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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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Sports Partnership for the Royal Ballet

The School of Sport, Health and Applied Science at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and the Royal Opera House have recently announced a new partnership in order to deliver sports science support services to the Royal Ballet. Working closely with the dancers, the St Mary’s academics will be providing strength, conditioning and sports science support, alongside [...]

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Choosing Competition Music

Many dancers take part in competitions throughout the year, and are often keen to learn new dances to present against their peers. Music can be a large part of a routine to impress a judge, but can make or break the dance regardless of how talented the dancer is. It is important to ensure the [...]

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Theatre Etiquette

Theatre etiquette is a topic that springs up time and time again, albeit faster than the time it takes for your neighbour along the row to move from their seats to let you past to yours. This is just one instance in the theatre of behaviour that detracts from the theatrical experience for many audience [...]

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