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The Elite Summer Ballet School launch

July 2015 will see Danceworks, one of the capital’s dance training facilities offering classes in a multitude of genres, launch its Elite Summer Ballet School. Open to 8-16 year old boys and girls, parents of talented young dancers are invited to bring their children along to meet the team behind London’s newest international ballet school [...]

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The BBC Performing Arts Fund

It has been announced that the BBC Performing Arts Fund is set to close after 13 years in action, in March next year. A fund to aspire to, which has been a lifeline for many aspiring young artists, will no longer be available, which is a huge blow to both previous winners and future applicants. [...]

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The school of Pennsylvania Ballet

For Pennsylvania Ballet, the future of ballet depends on young males. As one of the premier US ballet companies, the artistic director – Angel Corella – believes this is where the successful development of ballet lies. The number of boys beginning ballet training, and continuing this into later life, is significantly less than girls. Corella [...]

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The Equity rate card

It has been announced that Equity, the body providing professional security for dancers, has launched a rate card for professional dancers which brings together industry minimum rates across the union’s dance agreements for the first time. This added measure for dancers means that there will be less chance of their talents being exploited by low, [...]

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4dancers: Introducing the Dance Wellness Panel

The extensive website, 4dancers.org, is an incredible dance resource and source of information. Including features on training, interviews with young aspiring students and even information on cinema screenings of well-known ballets, 4dancers is the go-to for a wealth of dance information. Recently the Dance Wellness segment of 4dancers has rocketed away from its previous stance. [...]

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The 7 Fingers

Running at the Peacock Theatre from 9 June to 12 July, The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts de la Main) is one of the world’s most inventive contemporary circus companies. Its production TRACES is critically acclaimed, following previous success, now being presented for London audiences. With the company hailing from Québec, this is renowned as [...]

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La Soirée to return to the Southbank Centre

The Olivier Award-winning La Soirée is set to return to the capital this winter, for another residency in the Spiegeltent at the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival. The strictly limited run will start on 27 October 2015 through to 17 January 2016 for the Christmas season, and will feature world class performers from across the globe. [...]

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A new cast for West End’s Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!, currently playing at the Novello Theatre in the heart of London’s Theatreland, has announced its new cast starting from June. It appears there will be major cast changes; Mazz Murray will be joining the cast as Tanya, Jo Napthine as Rosie, Gabriella Williams as Sophie Sheridan and James Darch as Sky. Also joining [...]

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West End Live 2015

The 2015 West End Live festival is set to greet Londoners with a bang for another year running, taking place on 20 and 21 June in Trafalgar Square, and showcasing London theatre productions. Casts from Mamma Mia!, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sunny Afternoon will be featured as part of the festival, and will [...]

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New theatre developed for children

A Welsh pilot programme, amounting to £300,000, is set to develop new theatre for children by encouraging artists and companies to create theatrical experiences for families and young people for the first time. Whilst the UK capital is well-equipped in offering experiences of this kind to young families, this is now being encouraged across the [...]

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