated by up and coming choreographer Trey McIntyre, is a collection of essays, letters, and videos from artistic directors, choreographers, and dancers responding to questions from young dancers about how best to prepare themselves to join a dance company, and how to navigate the transition into becoming a professional dancer. Preparing yourself [...]

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English National Ballet’s Choreographics

English National Ballet Choreographics

English National Ballet’s platform for emerging dance makers, Choreographics, will take place at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio on 19 and 20 June, a programme celebrating young choreographers. The initiative of the event focuses on the development of up and coming choreographers both within and outside the Company, offering them the opportunity to progress their [...]

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Teens In Tutus

Youth America Grand Prix

The Lincoln Centre is set to be overrun by thousands of teenage dancers, and many in tutus, as the Youth America Grand Prix begins in April. 6,636 young ballet dancers – aged 9 to 19 – have danced around the globe in preparation for the YAGP. 1,204 finalists are now heading to New York in [...]

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Practice To Pointe To Perfection

Bloch Axis Pointe Shoes

There are many approaches to pointe training, and many reasons behind each of them. As an aspiring young dancer taking their first steps ‘en pointe’, you need training that will build up your strength whilst maintaining your technique, helping you to make a smooth transition onto pointe from ballet flats. Whilst you are training in [...]

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Cross-Training For Dancers

Cross Training

Dancers cannot just be fit to dance. Dance fitness in itself is not as wholesome as if the body undertook a wide range of physical activities to maintain fitness as a whole, whilst complementing that obtained through dance. Many dancers are fans of swimming, as it maintains stamina and works the muscles of the entire [...]

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