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Fees for vocational training

Some of the UK’s leading drama schools offering vocational training to students are set to increase their fees by £250 a year, after the government recently announced plans to raise the maximum that universities can charge. The reasoning behind this is unclear, and already institutions such as Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Rose [...]

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Difficulty vs execution

On the dance competition circuit particularly, many competitors can be seen attempting dance moves and combinations beyond their ability, decreasing the value of their performance in the process. For many competition judges, they would prefer to see something simpler performed with greater artistry and skill, than something beyond the capability of the dancer on stage. [...]

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The Role of the Dance Examiner

Dance exams can be a scary business, however they can also be the highlight of the year. They are a chance for dance students to demonstrate their dance ability to an objective eye, showing how much they have worked on what they have learnt, be it pre-primary or advanced 2. They can be just as [...]

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MoovBank: a Learning Platform

MoovBank, a brand new resource that BalletBoyz, will be launching on 21 September. It will act as a brand new dance education portal which will house filmed lessons to support specialist and non-specialist teachers deliver dance at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4. As digital lessons they will enable teachers to deliver a selection of [...]

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Televised Drama School

Television channel E4 is set to go behind the scenes of a drama school in order to bring viewers an accurate experience of life studying acting, singing and dancing. The show is expected to be all-singing and all-dancing – like a reality-style Glee – and tell the stories of auditions, love and of course jazz [...]

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One Dance UK’s Together for Dance Gala

One Dance UK’s Together for Dance Gala performance is picking up speed, tickets for which are now on sale. In what has been named the dance event of the season, the gala will take place at the Novello Theatre in London’s West End on 9 October. The Together for Dance Gala is the first major [...]

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Dancers and Athletes – Health and Wellness

Giving dancing bodies the correct fuel to perform is of utmost importance. Many professional dancers stick to specific pre-show routines before they perform, and these all include helping the body to achieve its best by giving it what it needs to do so. It is important for dancers to nourish their bodies, as the body [...]

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Strictly 2016

Strictly Come Dancing is always a highly anticipated event in both the dance and the popular culture calendar. With celebrities vying to win the contest ahead of their star-studded peers – and impress the panel of judges too – it makes for entertaining viewing full of wonderful costumes and eye-catching routines. The professional dancers taking [...]

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Misty Copeland – Disney Star

American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland is set to star as the lead ballerina in the live-action version of The Nutcracker created by Disney. She is well on her way to becoming a household name with what might be her biggest job yet. Having already identified herself as accomplished in a number of balletic roles, [...]

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Why Do You Dance?

Dance is a universal concept, not limited to any one culture or age group. It can give so much to so many people, whether that is by partaking in the art form or by watching and enjoying from the sidelines. Dancing can take on many forms; it could be a once-a-week ballet class to work [...]

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