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Broadway Dance Lab

Broadway Dance Lab, a new non-profit organisation, is helping kick-start new works of musical theatre by giving choreographers the tools they need, such as studio space and paid dancers, in order to try out concepts for new shows. Whilst music can inspire you no end, and a mirror can help you develop those all-important dance [...]

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

As one of the world’s most popular dance companies, last week the iconic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returned to the UK ​to delight and impress audiences all over the country. Its visit is the first in over six years, presenting 10 works during six exhilarating programmes, including its crowd pleasing Revelations masterpiece. With a [...]

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Miss Saigon – 25th anniversary performance

The 25th anniversary performance of Miss Saigon will be broadcast in cinemas across the UK on 16 October, it has recently been confirmed, with the iconic musical celebrating its quarter of a century by reaching even more audiences. Miss Saigon is Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby’s musical loosely inspired by Puccini’s opera Madame [...]

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Monopoly – the musical?

The popular and seemingly never ending board game is going to experience a facelift: when it starts playing on Broadway. Hasbro Inc. recently announced that it has partnered with producers the Araca Group to bring a new musical based on the 81-year-old board game to the Great White Way, a different concept indeed. For the [...]

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Dancing through summer

As we move into September, it looks as though summer will soon be on its way out. For many dance teachers, the summer means they are able to have a well deserved break, and can finish those final admin tasks for their classes. However, by the time the end of August comes around it means [...]

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Burn the Floor UK premiere

The newest UK premiere from Burn the Floor – named Fire in the Ballroom – will descend on London’s The Peacock from 18 October – 5 November later this year. Previously named “an exhilarating ballroom extravaganza” in the US, London audiences will too be able to delight in this new production off the back of [...]

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Dancing robot world record

Over 1,000 robots have performed a synchronised dance routine in China, and consequently broken a world record. 1,040 identical robots, each under 44 centimetres in height, began their synchronised dance routine in Qingdao city. 1,007 finished the challenge, setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous robot dance which is nearly double the [...]

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Being a dance parent

Dance parents. Studio life may be something old hat that you have your own experience of from way back when, or it may be a new journey, learning about costumes, stretching and types of pointe shoe afresh. What happens when your child wants to become a professional dancer? How can you encourage their dreams but [...]

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Dancing in the heat

Summer in the northern hemisphere can spell lots of heat for dancers, taking into account the rising temperatures of public transport and hot studios as dancers sweat their classes away. Many drop-in classes and rehearsals continue throughout these months, so – like in the cold weather – it is important to take care of the [...]

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The next season for DanceXchange

DanceXchange, the Midlands-based dance house, recently announced its latest performance season at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, running from 22 September–3 December 2016. A large and varied programme looks set to delight audiences of all ages, with the autumn season taking dance in the midlands up again after the success of the International Dance Festival [...]

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